This kid (about age 5) got suspended for bringing a pocket knife thing to school……?
a little kid, brought a camp knife-pocket tool thing-a-ma-bob to school…..
he got suspended for like a couple months.
Don’t you think that’s absurd?
It was poor judgement…..the kid wasn’t going to hurt anyone.
I usually say safety comes first….but this was too extreme of a punishment for too minor of an offense.
It reminds me of an incident where they had to land an airplane because one of the passengers had a finger-nail trimmer or something…..she was just smoothing out her nails…….
and she refused to put it away so they landed the plane.
I strongly support cracking down on safety to prevent incidents of terrorism……
but they should also use sensible judgment.
Its stupid anything in school can be used as weapon if somebody wanted to. You can stab someone with a pencil and that person can lose an eye. This country so screwed up. If a black or latino brings a weapon to school they can’t get in trouble because its “racism”. A white kid brings a utensile to school and everyone is accusing him of being the next virginia tech or Columbine.
What is your favorite knife/multi-tool to take camping/backpacking/general use and why?
I’ve got a Schrade fixed blade knife. It’s strong and without a doubt my favorite. It’s blade is about 4 1/2 inches. Has a very attractive burlwood handle. Keeps it’s edge very well. I think this particular knife works with the way my hands are just right. I think the perfect knife will be different for everyone. I just want some ideas for a knife to check out in the future if this knife ever fails me. And I just like to see people brag about their knife!
I carry a swiss army with scissors, screwdriver/fingernail tool, tweezers, toothpick and an intimidating 1 1/4 inch blade. It weighs less than an ounce and in almost forty years of backpacking it’s all I’ve ever needed. To carry more would be a waste for me.
i live in ct and need to know about knife laws?
i am under 18 and love to collect knives, what kind of knives can you carry on yourself (as a minor) legally and is it possible to get a permit for carrying one, i only have assisted openers and folding, plus a few fixed blades, no switch or automatic ones. i always like to have one in my pocket going places like the mall, etc i normally have them for safety/a tool for camping. thanks for the help
You can carry most knives if the sharp edge is 4 inches or less, so long as it’s not double-edged. Switchblades are actually legal if the blade is less than 1.5 inches long. The law doesn’t have anything about age: The law is the same for minors and adults alike.
Whether an assisted opener is a switchblade or not under CT’s law is actually never been decided. A CT cop I was talking with on a forum even said they went right to the State Attorney General’s Office and could not get a straight answer. So I would advise caution when carrying them, as half the cops in CT think their switchblades, and the other half don’t. Regular folders with one-handed thumb-studs are fine though.
Does a folding knife lock prevent the blade from coming out or in?
Does a folding knife lock prevent the blade from coming out when it’s folded or from coming in when its out? Or both?
Btw I’m not talking about those multi-tools or swiss army knives
I’m just asking because I’m going on a camping trip and my organization requires a folding knife that has a lock.
I have a folding knife but it only locks when it’s out (I think). Does that count?
It prevents it from closing on u. If the knife is in good condition it shud not open by itself.
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