Everyday, thousands of law abiding citizens are turned into criminals each year by the United States. The same story plays out again, and again, and again. An upstanding citizen walks into a sporting good, or outdoors store to buy a knife to use as a tool in their profession or hobby, buy their knife and walk out.
What they didn’t know is they know is the knife they bought is illegal under their local laws, and unfortunately most knife crimes do not require criminal intent – mere possession of an illegal knife can result in thousands of fines, and misdemeanors and felony convictions.
It’s gotten so out of hand, and so many people have been arrested, the largest theatre unions in New York are advising their members to not carry their tools outside of work. To rectify the situation, and bring awareness to the knife community and regular folks who use a knife in their day to day job or hobbies, Hobanco has launched a knife awareness campaign.
Hobanco has launched the first 7 articles covering Texas, Florida, Michigan, Ohio, Colorado, Illinois, and Oregon.
Texas saw major changes in regards to knife laws in 2017; find out more here: https://hobanco.com/blogs/news/texas-knife-laws
Florida has an extremely open policy regarding knife laws. Every knife is legal except ballistic knives however, there is ambiguity around concealed carry. Read more here: https://hobanco.com/blogs/news/florida-knife-laws
Michigan makes some knives illegal, while some knives remain legal. However those legal knives become illegal, if you carry a legal knife with an ‘intent to harm’. Find out more: https://hobanco.com/blogs/news/michigan-knife-laws
Ohio residents enjoy lax knife laws. Any type of knife is legal, including automatics, although automatics cannot be concealed carried. Learn more at: https://hobanco.com/blogs/news/knife-laws-in-ohio
Alabama residents also enjoy relatively straightforward knife laws. All knives are legal – including fixed blade, butterfly knives, balisongs, pocket knives, butcher knives, and at any knife length – except bowie knives. Learn more at: https://hobanco.com/blogs/news/alabama-knife-laws
Company Name: Hobanco
Contact Person: Mary Smith
Country: United States