GUN CA Knife laws

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  1. Hathegkla

    Hathegkla New Member

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    anybody know of a good place to look up local knife laws, I carry a pocket knife mostly for work but I usually have it on me. I'm mostly interested in what is classified as a concealed weapon (the clip is visible from the outside of my pants but can I still get busted for it?). I've found some sites with info on when you can use it in self defense and what kinds of knives are legal in California but I'm still not satisfied with anything I've come up with yet.
     
  2. Clusive

    Clusive Happiness is a belt-fed weapon.

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    Hathegkla New Member

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    cool, thanx. looks like I'm go to go.
     
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    "At Universities and Colleges, there's a ban on FIXED BLADES bigger than 2.5" but there's no problems with large folding knives that are otherwise not switchblades under PC653k."

    thats kind of cool. Be careful with that site it hasnt been updated since 2002 and i guarentee they are alot stricter now
     
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    Hathegkla New Member

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    yeah I think its hard to find good information about that kind of stuff because there isn’t any, laws really don’t mean anything when they can be interpreted 500 different ways depending on the mood of the da\judge...that and they keep changing. but I'm pretty sure I'm ok carrying my folding knife with a 3 inch blade, its more than I need to open a cardboard box and I'm not planning on stabbing anyone...unless I have to but where I live if you get mugged its ether by a guy with a gun or like 3 guys and I don’t plan on bringing a knife to a gun fight.
     
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    The website Clusive gave is the one I used, but then to be sure I checked it out on findlaw to get full and hopefully up to date legal text, not just someones interpretation of it. It would probably also be good to check your local muni code just in case.
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    Its illegal in some places to have a pocket knife in your pocket? :eek3:

    I take mine almost everywhere I go.
     
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    kalm823 He who lives on hopes dies of starvation

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    http://ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=8&f=11&t=212690

    scroll down

    Knives

    653k.
    Every person who possesses in the passenger's or driver's area of any motor vehicle in any public place or place open to the public, carries upon his or her person, and every person who sells, offers for sale, exposes for sale, loans, transfers, or gives to any other person a switchblade knife having a blade two or more inches in length is guilty of a misdemeanor.

    For the purposes of this section, "switchblade knife" means a knife having the appearance of a pocketknife, and includes a spring-blade knife, snap-blade knife, gravity knife or any other similar type knife, the blade or blades of which are two or more inches in length and which can be released automatically by a flick of a button, pressure on the handle, flip of the wrist or other mechanical device, or is released by the weight of the blade or by any type of mechanism whatsoever. "Switchblade knife" does not include a knife that opens with one hand utilizing thumb pressure applied solely to the blade of the knife or a thumb stud attached to the blade, provided that the knife has a detent or other mechanism that provides resistance that must be overcome in opening the blade, or that biases the blade back toward its closed position.
    For purposes of this section, "passenger's or driver's area" means that part of a motor vehicle which is designed to carry the driver and passengers, including any interior compartment or space therein.

    12020.

    (a) Any person in this state who does any of the following
    is punishable by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one year
    or in the state prison:

    (1) Manufactures or causes to be manufactured, imports into the
    state, keeps for sale, or offers or exposes for sale, or who gives,
    lends, or possesses... any ballistic knife, any nunchaku, any metal
    knuckles, any belt buckle knife, any leaded cane, any shuriken,
    any lipstick case knife, any cane sword, any shobi-zue, any air gauge
    knife, any writing pen knife, or any instrument or weapon
    of the kind commonly known as a blackjack, slungshot, billy,
    sandclub, sap, or sandbag.

    12001.1.
    (a) Any person in this state who commercially manufactures
    or causes to be commercially manufactured, or who knowingly imports
    into the state for commercial sale, keeps for commercial sale, or
    offers or exposes for commercial sale, any undetectable knife is
    guilty of a misdemeanor. As used in this section, an "undetectable
    knife" means any knife or other instrument with or without a
    handguard that is capable of ready use as a stabbing weapon that may
    inflict great bodily injury or death that is commercially
    manufactured to be used as a weapon and is not detectable by a metal
    detector or magnetometer, either handheld or otherwise, that is set
    at standard calibration.

    More on knives here: pweb.netcom.com/~brlevine/ca.txt
     

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