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At a Glance: The primary Pennsylvania statute regarding knives is § 908 of the PA crimes code, captioned “Prohibited Offensive Weapons.” The knife-specific language provides that automatic knives may not be possessed, and are prohibited as “offensive weapons” unless the knife is kept and dealt with “as a curio.” Most Pennsylvania knife prosecutions under § …

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Court cases in the past have ruled that useful knives, such as penknives and small self-defense knives, are legal to carry in Pennsylvania. While many of these must be openly carried, such as hunting knives, a small self-defense knife might be permissible as a concealed carry. Non-lethal knives can be freely purchased in PA because of this.

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It is 100 percent legal and, unlike other states, there is no law limiting the length of bowie knife you can carry. Also of interest: These 32 …

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Both state and federal law prohibits owning a switchblade, also referred to as an automatic knife. The U.S. Congress passed the Federal Switchblade Act in 1958.

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2015 Pennsylvania Bill Will Remove All Knife Restrictions January 28, 2015 Daggers, switch or automatic knives of any mechanism would be legal (January 28, 2015) – Several years of work culminated yesterday in the introduction of a bill to remove all references to knives under Pennsylvania state law Section 908 “Prohibited Offensive Weapon.”

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KnifeUp provides, for free, knife law guides for all 50 states. Below is a map of the US, click on the state you are interested in to read about it’s knife laws. I try to keep these guides as up-to-date and accurate as possible but, for the law changes a lot, please leave a comment if you see something wrong. Choose Your State

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Pennsylvania's knife laws are few and fairly easy to understand. But that's not the case in many states. Other states place further restrictions on what kinds of knives can be carried, the size of

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Recently, Knife Rights, a non-profit 501(c) organization that defends Knife Rights across the United States (similar to the NRA's defense of Firearms Rights), was instrumental in the drafting and lobbying of House Bill 2548, which would legalize switchblades and provide for knife preemption, similar to the firearms preemption of 18 PA.C.S. 6120.

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I am curious about the law on knives in Pennsylvania , in the constitution of Pennsylvania statute 21: § 21. Right to bear arms. The right of the citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and the State shall not be questioned. --https

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Pure [M]ayhem. mcovey. 54K. Post. Dec 17, 2006 #6. 2006-12-17T14:55. Jade Robbins wrote: i think in most places it's the difference in "assisted open" and "automatic open". You can't get a knife that opens completely by itself when you push a button, but you can get spring loaded knives that help you "flick" it open.

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Carry an assisted opening knife in PA at your own peril. Getting busted for violating any part of Section 908 can score you 5 years in prison on a felony charge, and a fine of up to $10,000 frickin’ dollars! No-Go Zones In PA, you cannot have a knife, any knife, on the grounds of a public or private school or any court facility.

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The knife was a folding knife, which Mr. Artis testified he purchased at a sporting goods store, to use for hunting and fishing. Therefore, it did not matter under what circumstances he possessed it, as it had a common lawful purpose. More recently, in 1996, in the case of Commonwealth v.

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28. Nevada State Knife Laws: Nevada state law permits the residents to carry any types of knives containing a blade of 3 inches. You need the sheriff’s permission to carry more than 3 inches. Carrying a knife in such a place where multiple people are gathered is not permitted. Illegal Knife Types: N/A. Blade Length Limit: 3 inches . 29.

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Knives have a multitude of uses including for protection, the Pennsylvania state, and federal governments have passed laws regulating what kinds of knives can be purchased, transported and carried. Pennsylvania’s law prohibits any “dagger, knife, razor or cutting instrument” that blade is “exposed in an automatic way by switch, push

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For over a year, the American Knife and Tool Institute has been working with Rep. Marc Gergley (D-35) and Jeff Pyle (R-60), and more recently with Rep. Michelle Brooks (R-17), to add Pennsylvania to the growing number of states that do not restrict knives based on their classification, for mere possession, nor allow cities to enact laws that

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PA laws are somewhat difficult to interpret at first glances due to the strange way they phrase the statute. Title 18, Section 908 is the important part. Sections 912 and 913 deal with K-12 schools (not colleges) and courthouses, but I'll skip those unless you want to know.

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Knife Law Help Post by Jcob.T » Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:51 pm Hello everyone, I need some help with understanding the Pennsylvania knife laws :confused: It may just be me but I find the Pa. knife laws very difficult to understand compared to other state laws.

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Is it legal to carry a knife in pennsylvania?

As a result, both state and federal governments have passed laws regulating what kinds of knives can be purchased, transported and carried in each state. Pennsylvania, is no exception.

What are the laws about knives?

There are federal, state, and local laws regulating knives. There is only one federal law regulating knives - the Switchblade Knife Act of 1958 and an amendment to the act in 2009. Federal knife law only applies those traveling from one to state to another, entering federal property (e.g. a military base), or live in Washington DC.

Is it legal to own a pocket knife in your state?

Pocket Knife Laws By State. Pocket knives are small, folding knives that can fit in a pocket. They are used primarily as tools and are generally legal to own and carry. Knife laws vary widely by state, however, as do definitions of what is considered a “pocketknife.”

Is it legal to carry a knife in ohio?

Ohio’s knife laws are quite lax, as most types are entirely legal to own and carry. The knife laws also include switchblades and swords. According to the law, the difference between a legally owned knife and an illegal one is the intent to use it as a deadly weapon.

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