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    Question: Is it legal to carry a small knife in one's pocket? Are switchblade knives illegal in Arizona?

    Answer: Arizona Law addresses these questions in ARS chapter 31, section 13. First, Arizona law (ARS 13-3101) defines deadly weapon as anything that is designed for lethal use. Second, ARS 13-3102 states that a person commits misconduct involving weapons if they carry a deadly weapon without a permit, except for a pocket knife concealed on his or her person. So, the answer to the first question is that it is legal to carry a pocket knife concealed on your person.

    As to the matter of switchblade knives, there is nothing specifically making switchblade knives illegal in this state. As they are not commonly carried by sportsman or tradespersons, they would probably be considered fighting knives and, therefore, deadly weapons. While not specifically illegal to possess, they may have to be either carried visibly or, if concealed, the possessor must have a concealed weapons permit issued pursuant to ARS 13-3112.


    Comments
    1 thru 5 of 32 comments    [ 1 ]  2   3   4   5  ...   
    On 03/09/09
    Tony from AZ said:
    What defines a pocket knife, Is there restrictions towards blade size?
    On 02/04/09
    jack from AR said:
    Is it illegal to carry a butterfly knife in Arkansas?
    On 11/26/08
    sarg from AZ said:
    Carried a knife in Nam. A court of last resorts (no ammo). Now a small lock back for work requirements. Why would a child need to carry a knife? The human brain is not fully developed untill about age 21. STOP guessing, SEE AZ concealed carry knife laws, or wait untill your 21 and can use basic ligic.
    On 08/03/08
    ryn from AZ said:
    sords in pubblic are illeagle i know some one who gotarested 4 carin 1
    On 06/21/08
    Jordan from AZ said:
    YOU CAN USE A SWITCH AS A TOOL JUST LIKE A POCKET KNIF SO THEREFOR IT SHOLDNT HAVE TO BE CONCELED!
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