Does anyone know the laws for carrying knives in general, and/or in public?
§908. Prohibited offensive weapons.
(a) Offense defined.—A person commits a misdemeanor of the first degree if, except as authorized by law, he makes repairs, sells, or otherwise deals in, uses, or possesses any offensive weapon.
c) Definitions.—As used in this section, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings given to them in this subsection:
“Firearm.” Any weapon which is designed to or may readily be converted to expel any projectile by the action of an explosive, or the frame or receiver of any such weapon.
“Offensive weapons” Any bomb, grenade, machine gun, sawed-off shotgun with a barrel less than 18 inches, firearm specially made or specially adapted for concealment or silent discharge, any blackjack, sandbag, metal knuckles, dagger, knife, razor or cutting instrument, the blade of which is exposed in an automatic way by switch, push-button, spring mechanism, or otherwise, any stun gun, stun baton, taser or other electronic or electric weapon or other implement for the infliction of serious bodily injury which serves no common lawful purpose.
Not to argue , but is there case law to substantiate that Kershaw knives are illegal?
I havent bought a pocket knife in a store in quite a while , but the Kershaw knives are at
every Flea Market and Gun show.
And there is no way a Kershaw blade can be opened without use of outside force.
They are Definitely NOT Automatic - Switchblades- or Gravity Knives.
It's interesting that your source of direct information on this is a PSP. member
On my last trip to my County Courthouse I emptied my pockets to pass through
the metal detector.
The Sheriffs Deputy kept my pocketknife ( which shall remain nameless)while
I did my business - (no weapons allowed inside)
When I had concluded my business , I retrieved my knife and went on my merry way.
Thanks John. I would have never guessed that the knife laws would have be "murkier" than the gun laws!
Gotta love our state....