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    Username Post: owning auto knife in texas? legal?        (Topic#836041)
    noah A
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    11-05-08 12:41.58 - Post#1678773    



    i along with all of you love knifes, i have not however owned an auto blade cause i dont want to get in trouble.
    i live in texas. is it legal?
    what say ye?
    throughout the day i ask myself, would a idiot do


     


    The_Falcon
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    11-05-08 14:58.51 - Post#1678869    


        In response to noah A

    The best info comes directly from the source so Google the Texas State Penal Code.
    (local jurisdictions may be be more stringent).
    Read This Post Or The Dog Gets It.


     
    noah A
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    11-05-08 16:31.49 - Post#1678939    


        In response to The_Falcon

    drat! i did what you said and it says this " A person commits an
    offense if he intentionally or knowingly possesses, manufactures,
    transports, repairs, or sells:
    (1) an explosive weapon;
    (2) a machine gun;
    (3) a short-barrel firearm;
    (4) a firearm silencer;
    (5) a switchblade knife;
    (6) knuckles;
    (7) armor-piercing ammunition;
    (8) a chemical dispensing device; or
    (9) a zip gun.
    oh well thanks
    throughout the day i ask myself, would a idiot do


     
    h1942
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    11-07-08 11:04.01 - Post#1680316    


        In response to noah A

    And why would you give a rat's ass. Hank
     
    The_Falcon
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    11-08-08 13:42.35 - Post#1681119    


        In response to h1942

    • h1942 Said:
    And why would you give a rat's ass. Hank



    If you were caught carrying a concealed "rat's ass", you'd probably be brought in for questioning.
    Read This Post Or The Dog Gets It.


     
    txlazer
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    12-03-08 04:42.06 - Post#1700136    


        In response to noah A

    • noah A Said:
    drat! i did what you said and it says this " A person commits an
    offense if he intentionally or knowingly possesses, manufactures,
    transports, repairs, or sells:
    (1) an explosive weapon;
    (2) a machine gun;
    (3) a short-barrel firearm;
    (4) a firearm silencer;
    (5) a switchblade knife;
    (6) knuckles;
    (7) armor-piercing ammunition;
    (8) a chemical dispensing device; or
    (9) a zip gun.
    oh well thanks


    Back when i started collecting/buying/saling/ shipping/ auto knive,s we had a curio part of the law, meaning it was okay to have and own an automatic knife as part of a collection within your own home, there were still some tricky parts to it, like you CANT CARRY the knive EVER- so buying it at a show or store and bringing it home was illegal. I found it matters more how you carry yourself, then what knife your carrying I carry an Auto everyday, and i've NEVER had a problem with the police because of the knife i carry.

    Gregg
    Gregg Lane peddler of fine Goods unless your the lead dog, The scenery never changes


     
    topali
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    01-05-09 22:17.02 - Post#1727624    


        In response to noah A

    • noah A Said:
    i along with all of you love knifes, i have not however owned an auto blade cause i dont want to get in trouble.
    i live in texas. is it legal?
    what say ye?





    The legal context for State Switchblade Laws, for each state, it is :

    1.Arizona
    Y Y
    2.Florida
    Y Y
    3.Iowa
    Y Y
    4.Ohio
    Y Y
    5.South Dakota
    Y Y
    I.Possession legal and carry legal :

    II .Possession legal and carry with restriction :

    1.Alabama
    Y Y3
    2.Arkansas
    Y Y2
    3.Idaho
    Y Y3
    4.Kentucky
    Y Y3
    5.Maryland
    Y Y3
    6.Nebraska
    Y Y3
    7.NorthCarolina
    Y Y3
    8.NorthDakota
    Y Y3
    9.Oregon
    Y Y3
    10.Utah
    Y Y3
    11.Virginia
    Y Y3,4
    12.West Virginia
    Y Y3,4

    .III.Possession legal and not legal carry

    1.California
    Y N
    2.Georgia
    Y N
    3.Minnesota
    Y1 N
    4.Mississippi
    Y N
    5.Missouri
    Y1 N
    6.Montana
    Y1 N
    7.Oklahoma
    Y N
    8.Pennsylvania
    Y1 N
    9.Rhode Island
    Y N
    10.South Carolina
    Y N
    11.Texas
    Y1 N

    12.Wyoming
    Y N

    IV. Possession not legal and not legal carry


    1.Alaska
    N N
    2.Colorado
    N N
    3.Connecticut
    N N
    4.Delaware
    N Y3,4
    5.Hawaii
    N N
    6.Illinois
    N N
    7.Indiana
    N N
    8.Kansas
    N N
    9.Louisiana
    N N
    10.Maine
    N N
    11.Massachusetts
    N N
    12.Michigan
    N N
    13.Nevada
    N N
    14.NewHampshire
    N N
    15.NewJersey
    N N
    16.NewMexico
    N N
    17.NewYork
    N N
    18.Tennessee
    N N
    19.Vermont
    N N
    20.Washington
    N N
    21.Wisconsin
    N N


    1Possession banned, but exception made for collectors and/orpossession as curios or antiques
    2Carry allowed if blade is under 3.5 inches
    3Carry allowed if not concealed
    4Concealed Carry allowed with permit or license
    Y = Yes
    N = No

    (The source is the November 1998 issue of Tactical Knives. This page was last updated on September 5, 2002 www.Rossnordeen.com)

    So, possession legal for Switchblade it is a possibility in 29 US st
    WHO DARES WINS


     
    kaiservontexas
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    01-21-09 09:21.11 - Post#1742200    


        In response to noah A

    • noah A Said:
    drat! i did what you said and it says this " A person commits an
    offense if he intentionally or knowingly possesses, manufactures,
    transports, repairs, or sells:
    (1) an explosive weapon;
    (2) a machine gun;
    (3) a short-barrel firearm;
    (4) a firearm silencer;
    (5) a switchblade knife;
    (6) knuckles;
    (7) armor-piercing ammunition;
    (8) a chemical dispensing device; or
    (9) a zip gun.
    oh well thanks



    That list is not very accurate or true. In Texas one may own NFA registered firearms as per the NFA 1934 rules, i.e. 200USD tax stamp + background check through a Class III arms dealer, which means suppressors, machine guns, short barreled rifles and shotguns are all legal. Armor piercing ammunition is a federal regulation dealing with pistols not rifles. Go look at ammo vendors such as ammunitiontogo, which is based in Texas, and you will see AP and API ammo for sale. Same applies to destructive devices, see NFA 1934. Automatic knives are also legal in Texas. I forget how one goes about acquiring one, but I know they are legal. If I remember what my Boss told me about it, he used to deal in knives as a side business collects as a hobby, that there is a process by which a non-LEO and Rescue person has to go through to legally acquire said knife. No it is not legal to carry the knife unless you are an LEO or EMT/Fire, but you can own it for your collection. I think it is strange though because an NFA firearm can be taken out to the range for some fun, and you can hunt hogs with an NFA firearm in the state of Texas. The only animal where by you can hunt with such a firearm. Sorry, I know more about guns then knives. I'd ask a sheriff about the process to obtain an automatic knife. If one blows you off ask another.
    "Gerechtigkeit vor Vurnunft." German Translation: Righteousness before reason.

    Kaiservontexas' Musings


     
    MLE-ShootingSports
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    02-04-09 09:44.54 - Post#1755861    


        In response to topali

    I live here in RI, and read the laws a number of times, looking at the weapons laws for knives. The only stipulation that RI has for carrying a knife, is that the blade cannot be any longer than 3" long. It is in the section under "Weapons other than firearms prohibited". I own a 3" Benchmade Auto. Now, if I was pulled over and gave an officer allot of lip, I imagine that he'd give me a hard time, but there's nothing specfically in the RI law about autos. ...just "long" knives [by their standards at the AG's office].
    Mike




    Edited by MLE-ShootingSports on 02-04-09 09:45.23. Reason for edit: No reason given.
     


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