Skip to comments.Texas Democrat Introduces Bill to Remove Ban on “Brass” Knucks
Posted on 12/31/2018 7:24:46 AM PST by marktwain
Texas law currently bans a number of weapons. Representative Joe Moody proposes to remove brass knuckles from the list of banned weapons in section 46.05 (a). Here is the list of banned weapons. From texas.gov:
(1) any of the following items, unless the item is registered in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record maintained by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives or otherwise not subject to that registration requirement or unless the item is classified as a curio or relic by the United States Department of Justice:
(A) an explosive weapon;
(B) a machine gun; or
(C) a short-barrel firearm;
(3) armor-piercing ammunition;
(4) a chemical dispensing device;
(5) a zip gun;
(6) a tire deflation device; [or]
(7) a firearm silencer, unless the firearm silencer is classified as a curio or relic by the United States
Department of Justice or the actor otherwise possesses, manufactures, transports, repairs, or sells the firearm silencer in compliance with federal law; or
Representative Moody proposes to remove (2) knuckles from the list. He gives, as his reason, gives an example of a young woman who is arrested for a keychain devise that fits the definition. From texasstandard.com:
We recently also lifted the prohibition on switchblades, and so switchblades, brass knuckles were not living in West Side Story,' In a couple of instances, someone has a legitimate self-defense tool.
(Excerpt) Read more at ammoland.com ...
Un arming the civilian population so the thugs and Gangbanger illegals can have their way, just look at the EU
(C) a short-barrel firearm??????????...............
So we are defenseless against Muslim invaders?.................
Brass knuckles? I thought, “Don’t legalize those!” Then I read, “He gives...an example of a young woman who is arrested for a keychain devise that fits the definition.”
Oh, okay. Legalize them!
Texas, as with many states, copied Federal bans on short barreled rifles and shotguns into its state law.
My belief is they were lobbied to do so so as to prevent challenges to the National Firearms Act.
The NFA is irrational and may not stand a Supreme Court challenge, particularly now with Gorsuch and Kavanagh on the Court.
ANY thing can be used as a weapon/force multiplier. You can't ban them all, and you really don't want to give the Law Enforcement Agencies and their Officers discretionary powers to decide on the spot what is a prohibited weapon and what is not.
I mean, come on, a “tire deflation device?” Every portable tire gauge includes one; any sharp pointed object IS one.
Tire deflation device??? so knives, hatchets, chainsaws.....basically anything you can use to puncture a tire?
They are. The definitions are in statute at the link.
Don’t forget nails and screws...
You against brass knuckles? Odd
A tire deflation device???
That is a weapon?
Either a wooden match or a small nail works if you want to deflate a tire.
ALSO-—just use a side cutters & cut the valve stem.
Tire Deflation Device-
For all those folks carrying Spike Strips in their trunks.
I would not count too heavily on Kavanaugh.
To him precedent is king.
I don’t foresee him overturning much.
“a tire deflation device
Huh? That little nub on the tire gauge?
If the police can have them, why can't I?
I’m concerned about Yankees and “Pop”.
You com around here I’ll pop you upside the head with this coca cola bottle!
What about ‘caps’?...........................as in, “I’ll pop a cap in yo’ azz!”....................
Whenever it says “Texas Democrat”, hold on to your wallets!
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