No knives in Philly; guns are OK, though...

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Re: No knives in Philly; guns are OK, though...

Post by Mister Freeze » 02 Apr 2009, 13:23

Where do bayonets fit in?

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Post by Vortec MAX » 02 Apr 2009, 18:07

I carry a knife always! To church, to school, to boy scout meetings, it doesn't matter. I only leave it in the car or home if I plan to go through a metal detector at the courthouse or airport. And I'm not talking about a miniature swiss army knife.

We the people need to knock these dumbass politicians off their pedestal. Who the f*$k do they think they are? They work for us. We are the boss of them, not the other way around.

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Post by Llagoud » 03 Apr 2009, 02:28

satellitedr3ams wrote:wow i couldnt imagine not having my blade on me
Same here. When I visit Mo I'm always reaching for it to open a box or cut an evil zip-strip that's holding a toy to it's packaging....she caught me pouting several times when I pulled back an empty hand and said "awwww, I'll get one you can leave here."

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Post by Vortec MAX » 03 Apr 2009, 05:34

This really bugs me. Next will be pointy scissors and toenail clippers if they have a "fixed or attached pointed file." This is kindergarten mentality here. If Billy chews gum in class, the whole class stays in for recess.

I don't appreciate having my rights attacked when I have never done anything wrong. I don't have a problem with sentencing a bad person who actually cut somebody maliciously to the maximum sentence allowed by law. Hmmm, there's a novel idea :ponder:

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Post by TEKTITE » 03 Apr 2009, 06:49

It gets better...I was talking with a Boy Scout leader last night. It seems that the BSA has had to grant an exception to Troops in Philly.

For those of you who were not in Scouting; When you have a formal inspection, the manual requires you have your scout knife attached to your belt (Be Prepared) as part of your uniform. Troops in Phiadelphia had to have this requirement waived, since all knives are illegal in public, and scouts usually meet on public property (schools, community ctrs., etc.), march in parades, perform community service, help little old ladies across the street, and, apparently, are a major threat to the public safety with those 3" pocket knives.
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Post by TEKTITE » 03 Apr 2009, 08:13

Llagoud wrote:
satellitedr3ams wrote:wow i couldnt imagine not having my blade on me
Same here. When I visit Mo I'm always reaching for it to open a box or cut an evil zip-strip that's holding a toy to it's packaging....
Remember that Dick Tracy villain with the sharp fingernails? What was his name? Time to grow your nails long in the battle of hermetically sealed products.

Oh, wait... that pesky "cutting edge" definition, again. :wall:

The electric shaver business must be good there, too. :skep:

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Post by TEKTITE » 03 Apr 2009, 08:24

Vortec MAX wrote:This really bugs me. Next will be pointy scissors and toenail clippers if they have a "fixed or attached pointed file."
Too late!
"Any knife or other cutting instrument which can be used as a weapon

According to the TSA (a Federal agency, after all, and therefore a presumed authority :gavel: ) scissors would be included in the above.

"other cutting instrument" - steak & kitchen knives, shaving razors, boxcutters, wood chisels, antique chipped-stone arrowheads, or anything else some idiot prosecutor may care to envision, and a judge would agree with.

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Post by Wollychop » 03 Apr 2009, 08:27

This sort of reminds me of North Carolina's "Weapons of Mass Destruction" legislation which includes silencers under that definition.

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Post by Mister Freeze » 03 Apr 2009, 17:30

How about sharp wit?

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Post by Cyberfly » 03 Apr 2009, 22:20

Not allowed. Falls under the: not politically correct humor rule... :skep:
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Post by TEKTITE » 04 Apr 2009, 09:35

Mister Freeze wrote:How about sharp wit?
Halfwits are OK, though... :D , Otherwise the drafters of this bon mot would have to put themselves away.

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Post by tialloydragon » 21 Apr 2009, 13:42

Mister Freeze wrote:How about sharp wit?
nope. It's also been outlawed in this thread too. j/k :lmao:

I always carry a craftsman folding utility knife, and I couldn't be happier I live 20 minutes outside the Philly city line.

Good to know I can still carry my XD9SC or my FNP9M into the city though.

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Post by Llagoud » 22 Apr 2009, 16:18

At my sister-in-laws B-day party a couple weeks back, her little sister's drooling mate pointed at my back pocket and asked:
"i da kny lea huh?" ( he's from the northeast AND a boxer)

translation: Is that knife legal here? (I also speak and understand Boomhauer)

It struck me then how frikkin stupid these laws are. It never crossed my mind to consider the legality of carrying a common tool.

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Re: No knives in Philly; guns are OK, though...

Post by jmz5 » 22 Apr 2009, 17:46

Yeah, I had to put my knife and cellphone in a bowl when I went to the court house to pay 8 dollars for a dog license.
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Post by fantazia » 21 May 2010, 17:46

whew....is that for real? i always carry my rambo v movie knife with me all the time. you know, for defense purposes. I just wonder what's the difference between a gun and a knife. I just better not to go to Philly, I guess. :ponder:

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Post by Rapier1772 » 22 May 2010, 15:40

Zombie thread!!! :laugh: Maybe we need a zombie smilie?
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Re: No knives in Philly; guns are OK, though...

Post by Mister Freeze » 22 May 2010, 18:35

does a bayonet turn a gun into a knife? Or the other way 'round?

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Post by Valorius » 28 May 2010, 12:18

I live in philly and carry my pocket folder (and my Ruger LCP) everywhere, pretty much in plain sight, as the pocket clip and top of the knife are clearly visible in my front jeans pocket. I am sure that in the time i've carried it many dozens of cops have noticed it on my person. None have ever said anything to me.

Is this actually a law yet, or is it up for consideration? Some of the things politicians do is beyond comprehension. I must use my pocket folder 10x a week if not more for every day practical tasks.

Insane.

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