With all of the recent shootings that are happening around the United States, the topic of gun control has really polluted the news line. You can’t really blame people, ever since Columbine High School and the aftermath, there has been a huge increase in the number of schootings around the United States, even in the most innocent and least likely places, such as Sandy Hook.
This has caused an uproar in the media, should there be more gun control? In many states, there are few restrictions on guns, with munitions being plentiful, background checks being non-existent, and a huge variety of automated rifles that are available to purchase. For instance, some out of state shoppers can purchase guns online, without background checks, and that is a terrifying thought.
While the media is fixated on guns however, there is another weapon flying under the radar, but is just as popular and a lot less lethal, knives. Knives that you are allowed to carry, otherwise known as EDC knives, are very trending upwards around the United States, and states have very specific and different rules, depending on the type of knife and how you carry it. For instance, for throwing knives which are used for sport or razor knives which are used for construction, not all of the same rules apply.
Trying to find a common trend amongst state laws when it comes to knives, is very difficult. There are two ways to carry knives. Open carry, which means to carry the knife openly and show it off to people. If you were to compare that kind of open carry, to guns, think of the OK Corral and the Wild West shootouts. Most states however, have very strict laws on open carry knives, with small pocket knives and folding knives being the only knives really allowed to be used.
The second way, in which knives can be carried, is called concealed carried. When you think of gun use in public today, most of these people who are allowed to legally fire guns have concealed carry permits, as there are no longer any laws which allow for open carry guns. As it pertains to knives, there is much more leeway given. Straps and belts specifically designed to allow for concealed carry have been made, and knifes, such as Crocodile Dundees large mamba knife can be carried around, as long as the state permits it.
Finally, if you are looking to purchase a knife, due so at your own risk. Knives can be very dangerous if not used properly, and you should always read up on the recommended safety precautions in which to use.