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Free people shouldn't need a permit to carry a weapon for self defense.
A firearm is a ranged weapon. A knife is only good within my reach (unless I get crazy and throw it). That's a major difference.
I had a serious discussion with a woman friend a few days ago. A few weeks ago her home was broken into and she does not feel safe anymore. So, she was considering purchasing a firearm. She discussed it with the man at the gun shop, and also with an ex-Marine who had served in Vietnam.
The man at the gun shop had quite a different view than the ex-Marine. For the man at the gun shop it seemed to be an abstract concept, but for the ex-Marine it is a reality that he deals with every day because he never feels safe at home, especially at night. That is a problem that many former members of the military have to deal with every day.
Of course, the man at the gun shop advised her to buy a gun, and he could teach her how to use it.
The ex-Marine told her that the man at the gun shop was full of it. Sure, he has guns, but he never intends to use them against intruders, because a mistake might be made, there won't be time, they won't be handy, and they require some space to be used effectively.
Instead, he keeps knives hidden in various locations throughout his home, and he knows exactly where every one of them is at all times.
So, if an intruder grabs one hand, he can reach over with the other, and with a double bladed knife, stick it in and cut back and forth. And, he told her that if she ever does that, she will sure have a mess to clean up later.
My go to knife is a Cold Steel Master Hunter in a custom made "Lefty" leather holster. Of the thirty or so knives in my collection I have used this one more than all the others. Although it is primarily a hunting knife it has been used as a camp knife and even served as a kitchen utensil. The rubberized grip remains easy to control, even when my hands and arms are covered in blood while field dressing the dozen or so deer I have used it on. This knife was sharpened to a razor edge when purchased new and remains sharp with only minor stoning to this day.
Depends on what kind of knife. If you are talking about a pocket knife with all the helpful extra attachments, no. If you are talking about switchblades or those knifes that pop out at the touch of a button, what is the point of those other than to do bodily harm?
Do I have to get a permit to buy a fingernail clipper?
Faux News has the righties so scared they have to carry knives and guns. Some big black welfare recipient might mug and sodomize them. The world is such a scary place.
Morning stars and glaves!
What is the base for this poll? Is there a story I'm missing?
I'm aware of HB 2584 that Chad referenced in another article that would decriminalize certain knives and it appears take away the 4in restriction on a pocket knife, but I don't remember seeing anything about putting them under the Personal and Family Protection Act.
What I would imagine the idea is, is basically changing the bill from a CCH (Concealed Carry Handgun) to a CCW (Concealed Carry Weapon) and allow licensed persons to carry larger self-defense knives like daggers, etc. I can't imagine anything going through that would tighten knife laws. IIRC if 2584 passes, you wouldn't need a license to carry a concealed knife of any size.
knives and guns? Lets get some hand grenades and maybe a sixty mortar.
... and attack vermin.
No, not for knives; but allow nunchucks, garrots, blackjacks, throwing stars, crossbows and blowguns.
Cut 'em if they stand & shoot 'em if they run.
Don'bring a knife to a gunfight.
so my kershaw with a opening mechinism would be outlawed? great for those of us who are old and have arthritis
Hey, helpful gents, serious question because I don't know: Can a person legally walk in public wearing a non-concealed handgun in a holster ? Just wondering, I'm leavin' y'all alone either way. Thanks in advance.
Since I am my father's daughter, I learned to always carry a pocket knife with me. However, since it takes another knife or a fingernail file to open my current Swiss Army knife, it's of more danger to myself than anyone else.
When I was kid I remember my dad saying the government should outlaw pocketknives so that no one could hurt themself. Hotdogs too cause someone could choke. Never thought anyone would be stupid enough to actually do it.
What about swords?
A very stupid question without an explanation of how it would apply to knives. As stated all we can do is speculate as to how this would apply.
What about box cutters. Some of those are pretty wicked and come with a belt holster.
If I have a pocket, I'm going to be toting a pocket knife. The current favorite is a Spyderco Delica.
Thanks Paul. I was just going to look it up myself.
Chapter 21.--CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS
PART II.--PROHIBITED CONDUCT
Article 42.--CRIMES AGAINST THE PUBLIC SAFETY
21-4201. Criminal use of weapons. (a) Criminal use of weapons is knowingly:
(1) Selling, manufacturing, purchasing, possessing or carrying any bludgeon, sandclub, metal knuckles or throwing star, or any knife, commonly referred to as a switch-blade, which has a blade that opens automatically by hand pressure applied to a button, spring or other device in the handle of the knife, or any knife having a blade that opens or falls or is ejected into position by the force of gravity or by an outward, downward or centrifugal thrust or movement;
(2) carrying concealed on one's person, or possessing with intent to use the same unlawfully against another, a dagger, dirk, billy, blackjack, slungshot, dangerous knife, straight-edged razor, stiletto or any other dangerous or deadly weapon or instrument of like character, except that an ordinary pocket knife with no blade more than four inches in length shall not be construed to be a dangerous knife, or a dangerous or deadly weapon or instrument;
Schools get to deal with this issue, and sometimes the knife definitions come up.
I carry a knife all the time, specially when I am fishing or hunting. Last I knew it was Man Law that every man should have some sort of knife on his person at all times.
You have to have a CC permit to carry a derringer. Will you now have to have one to carry a pocket knife? I will have to say not only no, but hell no to this question until I see more information.
Will similiar qualification procedures be required?
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