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Thread: Have you ever carried an illegal knife in public?

  1. #16
    Sharky Guest
    LOL at this thread.

    Fu(king LOL.

    All i wanted was some RICE CAKES! Now? WE MUST BATTLE.

  2. #17
    TaoBoxer Guest

    Don't assume cops know

    When I got to Texas I got a copy of the State Criminal Code at the local community college (they sell them for 10 dollars to the Law Enforcement students). I looked up all the pertinent sections regarding Knives and weapons, cut them out, neatly folded them, and put them in my wallet.

    The reason for this was 2-fold. 1, don't assume cops KNOW what is legal and illegal. He might decide he doesn't like the way you look and take your blade. 2, he might KNOW it's legal and want one for himself. I had a guy try to take my Neely Aikuchi. I asked him what made it an illegal knife and he said I had it "concealed," so I asked him which SubSection of the Illegal Knife statute said it had to be carried in the open. I pulled them out of my wallet and handed them to him. He threw them in the gutter and told me to get out before he cited me...... I had to buy another copy ofthe Crim Code, but I kept my knife : )

  3. #18
    JWTAYLOR Guest
    Any time you want copies let me know. I've got the whole library of Texas Criminal Statues in my office.


    If you pr!ck us, do we not bleed? If you poison us, do we not die? And if you wrong us, shall we not revenge? If we are like you in the rest, we will resemble you in that the villany you teach me, I will execute, and it shall go hard but I will better the instruction. MOV

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    a_nonny_mouse Guest

    I'd love a copy!

    And so would my wife! We've been wondering how illegal we are, driving with various weapons to and from class. :Þ

    A Nonny Mouse Does as A Nonny Mouse Will.

  5. #20
    JWTAYLOR Guest
    You are legal carrying anything to and from class. Unless you are talking about a weapon with a silencer or an automatic weapon, or maybe an RPG, which you will have to buy a license for. However, it will be up to you to prove that it was just going to and from class.


    If you pr!ck us, do we not bleed? If you poison us, do we not die? And if you wrong us, shall we not revenge? If we are like you in the rest, we will resemble you in that the villany you teach me, I will execute, and it shall go hard but I will better the instruction. MOV

  6. #21
    a_nonny_mouse Guest


    Thanks JWT!

    Slightly OT, our neighbors probably think we're a pair of weirdo's, carrying these weapons to and from our car, evenings. :D

  7. #22
    Turiyan Guest


    Back in the days, it was a kabar I stole out of an guys shack when I was a mini-ninja. I was listening to too much eazy-e and it was just one of those things. "Never leave the house without packing a gun".

    Well, a knife's pretty **** close. Every break into the neibors house just to make a sandwitch? Ahh, that tangy zip of miracle whip.

    Next time you find a beer gone or that slice of pizza.... now you know. You probably left a window open.


    "All the limits established in the world, o king, are marked by danda. ...No man will sacrifice if he is not afraid, nor will he give gifts or hold to his promise... I see no being which lives in the world without violence. Creatures exist at one anothers expense. The stronger consume the weaker. The mongoose eats mice, just as the cat eats the mongoose. The dog eats the cat. O king, and wild beasts eat the dog. Man eats them ALL -- see DHARMA for what it *IS*! Everything that moves and is still, is food for life"
    --Mahabharata (my emphasis)

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    "A Brahmin, coming into existence, is born as the highest on earth, the
    lord of all created beings, for the protection of the treasury of the
    (natural) law. Whatever exists in the world is (by right), the
    property of the Brahmin; on account of the excellence of his origin
    (primogeniture and eminence of birth) The Brahmin is, indeed, entitled
    to it all" --C1V99-V100 The laws of manu

  8. #23
    origenx Guest
    No, just boxcutters :)

  9. #24
    Join Date
    Jan 1970
    Fremont, CA, U.S.A.

    Gravity Knives unconstitutional.

    First Nunchuks and now Gravity Knives. Bless our constitution.

    Judge rules New York ‘gravity knife’ ban unconstitutional
    By Andrew Denney March 28, 2019 | 7:49pm | Updated

    A utility knife Elliot Parrilla had purchased at Home Depot and was deemed a gravity knife.
    Legal Aid Society

    A federal judge ruled on Thursday that the state law that bans “gravity” knives is unconstitutional because it’s too difficult to enforce.

    Federal District Judge Paul Crotty specifically mentioned a so-called “wrist-flick test” used by Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance’s office.

    The test, used by cops who attempt to open the knife by flipping it, is arbitrary and shows that the law is too difficult to enforce, the judge said.

    “The wrist-flick test is just absurd,” said Martin LaFalce of The Legal Aid Society. “It’s absurd that criminal liability turns on the athletic skill of individual officers.”

    Under Vance’s method a police officer who isn’t very good at flicking open a folding knife could give it four or five tries before it locks into place — and it could still be considered a gravity knife, Crotty said.

    The ruling pertains to a suit filed by Joseph Cracco, a sous chef who works in Manhattan and who was arrested in 2013 at Grand Central Station for carrying on his belt a folding knife that he uses for work.

    Cracco said it took the arresting officer four or five attempts to open the knife with the wrist-flick method. Cracco eventually pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct.

    A spokesman for the Manhattan DA said the office is reviewing the decision.

    Vance has been outspoken in his opposition to changes in the state gravity knife law, saying that it is needed to keep New Yorkers safe from knife attacks on the streets and subways.
    I've always thought the definition of gravity knives was ambiguous.
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