Alberta Laws on Carrying a Knife

I am talking about a small legal folding knife. I`ve heard people say it`s 100% legal to wear one in every way, and others say you`ll be accused of intent to harm someone unless you can prove how it could have been a useful tool. I ordered a folding knife with a 3-inch blade and received a notice from the CBSA that they had confiscated this item. I collect beautiful or unusual knives and I cannot believe that they confiscated this item, although other Canadians have posted that they like the knife they received from the same seller. I can`t get a knife with a 3-inch blade, but every black man in Toronto seems to have a gun! I think I was born in the wrong color. Do I discriminate against young black men, the answer is yes!!! The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled in State v. Lee (1984) that a law prohibiting a person who knowingly possesses a weapon other than certain firearms is constitutional “guilty of a fourth-degree crime in circumstances that are manifestly not suitable for such lawful uses”, and that “the intention to use it for an unlawful purpose” is not an element of the offence; [135] State v. Wright (1984) that he was justified in prosecution for tying a knife to his leg; [136] State v Blaine (1987) that walking in public with a pocket knife in one`s pocket is not enough for a conviction; [137] State v. Riley (1997) that wearing but not showing or waving a pocket knife is not sufficient for a conviction; [138] State v.

Montalvo (2017) that the possession of a machete in the house for self-defense is protected by the Constitution. [139] Under Norwegian law, you can spend up to 6 months in prison if you intentionally bring a knife or similar sharp tool that is particularly suitable for causing bodily harm in a public place or helping others do so. The law does not apply to knives or other tools worn or used for work, outdoor activities or similar serious purposes. Note that this includes bringing knives in your own car. Carrying a knife as a tool for a job is good. For example, many builders need a knife for their work, it is not a problem to have one on the hip when they come and go from work. I know a lot of people who carry knives every day without any problems. Cities, counties, and local jurisdictions (including sovereign Indian nations located within a state border) may, in addition to the restrictions contained in state laws, enact their own laws or penal orders, which may be more restrictive than state law. [91] Virtually all states and local jurisdictions have laws that restrict or prohibit the possession or carrying of knives in any form or manner in certain defined areas or places such as schools, public buildings, courthouses, police stations, prisons, power plants, airports or public events. [91] The Oregon Supreme Court ruled in State v.

Kessler (1980)[143] and State v. Blocker (1981)[144] that the prohibition on the possession of a Billy club is unconstitutional; In the same vein, the General Court ruled in State v. Delgado (1984), that the prohibition on the possession and transport of circuit sheets is also unconstitutional; [145] and this also applied to blackjacks in Barnett v. State (1985). [146] It is illegal to carry a knife as a weapon of attack or defence. The only general limitation is the intended use, not the characteristics of the knife itself (in particular, despite popular belief, there is no limitation on the length of the blade). In practice, however, there will be considerable room for interpretation for police officers and judges – and much will depend on whether a use other than that of a weapon can be argued – for which the characteristics of the knife in question will be very relevant (bad: flick knife, automated, long blade, knife on the neck, tactical). Thus, carrying a knife, which is mainly used as a weapon, will be illegal. In addition, it is not allowed to carry knives in certain places such as courtrooms, football matches, etc. Wearing knives is usually very unusual in cities, but not in the countryside. In this context, it is also illegal to hide a knife with the intention of causing harm. This includes self-defense! More details below.

There are objections to the charge of possessing a blade or sharp object in a public place when worn for use at work, as part of traditional costume or for religious reasons. As in England and Wales, an exception is allowed for folding ash knives with a blade of less than 3 inches (7.6 cm). [79] If a person is found by a law enforcement officer in unauthorized possession of a prohibited knife, they can spend up to 5 years in prison and the weapon can be confiscated. The Crown can then ask a provincial court judge to have the weapon confiscated and destroyed.