New Law in Texas Will Allow People to Carry Swords and Machetes

Texas ain’t messing around with this.

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According to CBS News:

As of September, adults in Texas will be legally allowed to openly carry knives with blades longer than 5.5 inches, CBS Dallas / Fort Worth reports. Daggers, spears and even machetes fall into that category.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed the bill into law last month, but it doesn’t go into effect until September 1.

“Carrying a sword down the street, carrying a Bowie knife down the street… completely legal. Machetes if you want to,” said general manager at the House of Blades in Fort Worth, Ahnna Escobedo.

“I think it was more to give people more rights and to make sure they felt like they were free to carry what they wanted,” Escobedo said. “Texas move right there, sure.”

I also see a ninja star in the photo above. What’s the deal with ninja stars? Good to go with those?

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