[Ansteorra] Legalities of pokie things
Donnchadh Beag mac Griogair
donnchadh at cornelius.norman.ok.us
Wed Nov 14 22:09:31 PST 2007
Here's what I found on Texas law:
§ 46.15. NONAPPLICABILITY.
(e) The provisions of Section 46.02 prohibiting the
carrying of an illegal knife do not apply to an individual carrying
a bowie knife or a sword used in a historical demonstration or in a
ceremony in which the knife or sword is significant to the
performance of the ceremony.
Donnchadh Beag mac Griogair wrote:
> Here's what Oklahoma law has to say on the matter:
> 21. Crimes and Punishments
> 53 - Manufacture, Sale, and Wearing of Weapons
> Section 1272 - Unlawful Carry
> *A. It shall be unlawful for any person to carry upon or about his or
> her person, or in a purse or other container belonging to the person,
> any pistol, revolver, shotgun or rifle whether loaded or unloaded or any
> dagger, bowie knife, dirk knife, switchblade knife, spring-type knife,
> sword cane, knife having a blade which opens automatically by hand
> pressure applied to a button, spring, or other device in the handle of
> the knife, blackjack, loaded cane, billy, hand chain, metal knuckles, or
> any other offensive weapon, whether such weapon be concealed or
> unconcealed, *except this section shall not prohibit:*
> 5. The carrying and use of firearms and other weapons provided in this
> subsection when used for the purpose of living history reenactment. For
> purposes of this paragraph, "living history reenactment" means depiction
> of historical characters, scenes, historical life or events for
> entertainment, education, or historical documentation through the
> wearing or use of period, historical, antique or vintage clothing,
> accessories, firearms, weapons, and other implements of the historical
> I'm not sure about Texas law.
> In Service,
> Baron Donnchadh
> Robert Brown wrote:
>> I know we have some lawyers out there...
>> On Halloween (SCA Garb doubles nicely as a quick
>> costume) I had forgone a sword in favor of a simple
>> dagger for functionality. I got into a discussion
>> with our security officer at work about whether or not
>> it was legal. I seem to remember being told when I
>> first joined the SCA something along the lines that
>> since we were considered amateur historians, it was
>> not illegal for us to carry swords, maces, etc.
>> Does anyone KNOW the exact legalities? I've
>> heard the same from everyone, however. as I will one
>> day tell my daughter "everyone" is not always right.
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