Contact Us

Unless Greg Abbott Says ‘No,’ You’ll Be Able to Carry a Sword or Spear Publicly Starting September 1st

Sword
Thinkstock

Barring a veto of HB 1935 from Governor Greg Abbott himself, as a Texan it will soon be your right to carry any blade, sword, spear, scimitar, khopesh, spadroon, dao, rapier, etc. that you dang well please.

For many years, any blade over 5.5 inches long was illegal to carry in Texas — which has always been sort of ironic considering how comparatively lax gun carry laws are in the Lone Star State. It also makes sense to relax blade laws given the new-ish open carry gun laws that passed just two years ago.

The bill received bi-partisan support, according to Lone Star Voice Online:

The bill had bipartisan appeal, stemming from Republicans’ general favor for bearing arms for self-defense, and Democrats’ practical concerns that racial minorities are disproportionately penalized for the possession of illegal knives.

Unless Gov. Abbott vetoes, the bill will go into effect September 1st of this year. Time to brush up on those wielding skills.

Join Our Newsletter!

More From Renee Raven

Where Does Texas Rank In Drug Abuse Issues?

A New Lubbock’s Breakfast House Is Opening

Subscribe to Awesome 98 on

What the Dixie Chicks Fallout in Lubbock Was Really Like

Subscribe to Awesome 98 on

 

 

Best of Awesome 98

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://awesome98.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Awesome 98 VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Awesome 98 VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.