[Ansteorra] Legalities of pokie things
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Thu Nov 15 01:40:28 PST 2007
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.
Are you in Texas or Oklahoma? For Texas, see:
" (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."
Search for keyword "historical" for more information pertaining to
weapons and re-enactors. IIRC, we have Ann Richards to thank for these
The same search also turned up this from a belly dancer's perspective:
Law of Mechanical Repair: After your hands become coated with grease,
your nose will begin to itch or you'll have to pee.
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