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Where In The US Are ZT's Built ?

Discussion in 'Kershaw Knives / Zero Tolerance' started by Wolverine666, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. eschwebach


    Jul 16, 2012
    So you can run around naked, but can't pump your own gas (not sure if this is still the case)?
  2. freewheeling


    Dec 30, 2012
    The last time I was in Oregon I could pump my own gas. You might be thinking of New Jersey, or else things have changed since I was there in the early '90s?

    Tualatin has some big fracas over a woman who went downtown in her birthday suit and then claimed freedom of speech or something. I think the City Council voted to uphold it, but it's not really the sort of place you'd want to walk around nude. Oh wait, I might be thinking of Tigard? No, can't be Tigard. That's part of Portland.
  3. eschwebach


    Jul 16, 2012
    Yeah, they may have changed it. Last time I was there was 2003 I think.
  4. oregonknifenerd


    Dec 5, 2011
    You can't pump your own gas in Oregon. I have no idea when that changed. I moved here in 2005-2006.

    There was a woman who I knew distantly online that tried to get on the MAX train here topless and was arrested because Tri-met that owns the MAX line is pseudo-public transportation or something (I believe like how USPS is independent but government overseen) because it was against their policy.

    There was an IT guy that stripped naked at the airport to protest the body scanners and pat downs and was arrested. The courts decided the airport is subject to state law and threw out the charges or something equivalent.

    Portland is a separate city than Tualatin and Tigard but they are part of the Portland metropolitan geographic area. The area stretches across parts of Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas counties and the 3 counties is where Tri-met name for the public transportation system comes from.

    The more you know.. doo doooo doo dooooooooo

    Further off topic but bringing it back a bit in a round about way. I am not a lawyer but my understanding is: Portland bans open carry of firearms. Oregon has preemption language in their concealed carry law. So if you have a concealed handgun permit you can open carry, if not you can't. The concealed carry law is for handguns and does not cover other weapons such as knifes. So with a concealed carry permit you can walk around with a AR-15 with a 200 round drum on your back and a Glock on one thigh and an HK on the other but be thrown in jail for the Leek you have in your pocket that didn't have a pocket clip showing.
  5. TotalDbag


    Nov 3, 2012
    Do you guys know it's illegal to toss a moose out of a plane in Alaska?
  6. eschwebach


    Jul 16, 2012
    Thank god that is legal in Minnesota, I can't tell you how many times I have done that. Moose are very annoying airline passengers with their constant drooling and loud bellowing. Plus, if I have to be honest they don't smell that good. :D
  7. freewheeling


    Dec 30, 2012
    Ah yes, the Republik of PDX. I grew up in eastern Washington so it's a whole different thing than west of the Cascades. Seattle's laws are pretty draconian, and probably similar to Portland's. I noticed that neither state has reciprocity with anyone else. I now live in northern Virginia, where you can carry any folder up to a 4-inch blade (and open carry of handguns is legal whether you have a permit or not). Just over the border in DC the laws are very very vague as a result of Heller, but it used to be that you could get 10 years for a spent .22 shell on the floor of your car, and I don't think there was any "peaceable passage" either. Right now it appears that knives are pretty much at the discretion of the DC police, so whatever makes them uncomfortable will get you in trouble. Strictly speaking, though, I think the Virginia laws on knives are more or less operative in the district too. No doubt they'll fix that pretty soon, and make paper clips illegal. When I moved here they had the highest murder rate in the country. It's toned down a bit since Heller. But carrying a gun in DC is out of the question. The old, infirm, and female have to make the best of it.
  8. 2 shot

    2 shot Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 5, 2010
    Do you drive a diesel? You can pump diesel but not gas.
  9. KnottyEagle


    Aug 10, 2012
    Here's a stupid law from Michigan that's still in the books today: A Michigan woman is not allowed to cut her own hair without first getting permission from her husband.

    I don't know what kind of hair they're talking about though....
  10. freewheeling


    Dec 30, 2012
    It is, if there's room for it in the passenger section. If not, give 'er a toss.
  11. freewheeling


    Dec 30, 2012
    I recall there being a controversy over pumping your own, but can't remember whether I had to. Lived there for 20 years, and I'm sure that I used to pump my own some of the time. They had the same laws in New Jersey when I was there, but it was mostly a mob deal. Lots of laws to pay people to do nuthin' so there were some jobs that the godfathers could hand out. I remember one year the mayor of Salem tried to charge people a "rain tax" based on their square footage of roof area. Her name was Sue Harris, and I think she ran away with a housing developer leaving her husband flat, which is pretty ironic. All of which sort of begs the question, how the heck did Kershaw get going there? I think I read somewhere that the founder comes from the eastern part of the state, which is an entirely different culture (except for LaGrande).
  12. Yalius


    Jun 20, 2012
    You can pump your own gas here, if you insist on it, or if you're using a cardlock station. All attended stations have to at least offer to pump it for you by default.

    There must be something in the water here that sucks in knife manufacturers. Within 30 minutes drive, you have Kershaw, Gerber, CRKT, Leatherman, Benchmade, and Al Mar.
  13. oregon


    Jan 12, 2005
    Drop this into Google Earth: 18600 SW Teton Ave, Tualatin, OR 97062 and you are there! Just a hop, skip and jump down the road from my old homestead.

    If you look closely you'll see that I'm waving:

    Last edited: Feb 9, 2013
  14. SPXTrader


    Dec 26, 2006
  15. ono724


    Jul 17, 2010
    Does ZT make a pocket clip for birthday suits? :D
  16. Moxy

    Moxy Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 30, 2011
    Merica! #@$% YEAH!
  17. bad_juju

    bad_juju Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 7, 2011
    Remind me to NOT borrow your knife! :D
  18. salmonkiller


    Dec 9, 2006
    The Beaver State
  19. TotalDbag


    Nov 3, 2012
    Awesome. I'm hanging it on the fridge.
  20. salmonkiller


    Dec 9, 2006
    It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a moose...

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