Posted 06 December 2011 - 07:55 AM
A LONG READ - BUT HOPEFULLY KEEP YOUR BUTTS OUTTA JAIL CA Penal Code20200. A knife carried in a sheath that is worn openly suspendedfrom the waist of the wearer is not concealed within the meaning ofSection 16140, 16340, 17350, or 21310.12027 (g) Licensed hunters or fishermen carrying pistols, revolvers, orother firearms capable of being concealed upon the person whileengaged in hunting or fishing, or transporting those firearmsunloaded when going to or returning from the hunting or fishingexpedition.653k. Every person who possesses in the passenger's or driver'sarea of any motor vehicle in any public place or place open to thepublic, carries upon his or her person, and every person who sells,offers for sale, exposes for sale, loans, transfers, or gives to anyother person a switchblade knife having a blade two or more inches inlength is guilty of a misdemeanor. For the purposes of this section, "switchblade knife" means aknife having the appearance of a pocketknife and includes aspring-blade knife, snap-blade knife, gravity knife or any othersimilar type knife, the blade or blades of which are two or moreinches in length and which can be released automatically by a flickof a button, pressure on the handle, flip of the wrist or othermechanical device, or is released by the weight of the blade or byany type of mechanism whatsoever. "Switchblade knife" does notinclude a knife that opens with one hand utilizing thumb pressureapplied solely to the blade of the knife or a thumb stud attached tothe blade, provided that the knife has a detent or other mechanismthat provides resistance that must be overcome in opening the blade,or that biases the blade back toward its closed position. For purposes of this section, "passenger's or driver's area" meansthat part of a motor vehicle which is designed to carry the driverand passengers, including any interior compartment or space therein.12020. (d) Knives carried in sheaths which are worn openly suspended fromthe waist of the wearer are not concealed within the meaning of thissection.