Skip to comments.Can we open carry a machete ?
Posted on 07/07/2014 6:03:49 AM PDT by knarf
I was thinking the other day about otherwise law-abiding citizens, convicted in the past of a felony and what they could do to protect themselves ...
So what if a guy strapped a machete scabbard to his leg ... could he walk around WalMart without being asked to leave ?
Sounds like a silly question, but to those that are obeying the directive to remain un-armed and unprotected ... what do you do ?
My guess is that just as with firearms, regardless of the legality or illegality of an open-carry of a machete, you would be confronted and asked to leave, and if you did not, police would be summoned. Once confronted by the police, you would be disarmed, and if you resisted you would be beaten, tased, or shot, not necessarily in that order.
I would think no. Even if it were legal it would be asking for trouble. It would be better to invest in some martial arts training.
what about older, not so able to physically defend themselves .. people.
how drunk WERE you to get all the ‘nuh’s correct ?
One option is to perform many many acts of goodness and unselfishness so they are recognized and apply for a pardon.
Non-felons can’t even legally carry a long-bladed knife in most localities, and a machete is just a big knife.
here in S. FL, the landscapers open carry machetes all the time. It is the tool of choice and much quieter than a weed whacker! :-)
Only in a zombie apocalypse.
I think the restrictions should be lifted. If a criminal wants to get a gun, he will no matter what the restrictions say. As far as former felons are concerned, they’ve served their time.
“Reasonable” gun control is reasonably stupid.
Look at the case in Detroit where the scumbag killed the little girl to make her father suffer. Chances are neither man could legally own a weapon but I’d have certainly given the father a pass if he has shot the perp with an illegally owned weapon.
Or we could get all crazy about it and look at what the constitution says.
Mace and a stun gun might be the ticket unless there is some law restricting otherwise law-abiding citizens, convicted in the past of a felony of doing so.
I ccw, but in the rare times I do not I always carry mace.
I had that all figgered out back in grade school!
“Hmmmm ... what DOES one do for personal protection, then ?
what about older, not so able to physically defend themselves .. people.”
You don’t have to live in a war zone. I’ve had a permit for 20 years and I never carry. Being able to protect yourself still doesn’t make living on the front lines acceptable.
“what do you do ?’
You make an improvised weapon and hide it in plane sight.
Trick the gang bangers have used works pretty good.
Take a bunch of old keys put them on a heavy key ring. Tie the key ring to a length of looped cord you can put around your wrist.
Congratulations you’ve got yourself a flail.
You’ll not only slap someone silly, it’ll slice and dice while your at it.
We all want something for nothing.
In short, do not attempt this in California.
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