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Forum: Edged Weapons September 27th, 2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,787
Posted By glistam
To which the response is "Do you really what to...

To which the response is "Do you really what to get hauled into federal court on a 42 U.S.C. 1983 suit, and risk losing you're badge and pension?"

Seriously, that fight's already happened in...
Forum: Edged Weapons July 5th, 2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,787
Posted By glistam
Concealed fixed blades are not "per se" illegal...

Concealed fixed blades are not "per se" illegal in Maryland. The statute (http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmStatutesText.aspx?article=gcr&section=4-101&ext=html&session=2019RS&tab=subject5) just...
Forum: Edged Weapons March 24th, 2018, 11:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,899
Posted By glistam
There is no 3" limit under Maryland law. The law...

There is no 3" limit under Maryland law. The law in Frederick, MD is actually a common misinterpretation, as it only applies public area within 500 feet of a "special event." For general use, there...
Forum: Edged Weapons December 28th, 2017, 09:52 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,421
Posted By glistam
Well that's just silly. I say let 'em do exactly...

Well that's just silly. I say let 'em do exactly that and learn the hard way what it gets them:
Forum: Edged Weapons November 26th, 2017, 10:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,589
Posted By glistam
Yes, CR 4-105 only covers sale. But CR 4-101...

Yes, CR 4-105 only covers sale. But CR 4-101 covers carry. Long story short, 4-101 has no prohibitions against open carry of weapons* but does prohibit concealed carry of certain weapons, the...
Forum: Edged Weapons September 20th, 2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,266
Posted By glistam
This is where we get into some case law. Hooray...

This is where we get into some case law. Hooray for binding legal precedence!

The case that established the lack of length restriction was decided in 1978, called Mackall vs State. It outright...
Forum: Edged Weapons September 14th, 2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,770
Posted By glistam
This is what happens when you read only one line...

This is what happens when you read only one line of a statute and fail to take into account the rest of that law, which includes definitions and exceptions. Had you done so, you would have seen that...
Forum: Edged Weapons August 25th, 2017, 05:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,045
Posted By glistam
Got one. I dig it. The action is very smooth and...

Got one. I dig it. The action is very smooth and I like the "big knife" feel of it. And it does indeed pass the test of length.
Forum: Edged Weapons August 18th, 2017, 09:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,045
Posted By glistam
If anyone happens to have this knife already, can...

If anyone happens to have this knife already, can you provide the exact measurement of the blade? Interested to know for legal compliance reasons. I previously bought the Cold Steel Mini Lawman on...
Forum: Edged Weapons August 7th, 2017, 09:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,770
Posted By glistam
Only if you piss off the cops enough that they...

Only if you piss off the cops enough that they find it ;)

Seriously though, Polk effectively declared if they can see it from outside the car at a glance, it's not concealed, thus not illegal. ...
Forum: Edged Weapons August 7th, 2017, 08:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,770
Posted By glistam
This is one of my favorite topics. I've done a...

This is one of my favorite topics. I've done a lot of research on these by reading case records in the MD court system.

Short answer: Yes. Details in the next answer.

It just has to be a...
Forum: Edged Weapons July 11th, 2017, 05:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,697
Posted By glistam
Not counties, just two cities. Baltimore City...

Not counties, just two cities. Baltimore City has had a switchblade ban for some time that contains a definition inclusive of assisted openers. Its on page 166 of the police ordinance document: ...
Forum: Edged Weapons July 11th, 2017, 05:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,697
Posted By glistam
Pretty much. OC has one of the most corrupt...

Pretty much. OC has one of the most corrupt councils in the state and passes any ordinance the local police chief asks without question. One of the reasons I haven't been there in 20 years.
Forum: Edged Weapons June 20th, 2017, 05:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,221
Posted By glistam
Most of them are worthless and will still be...

Most of them are worthless and will still be detected depending on the equipment being used due the density of the material. Then you're boned.
Your goal is self-defense, and knives are not good...
Forum: Edged Weapons April 19th, 2017, 05:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,302
Posted By glistam
Polk v Maryland (2007) among other things...

Polk v Maryland (2007) among other things established that a knife merely being sheathed does not make it concealed. If a random person can look at it and know it's a knife, it's not concealed. ...
Forum: Edged Weapons February 7th, 2017, 08:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,589
Posted By glistam
Switchblades are defined under 4-105, which is...

Switchblades are defined under 4-105, which is also the [mostly unenforced] sale ban:...
Forum: Edged Weapons January 26th, 2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,130
Posted By glistam
Only if concealed. No prohibition against owning...

Only if concealed. No prohibition against owning or open carry.
Forum: Edged Weapons January 17th, 2017, 12:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,349
Posted By glistam
Not gone running with it, but the ARK is a good...

Not gone running with it, but the ARK is a good knife, designed by a MD local. It was intended as a defensive knife that could be worn everywhere including in the shower by members of the military. ...
Forum: Edged Weapons December 29th, 2016, 10:26 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,224
Posted By glistam
I'd be interested to see what you find. While...

I'd be interested to see what you find. While browsing around I also found the Cold Steel Cutlass Machete which is pretty darn good deal for the money, far better than most hardware store machetes....
Forum: Edged Weapons December 28th, 2016, 09:52 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,224
Posted By glistam
Anything you want to keep for this purpose should...

Anything you want to keep for this purpose should be of the shorter, one-handed, variety unless you live in a mansion with vaulted ceilings. In the JHU case, while the student was wielding a full...
Forum: Edged Weapons November 17th, 2016, 04:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,476
Posted By glistam
:thumbsup: Nailed it. Don't hide it, don't...

:thumbsup: Nailed it. Don't hide it, don't threaten, and you're good.
Forum: Edged Weapons October 28th, 2016, 04:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 948
Posted By glistam
:thumbsup: Finally someone with some sense. ...

:thumbsup: Finally someone with some sense.

All folding knives are legal. Period. Any cop that thinks otherwise will find himself facing federal charges...
Forum: Edged Weapons August 17th, 2016, 11:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,034
Posted By glistam
Thanks, that explains why it was out there at...

Thanks, that explains why it was out there at least. I'm guessing the knifeden.com article was drawing from that handgunlaw.us PDF file that is still very popular, but hasn't been updated in a...
Forum: Edged Weapons August 17th, 2016, 10:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,034
Posted By glistam
I don't follow. I looked up each of those...

I don't follow. I looked up each of those municipal codes and did not see these laws. If what you say is true, can you provide a link?
Forum: Edged Weapons August 16th, 2016, 04:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,034
Posted By glistam
The term is "pen knife" rather than "pocket...

The term is "pen knife" rather than "pocket knife" in state law. It means any folder that isn't a switchblade (Mackall v State), and you can carry it however you want because per state law, it...
Forum: Edged Weapons June 25th, 2016, 09:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,913
Posted By glistam
This is not an issue under Maryland law. Unlike...

This is not an issue under Maryland law. Unlike NY and many other states, the phrase "gravity knife" does not appear anywhere in the MD statute, contrary to the word of many internet armchair...
Forum: Edged Weapons April 20th, 2016, 04:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 708
Posted By glistam
If it doesn't have a button/switch located in the...

If it doesn't have a button/switch located in the handle, it's legal. MD's definition of a true auto uses the same terminology as the federal regs....
Forum: Edged Weapons April 11th, 2016, 10:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,115
Posted By glistam
In my opinion and according to case-law I've read...

In my opinion and according to case-law I've read a long while back, that would be legal. The same would apply to autos and firearm magazines, and here's why: If the transaction takes place...
Forum: Edged Weapons April 7th, 2016, 11:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,115
Posted By glistam
:thumbsup: And that would be perfectly legal.

:thumbsup: And that would be perfectly legal.
Forum: Edged Weapons April 7th, 2016, 09:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,115
Posted By glistam
State law: Illegal to sell or offer for sale. ...

State law: Illegal to sell or offer for sale. Legal to own, legal to carry openly. Illegal to conceal.
http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/2015RS/Statute_Web/gcr/4-105.pdf

Federal law: They are...
Forum: Edged Weapons March 27th, 2016, 09:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,236
Posted By glistam
I'm not sure actually. I didn't start working at...

I'm not sure actually. I didn't start working at federal places until several years after 9/11, when that law mandating fences and other security measures was already in place.

I did notice that...
Forum: Edged Weapons March 27th, 2016, 04:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,236
Posted By glistam
Nah, CR 4-105 is the prohibition on sale of...

Nah, CR 4-105 is the prohibition on sale of autos, and it has no exceptions even for police or military. Here, see for yourself: http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/2016RS/Statute_Web/gcr/4-105.pdf

But...
Forum: Edged Weapons March 18th, 2016, 03:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,236
Posted By glistam
St. Mary's doesn't have any knife laws. Here's...

St. Mary's doesn't have any knife laws. Here's the official site for county laws:
https://www.municode.com/library/md/st._mary's_county/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=PTIIGELE_CHA286ANCORE

In...
Forum: Edged Weapons March 4th, 2016, 11:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 976
Posted By glistam
Fantastic! The only way it would be better...

Fantastic!

The only way it would be better is if it also said "Section 4-101 (5) (ii) 2. is hereby amended to simply 'a knife.' Section 4-105 is hereby repealed in its entirety."
Forum: Edged Weapons January 12th, 2016, 12:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,268
Posted By glistam
You asking about an assisted opener or a...

You asking about an assisted opener or a non-spring-loaded folder? If the latter, technically you're hijacking the thread. Naughty naughty.

With that out of the way, here's the law. All of...
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