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Automatic Knives in Oregon

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by Defense Minister, Apr 12, 2015.

  1. Defense Minister

    Defense Minister Eugene/Springfield Active Member

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    My understanding of the ORSs is that automatic knives aren't illegal to own or carry unless one is a felon as long as they aren't considered concealed. So, what does that mean, exactly? How does one carry a legally-owned automatic knife under all circumstances and still comply with the law? The popularity of Oregon-made Benchmade knives, many of which are autos, got me thinking of this as I would like to carry one, but don't want to get myself in trouble. The strange thing to me is that I can manually open a knife just as quickly as I can the autos I've toyed with, so why the laws surrounding autos in the first place???
  2. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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  3. PrDubi

    PrDubi Deep in the heart of Dirty South Salem Active Member

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    it's legal... just don't conceal it. Clip exposed and top of knife being shown is not concealed according to cops that even bother to look.