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B.O.W.I.E. Club Action Needed - Right to Carry a Bowie Knife

Discussion in 'Knives, Tactical Gear, and Survival' started by matefrio, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. matefrio

    matefrio ΔΕΞΑΙ TGT Supporter

    First request for action for Being Open With Illegal Edges Club.
    http://www.texasguntalk.com/forums/...8912-b-o-w-i-e-club-edcing-illegal-knife.html

    It'd be nice to have an opinion letter from the Texas AG that CHL holders are exempt from the whole of 46.02 and not just the handgun part to protect us from any misunderstandings and end up in jail.

    Very few can request an opinion from the Texas AG.
    https://www.oag.state.tx.us/opin/#whocan

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    Letter to the Governor of Texas.

    Petition to request the Attorney General's opinion on the carrying of Bowie knives as a concealed handgun license (CHL) holder.


    It saddens me that here in the Great State of Texas, generally, we cannot carry a Bowie knife as current laws are written or enforced.


    Reading the laws governing CHL holders it would seem though, that a person with a valid CHL and a handgun would be exempt from this restriction and may carry a Bowie knife.


    The law looks clear, as I will detail below, but enforcement seems biased towards misunderstanding or not knowing of this exception at the risk that a person carrying a Bowie knife, and exempt, might mistakenly be arrested.


    I would therefore like to petition you as the Governor of Texas to request an opinion from the Texas Attorney General to clarify the law hopefully supporting the right and opportunity to carry a Bowie knife.


    Thank you,


    Mr. MateFrio
    Texas Resident and Voter


    Sec. 46.15. NONAPPLICABILITY.
    [...]
    (b) Section 46.02 does not apply to a person who:
    [...]
    (6) is carrying a concealed handgun and a valid license issued under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code, to carry a concealed handgun of the same category as the handgun the person is carrying;[...]


    Sec. 46.02. UNLAWFUL CARRYING WEAPONS. (a) A person commits an offense if the person intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly carries on or about his or her person a handgun, illegal knife, or club if the person is not:
     


  2. Mexican_Hippie

    Mexican_Hippie TGT Addict TGT Supporter

    Feb 4, 2009
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    Done
     
  3. jordanmills

    jordanmills TGT Addict

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    I like this.
     
  4. M. Sage

    M. Sage TGT Addict

    Jan 21, 2009
    San Antonio
    Sent one. Wrote my own letter using yours as an example.
     
  5. AKMike

    AKMike TGT Addict

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    Done
     

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