September 1, 2015: Happy Texas Knife Freedom Day!
Today is the day that the draconian and hoplophobic local knife restrictions get thrown out and state-level knife law preemption goes into effect. Cities such as San Antonio and Corpus Christie were among the top 10 worst knife law cities in the USA, no more.
I am curious to see which cities climb onto the list now that 2 slots have opened up. We will bring you the updated list when we see it. Do you live in a non-preemption state and do you think your city will make the list?
Thanks to KnifeRights.org and others, Texans no longer need to fear running afoul of patchwork laws that are meaningless in preventing crime. Knife Laws cause crime – they magically create criminals when otherwise law-abiding citizens cross a line on a map.
Only (edit HCA) Blade-length restrictions (>5.5″ blades) still apply statewide in Texas. Switchblades were legalized in 2013. (Editors note: I was factually incorrect with regards to dirks/stilettos/double edged blades which are also still prohibited. There is apparently ambiguity regarding “bowie” vs “Bowie” knives.. It is worth restating that I am not a lawyer, and you should refer questions to one in your jurisdiction. – please read more in the comments)
I celebrated Tennessee Knife Freedom Day (July 1, 2014) by beginning to carry my Kim Breed Model 15 on a near-daily basis (at 4.5″ it was verbooten if one “wasn’t engaged in legal sporting activites”). I have been able to own, test, and carry the Gerber Propel Auto because of the changes to TN knife laws.
If you are a Texan, are you tooling up differently today?
If you are not, is there a knife you are prevented from carrying in the city or state you live in?
In either case, have you joined KnifeRights.org yet?