New Texas law allows people to carry swords in public

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A law that will allow people over 18 to carry knives with blades longer than five and half inches in public has been passed in Texas.

It means people carrying anything from daggers to swords will not be breaking any laws in a bid to “simplify the grey areas” surrounding existing legislation.

The current restriction is that carrying any knife with a blade over the length of five and a half inches in the southern US state is illegal.

But as of September 1, this restriction on size will be removed, after the governor of Texas Greg Abbott signed off the bill.

AJ Postell, co-founder of Texas-based Lone Star Gun Rights group, told Fox News: “What this law does is it gets rid of all that grey area and simplifies the law.”

He added: “We were seeing a lot of Texans get in trouble for the mere possession of something that they were legally allowed to own and to buy, but they were getting in trouble for possessing that item.”


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