Laws About Tasers

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LDRSHIP's Comment
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Not to throw a monkey wrench, but does anybody know the laws governing swords. I am not talking about those cheap stainless knock offs. I own a Japanese Katana. Yes it is made by folding of steal. Cost me over 2 grand in the 90s to get it. It is sharp enough to leave such a fine cut it doesn't bleed until the skin is pulled open. I learned the hard way while cleaning it. I was thinking it would make the perfect personal security weapon. I am sure more people are frightened of the thought of being dismembered than shot.


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Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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First off Congratulations Giggles on getting into Millis Training. Keep us posted on that. Second, I can roll a towel into a weapon that could beat someone senseless.

Rick S.'s Comment
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Most trucking companies also prohibit "large knives" - a Japanese Katana would probably qualify. As would a K-Bar in a sheath - or any larger-than-4" bladed knife (fixed or folding).

My daily carry is a push-button Benchmade AFO-II. 3.5" blade, has a pocket clip. Pushbutton (switchblade) knives are legal, well - in most red states (and of course not the NE or West Coast). And weirdly - while it is legal in all of the south - it is FEDERALLY ILLEGAL to cross state lines with one - really bizarre.

Wasp spray - tire thumper, etc. - all good.

Expandable Baton - illegal in many states for possession/carry - certainly in Ca, and, well - most of the blue states (seeing a pattern here?).

As I've commented on pretty much every weapons discussion - NOTHING BEATS SITUATIONAL AWARENESS. No weapon is of any use, if you aren't "tactically aware" of the world around you - and that same awareness will help you avoid situations where a weapon might become necessary.


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