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[[Frequently Asked Questions]]:  What about KNIVES?
  
Simple answers for simple questions
 
  
  
Discussion: [http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showpost.php?p=2289918&postcount=6 Knife laws]
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===General laws===
  
 
Except for switch-blades and schools, the State does not specify a length for knives.
 
Except for switch-blades and schools, the State does not specify a length for knives.
  
 
The State does NOT pre-empt cities and counties from their own knife laws; however, cities and counties can create only misdemeanors and infractions.  There can be no local laws imposing a felony for simple possession.
 
The State does NOT pre-empt cities and counties from their own knife laws; however, cities and counties can create only misdemeanors and infractions.  There can be no local laws imposing a felony for simple possession.
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===Fixed blade knives===
  
 
Fixed blades must be carried openly, to avoid a ‘dirk or dagger’ felony.
 
Fixed blades must be carried openly, to avoid a ‘dirk or dagger’ felony.
  
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===Folding knives===
 
Folded folders are NOT ‘dirks or daggers’.
 
Folded folders are NOT ‘dirks or daggers’.
  
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===School and university carry===
 
University of California and K-12 schools ban all blades longer than 2 ½ inches, and locking folders.
 
University of California and K-12 schools ban all blades longer than 2 ½ inches, and locking folders.
  
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== References ==
 
== References ==
 
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[http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showpost.php?p=2289918&postcount=6 Knife laws discussion on Calguns]
 
[[Category:Legal]]
 
[[Category:Legal]]
 
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Revision as of 08:40, 14 November 2009

Frequently Asked Questions: What about KNIVES?


General laws

Except for switch-blades and schools, the State does not specify a length for knives.

The State does NOT pre-empt cities and counties from their own knife laws; however, cities and counties can create only misdemeanors and infractions. There can be no local laws imposing a felony for simple possession.

Fixed blade knives

Fixed blades must be carried openly, to avoid a ‘dirk or dagger’ felony.

Folding knives

Folded folders are NOT ‘dirks or daggers’.

School and university carry

University of California and K-12 schools ban all blades longer than 2 ½ inches, and locking folders.

Other Colleges and Universities ban fixed-blades longer than 2 ½ inches.

References

Knife laws discussion on Calguns