Are Microtech SOCOM Autos Legal To Carry?

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I'm thinking about purchasing a Microtech Auto Tanto. Can any non-law enforcement individual purchase and carry one?
Thanks for the input!
 
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Check your local laws to be sure, but most states only allow military, law enforcement,or firefighter/EMT/Paramedics to carry them in performance of their duties. Oh, and it is legal for a one armed person also.
 
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Damn, I sure ain't lopping off my arm so I can have a MT UDT..I guess there will be a bright side though if I ever lose a limb in some horrible disfiguring accident....
 
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Bimmer1, look around the posts; I believe they are legal to carry in FloriDUH.
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Mike, I wouldn't worry about carry a MT UDT; too small and you could always pretend to be openning it manually.



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While this isn't my area of expertise, I think Bimmer1 is going to luck out because he's in Florida and so is MT.

Therefore, there's no "crossing of interstate commerce lines" involved for the Feds to poke their noses into. The Feds regulate "interstate trade" in switchblades so if he wanted to buy, say, a Benchmade auto from Oregon, he'd be screwed.

If he's 21, he should score a Florida CCW permit because that'll give him unrestricted concealed carry rights on autos, big fixed blade knives or of course, guns, which he may or may not be into.

What I *don't* have any clue on is whether or not he can open-carry the auto without having a CCW permit. Mike or Spark will probably know, or go post on the auto forum.

To all: you can't begin to sort out somebody's situation without looking at their home state.

Last: I AM NOT A LAWYER, consider this a starting point for further research.

Jim
 
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A lawyer could tell you but so could local law enforcement. Just give them a call-it's free. You could also check local and state ordinances at library. Dave
 
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Just my 2 cents. NEVER carry an auto anywhere except where you know firsthand from the sherrif of the county, or the state laws regarding autos. In almost all states it is highly illegal to carry an auto in any county and even its if not, its never worth losing a 180 dollar knife over. I dont know of you knew this but cops can sometimes abuse their power. Especially if he really likes knives. It has happened to me before.
 
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Just $.02, but most CCW permits (I believe including FL), do not cover knives of any kind, fixed, manual or auto.

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In Florida it is legal to carry an automatic knife as long as it is not concealed. This means that the clip or pouch must be visible. If you have a concealed weapons permit you may carry it concealed because the permit is for weapons not just firearms.

If you have any further questions please let me know.

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Originally posted by Automatic Knife Outlet:
In Florida it is legal to carry an automatic knife as long as it is not concealed. This means that the clip or pouch must be visible. If you have a concealed weapons permit you may carry it concealed because the permit is for weapons not just firearms.

"Thankyou for that information." I could have bought one at a gun show this past weekend, but decided not to until I found out the law concerning autos."

If you have any further questions please let me know.

Take care,


 
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FYI to all: I would not ask the advise of local law enforcement, instead call the local district attorney. You could ask five LEO's and get five different answers. Also, it would not be a bad idea to try to get your answer in writing and keep a copy in the glove compartment, just in case you run into a LEO who was sleeping during that part of his training. It has saved me regarding blade length here in Texas.
 
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