My M5A1 bayonet is 7"+ blade and attaches to my M1 garand. It's legal.Vino5SJ said:So is 4" legal or illegal?
Ok! I finally have time to something other than school work...mpd61 said:Lets start quoting MGL/CMR/Etc...............
Kinda strange because if I read correctly it says anything of 1.5 is illegal :?(b) Whoever, except as provided by law, carries on his person, or carries on his person or under his control in a vehicle, any stiletto, dagger or a device or case which enables a knife with a locking blade to be drawn at a locked position, any ballistic knife, or any knife with a detachable blade capable of being propelled by any mechanism, dirk knife, any knife having a double-edged blade, or a switch knife, or any knife having an automatic spring release device by which the blade is released from the handle, having a blade of over one and one-half inches, or a slung shot, blowgun, blackjack, metallic knuckles or knuckles of any substance which could be put to the same use with the same or similar effect as metallic knuckles, nunchaku, zoobow, also known as klackers or kung fu sticks, or any similar weapon consisting of two sticks of wood, plastic or metal connected at one end by a length of rope, chain, wire or leather, a shuriken or any similar pointed starlike object intended to injure a person when thrown, or any armband, made with leather which has metallic spikes, points or studs or any similar device made from any other substance or a cestus or similar material weighted with metal or other substance and worn on the hand, or a manrikigusari or similar length of chain having weighted ends; or whoever, when arrested upon a warrant for an alleged crime, or when arrested while committing a breach or disturbance of the public peace, is armed with or has on his person, or has on his person or under his control in a vehicle, a billy or other dangerous weapon other than those herein mentioned and those mentioned in paragraph (a), shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than two and one-half years nor more than five years in the state prison, or for not less than six months nor more than two and one-half years in a jail or house of correction, except that, if the court finds that the defendant has not been previously convicted of a felony, he may be punished by a fine of not more than fifty dollars or by imprisonment for not more than two and one-half years in a jail or house of correction.
See all the commas?or any armband, made with leather which has metallic spikes, points or studs or any similar device made from any other substance or a cestus or similar material weighted with metal or other substance and worn on the hand,
hmm...I thought it was how you use it that counts? okok I'm doneOfficer Dunngeon said:it doesn't matter what size it is as long as it's not a dangerous weapon
Right, the confusion is where some people misconceive that it's illegal to carry knives based on the length of the blade. The size (of a knife! :lol: ) really does not matter, it's if you're using it as a dangerous weapon that does.msp357 said:It's all in the officer's perception. A razor blade (1.5" long) was obviously dangerous enough on 9-11 for the hi-jackers. If you can articulate that it is a dangerous weapon then it doesn't matter how big it is.
C'mon, everyone knows "size doesn't matter"!