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Open carry of axes and hatchets

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by DoubleWide, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. DoubleWide

    DoubleWide

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    I can't find any laws regarding carrying of axes and hatchets. I'm not looking at tactical tomahawks, just hatchets and camp axes.

    I really started out looking at large knives like the Junglas, but the states around me generally have a 5" max except when hunting. I know I can carry these large choppers CCW, but I figured the time I actually use it for a non-defense cutting, I might be in trouble.
     
  2. Tiro Fijo

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    I'd say it's a good way to end up in the Psych Unit for an eval.
     

  3. rilkil23

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    Tell me you will be wearing a viking helmet so I can complete my mental picture of the arrest. If I saw some guy walking toward my family with a tomahawk I would be ready to use deadly force. More power to you as you are an adult but them seems like a really bad idea to me. Don't mean to offend you just stating my opinion.
     
  4. Warp

    Warp ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    ...what state???

    And yes, I figure using an axe will result in trouble.
     
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  5. DoubleWide

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    Iowa and Wisconsin

    Think more going camping and running to the store than Viking warrior. More chopping wood than chopping off arms.
     
  6. Z28ricer

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    Just put it in a sheath/pouch.
     
  7. rilkil23

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    Good news as I really like my arms, reminded me of the Monty Python knight scene at the bridge.
     
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  9. Lior

    Lior GUNS=FREEDOM

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    Have at you!
     
  10. B.Reid

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    The 2nd amendment says the right to bear arms, this is not restricted to firearms. Swords, tomahawks and daggers were very popular arms in the 1700's.
     
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    Try a smart carry
     
  13. Oramac

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    I can't say for those states, but I know when I go camping and such here in MO we've always carried an axe/hatchet of some sort. Usually it's used to chop firewood or hammer in tent stakes and such. Never had any problems, even after talking to cops and forest rangers. Though I assume it would be different if you carried one in general, rather than while camping.
     
  14. DScottHewitt

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    http://budk.com/Gifts-and-Gadgets/Medieval-Arms/Medieval-War-Hammers-and-Clubs

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    So, you would also shoot someone LEGALLY OPEN CARRYING who was coming in the direction of your family?!?!?
     
  16. bear62

    bear62 Armed Bear

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    We have open carry in Colorado ........ and seeing a guy open carry a gun doesn't alarm me at all.

    Now if someone someone sit down next to me in a Burger King carrying a ax .... especially if he looked like Jack Nicholson ..... I'd probably move to the other side of the room ... or maybe go out and sit in my truck ............:rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  17. DScottHewitt

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    http://www.gerbergear.com/Apocalypse/Gear/Apocalypse-Kit_30-000601

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    of course, if you die on the highways during the emergency, some kid is gonna find your kit.....
     
  18. CA Escapee

    CA Escapee Finally!

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    Don't do it on a Friday. The psych ward is probably closed for business on the weekends, the 72 hour eval would probably start on Monday. :rofl:

    Bill
     
  19. rilkil23

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    No I would not shoot someone that is open carrying a gun. I live in Colorado and you see it time to time. I am almost 40 years old and have never seen someone carrying an axe so I don't know how I would react. I certainly don't run around hoping to shoot someone.
     
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    For once, I agree with MoneyMaker. :faint: