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Jimaz
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Post Number: 196
Registered: 12-2005
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Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2006 - 10:09 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm moving to SE Michigan soon and want to be certain I'm within the law.

As I understand it, double-edged knives (daggers) are forbidden there. I've already disposed of all firearms and switchblades. I have a 6xD-cell police flashlight/baton I'd prefer to keep, if legal. The rest is mostly edged weapons, balisongs, exotics, etc.

Any advice? This is all collector/art stuff. I'd like to keep as much as possible but I have no desire to skirt the law.

Peace.

(Message edited by Jimaz on February 21, 2006)
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Mcpd1300
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Post Number: 46
Registered: 01-2006
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Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 - 9:37 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Flashlights are legal, as long as you're using them as just that, a flashlight. Knives, as far as I know, if they are collector's items, are legal as well. I mean, you can't exactly go out in public carrying them, but as long as they are in a display case, I think you're fine.
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Bagman
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Post Number: 34
Registered: 06-2004
Posted From: 68.255.162.69
Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 - 11:06 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What you keep in the privacy of your home is your business.
Bring it all........use what you must, when the time is right, and you should have no problem.
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Solarflare
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Post Number: 375
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 63.69.106.29
Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 - 11:08 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Disposed of all firearms? What the hell for?
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Jimaz
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Username: Jimaz

Post Number: 205
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Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 - 12:53 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I don't intend to have to "use" any of it and the firearms had no collection value. I only mentioned firearms to indicate that they are not a factor. Simplify. Simplify. :-)

Thanks for the response, all.
Hang in there, Bagman.
(I still need a briefcase and wallet.)
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Supersport
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Username: Supersport

Post Number: 9905
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 64.118.137.226
Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 - 1:11 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Just curious as to whether you used to live here and just "went away" for awhile.

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/a rchive/0805051sword1.html
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Jimaz
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Post Number: 206
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Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 - 1:20 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

LOL Great story. Nope, that's not me. What a character.
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Mcpd1300
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Post Number: 48
Registered: 01-2006
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Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 - 1:31 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That's a funny story... I like the tried to strike officers with "a giant wooden hammer"
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Warriorfan
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Username: Warriorfan

Post Number: 263
Registered: 08-2005
Posted From: 141.217.84.101
Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 - 2:59 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The only knives that are illegal are switchblades and other mechanically-operated knives. Everything else is perfectly legal to own and keep in your home, you just can't carry it out in public with you if the blade exceeds the length requirement (which is 3" if I am not mistaken).
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Jimaz
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Post Number: 207
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Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 - 3:26 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks, Warriorfan. Would you think "mechanically-operated" includes balisongs (butterfly knives) or not?
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Mcpd1300
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Post Number: 49
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Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 - 3:34 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

MCL750.226a Pocket knife opened by mechanical device; unlawful sale or possession; persons exempted.

Sec. 226a.

Any person who shall sell or offer to sell, or any person who shall have in his possession any knife having the appearance of a pocket knife, the blade or blades of which can be opened by the flick of a button, pressure on a handle or other mechanical contrivance shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not to exceed 1 year or by a fine of not to exceed $300.00, or both.

The provisions of this section shall not apply to any one-armed person carrying a knife on his person in connection with his living requirements.


So apparently if you're one armed, you can possess a switchblade...

(Message edited by mcpd1300 on February 22, 2006)
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Jimaz
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Post Number: 208
Registered: 12-2005
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Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 - 3:45 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Surgery time! j/k :-) Thanks, Mcpd1300.

Do you have a URL for a website containing that info?
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Mcpd1300
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Post Number: 50
Registered: 01-2006
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Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 - 3:52 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yes sir :-) It's the Michigan State Legislature website...
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/

It contains the Michigan Compiled Laws
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Mcp001
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Post Number: 2031
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 69.14.135.95
Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 - 6:24 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Disposing of firearms???

:-(
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Tndetroiter
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Post Number: 11
Registered: 12-2005
Posted From: 24.158.164.229
Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 - 8:04 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Where ever you go, you should always have a firearm in your house.

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