Go into almost any major sporting goods store or kitchen cutlery store and you will find numerous knives that violate the Texas Penal Code on sale. Go to a fishing tournament, barbeque cook-off, stew cook-off, iron chef cook-off and you will find individuals carrying and using illegal knives. Go to any meat market or packing company and you will find individuals using illegal knives. Go on a deer/wild hog hunt and you may find individuals carrying illegal knives. Go to some Masonic Halls, martial arts training and competition groups and you may find illegal knives. Go to any Texas Battle Reenactment and you will find individuals in violation of the Texas Penal Code. Go into the office or home of a veteran and you may find a knife that violates the Texas Penal Code. Go into your kitchen and you may find you are in violation of the Texas Penal Code.

Many individuals will argue that the Texas Penal Code on knives does not apply to above.

Really?

Here is the Texas Penal Code that relates to knives (Section 46.01)

(6) Illegal Knifeā€ means a: (A) Knife with a blade over five and on-half inches; (B) hand instrument designed to cut or stab another by being thrown; (C) dagger, including but not limited to a dirk, stiletto, and poniard; (D) bowie knife; (E) sword; or (F) spear.

It is time to be legal and have an updated Texas Penal Code as it relates to knives. Selected enforcement of the law or zealous law enforcement officers that strictly interpret the law can arrest many unsuspecting Texas citizens. An updated Texas Penal Code would eliminate any question about what is an illegal knife and clearly state the individuals above are not in violation of the Texas Penal Code.