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Automatic knives in DFW
« on: April 25, 2014, 01:24:47 PM »
I was really glad to hear from you guys that automatic knives are no longer illegal at the state level, though disappointed that the Texas knife law pre-emption bill did not pass. Being a fan of knives, I was excited to no longer have to leave my switchblades at home. However, I have had no luck trying to find resources for knife laws at the county or city level. I always want to make sure that I am on the right side of the law in situations like this, but I have spent quite some time looking for this information online, to no avail. I have been specifically looking at Tarrant and Dallas counties, and the cities of Arlington and Grand Prairie, as that's where I live and work. I would be very grateful for any resources you could point me to. Thanks.
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Re: Automatic knives in DFW
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2014, 04:06:34 PM »

Texas Penal Code 46.01 contains the definition of "illegal knife,"and is about the extent of knife law here in Texas. The Chapter 9 justification statutes apply to any deadly weapon, including the knife.

Here are a couple of links, for your convenience: ... /PE.46.htm - Texas Penal Code 46.01 ... m/PE.9.htm - Chapter 9 justification statutes.

Thank you for the question. Hope these links help. If you are curious, a Google search will be able to pull up more.
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