According to: this article Texas has now legalized open carry of knives. If you are over the age of 18, after September 1st, you will be able to openly carry a knife over 5 1/2 inches.
This is all according to House Bill 1935.
Please note, this bill does not change your ability to carry a club:
SECTION 4. Section 46.02(a), Penal Code, is amended to read as follows: (a) A person commits an offense if the person: (1) intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly carries on or about his or her person a handgun[ , illegal knife,] or club; and (2) [ if the person] is not: (A) [ (1)] on the person’s own premises or premises under the person’s control; or (B) [ (2)] inside of or directly en route to a motor vehicle or watercraft that is owned by the person or under the person’s control.
So after September 1st, you can carry large knives in Texas, but not a ‘club’ such as a large stick or baseball bat?
Please also note, this applies to schools as well:
|SECTION 5. Section 46.03(a), Penal Code, is amended to read|
|(a) A person commits an offense if the person intentionally,|
|knowingly, or recklessly possesses or goes with a firearm, [
|(1) on the physical premises of a school or|
|educational institution, any grounds or building on which an|
|activity sponsored by a school or educational institution is being|
|conducted, or a passenger transportation vehicle of a school or|
|educational institution, whether the school or educational|
|institution is public or private, unless:|
|(A) pursuant to written regulations or written|
|authorization of the institution; or|
|(B) the person possesses or goes with a concealed|
|handgun that the person is licensed to carry under Subchapter H,|
|Chapter 411, Government Code, and no other weapon to which this|
|section applies, on the premises of an institution of higher|
|education or private or independent institution of higher|
|education, on any grounds or building on which an activity|
|sponsored by the institution is being conducted, or in a passenger|
|transportation vehicle of the institution;|
So you may carry licensed in the schools… but, once again, no club is allowed?
What is the legal definition of a club?
GREAT QUESTION! Lets look at the penal code!
Sec. 46.01. DEFINITIONS. In this chapter:
(1) “Club” means an instrument that is specially designed, made, or adapted for the purpose of inflicting serious bodily injury or death by striking a person with the instrument, and includes but is not limited to the following:
SOOOOOOOO…… WAIT A SECOND!
HOLD THE PHONE HERE GUYS & GALS!
That MACE in your purse hun, that is illigeal!?!?
AND so is that Indian Tomahawk?
but NOT that large hunting knife on my belt or the 9mm concealed in my waistband?!?!?
This has been my food for zombies today. Enjoy the brains and don't eat too many humans out there.