Written by Gage Fenwick
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Many claim that chivalry is dead in an age of immediate satisfaction. Dating apps such as Tinder, Grindr, etc. have only aided that perception. However, many forget that the majority of the rules of chivalry regard swordsmanship and dueling.
A new law in Texas will soon make it legal to carry any blade longer than 5.5 inches openly in public. This includes swords, machetes, spears, pikes, rapiers, Bowie knives or any other bladed weapon of equal or greater size. Renaissance nerds and aspiring blacksmiths should rejoice.
According to WFAA, “The author of the bill, Representative John Frullo said its main purpose is to simplify the laws pertaining to knives and to limit their restrictions.” The blades will still be restricted from buildings such as schools, hospitals, bars, churches, and any business that desires to prohibit them.
As a blade admirer myself, I am jealous of Texas residents. As an advocate for the 2nd Amendment of the US Constitution, I am even more jealous. The right to bear arms should encompass all forms of weaponry. As liberals argue the amendment was written with only muskets in mind, it does well to remind them of bayonets and calvary swords as well.
The law goes into effect September 1, 2017. So break out your anvils and grindstones and prepare for chivalry once again.
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