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Kentucky Knife Laws – A Guide for Knife Carriers

Kentucky, which is known for its scenic hills and handcrafted bourbons, is also known for being one of the more friendlier knife owning states located in America. As a 19th-century pioneer who fought at the Alamo, Jim Bowie played an integral role in pushing for Texas independence. Bowie received a custom-made knife designed and constructed by a Kentucky native. The …

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Arizona Knife Laws – A Guide for Knife Carriers

America is a federalist country, giving states and local governments a great amount of autonomy to enact their own laws. This means we will often see different laws in different states, and that is certainly true for laws concerning knives. But if you are in Arizona, you have among the friendliest knife laws in America. The ownership and carrying of …

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Florida Knife Laws – A Guide for Knife Carriers

As one of the prime areas of the country for outdoor enthusiasts, Florida offers myriad recreational activities that require the use of a knife. From cutting through fishing lines to establishing a roped perimeter for a sand volleyball match, knives are a common part of everyday Floridian life. The Florida State Constitution has laid the legal groundwork for legalizing most …

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Alabama Knife Laws – A Guide for Knife Carriers

With the Gulf of Mexico at the southern edge of the state and the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains rolling near the Georgia and Tennessee borders, Alabama is a state rich with recreational opportunities. Hunting, fishing, cycling, and backpacking all require the use of a knife. However, Alabama knife laws take root in the state’s Constitution, which residents recently amended …

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Texas Knife Laws – A Guide for Knife Carriers

“Don’t Mess with Texas” is an appropriate slogan for a state that takes pride in protecting individual liberty. However, The Lone Star State lives up to its independent reputation when it comes to knife laws. According to Article 1, Section 23 of the Texas State Constitution, Texans enjoy a broadly interpreted right to bear arms that include knives. However, Article …

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Mississippi Knife Laws – A Guide for Knife Carriers

In Article 3, Section 12, the Mississippi State Constitution authorizes and protects the right of every citizen to own and bear arms. The generally written constitutional statute applies for the defense of people and property. Under Article 3, Section 12, Mississippi legislators can regulate and prohibit the concealed carrying of weapons. Mississippi laws addressing the ownership and carrying of knives …

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Oregon Knife Laws – A Guide for Knife Carriers

While Oregon doesn’t top the list as the most knife-friendly state, it is certainly less restrictive than most. The difference between Oregon’s knife laws and most other states is that Oregon relies on court decisions, rather in codified statutes. This information is not as readily available and consequently many find Oregon’s knife laws confusing. Knife ownership in The Beaver State, …

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New Hampshire Knife Laws – A Guide for Knife Carriers

New Hampshire is one of the original thirteen colonies. Only three years after the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth, the first settlers inhabited present-day Portsmouth. When New Hampshire adopted its own constitution in January of 1776, that founding history of leadership and independence was underscored. While the state motto of “Live Free or Die” was not officially adopted until 1945, it …

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Hawaii Knife Laws – A Guide for Knife Carriers

Hawaii is one of the top tourist destinations in the world. The Aloha State is known for many things, including blue waters, volcanoes, and hibiscus flowers. As a tourist haven, one can expect that Hawaii would not be the most knife-friendly. However, open carry is legal in Hawaii. Additionally, there are relatively few restrictions on knife ownership compared to other …

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New York Knife Laws – A Guide for Knife Carriers

Just like life in New York, with its skyscrapers, crowds and around-the-clock access to almost anything imaginable, knife laws in the Empire State are relatively confusing.  New York, like many states, outlaws ownership of knives that are adapted for use as a weapon. Additionally, ballistic knives, metal knuckle knives, cane swords, and throwing stars are also illegal to own. Much …