Knife way update, effective 9/1/17

Discussion in 'Knives, Tactical Gear, and Survival' started by Sterling Archer, Aug 23, 2017.

  1. Sterling Archer

    Sterling Archer Member TGT Supporter

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    From Texas Law Shield's blog-
    "House Bill 1935 amends Texas Penal Code Section 46.016 to remove the term “illegal knife” and create the term “location-restricted knife.” Knives will no longer be specifically classified as daggers, dirks, stilettos, swords, so on and so forth. Instead, all knives that have a blade over five and half inches from guard to tip, are simply location-restricted.

    Any knife that has a blade shorter than five-and-a-half inches is legal and unregulated. As of September 1st, so long as you’re over the age of 18, it’ll be legal for you to carry your location-restricted knife on your person anywhere that isn’t set out by law as being restricted.

    What are these restricted areas? 51% establishments, high school, collegiate, or professional sporting events, correctional facilities, hospitals, mental hospitals, nursing facilities, amusement parks, and places of religious worship. Also the premises of a school are off-limits. Anywhere else you’re free to carry your location-restricted knife unless you’re under the age of 18, in which case you can only have that knife on your own property, in your own motor vehicle or watercraft, or under the direct supervision of a parent or guardian."

    https://blog.uslawshield.com/upgrades-self-defense-sept-1/

    Additional updates in video.

     


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  2. Sterling Archer

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    SOB... I can't edit the title. Stupid autocorrect. :banghead:
     
  3. BRD@66

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    Thanks for the write-up. All you can do is hoep to catch all those typos.
     
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  4. busykngt

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    "House Bill 1819 will remove suppressors from the list of prohibited weapons, if and only if, the Federal Hearing Protection Act of 2017 becomes law."
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    In the meanwhile, suppressors ARE prohibited weapons in Texas, correct? (???)
     
  5. easy rider

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    They are not prohibited and they are not weapons, but they are NFA items.
     
  6. busykngt

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    Hummm.... doesn't appear to be what the information in the link says. Or did I miss understand what they are saying?
     
  7. easy rider

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    Okay, I guess you can throw a suppressor at someone and call it a weapon.
     
  8. busykngt

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    I'm more concerned about a silencer being "prohibited" (by Texas law) than it being called a "weapon". Not really concerned with what it's called... much more concerned about it being prohibited.
     
  9. easy rider

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    If it is registered (NFA stamp) it is legal in the state of Texas.
     
  10. busykngt

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    Then why the need for House Bill 1819?
    (Seems like there's some sort of disconnect here).
     


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