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Wanting to get a Microtech Ultratech, but I am hazy on the laws. I live in Louisiana, and frequently travel to CO. Both states prohibit switch blades, but since these knives aren't quite switchblades, not sure if they are included under that umbrella. Can anyone shed some light?

EDIT: Looks like they are known as OTF (Out the Front) knives, but are classified as switchblades. Got the legality info from here: http://ravencresttactical.com/otf-knife-laws/

Looks like I cant own one here in LA. Surprising, because Microtech was entirely willing to sell me one when I contacted them.



 
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Also have to be careful about dual-edged knives.

For example I can own and carry an automatic here, but a dual edge is considered a dagger and not allowed to be carried.



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"Switchblade" is a vague term, but I don't know what you mean by an Ultratech not quite being a switchblade. I think by most common understandings, an Ultratech is most definitely a switchblade.

Regardless of what you mean, Louisiana seems to prohibit the carry of an Ultratech. Here is the statute:

http://www.knifeup.com/louisiana-knife-laws/

Colorado's law seems to do the same:

http://www.knifeup.com/colorado-knife-law/

It isn't Microtech's business to monitor knife law compliance in Louisiana.




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Originally posted by jhe888:
"Switchblade" is a vague term, but I don't know what you mean by an Ultratech not quite being a switchblade. I think by most common understandings, an Ultratech is most definitely a switchblade.

Regardless of what you mean, Louisiana seems to prohibit the carry of an Ultratech. Here is the statute:

http://www.knifeup.com/louisiana-knife-laws/

Colorado's law seems to do the same:

http://www.knifeup.com/colorado-knife-law/

It isn't Microtech's business to monitor knife law compliance in Louisiana.


I agree with your assessment about legality, but claiming that it isn't Microtek's business to monitor local laws is wholly inaccurate. Is it not Sigs business to know where they can and can't ship ARs and 30 round magazines?



 
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If it were illegal to ship knives to that locale, they damn well better monitor it. But with knives, the way the law is written, it is illegal to possess or carry them in Louisiana. Shipping them there is not the prohibited conduct. It isn't Michrotech's business to make sure you comply with Louisiana law against possession.




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Lots of places make a distinction between "possessing" and "carrying". Nevada was one of those, until just recently you couldn't carry but you could own.

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RNShooter is correct. Some states allow possession, but not carry. Louisiana and Colorado seem to make possession illegal.




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I can posses that knife here in Virginia, but I sure as heck can't carry it with me. There is also extremely vague laws about fixed blade knives and concealed knives here. I can carry a fixed blade knife if the intended use is as a tool, but if it is for self defense purposes, illegal. Vague laws exist for a reason, for interpretation in a court of law.



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Strange laws are everywhere and the vagaries tend to be useful to prosecutors rather than defendants. Oddly even anti gun anti knife anti freedom New York has exceptions for carrying an auto knife while hunting or fishing
 
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Originally posted by jhe888:
RNShooter is correct. Some states allow possession, but not carry. Louisiana and Colorado seem to make possession illegal.


Ironically, switchblades aside we can conceal any blade <3.5", fixed bladed daggers included.

laws are STUPID.
 
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