I am not sure why a majority of people forget that when the Second Amendment was ratified in 1791 the word “arms” actually included edged/bladed weapons. It was as common place then for the average citizen to carry a small, utilitarian fixed blade dirk or dagger upon their person as a general tool just like it is now for your average sheeple to carry an iPhone (and have the situational awareness of a 2 year old in the process but we will come back to that one.)
So if the right to carry a knife is included under the RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS, then why are present day knife laws in America so damn restrictive and ass backwards?
In my home State of Texas, Knife laws were revised in 2013 and 2017 to do away with the “ambiguity” of the definition of an illegal knife. In a nutshell, this includes legalizing switchblades and fixed blade knives with blades longer than 5.5″ (these are called Location Specific knives and cannot be carried in certain locations as listed in Penal Code 46.03)
A recent article in Bearing Arms talks about the proposed abolishment of the swtichblade ban in Louisiana and begs the question why this is not happening in other states. As of right now 14 states have repealed their switchblade bans.
The back story on how and why the Switchblade knife was made illegal nationwide is an important and interesting read mainly because it parallels the Assault Weapons Ban and HOW nanny state socialist liberals and their media cronies influence and pervert the public perception with bias and lies.
Now we need to work on legalizing blackjacks and expandable batons next because why should a man be allowed to carry a cocked and locked 1911 and not a piece of braided leather with a fishing weight in the end?
Stay Alert, Stay Informed, Stay Armed and Stay Dangerous!