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WA auto knife legality

Discussion in 'Knives & Other Discussion' started by WRX, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. WRX

    WRX WA New Member

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    Guys,

    I've always wanted to add a Benchmade auto knife to my collection.

    I know carrying an auto knife is illegal in WA, but what about just keeping it at home in my gun safe? Please don't tell me that is also illegal..
     
  2. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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  3. primewish

    primewish Yakima, Washington Member

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    so its saying it if legal to carry a OTF auto if you are a service member or rescue service men?
     
  4. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Not quite what it says. It has specific descriptions of what each group means and when they can legally carry them. So if you fit in one of those groups and under those conditions not only can you carry an OTF but any other style of knife that is listed.
     
  5. OsterAC

    OsterAC Tacoma, WA/Silverton, OR New Member

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    Really not useful for anyone but those listed... pretty small percentage of the pop.
     
  6. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Spring blade knife is still illegal for normal citizens to own, but a gravity or wrist flick assisted knife is OK.
    Here's the new law

    OP: possession is banned, so I assume that would mean even in your safe.
     
  7. JVK

    JVK West Active Member

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    Kershaw's speedsafe/flipper knives are legal, works pretty good
     
  8. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I've got two Benchmades that I like, one's a Griptillian Tanto and the other is HK drop point. I prefer the HK but I really don't want to lose a $250 knife!
     
  9. WRX

    WRX WA New Member

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    What if I work in a Trauma ER? Does that count as someone who is "authorized" to own one? No intention of carrying.

    So no civilian in WA can own an automatic knife in their home? I need to move to Oregon....
     
  10. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    That is not on the list of people exempt from 9.41.250.

    You are correct about not being able to legally own one unless you are in an exempt position.
     
  11. Grunwald

    Grunwald Out of that nut job colony of Seattle, WA Well-Known Member

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    Another example of how stupid those who occupy the WA congress are. First, isn't such a knife an arm? If so then it is covered by the state constitution. Second, how dangerous is it when compared to a firearm?
    They pass these laws because they can get away with it. Unlike firearms, the knifes do not have a strong lobby to pursue court cases.
     
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  12. JVK

    JVK West Active Member

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    Yeah it is pretty stupid.