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Old 09-10-2018, 08:32 PM   #1
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Talking Texas once again out in front of the crowd!

Ok, I don't know how many people are going to be utilizing this, since that whole knife to a gun fight fiasco way back when, but at least you have that option now!


En garde! Texas open carry sword law takes effect Friday



SAN ANGELO, Texas — The phrase "everything's bigger in Texas" is about to become even more clear-cut.

On Friday, Texans will legally be allowed to carry blades longer than 5.5 inches in most — but not all — places.

This includes openly carrying the famous Jim Bowie knife, as well as daggers, dirks, throwing knives, stilettos, poniards, swords, machetes and spears.

The new law was introduced by Republican state Rep. John Frullo this year but met resistance after a student was killed and three others were wounded at the University of Texas by a suspect wielding a hunting knife.

As a compromise, the measure passed by changing the wording describing the blades from "illegal" to "location-restricted."

More: Supreme Court won't rule on carrying guns in public

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So although Texans will be allowed to walk down the street carrying a katana, it's illegal to take blades exceeding 5.5 inches to the following places:

• Bars and restaurants that derive 51% or more of their income from the sale or service of alcoholic beverages for on-premise consumption.

• Schools and universities.

• Polling places.

• Secure areas of airports.

• Racetracks.

• High school, collegiate or professional sporting events (unless the person is a participant in the event and a location-restricted knife is used in the event).

• Correctional facilities.

• Hospitals, nursing homes and mental hospitals (unless written authorization is given).

• Amusement parks.

• Churches, synagogues or other established places of religious worship. Also, people under age 18 will not be allowed to carry such blades if not directly supervised by a parent or guardian.

Violating the law could result in a third-degree felony charge, punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a maximum $10,000 fine.

People on social media have had quite a bit to say about the new law.
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Looks like I picked the wrong day to quit being a ninja.

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Oh... That legislation passed a year ago in 2017. So much blood in the streets!
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Oh... That legislation passed a year ago in 2017. So much blood in the streets!
A little over a year ago our states constitutional carry went into effect, one of our former governors said it was going to be like the wild west with everyone carrying a gun & shoot outs in the streets, a total blood bath. Well, 13+ months later, still no blood baths. Only people gunning people down in the streets has been the cops gunning unarmed people down. Sounds like that might be TX's biggest problem right now too, the "trained professionals" who are the only ones that can be trusted with guns.
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