Note that you have the legal right to use lethal force in self-defense if: Scope and effect of the exception, in a law prohibiting the carrying of weapons, with respect to persons on their own premises or in their workplace, 57 A.L.R.3d 938 ALR is a legal encyclopedia of essays that collect state and federal cases on a variety of topics. It contains a number of entries on gun ownership laws and can be a good resource for those interested in the subject. The ALR is often available in court law libraries. How do I know what other firearms are prohibited? Overall, there is a general consensus on what a firearm is. Lawmakers typically define terms such as „firearm,” „assault weapon,” „high-volume” firearm, and „machine gun,” which give a gun owner an idea of what they can own and carry. Menschen v. Singh, 135 Misc. 2d 701, 516 N.Y.S.2d 412 (N.Y. Crim. Ct. Queens County 1987) (stating that a New York law prohibiting the carrying or carrying of knives, with some exceptions, does not violate a Sikh`s freedom to practice his religion, which required him to carry a sword called a „kirpan”, but that wearing a kirpan in a Sikh temple would not violate the law) People v. Pulley, 345 fig. App.3d 916, 926, 281 fig.
Dec. 332, 803 N.E.2d 953 (2004). In places where a gun law or jurisprudence is silent at home or in business, your attorney may try to assert a Second Amendment right to carry guns in these private areas — the law in this area is evolving, so be careful when relying on that right. if there is no clear legal language. The Massachusetts Supreme Court interpreted its state law to mean that you can legally possess a firearm without a license in your residence or workplace, though the law remained silent at the time. Commonwealth v. Seay, 376 Mass. 735, 383 N.E.2d 828 (1978). The Legislative Assembly subsequently amended the Firearms Act to exempt persons who are in their homes or business premises. See Gen.
Laws 269, § 10(a)(1). The system has not yet been extended to non-firearm weapons. Massachusetts courts could do so, perhaps as an extension of Second Amendment rights. See State v. Stevens, 113 Ore. App. 429, 833 P.2d 318 (1992) (Switchblade is a „weaponry” whose carriage cannot be completely prohibited under the State`s Second Amendment); State v. Smoot, 97 Ore. App. 255, 775 p.2d 344 (1989) (idem); State v.
Hamdan, 264 Wis.2d 433, 665 N.W.2d 785, 808 (2003) („If the constitutional right to possess and bear arms for security is to mean anything, it must generally permit a person to possess, carry, and sometimes conceal weapons in order to maintain the security of [his] private residence.”) See also District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. ___, 128 pp. C. 2783, 171 L. Ed. 2d 637 (2008) (Right to carry handguns at home). Some of these terms seem clear.
Some have been defined by state courts. Commonwealth v. Miller, 497 N.E.2d 29, 22 Mass. App. Ct. 694 (1986) (definition of „Dirk Messer”). A few are defined in other States; Massachusetts courts could use these cases to interpret their own law. A „shoulder slingshot” is neither a sling nor a slingshot. New York defines it as „a piece of metal or stone attached to a strap or thong and used as a weapon.
Menschen v. Desthers, 343 N.Y.S.2d 887, 73 Misc. 2d 1085 (1973). A slingshot or bean blower cannot be legally manufactured or sold in Massachusetts. Statutes cap. 269, § 12, but it seems that you can legally buy one in another state. New Jersey defines a Cestus as a handcovering of leather straps, often loaded with lead or iron. State v. Rackis, No. A143799T2 (N.J.Super.App.Div. 08/01/20003).
Nunchuku sticks were examined in State V. Tucker, 28 Gold. 29, 558 pp.2d 1244 (1977); Menschen v. Malik, 70 Mich. App. 133, 245 N.W.2d 434 (1976); Commonwealth v. Adams, 245 Pa. Super. 431, 369 A.2d 479 (1976).
The others are not resolved. Non-gun laws, on the other hand, can be terribly vague. Let`s start with Massachusetts. General Acts, chap. 269, § 10 (b) prohibits you from transporting or placing under your control in a vehicle any of the following: California law also criminalizes the possession or use of certain knives and weapons. According to Penal Code 21310 PC, it is a crime for a person to carry daggers and hidden daggers.6 A: I don`t see an explicit ban on spiked whips. I also don`t see a license authorization to wear one. You may want to consult a lawyer before wearing it. But keep in mind that a bat, some kitchen knives or an axe may not be illegal, but if used illegally. Does the other end of the bite also have an electric charge or does the whip have an electric charge that can cause it? Here is a list of prohibited items: This list contains the remaining weapons that are expressly prohibited.