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Posted: 10/2/2020 9:01:36 AM EDT
What is the law on carrying an OTF knife, like a benchmade auto or something akin to that?
Link Posted: 10/2/2020 9:32:35 AM EDT
LEGAL, if you have an explainable "lawful purpose", AND if ever questioned by someone with arrest powers, you can convince them it is legal.
Link Posted: 10/2/2020 10:24:27 AM EDT
Here is a link that may be helpful in answering your question and remember it is a "tool" in your possession.

https://www.akti.org/state-knife-laws/new-jersey/
Link Posted: 10/2/2020 10:32:24 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/2/2020 12:08:06 PM EDT
2C:39-9 (d) is the statute to be most concerned with. Don't get caught with one in your car, there is no "explainable lawful purpose" exemption that allows you to "transport" one, that only covers "possession". Even walking somewhere with one in your pocket could be considered "transporting".

If you own multiple knives and keep them in a safe or on display in your home being a "collector" should fall within the "explainable lawful purpose" exemption to possess them.
Link Posted: 10/2/2020 2:02:13 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/2/2020 7:23:37 PM EDT
Isn't an OTF knife considered a switchblade in NJ?
Link Posted: 10/2/2020 8:07:23 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By LUGERMAN:
Isn't an OTF knife considered a switchblade in NJ?
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Yes, also under Federal law as well
Link Posted: 10/2/2020 8:52:11 PM EDT
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Yes, also under Federal law as well
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So illegal right?
Link Posted: 10/2/2020 9:13:56 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By LUGERMAN:


So illegal right?
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Originally Posted By LUGERMAN:
Originally Posted By mak0:


Yes, also under Federal law as well


So illegal right?


Not exactly, as noted above the law in NJ states possession is legal if you have a "lawful explainable purpose" to possess one.
Link Posted: 10/8/2020 11:00:57 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By mak0:


Not exactly, as noted above the law in NJ states possession is legal if you have a "lawful explainable purpose" to possess one.
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In NJ as Remo said in the movie Casino..."look why take a chance"

https://getyarn.io/yarn-clip/d6dc8040-f0de-465f-b8e2-95ac96a6be02
Link Posted: 10/8/2020 11:51:56 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/9/2020 8:40:15 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By NZT:
I agree. This state is Finocchio.
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+1
Link Posted: 10/12/2020 10:06:26 AM EDT
I think you'd need a valid hunting or fishing license and be on the way to use the knife for it to be considered kosher. As a retired NJ officer that is what we were taught.
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