RE: [EKSouth] Digest Number 1159
- Clearly allowed in both cases - I suggest you re-read the laws - according
to this section of the same PA law that you linked to:
(b) Exception-It is a defense under this section for the defendant to prove
by a preponderance of evidence that he possessed or dealt with the weapon
solely as a curio or in a dramatic performance, or that he possessed it
briefly in consequence of having found it or taken it from an aggressor, or
under circumstances similarly negating any intenet or likelihood that the
weapon would be used unlawfully,
the SCA can consider our weapons "curio"s and also in a "dramatic
performance" - as this is what we do.
NJ law - also from your link:
Specifically illegal: gravity knife, switchblade knife, dagger, dirk,
stiletto, or ballistic knife "without any explainable lawful purpose" (i.e.
an ill-defined exemption). Manufacturers and sellers are not exempt.
Explainable purpose : knife collector
You will find that all states will allow for the sale of knives/swords for
collectors - so long as they are not carried on your person in public,
especially concealed, unless in a container - ie sealed cardboard box,
carrying case, etc. If you can reasonably explain that you are a knife
collector, or even explain the SCA and what we do, you will have no trouble
Yours in Service,
Dierk zem Grauen Wolf
From: ClanLaird [mailto:ClanLaird@...]
Sent: Saturday, May 31, 2003 8:58 PM
Subject: Re: [EKSouth] Digest Number 1159
Responded to privately, but I would like to share this part...
So there are "no" Federal Knife Laws? Although few, read this and the
summary of State Laws that follow.
Strangely enough, how do they sell blades at Pennsic? Pennsylvania Law seems
Can anyone ellaborate on the PA Knife Sales Law?
Yours in Service...
Date: Fri, 30 May 2003 18:18:15 -0400
From: Aleksandr called the Traveller <aleksandr@...>
Subject: Your toys are not ithreatened - A relevant reply to an OT
comment:Feinstein-Schumer Gun-Control Act
Sometimes off-topic comments containing mistruths, distortions, and, in
this case, outright misinformation and disinformation require careful
correction to prevent our membership from beliving that *continuing* the
current ban on certain assault rifles could affect the sporting equipment
they use. A little fact-checking should put this aright...
At 09:17 PM 5/18/2003, Marcus & Kaylyn mac Phàrlain wrote:
>Slightly OT, but important. The Congress is resurrecting a proposed Ban onNO - the LAW passed with the support of then-former-President REAGAN was
>Semi-Automatic weapons, and following my message is an e-Petition to stop
designed to run for a number of years and then "sunset" unless renewed. The
current question is simply whether to continue a ban on a handful of
weapons that has been in effect for about half a dozen years. The ban
limits the number of military-type features, like flash surpressors, pistol
grips, etc. that can be placed on a weapon classed as a "rifle" and bars
extra-high capacity magazines.
That is ALL it does.
>They already limit the size of the blades we can legally carry in public.NO NO MORE BIG LIES!
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- --- ClanLaird <ClanLaird@...> wrote:
> So there are "no" Federal Knife Laws? Although few,What Aleksander said was:
> read this and the
> summary of State Laws that follow.
There are NO federal knife laws or bow laws, except
when it comes to their possession on aircraft and
other sensitive areas, their use in commission of a
federal crime, and their use on federally owned land.
weapons/dangerous objects laws are state or local.
>This seems to be borne out by your source
Ballistic knives (automatic blade throwers) are
Switchblades may not be transported/mailed across
state lines unless the recipient intends to use it for
Possessing a knife in a federal facility is prohibited
unless it is a pocket knife with blade under
> http://www.knife.com/faqs/law21.aspPlease read section (c) of the statute cited in this
> Strangely enough, how do they sell blades at
> Pennsic? Pennsylvania Law seems
(c) Definition-As used in this section "offensive
weapon" means any dagger, knife, razor or cutting
instrument, the blade of which is exposed in an
automatic way by switch, push-button, spring
mechanism, or otherwise.
In other words, the law cited by your source applies
only to switchblades and gravity knives.
While we are correcting errors of fact, Kestrel wrote:
Considering how late period guns are, I am not to sure
how much of a topic could be discussed(as per the
quote from the group home).
I suppose that the 14th Century could be considered
"late period" by a Roman or viking. Consider the
notes that, "The earliest authenticated document for
the use of cannons in Europe is an order by the
council of Florence to employ masters for the
making of iron arrows and balls and "cannones de
metallo" on February 11, 1326. In two manuscripts of
1326, by Walter de Milemete, cannons are illustrated
although not mentioned in the text. They are shown
firing large metal bolts (musket arrows were
stocked by European armies until the 1600s).
Other early accounts mention cannon being
shipped from Ghent (1313), and used against the Scots
This site notes that the first documentation for a
"handgonne" in English occurs in 1338, but that there
may be references in Italian that would indicate use
of individual weapons, as opposed to crew-served, as
early as 1281.
(Emil M Stecher)
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