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Wed Aug 14, 2019, 12:16 PM

Texas set to end ban on brass knuckles

Source: The Hill

In less than two weeks, Texas residents will be allowed to carry brass knuckles for self defense.

Starting Sept. 1, brass knuckles will be removed from the Texas Penal Code's list of prohibited weapons under legislation signed into law by Gov. Gregg Abbott (R) earlier this year.

An analysis of the law conducted by the House Research Organization, a nonpartisan independent department of the Texas state House, states that it is currently “an offense to intentionally or knowingly possess, manufacture, transport, repair or sell certain items, including knuckles.”

“Illegally possessing knuckles is a class A misdemeanor,” which punishable by up to a year in prison in Texas and a fine of up to $4,000, the department adds.

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/457394-brass-knuckles-to-soon-be-legal-to-carry-in-texas-for-self-defense

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Reply Texas set to end ban on brass knuckles (Original post)
brooklynite Wednesday OP
Tiggeroshii Wednesday #1
rampartc Wednesday #2
brooklynite Wednesday #3
rampartc Wednesday #4
Bengus81 Thursday #25
DetroitLegalBeagle Thursday #27
Newest Reality Thursday #31
MicaelS Wednesday #8
not fooled Wednesday #5
Paladin Wednesday #9
Polybius Wednesday #11
MicaelS Wednesday #12
Bengus81 Thursday #26
Codeine Wednesday #13
Devil Child Wednesday #19
Bradical79 Friday #32
IronLionZion Wednesday #6
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MineralMan Wednesday #14
uncle ray Wednesday #22
Chakaconcarne Wednesday #15
BaileyBill Wednesday #16
Aristus Wednesday #17
The Liberal Lion Wednesday #18
JohnnyRingo Wednesday #20
MattInMN Wednesday #21
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Blue_Tires Thursday #24
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 12:18 PM

1. Corporal punishment still legal...

Friggin texas

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 12:21 PM

2. don't bring brass knuckles to a knife fight

Louisiana legalized switchblades last year.

the gun nuts want silencers legalized as well.

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Response to rampartc (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 12:24 PM

3. How about bayonets?

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 12:27 PM

4. why not bazookas?

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Response to rampartc (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 07:26 PM

25. Why not WWII style flame throwers?

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Response to Bengus81 (Reply #25)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 07:31 PM

27. Forget ww2 style ones. Too bulky.

Get one of these.

[link:http://xm42.com|]

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Response to DetroitLegalBeagle (Reply #27)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 08:23 PM

31. Oh, why not...

Why not just cut to the chase and have NNS? Neighborhood Nuclear Superiority is...well, superior!

The rest is kid stuff! It's easy and available and people are just no damn good!



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Response to rampartc (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:02 PM

8. Silencers (Suppressors) are already legal under the NFA of 1934.

They are nothing more than an expensive toy. You have to pay $200 for a tax stamp, be fingerprinted, and undergo a background check. The pro-suppressor advocates want these restrictions removed.

They are nothing like TV and moves have portrayed. A suppressed gun is still loud.

https://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2010/11/gun-silencers-dont-make-them-anywhere-near-silent/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2017/03/20/are-firearms-with-a-silencer-quiet/?noredirect=on

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 12:32 PM

5. Another state to stay out of

the list is growing. Although Texassistan was already on it (apologies to those working to turn Texas blue).

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Response to not fooled (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:15 PM

9. Apology not accepted.

Take your blanket hatred of my state and shove it.

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Response to not fooled (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:22 PM

11. Then I guess you can only visit California, Illinois, Michigan and Vermont

Those are the only other states that ban brass knuckles.

https://www.krudoknives.com/krudo-khronicles/law-around-brass-knuckles/

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Response to not fooled (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:25 PM

12. Apology not accepted x1000.

Where do YOU live? I'm sure we can fine a way to give you a dose of your own medicine by denigrating your place of residence.

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Response to MicaelS (Reply #12)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 07:28 PM

26. Hell...DU posters have been trashing my home state Kansas for years and years and years.........

As if everyone in Kansas pulls a lever for Neo CONS.

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Response to not fooled (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:55 PM

13. There's a decent chance

your state already allows brass knuckles.

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Response to not fooled (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 04:55 PM

19. Your right, best stay put not fooled

Never ever leave.

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Response to not fooled (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 16, 2019, 01:50 PM

32. Brass knuckles is the dealbreaker?

You can carry around guns, but brass knuckles are a step too far.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 12:44 PM

6. "shall not be infringed"

laws against rocket launchers and armor piercing rounds are also violating my 2nd amendment rights. I'm being repressed.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 12:47 PM

7. "So, what should I become when I grow up?"

"If not Trauma Care, Mortuary Science."

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:19 PM

10. Open carry is legal so why not these?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:58 PM

14. Weird. Brass Knuckles?

Nasty things, those. Used mostly by people who want to beat someone up and cause really serious facial injuries. They're not much use as a defensive weapon, really, because it takes a few seconds to get them out of your pocket and put them on. Meanwhile, the guy who is beating you up gets a head start.

They're really good for 1930s gangsters who are beating on someone who had no weapons at all, though. Your loan shark enforcer and others of that ilk.

Uffda!

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #14)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 10:40 PM

22. popular with some bikers.

you can take them places that won't allow guns and knives.

funny thing is, brass knuckles are illegal, but a suicide shift handle or foot peg in the general shape of brass knuckles is A-ok. and the way those dang ol bikes shake, you never can tell when your shift handle might just come detached. oops.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 02:05 PM

15. Republican solution to mass shootings....

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 02:06 PM

16. If I'm not mistaken,

this arose from a woman arrested for carrying a key chain that could be worn on the knuckles and used for self-defense. Not arguing that we aren't barbaric, backward hicks, but there was pretty widespread agreement that the law had outlived its usefulness. Evildoers have a variety of much more effective weapons to choose from.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 03:27 PM

17. I admit to being a little surprised that Texas had banned any kind of weapon.

So, not that surprised that they're repealing it...

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 04:43 PM

18. Fuck, why don't they (republicans) just go ahead

and announce the annual purge already. That's truly what they want.

All hail the New Founding Fathers...………….

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 06:17 PM

20. There are a lot of good uses for brass knuckles.

hahahahahaha

I could never keep a straight face long enough to be a republican.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 10:21 PM

21. Knucks are just what I need for deer season!

AKs are for pussys. Bows-n-arrows are for morons that can't handle guns. To prove what a real man you are, walk up to a twelve point buck and punch it in the face with a set of nucks!!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 10:49 AM

23. Wait a minute, brass knuckles were banned...

... but firearms are not? That's staggering logic, there.

-- Mal

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 05:36 PM

24. I'm guessing mustard gas isn't far behind, right?

I mean what the hell?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 07:50 PM

28. Jesus Christ

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 07:54 PM

29. Didn't know there was a great demand for brass

knuckles.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 07:56 PM

30. Banning them really isn't logical when you can

carry an AR 15 with a 200 round magazine legally.

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