Carry of swords will be legal in Texas Sept. 1st

This is not actually news to those who regularly read TTAK. We have covered the Texas knife law reform effort from the beginning, including Governor Abbott’s signing of the bill legalizing blades longer than 5.5″. (warning: the bill does not go into effect until September 1st) While we focused more on the legalization of Bowie knife carry, the national media seems to be obsessed with the fact that this also includes swords.

From Daily Wire:

Mike Clark of Collectors Firearms told KHOU that he didn’t think there would be many people carrying those lengthy blades in public.

“They’re cumbersome,” Clark said. “You don’t want to walk around with one of those every day. But if you want to, it’s your right.”

I don’t have much more to say on this, other than to call attention to the Herculean efforts of Todd Rathner – Knife Rights’ Director of Legislative Affairs, who managed to keep the bill alive despite the May spree-stabbing on the campus of UT Austin.

Given I have come across more than a half dozen examples of “Carrying Swords to be legalized in Texas” from various outlets, I figured it was worth posting.


  1. Sam L. says:

    Swords are inconvenient to wear in a car or pickup, but they do look so COOL.

  2. Jason says:

    Must say that is awesome. I think it would be pretty cool to go strutting down the street like Michonne!

  3. Hannibal says:

    I mean, it’s more a matter of things in general being legal. Why on earth would you make it illegal to carry a sword when you can carry a gun?

    Anyone carrying a sword around is basically broadcasting something about themselves. And that’s fine.

  4. Morgan says:

    Never bring a knife to a gun fight!!

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