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Can you tell me if this knife law advice is any good?

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Old December 19th, 2013, 05:22 PM   #1
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Can you tell me if this knife law advice is any good?

I've never heard of knifeup before and I thought ballistic knives were illegal everywhere. Either I'm wrong or knifeup is.

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Old December 19th, 2013, 06:51 PM   #2
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the Washington state part is right
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Old December 20th, 2013, 01:21 AM   #3
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the Washington state part is right
Actually it is wrong on the length info, RCW does not define a legal length. One need only keep an eye on local laws such as Seattle Municipal Code.

RCW 9.41.250: Dangerous weapons ? Penalty.

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Old December 20th, 2013, 01:59 AM   #4
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The chart is wrong, at least with regards to the Commonwealth of Virginia.

According to Virginia Code Section 18.2-311 it is a Class 4 misdemeanor to carry a switchblade knife or ballistic knife.

When it comes to laws, especially weapons laws, never rely on advertisements always check for yourself. "I read it in a magazine" is not an acceptable defense if you are arrested.
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Old December 20th, 2013, 03:31 AM   #5
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In Vermont an automatic/switchblade must be under 3".
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Old December 20th, 2013, 03:42 AM   #6
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I'm not sure about the laws but I know what it is like living in mass... Probably not correct. There is no way a ballistic knife would be on the AG's list of 'approved cutlery and utensils'.
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Old December 20th, 2013, 06:58 AM   #7
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It is wrong for Alabama since the state and many individual counties on their own disagree with that chart. . .
YMMV.
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Old December 20th, 2013, 07:25 AM   #8
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I wish this was correct. I was always taught, and have read the Ohio law myself, you cannot openly or conceal a locking back knife greater than 3" in length since it is considered a deadly weapon, unless there is valid reason (tool feature - chopping wood/tree limbs for example) to be carrying it.
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Old December 20th, 2013, 08:32 AM   #9
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Looks like they are applying NYC to the entire state of New York, but it is still not accurate for NYC.
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Old December 26th, 2013, 11:54 AM   #10
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I would not trust that website without some independent research.

Ballistic knives are expressly forbidden in the Ohio Revised Code. Switch blades and folders are a gray area that can be interpreted either way by LEO and Judiciary.
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Old January 17th, 2014, 02:44 PM   #11
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Those pictures are correct to a certain extent. The state law for NV does not say a certain size for a folding knife, but each county law states different sizes and where prohibited. Make sure you check your county laws before trusting just the state laws.
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Old January 17th, 2014, 05:58 PM   #12
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In Iowa 5" is the limit per state law but county and municipalities can have their own ordinances. With a weapons permit you can carry any knife listed as a dangerous weapon however the above local ordinances still apply. Knives are not covered under Preemption law therefore it is a patchwork of laws and I believe some limit to 3".
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Old January 18th, 2014, 10:54 PM   #13
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Hey Ya'll!

The chart is correct for Georgia. However, if you have a Georgia Weapons License (CCW), length is not limited.

How deep a pocket you got?
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Old March 10th, 2014, 08:32 AM   #14
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Be careful for Chicago code re: Illinois. Max length in Chicago is 2.5 inches.
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Old March 10th, 2014, 09:41 AM   #15
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The chart says it's illegal in Michigan to carry a folder over 3" long, but the law says a folder over 3" long "with criminal intent".
Also, Michigan doesn't have a state pre-emption law for knives, like it does for firearms, so municipalities can pass their own ordinances.
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