Tomahawk-Toting About to be Legal in Texas

   08.28.19

Tomahawk-Toting About to be Legal in Texas

Earlier this year, Texas governor Greg Abbott reportedly signed a law repealing a ban on the carrying of certain items — including clubs, tomahawks, brass knuckles, and even trench knives with knuckle guards built into the handle. And on September 1, 2019, the new law will go into effect.

Now I’m not saying I want to stroll around every day toting my daddy’s old homemade tommy-hawk, but if I did it ought to be legal to do so. And in Texas, now it will be. Likewise a trench knife — although Ammoland reports there’s a 5.5″ blade length restriction in some locations. These include such sensible choices as nursing homes and racetracks; you can see a complete list by clicking here.

Dad made this tomahawk from scratch.
Dad made this tomahawk from scratch.
(Photo © Russ Chastain)

Alas, I don’t have a trench knife to cram in my cargo shorts, but then again, I don’t live in Texas anyhow. Those of you who do, enjoy!

Of course, I say the above with tongue in cheek. The good thing about this new development is: less government, more freedom. And fewer petty arrests for people carrying the wrong thing at the wrong time. And that is surely a good thing.

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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