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Open-Carry in Texas
Topic Started: Jul 15 2017, 03:12 PM (92 Views)
George K
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Finally
http://time.com/4857911/texas-sword-knives-law/
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Texans will soon be able to carry a whole host of new weapons, including swords, spears, daggers and more.

The Lone Star state has passed a law that will allow residents to openly carry knives with blades longer than 5.5 inches, CNN reports. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed the bill in June, but it does not go into effect until Sept. 1.

People could already carry knives with blades under the 5.5-inch limit, but they generally could not purchase or carry longer weapons. Now they will be able to take many more weapons with them when they run errands, for example, or when acting out their favorite scenes from Game of Thrones in the local park.

The new law won’t apply to places like schools, prisons, hospitals, amusement parks or places of worship, according to CNN. And if you’re going to a sports event or a bar, you’ll have to leave your sword at home.

Texas is not the first state to enact such a law. Montana and Oklahoma have both passed legislation scrapping their bans on bladed weapons in the past few years, CNN reported. But after a man was accused of killing a University of Texas at Austin student and wounding three others with a hunting knife, debate on the legislation was delayed.

Still, State Rep. John Frullo, who authored the bill, told CNN he stands by his law. “House Bill 1935 provides a common sense solution by prohibiting any knife with a blade over five-and-a-half inches in certain location restricted areas,” he said in a statement.
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Copper
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I know a guy who was busted for having his uncle's ceremonial sword in the back seat of his car. He was stopped for a traffic violation and they saw the sword.

Bottom line was they did nothing to him.

The problem was that when he applied for an airline job many years later he didn't mention it on the application because he thought it was off his record. It wasn't off his record and the airline withdrew their job offer.

Common sense isn't always bad.


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George K
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Copper
Jul 15 2017, 03:31 PM
Common sense isn't always bad.
Common sense isn't always common, either.
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- Mik, 6/14/08


Nothing is as effective as homeopathy.

"The first lesson of economics is scarcity: there is never enough of anything to fully satisfy all those who want it. The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics." Thomas Sowell
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Jolly
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Veni, vidi, vici
George K
Jul 15 2017, 03:41 PM
Copper
Jul 15 2017, 03:31 PM
Common sense isn't always bad.
Common sense isn't always common, either.
Actually, it's pretty uncommon.
“An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.” - Heinlein
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Axtremus
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HOLY CARP!!!
Jolly
Jul 15 2017, 04:29 PM
George K
Jul 15 2017, 03:41 PM
Copper
Jul 15 2017, 03:31 PM
Common sense isn't always bad.
Common sense isn't always common, either.
Actually, it's pretty uncommon.
Often overrated, too.
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Jolly
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Veni, vidi, vici
Axtremus
Jul 15 2017, 07:00 PM
Jolly
Jul 15 2017, 04:29 PM
George K
Jul 15 2017, 03:41 PM
Copper
Jul 15 2017, 03:31 PM
Common sense isn't always bad.
Common sense isn't always common, either.
Actually, it's pretty uncommon.
Often overrated, too.
I would refute that, but I considered the source.
“An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.” - Heinlein
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