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    Hey guys, I survived the move and had a rather easy time flying with my handgun. My things arrived yesterday and I am almost done unpacking. Now on to my questions.


    1) After reading about the "shootings" at some of the local indoor ranges, are local ranged doing anything different about allowing law abiding, mentally stable gun owners into their ranges? I really want to teach my girlfriend how to use my gun for emergency purposes and I am unsure on the state of affairs for the local ranges.

    2) Not really about guns, but it's about concealed/open carry. Are there any laws in WI that restrict the type/length/style of knives a citizen can carry? I know that Auto/spring loaded knifes are illegal, but what about manual-open folding blades? I always have some kind of knife on my person (currently a folding box cutter I use for work), am I still within the law? Does it matter how you carry said knife on your person? Clipped on to the OUTSIDE of your belt? How about the INSIDE? In the pocket?

    Being from AZ, the general rule of thumb is if the blade is longer than the width of your palm, you'd better think about picking a different knife. Then again, cops don't really care so long as it's not an auto.

    Also, are there any gun shows here in WI? I loved going to the gun shows down in AZ.
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    Finnaly, another knife OC'r!. Wisconsin has a 3 & 1/4 inch blade length law if your going to CC that's the limit. However,you can carry any length blade so long as the handle is visible (was told this by several LEO's this is fine) and I've had no problems, been doing this for over a year and nada. Justno daggers or switchblades.I personaly wear mineon my belt,tuck the sheathed blade into my pocket and let the handle show (be carefull and watchthat your shirt doesn't cover ittho!).Hope that helps!
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    So then there is no blade length for visible carry? That's good. The other knife I carry other than my work-use box cutter is a folder that has got a 3 and 3/4 inch blade.
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    Welcome to the frozen north. Check all localities for blade lengths and other various ordinances (Daggers and whatnot). They're convoluted so be careful. Just remember that while the laws here are really messed up there is always someplace worse (ie Illinois ).
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    did not know that.....guess I am getting one of these soon....
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    I have one of these, maybe I will just use this....

    Current Issue Marine Corp Bayonet
    http://youtu.be/xWgVGu3OR4U AACFI, Wisconsin / Minnesota Carry Certified. Action Pistol & Advanced Action pistol concepts + Urban Carbine course. When the entitlement Zombies begin looting, pillaging, raping, burning & killing..remember HEAD SHOTS it's the only way to kill a Zombie. Stockpile food & water now.

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    Landose_theghost wrote:
    Finnaly, another knife OC'r!. Wisconsin has a 3 & 1/4 inch blade length law if your going to CC that's the limit. However,you can carry any length blade so long as the handle is visible (was told this by several LEO's this is fine) and I've had no problems, been doing this for over a year and nada. JustÂ*no daggers or switchblades.Â*I personaly wear mineÂ*on my belt,Â*tuck the sheathed blade into my pocket and let the handle show (be carefull and watchÂ*that your shirt doesn't cover itÂ*tho!).Hope that helps!
    Can you provide statute citation please? I thought I had done a thorough review and couldn't find an actual length.

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    paul@paul-fisher.com wrote:
    Landose_theghost wrote:
    Finnaly, another knife OC'r!. Wisconsin has a 3 & 1/4 inch blade length law if your going to CC that's the limit. However,you can carry any length blade so long as the handle is visible (was told this by several LEO's this is fine) and I've had no problems, been doing this for over a year and nada. Justno daggers or switchblades.I personaly wear mineon my belt,tuck the sheathed blade into my pocket and let the handle show (be carefull and watchthat your shirt doesn't cover ittho!).Hope that helps!
    Can you provide statute citation please? I thought I had done a thorough review and couldn't find an actual length.
    Looks like I was wrong,the only city ordinances i could find that prohibit knife length are as follows:

    Bayside,WI

    Racine,WI

    Wauwatosa,WI

    and of course, Milwaukee,WI

    Source: http://www.handgunlaw.us/documents/USKnife2.pdf

    Seems to me any other city should be fine to carry a folder larger than 3 1/4 inch blade.
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    Glock34 wrote:
    I have one of these, maybe I will just use this....

    Current Issue Marine Corp Bayonet
    Not too much different than from what I carrry!Nothing against Ka-Bars, butI am an S&W knife fan!!
    Nemo Me Impune Lacesset

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