Questions tagged [weapons]

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I committed a crime against the Weapons Act in Germany - Can I travel there?

I bought a butterfly knife in Poland (where it is legal) and had an overnight stop in Germany. I checked my bags out from the airport that night, then checked them back in the morning. The knife was ...
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Is it legal to import a whip to England for use as decoration?

I would like to know if it is legal to import a whip to England, for use as decoration. According to a UK Government Webpage Offensive weapons which are designed to kill or inflict serious injury ...
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Self Defense- Lethal Force- Taser & Knife Vs. Fire Arm

I was thinking of buying a taser for self defense. However, if someone were trying to attack me such as pulling a gun out on me, I fear a taser will just leave a criminal pissed off and still wanting ...
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What responsibility do I have when exporting knives to other country?

Suppose I'm an online shop owner who sells knives, but I don't have the means to learn the law of other countries. Now suppose someone buys a knife from me, but the type of knife is illegal to own ...
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Is it considered as double-edged knife or not?

So let's say we're in a state where folding knives and balisong (butterfly knife) are legal to carry while double-edged knife (such as a dagger) isn't. Then will the following knife consider as legal ...
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Is it a felony for a teen to design a knife and put into production?

So just curious that is it legal for the following situation. So a teen design a new knife opening mechanism and hand it to an adult who's running a factory. The adult thinks it's interesting so he ...
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Is there any specific law outlawing private nuclear weapons?

I am not asking about any indirect or circumstantial restriction. Is there any law in any country preventing me from owning a nuclear weapon there? Is it a plutonium license or something specific to ...
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Where Can I Find Weapon Definitions as Refereed To In NY Penal Code?

In NY penal code section 265.01 it states: A person is guilty of criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree when: (1) He or she possesses any firearm, electronic dart gun, ...
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Is it illegal to carry a foam baseball bat as a prop on Halloween in the UK?

I am thinking of doing a 'Jacket' from Hotline Miami cosplay/dress up perhaps for Halloween or a convention. I am trying to think about props, but I am worried about the laws against having anything ...
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3D Printing a gun prototype

For example, lets say I was starting up a gun company. I drew up and planned my perfect pistol, and now I need to build it to test it out and see what to fix. I use a 3D printer to create metal gun ...
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Use deadly force while under the influence?

I recently completed a CPL/CCW class in Michigan and had a random thought. I understand it is illegal to possess a firearm while under the influence of alcohol, but what are the ramifications if ...
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Legal Right to Own Nukes

As per the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution one has to wonder if there are any restrictions with regard to the type (or destructiveness) of arm you shall bear. If someone could ...
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Can I carry a knife at school?

I have a knife with a blade under 3.5 inches, it does however look 'scary', as the blade has a curve to it and the handle has a dragon on it. As far as I can tell though, in Colorado a knife can be ...
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Is it legal for civilians to pull (point) guns on each other?

This answer from a guy who often has to visit private properties in the rural US has made me wonder what, if any, offence a regular civilian (not a policeman etc.) commits by pulling (that is pointing)...
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Self defence with an illegal weapon

First off I’d like to say this is just a hypothetical question that I thought of today. This following scenario is to be taking place in Canada. Let’s say a guy is at his house on his private ...
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Legal Baltimore Knives

I recently moved to the Downtown Baltimore, Maryland area and as you may know it's an extremely high crime area that has a lot of homicides. As a result I've been trying to find ways I can defend ...
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Does pointing a gun at someone constitute attempted murder?

Is pointing a gun at someone tantamount to attempted murder in Kenya? If not, what would it most likely be?
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Is it legal to carry any kind of weapon in the UK?

Concealed or otherwise is it legal for a private citizen to carry any kind of weapon for self defence purposes in the UK?
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What prevents tourists visiting the U.S. from buying firearms?

Imagine an ordinary foreigner, arrived with a simple tourist visa into the US. In the U.S., there is no personal identification document. Most of the U.S. people doesn't have a passport. What ...
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Would it be illegal to sell a drone defense system to a nation under an arms embargo?

Will it be illegal to sell anti-drone systems to any nation like Gaza? Because it's not a weapon system, it's more like a defensive technology. Would it still violate an arms embargo?
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carrying a plastic toy sword in public in Austin, TX

I plan to to a pub crawl with a couple of friends in Austin, TX and we will dress as fantasy characters in order to make things funnier. I plan to carry this "sword" during that night. I am not an ...
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Spices used as self defence

Let's assume that person A carries on themselves spices such as chilly, cayenne peppers, or something else of the same fiery disposition. Person A is attacked by person B. Let us further assume that ...
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What Constitutes a Chemical Weapon?

Sean Spicer is currently under fire for a claim of his that Hitler didn't use chemical weapons. According to politifact this is not just false, but "Pants on Fire". Politifact quotes part of the ...
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Can I kill people with my drone?

If I were to deploy an autonomous drone, that went around, shooting people, what could I be convicted of? Suppose that all decisions were made by the drone, and I had no intent of this happening. E....
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Can a country defend against invasions?

I know think under "premises/occupiers liability" you aren't allowed to set up things like booby-traps, to stop trespassers / invaders. Are countries/militaries exempt from such laws? If so, how are ...
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Weapons vs objects coincidentally used as weapons

My understanding is that many easily-concealed weapons are illegal to use for self-defense in many if not most states. For example, knuckle-dusters are illegal to use in self-defense in most if not ...
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Are lethal autonomous weapon systems legal?

Are lethal autonomous weapon systems legal? I want to know whether this technology is illegal, or not - specifically in the UK, but globally as well. I know the Convention on Certain Conventional ...
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State testing unarmed ballistic weapons off some waters abroad?

The Sunday Times reported an unarmed missile had been set off from the submarine off the coast of Florida but, rather than head towards Africa, had veered towards the US. [ BBC News, Trident: ...
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Law in History: Weapon Law in New York in the 1960s: Long Blades

While researching for a novel, I stumbled about an interesting legal point I can't answer on my own because I neither am a lawyer nor am in the US: Between 1945 and 1951 quite some Katana were ...
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Can minors carry knives in Kansas?

I'm 13, and I am wondering the if it would be legal to carry a karambit knife for self defense – in a sheath or folded. If laws for both are different, I would appreciate policies on both. If so,...
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Can I take a bow and arrows on the train in the UK?

I'm interested in taking up archery. Attending the closest club would require that I take the train there as I cannot drive. Would I be able to take a bow and arrows, secured in a case, on the train? ...
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Can someone living with a felon keep a stun gun in the house in Utah?

I'm looking to get a stun gun for personal safety reasons, but I'm not sure if I can without moving out, since I live with a convicted felon. I live in Southern Utah. What are the restrictions on ...
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What if your cargo accidentally becomes a weapon while on a plane?

As far as I know, it is illegal for passengers to have weapons on a plane. Usually you need clearance to bring it as cargo as well. What if you accidentally make a weapon while on a plane? For ...
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What argument supports a right to bear arms but denies a right to bear nuclear weapons?

Per the second amendment: A lot of people really want to be able to declare that they can own any weapon they want but then the argument absurd is always, "Well that means you could own a nuke too." ...
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Would stricter gun laws in the US allow the arms industry to sue the US government?

As far as I can tell the US government, especially the current US President Obama, wants stricter laws concerning the ownership and / or acquisition of guns and weapons in the USA. Now again as far ...
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Self defense or illegal hunting?

If we talk about USA, where exactly is the difference between self defense and illegal hunting? Let's say a dangerous animal approached your house. How close should it be for you to shoot it and not ...
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Is it illegal to carry a baton?

Is it illegal to carry an expandable/extendable baton in the state of Indiana?
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Can I carry this pocket knife in the state of New Jersey?

I have a knife that folds open. Its blade is about 3-4 inches long. It looks kind of like this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002HR5G30?ref_=cm_cd_al_qh_dp_t I was looking at New Jersey state ...