In Texas, Swords and Long Knives Will Soon Be Approved for Open Carry

Jul 16, 2017

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Texas ninjas and barbarian warriors will soon have reason to rejoice.

As CNN reports, in September it will become legal to carry a sword in public in the Lone Star State. Until this year, knives with blades longer than 5.5 inches were illegal in public. But this autumn, after the new law takes effect, swords, spears, daggers, sabers and machetes will all be legal to wear and wield in public in Texas.

However, there will be some places you won’t be allowed to take your original 19th century Bowie knife. These locations include schools, prisons, hospitals, amusement parks, churches, sporting events, and bars. The law was authored by John Frullo, a Republican congressman from Lubbock.

Two other states, Montana and Oklahoma, have already passed similar laws allowing the open carry of long blades.