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    Open carry of swords in the US

    Sadly gun control seems to have come back as an election year topic. We're past the hey day of laws becoming more supportive of open carry and self defense of the past few years.

    The thing is, at that time, it seemed like as a society we were starting to move towards open carry of swords as being socially acceptable, as a kind of piggyback on open carry of rifles. I read that in Texas state law allows for open carry of swords.

    Does anyone know what locales allow for legal open carry of swords in the United States?

    Maybe if society got used to seeing swords as a gentleman's fashion accessory ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Small_sword ) as well as a tool for exercise and low-level self-defense, some things would change in terms of the strong emotional reaction there seems to be from some cultures towards the general idea of weapons.

    I know that in some parts of Europe, jewelry type small swords are still worn for certain ceremonies. So why would anyone have a problem with someone running around with a dapper smallsword in the US?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wounded Ronin View Post
    Sadly gun control seems to have come back as an election year topic. We're past the hey day of laws becoming more supportive of open carry and self defense of the past few years.

    The thing is, at that time, it seemed like as a society we were starting to move towards open carry of swords as being socially acceptable, as a kind of piggyback on open carry of rifles. I read that in Texas state law allows for open carry of swords.

    Does anyone know what locales allow for legal open carry of swords in the United States?

    Maybe if society got used to seeing swords as a gentleman's fashion accessory ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Small_sword ) as well as a tool for exercise and low-level self-defense, some things would change in terms of the strong emotional reaction there seems to be from some cultures towards the general idea of weapons.

    I know that in some parts of Europe, jewelry type small swords are still worn for certain ceremonies. So why would anyone have a problem with someone running around with a dapper smallsword in the US?
    Ummm..yeah so that's just what society needs, nutbags with swords. Let's be serious only a fuckwit would carry a sword in public. It takes an absolute ****-ton of training to be anywhere near self-defense worthy with a sword. 99% of people aren't going to do that which means it would end up as a novelty carry item.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bneterasedmynam View Post
    Ummm..yeah so that's just what society needs, nutbags with swords. Let's be serious only a fuckwit would carry a sword in public. It takes an absolute ****-ton of training to be anywhere near self-defense worthy with a sword. 99% of people aren't going to do that which means it would end up as a novelty carry item.
    Wait what? I call bullshit. Sticking'em with the pointy end when they are unarmed seems pretty easy.

    That's a bit like saying you need to be a major leaguer to swing a bat at someone.

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