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Our penal code defines an "Illegal knife" as a:

(A) knife with a blade over five and one-half inches; (Most hunting and kitchen knives)

(B) hand instrument designed to cut or stab another by being thrown; (OK, I ainít got one of those)

(C) dagger, including but not limited to a dirk, stiletto, and poniard; (Of which I have several)

(D) bowie knife; (A Bowie knife is illegal in Texas? Who wrote this law?)

(E) sword; (Of which I have several) or

(F) spear. (And this differs from (B) in what way?)
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(D) bowie knife; (A Bowie knife is illegal in Texas? Who wrote this law?)
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Our penal code defines an "Illegal knife" as a:

(A) knife with a blade over five and one-half inches; (Most hunting and kitchen knives)

(B) hand instrument designed to cut or stab another by being thrown; (OK, I ainít got one of those)

(C) dagger, including but not limited to a dirk, stiletto, and poniard; (Of which I have several)

(D) bowie knife; (A Bowie knife is illegal in Texas? Who wrote this law?)

(E) sword; (Of which I have several) or

(F) spear. (And this differs from (B) in what way?)
Ok now my question is this, are these knives illegal to posses or simply illegal to conceal on your person (the way our law is written here)?

The only knives that are truely illegal here are butterfly knives, switch blades, knives that will open by gravity alone, and any knife the can be open in one fluid motion (flicking your wrist). We do however have an exception to the illegal khife law here, and that is a person who only has the use of one arm may get approval to posses a swicth blade, gravity opening knife or a knife that will open with one fluid motion.

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Ok now my question is this, are these knives illegal to posses or simply illegal to conceal on your person (the way our law is written here)?

The only knives that are truely illegal here are butterfly knives, switch blades, knives that will open by gravity alone, and any knife the can be open in one fluid motion (flicking your wrist). We do however have an exception to the illegal khife law here, and that is a person who only has the use of one arm may get approval to posses a swicth blade, gravity opening knife or a knife that will open with one fluid motion.
Most are legal to own, and a person can carry them around on their private property, hunting (where appropriate) and to historical reenactments or events where they are part of the event.

Without looking it up again, I believe that a switchblade, butterfly or gravity opened knife is illegal to possess, but I could be wrong.

The fun thing is that a person can walk down the street with a shotgun or rifle, and so long as they donít threaten anybody with it, it is perfectly legal. However, if you walk down the street with a hunting knife, a double edged knife, or an illegal club such as an ASP, youíre risking 1 year in jail and/or a $4K fine.
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We have a town here in MA that actually has a by law which states no one shall detonate a nuclear device within city limits.

As far as dog as a weapon it would fall under the dangerous/deadly weapon laws
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We have a town here in MA that actually has a by law which states no one shall detonate a nuclear device within city limits.
Well, damn. That just ruined my weekend plans.


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Ya I hear ya that town is just no fun at all they also have a bylaw that states you cannot walk around in a bar with a drink in your hand.

http://www.dumblaws.com/
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We have a town here in MA that actually has a by law which states no one shall detonate a nuclear device within city limits.

As far as dog as a weapon it would fall under the dangerous/deadly weapon laws
I wonder...

What is the fine for that??? lol

Sounds like Chicago with the completely idiotic ordinances......ugh....
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We have a town here in MA that actually has a by law which states no one shall detonate a nuclear device within city limits.
Too good. So the real question(s) are:

(a) Yeah, but what if you use a vicious pit bull to detonate the device?

(b) So after the device is detonated (which will send everything in about a 30-mile radius straight to heaven, lock-stock-and-building), is the town still a legal entity, and does its ordinance still count for anything?
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