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Author Topic: CT Troopers find illegal weapons after traffic stop  (Read 1556 times)

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Re: CT Troopers find illegal weapons after traffic stop
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2017, 08:23:48 PM »
I was told that you are A OK if you are fishing/hunting/camping with some of the above "illegal knives?" :afro:

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Re: CT Troopers find illegal weapons after traffic stop
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2017, 08:59:32 PM »
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I was told that you are A OK if you are fishing/hunting/camping with some of the above "illegal knives?" :afro:

How much did you pay for that legal advice?


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Re: CT Troopers find illegal weapons after traffic stop
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2017, 09:07:36 PM »
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How much did you pay for that legal advice?

Actually nothing.  He is a lawyer and a friend.  He also stated that most cops will not give you a hard time if you have a car full of fishing gears plus a 7 inch blade (one with a secondary edge on the spine). 
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Re: CT Troopers find illegal weapons after traffic stop
« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2017, 06:25:19 AM »
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He also stated that most cops will not give you a hard time if you have a car full of fishing gears plus a 7 inch blade (one with a secondary edge on the spine).
It generally comes down to context of the stop. In your example you have a car full of fishing gear. In the OP story case the guy was on a motorcycle. I would venture to guess the motorcycle guy didn't have any "fishing gear" on his bike.
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Re: CT Troopers find illegal weapons after traffic stop
« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2017, 07:48:15 AM »
I have read that in CT you can have a knife that has a cutting edge longer than 4" while fishing or hunting. 

I have not seen anything that would allow a secondary edge.  I thought in CT we are limited to having only one edge sharpened.  Secondary bevel is OK, but the spine cannot be sharpened (dagger-type).


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Re: CT Troopers find illegal weapons after traffic stop
« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2017, 08:20:32 AM »
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I have read that in CT you can have a knife that has a cutting edge longer than 4" while fishing or hunting. 

I have not seen anything that would allow a secondary edge.  I thought in CT we are limited to having only one edge sharpened.  Secondary bevel is OK, but the spine cannot be sharpened (dagger-type).
See the You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login below on carrying "dangerous weapons". the statute only states; "edged portion of the blade of which is four inches or more in length" which most generally believe means any edged portion of a blade including those blades with more than one edge.

Sec. 53-206. Carrying of dangerous weapons prohibited. (a) Any person who carries upon his or her person any BB. gun, blackjack, metal or brass knuckles, or any dirk knife, or any switch knife, or any knife having an automatic spring release device by which a blade is released from the handle, having a blade of over one and one-half inches in length, or stiletto, or any knife the edged portion of the blade of which is four inches or more in length, any police baton or nightstick, or any martial arts weapon or electronic defense weapon, as defined in section 53a-3, or any other dangerous or deadly weapon or instrument, shall be guilty of a class E felony. Whenever any person is found guilty of a violation of this section, any weapon or other instrument within the provisions of this section, found upon the body of such person, shall be forfeited to the municipality wherein such person was apprehended, notwithstanding any failure of the judgment of conviction to expressly impose such forfeiture.

(b) The provisions of this section shall not apply to (1) any officer charged with the preservation of the public peace while engaged in the pursuit of such officer's official duties; (2) the carrying of a baton or nightstick by a security guard while engaged in the pursuit of such guard's official duties; (3) the carrying of a knife, the edged portion of the blade of which is four inches or more in length, by (A) any member of the armed forces of the United States, as defined in section 27-103, or any reserve component thereof, or of the armed forces of the state, as defined in section 27-2, when on duty or going to or from duty, (B) any member of any military organization when on parade or when going to or from any place of assembly, (C) any person while transporting such knife as merchandise or for display at an authorized gun or knife show, (D) any person who is found with any such knife concealed upon one's person while lawfully removing such person's household goods or effects from one place to another, or from one residence to another, (E) any person while actually and peaceably engaged in carrying any such knife from such person's place of abode or business to a place or person where or by whom such knife is to be repaired, or while actually and peaceably returning to such person's place of abode or business with such knife after the same has been repaired, (F) any person holding a valid hunting, fishing or trapping license issued pursuant to chapter 490 or any saltwater fisherman carrying such knife for lawful hunting, fishing or trapping activities, or (G) any person while participating in an authorized historic reenactment; (4) the carrying by any person enrolled in or currently attending, or an instructor at, a martial arts school of a martial arts weapon while in a class or at an authorized event or competition or while transporting such weapon to or from such class, event or competition; (5) the carrying of a BB. gun by any person taking part in a supervised event or competition of the Boy Scouts of America or the Girl Scouts of America or in any other authorized event or competition while taking part in such event or competition or while transporting such weapon to or from such event or competition; and (6) the carrying of a BB. gun by any person upon such person's own property or the property of another person provided such other person has authorized the carrying of such weapon on such property, and the transporting of such weapon to or from such property.
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Re: CT Troopers find illegal weapons after traffic stop
« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2017, 02:52:34 PM »
When I look at that bedazzled billy club I think no one in their right mind would use it to tenderize someone. It would be impossible to sanitize it of the victims DNA. I see it as ceremonial intimidation item for a Sergeant at Arms and not really a weapon.   

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Re: CT Troopers find illegal weapons after traffic stop
« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2017, 03:16:42 PM »
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When I look at that bedazzled billy club I think no one in their right mind would use it to tenderize someone. It would be impossible to sanitize it of the victims DNA. I see it as ceremonial intimidation item for a Sergeant at Arms and not really a weapon.   
When I see the an over sized belt buckle on a country western fan I can't imagine that to be configurable. So I figure they must be wearing it to keep a deadly weapon handy that is disguised as a belt buckle.

Perspective is a b!tch isn't it?
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Re: CT Troopers find illegal weapons after traffic stop
« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2017, 03:48:32 PM »
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When I see the an over sized belt buckle on a country western fan I can't imagine that to be configurable. So I figure they must be wearing it to keep a deadly weapon handy that is disguised as a belt buckle.

Perspective is a b!tch isn't it?

Absolutely! The mind is the ultimate weapon. Everything else is a tool waiting to be used.

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CT Troopers find illegal weapons after traffic stop
« Reply #20 on: April 21, 2017, 09:13:42 AM »
Head on down to Harbor Freight and pick up this legal 18" machete for $4.99. You only have to be 18. But somehow I feel they would sell it to a 12 year old.




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Head on down to Harbor Freight and pick up this legal 18" machete for $4.99. You only have to be 18. But somehow I feel they would sell it to a 12 year old.




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What is the point you are trying to make? That machete is perfectly legal when carried and used with the rest of your landscaping equipment and in other uses. Now keep it under the seat of your car and that would be a problem.