Opinion

Various opinion articles about survival, politics, legislation and other aspects related to preparedness. These are perspectives that people may not necessarily resonate with yours, but who doesn’t like thought-provoking pieces?

Oregon Knife Laws: What You Need to Know

Oregon is a state of stark contrast. On one side, you can own any kind of knife you want, and there are no outright restrictions on blade length. On the other side, there are intricate, lengthy and widely scattered laws covering everything from when, where and how you can carry …

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Florida Trespassing Laws: What You Need to Know

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Florida: Fast Facts on Trespassing Trespass Law Covers: Buildings, dwellings, land, vehicles.Crime Class: Misdemeanor/Felony (if armed while trespassing)Fencing Required? No, but trespassing across fencing may elevate penalty.Signage Required? Yes, for certain classes of land to gain protection of law.Verbal Notice Required? No. Florida Trespassing Law Overview Florida has fairly comprehensive …

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New Hampshire Knife Laws: What You Need to Know

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The Essentials Legal to Carry Openly or Concealed Any knife except one with integral knuckle guard(s) Legal Knives in New Hampshire Dirks DaggersSwitchblades/automaticsButterfly knivesBowiesStilettosMachetesThrowing starsGravity knivesAssisted opening knives New Hampshire Knife Law Overview New Hampshire is a bastion of sanity in the wilds of government-run-amok that is New England. Since …

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Colorado Trespassing Laws: What You Need to Know

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Colorado: Fast Facts on Trespassing Trespass Law Covers: Residential and commercial buildings, land, vehicles.Crime Class: Felony, misdemeanor or petty offense depending on degree.Fencing Required?: No, but trespassing past fencing and other obstructions to entry constitutes a more severe offense.Signage Required? No.Verbal Notice Required? No. Colorado Trespassing Law Overview Compared to …

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Arizona Trespassing Laws: What You Need to Know

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Arizona: Fast Facts on Trespassing Trespass Law Covers: Structures, dwellings, vehicles, enclosed/fenced landCrime Class: Misdemeanor or FelonyFencing Required? Yes, for land.Signage Required? Yes, if no verbal notice given.Verbal Notice Required? Not required in some instances. Arizona Trespassing Law Overview Arizona trespass law is interesting. It makes no accommodation for unfenced …

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Connecticut Knife Laws: What You Need to Know

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Legal to Open Carry Any non-switchblade with a blade of 4” or lessAny switchblade with a blade of 1 ½” or less Legal to Carry Concealed Any non-switchblade with a blade of 4” or lessAny switchblade with a blade of 1 ½” or less Notes: Assisted opening knives likely fit …

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Nevada Knife Laws: What You Need to Know

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The Essentials Legal to Carry Openly or Concealed Any knife of any kind except a machete, see below for details Nevada Knife Law Overview Nevada is a state with extremely knife friendly laws; you can carry almost any kind of knife you want, any length, any style, any action, concealed …

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Massachusetts Knife Laws: What You Need to Know

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The Essentials Illegal to Possess on Person or in Vehicle: DaggerDirkStilettoDouble-edged knifeBallistic knifeAny automatic knife with blade over 1 ½”Any device which allows folding knife to be drawn with blade locked in place Massachusetts Knife Law Overview Massachusetts lives up to its “paragon of nanny states” reputation when it comes …

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Arkansas Trespassing Laws: What You Need to Know

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Fast Facts on Trespassing Trespass Law Covers: Structures, dwellings, vehicles, undeveloped land.Crime Class: Misdemeanor; felony if offender has multiple prior trespassing convictions.Fencing Required? Depends on property.Signage Required? No, if verbal or mailed notice given.Verbal Notice Required? No, if signage posted. Arkansas Trespassing Law Overview Arkansas’ statutes on trespassing are noticeable …

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Colorado Knife Laws: What You Need to Know

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The Essentials Legal to Carry Openly Any knife except a ballistic knife Legal to Carry Concealed Any knife except a ballistic knife that has a blade of 3 ½” or shorter Illegal to Own Ballistic knifeThrowing Stars (possessed in public place) Colorado Knife Law Overview Colorado is another fairly restrictive …

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