Knife pocket

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A lot of the concern these days is turned toward carrying guns and the right to bear arms. The fact is that in North Carolina you are more likely to run into a person carrying a knife rather than a gun. So what kind of knives are legal and how should they be carried on a person? According to North Carolina State Law a Conceal Weapon is defined in the following statute

§ 14-269. Carrying concealed weapons
(a) It shall be unlawful for any person willfully and intentionally to carry concealed about his person any bowie knife, dirk, dagger, slung shot, loaded cane, metallic knuckles, razor, shurikin, stun gun, or other deadly weapon of like kind, except when the person is on the person’s own premises.

North Carolina statute defines a pocket knife as a small knife, made to carry in a pocket or purse, which has its cutting edge and point entirely enclosed by the handle, and that may not be opened by a throwing, explosive, or spring action.

When we get a call for a bail bond that involves a charge of a concealed weapon, most of the time is has to do with a knife of some sort. You should check with your local sheriffs department to find out what their interpretation is of the law on carrying spring assisted bladed knives since the statute does not clearly define the use of these knives.

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