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From what I've read, the laws about carrying of knives is pretty stringent in Massachusetts. My question is, are those hard plastic self-defense push daggers illegal to carry? They are not technically a bladed knife nor are they sharp on either side. They simply come to a hard point on the end.
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"They simply come to a hard point on the end."
Possess it, potentially use it, get charged with ABDW or worse. A pointed-toe boot is legal until you use it as a device to assault people. Get the point?
 
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If you are planning to use a dagger for self defense, you might want to consider why you need it in the first place. I personally carry a pocket full of rusty corn cob holders just in case.
On a similar note, I keep a couple Brian Adams CDs in my car just in case.


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From what I've read, the laws about carrying of knives is pretty stringent in Massachusetts. My question is, are those hard plastic self-defense push daggers illegal to carry? They are not technically a bladed knife nor are they sharp on either side. They simply come to a hard point on the end. View attachment 10716
Your opinion might be that it鈥檚 芦not technically a bladed knife禄, but yours is not the opinion that matters. Ask yourself how much you鈥檙e willing to pay an attorney (start with 5 figures) to try to convince a jury that a plastic knife intended to inflict knife wounds is actually not a knife, while the prosecutor uses its appearance, marketing, and obvious intended use against you.
 
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