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Uk knives rules and reg

Discussion in 'Knives' started by benjamin hunt, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. Ren

    Ren Loaded Pockets

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    Some of the nonsense here has come from US, specifically NY. Like the test for a gravity knife, where holding the knife by the spine of the blade and flick the wrist to open. If it opens it's deemed a gravity knife.
    Though now KnifeRights have gotten the ban repealed in NY.
     
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  2. RogerStenning

    RogerStenning EDC Junkie

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    Not just G17s, MP5s, and G36s. There's a whole slew of different firearms in use, dependent on force (constabulary) and intended usage.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_police_firearms_in_the_United_Kingdom
     
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  3. Tallboyjim

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    You might be slightly over estimating the UKs reach and influence over its former empire!
     
  4. garza

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    The case pending before the US Supreme Court caused NY state to revise the knife law. NY immediately asked for the case to be dismissed. Hopefully the SC refuses and issues an opinion against NYC because of the vagueness of the enforcement.

    Texas specifically revised the knife laws with bipartisan support because San Antonio and Corpus Christi were adopting NYC/Philadelphia style knife laws.
     
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  5. Moshe ben David

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    Didn't realize that had happened. Pitiful on both sides of 'the pond'!

    L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David
     
  6. Moshe ben David

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    In this situation, not so much the UKs reach as it is some poor use of the concept of precedent by US legal 'professionals'! UK has no control over the US legal profession -- not that citizens do either here!

    L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David
     
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  7. DeepBlue

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    If you are travelling to Europe it's worth noting that it's not only the UK that has tight knife laws. France is pretty easy going and many French folk will carry locking knives (Opinal etc). Germany and Denmark are very strict I recall. One area where laws vary quite a bit within the EU.
     
  8. RogerStenning

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    Given what's been happening over in France in the last couple of years, I'd tread carefully. If you haven't a good reason (self defence may not be either suitable or enough, depending on the police officer you talk to), then don't.
     
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  9. garza

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    In France the regions vary in tolerance towards a knife. Paris has a different view than Thiers which is a great place to shop for knives.