Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Hoosier Knife Law Reform?

SB 0006 could use your help -- call up your State Senator, or e-mail 'em, and remind them that sharp, pointy things that can be opened one-handed aren't any worse than the ones that take both hands. Tam has links to more.

Indiana's archaic "switchblade" law is the kind of law that encourages disrespect for the law. Don't we have a surplus of those anyway?


Jerry said...

Hey Ms. B, Jerry here. I hate to admit it, but I read from Tam's pages more than I read from yours. And, I don't know why. I would like to pose a question to you about this post. The thing is, I don't know how. I have 'word' problem. I don't talk well. Add to that, I don't type well, and the problems start to, uhm, compound themselves, 'mebbe. I'll try again.

Jerry said...

K, this time, to the point of the question. Knife laws. If I own a knife, I have a right to use it in a legal manner. Same goes with firearms. Please, let me digress for a moment. I, once, gave a knife, as a gift, to a friend. I see said friend carry said knife in a bad way. Instead of putting it in his pocket, he hangs it outside. He looses the knife, on a daily basis. He seems to want to show it off. Am I wrong for thinking this?

Roberta X said...

Nope, not wrong. But what do you want to do about it? How good a friend is he? You might simply ask him why he carries the knife that way.

It's possible the clip's on the wrong side for the way he uses it -- most knives with a pocket clip are set for right-handers.

Just like firearms, not everyone thinks about the need for some basic training or the development of good habits in the carrying and use of a knife.

Jerry said...

Yeah, your right on that one. I'll shut up.