Hooray Freedom! Texas Simplifies Laws, Allows Open Carry of Long Knives and Swords

The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Keep and Bear

Praise the Lord for the Great State of Texas!

A new Texas law will rescind previous prohibitions on carrying blades of more than 5 1/2 inches in length. After September 1st, people over the age of 18 will be legally allowed to carry these long blades in public. So, if you like carrying that long bowie knife in a scabbard on your hip… go for it. If you enjoy carrying your long sword draped across your back, feel free.


While this may seem a bit dangerous for the uninitiated, the reality is that these blades have all been legal in Texas for a very long time, but people would get in trouble when they tried to carry their legal knives around.

A.J. Postell from LoneStar Gun Rights explains“What this law does is it gets rid of all that grey area and

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