knife laws of texas ?

is a butter fly knife illegal in texas becuase when i looked it wasent

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  • Moore
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    Butterfly knives are not named specifically by the statute, but the Texas law's definition of a "switchblade" uses language that includes them:

    "opens or releases a blade from the handle or sheath by the force of

    gravity or by the application of centrifugal force."

    Centrifugal force is the manner which one opens a butterfly knife, and the courts have ruled more than once that they are illegal to carry on your person.

    Yes, you and I know that butterfly knives in reality are not switchblades, but that's how they wrote the law in Texas.

    See the link below from the Texas DA for breakdown of weapon statutes, including a comment on butterfly knives on page 4.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Butter fly and switch blade knifes are illegal in Texas.~

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