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I prefer weapons that allow me to maintain distance from an attacker (“Distance is your friend!”) but I’m happy to see Texas, at long last, taking the lead in some way regarding self-defense.

On Friday, Texans will legally be allowed to carry blades longer than 5.5 inches in most — but not all — places. This includes openly carrying the famous Jim Bowie knife, as well as daggers, dirks, throwing knives, stilettos, poniards, swords, machetes and spears.

Source: En garde! Texas open carry sword law takes effect Friday

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