Kind of a silly question

Discussion in 'GA Laws and Politics' started by adarby84, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. adarby84

    adarby84 New Member

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    I have a customer that recently bought a motorcycle and bought a ninja sword to carry while he rides... :shock: I read through the new laws and it seems to me like this would be illegal without a GWL. Am I thinking right with this knife designed for defense with a blade over 5"?
     
  2. dcannon1

    dcannon1 New Member

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    :sly: :ninja:

    I would say illegal without GWL
     

  3. adarby84

    adarby84 New Member

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    lol I couldn't find the ninja smilie anywhere. That is what I was thinking, but just didn't have the heart to tell him.
     
  4. dcannon1

    dcannon1 New Member

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    Any blade designed for offense or defense and over 5" requires a GWL.

    Now a machete on the other hand is not designed for offense/defense so that's a grayer area.

    No arguing a ninja/samurai sword is a weapon.
     
  5. GAGunOwner

    GAGunOwner Active Member

    A motorcycle is a motor vehicle just like a car. A sword is considered just like a handgun. You can have a handgun or sword in any location of your motor vehicle, including your person, without a GWL, openly or concealed. He is totally legal.

    However, if he steps off of the motorcycle in public without a GWL he is carrying a "weapon" without a license, which is a crime in our state.

    OCing a sword on a motorcycle is the same as OCing a handgun on a motorcycle, no license needed as long as you don't get off of it in public. Beware of a LEO asking/telling/ordering you off the bike during a trafffic stop.
     
  6. mb90535im

    mb90535im Well-Known Member

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    Except maybe a little higher on the "Darwin Award" scale due to the risk of accidental impalement.
     
  7. adarby84

    adarby84 New Member

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    I never considered that aspect of it. I so still find it terribly amusing though and yes he does get off of the bike while wearing the sword in public which is all the better.
     
  8. 45_Fan

    45_Fan Well-Known Member

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