Knife Laws of the Fifty States: A Guide for the Law Abiding Traveler

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Knife Laws of the Fifty States: A Guide for the Law Abiding Traveler. Today, more and more law-abiding citizens are carrying knives as part of their daily complement of gear. Knowing whether the knife you carry is legal to carry or even possess is both difficult and critically important, because carrying a prohibited knife can result in hefty fines, jail time, or both, along with a misdemeanor or felony criminal record that may haunt (and hinder) you for the rest of your life. Knife Laws of the Fifty States was written to help the law-abiding traveler and knife owner better understand the differing restrictions on knife carry that each state imposes on those within its borders. The carry restrictions for different types of knives under each state's law, off-limits areas for knife carry, blade length restrictions, and carry mode restrictions are discussed, with excerpts of relevant state laws and selected case law citations also provided. Perhaps just as important, an analysis and discussion of knife restrictions for selected cities and towns in each state is included. Major cities covered include New York City, Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Atlanta and Las Vegas, to name a few. Written in a concise and easy to read format, this informative and extensively researched book will help you, the law-abiding traveler and knife owner, gain a greater understanding of the complexities of knife regulation in our great Nation. If you carry a knife, Knife Laws of the Fifty States belongs on your bookshelf!

David Wong is an attorney in private practice in Massachusetts. He has been teaching and training in a variety of self-defense disciplines for a number of years, from firearms to knives to defensive tactics for high-risk situations, and holds instructor certifications from several nationally recognized training academies. David is an NRA Life Member and NRA-certified firearms instructor, and has taught both lawfully-armed civilians and sworn law enforcement officers as an adjunct instructor at the SigArms Academy in Epping, NH. He is a member of the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI), and is a charter member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA). The author has been collecting knives for many years, and regularly carries a pocket knife as part of his daily attire. This book was inspired by the author's extensive cross-country travels, and the need to have an easy, accurate summary of the knife-related carry laws of each state.

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    224 pages
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    AuthorHouse (August 21, 2006)
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    8.3 x 0.5 x 11 inches
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    1 pounds

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Stanley Roberts on 06/05/2016 06:57pm
This is a great addition to my reference library. I travel and it is nice to know the laws pertaining to knives.
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