New Law Allows Open Carry Of Swords & Machetes In Texas

Starting September 1st, a new law in Texas will allow people over 18 to carry knives with blades longer than 5 ½ inches in public. Texas Governor Greg Abbott recently signed House Bill 1935 into law, removing size restrictions on knife blades carried publicly by adults.   

The reason? Well apparently knife activists felt Texans were being unfairly labeled as criminals for carrying knives. They claimed they were seeing a lot of Texans get in trouble for the mere possession of something that they were legally allowed to own and to buy, but they were getting in trouble for possessing.

There are still several places where long knives will not be allowed; including bars, schools, churches, airports, government buildings, hospitals, correctional facilities, sporting events and polling locations.

How do you feel about this?

Thanks to CBSDFW.com for the report

 
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