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04-03-2012 11:09 PM
Jp90Talon
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Originally Posted by armygreen View Post
...^ i see ligatures, chloroform, duct tape, and women's shoes...
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It rubs the lotion on it's skin, or else it gets the hose again!
04-03-2012 09:32 PM
armygreen
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Originally Posted by Jp90Talon View Post
...^ i see ligatures, chloroform, duct tape, and women's shoes...








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Originally Posted by DaisyCutter View Post
if i come home and find that on my front porch, i'm gonna know that woman lied and was infact married.
04-03-2012 09:17 PM
Tdog02 I agree with totality of circumstances, it's also a huge consideration as to where it is in the vehicle. Anything can be a deadly weapon including an ink pen. The intent of the user is more important than the possession of an object. In other words, in America the vast majority of officers will not be concerned about a machete unless you brandish it or start hackin on somebody with it.
04-03-2012 08:26 PM
dirt dawber I would consider a machete a tool just like a screwdriver, a hammer, a shovel or whatever. With that being said, any tool could become a weapon at anytime.
Here in Alabama I don't know of any law stating a machete couldn't be carried, I have one in my Jeep, in both of my pickups, have one on my 5000 Ford tractor and even carry one in my company vehicle. One time my company truck was searched before I could enter Ft Rucker Army Base and I was questioned about the machete but they let me go on through when I told them I used it as a tool to clear out vines,and bushes while doing my job when needed.
04-03-2012 02:17 PM
Jp90Talon
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Originally Posted by DaisyCutter View Post
Note, in ARIZONA, the laws pertaining to tools/weapons are very loose. You can cruise around with a 12ga stuffed in your pants.
Wait you can fit a 12ga in your pants?
04-03-2012 12:42 PM
DaisyCutter
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Originally Posted by KBR97 View Post
Its a tool.

Officer- "Why do you have this machete?"
You- "I was cutting overgrown weeds and shrubs"

End of discussion. At least that should be.

Unless there is blood on the blade....



Generally speaking, you should be fine having a machete in your car, assuming your a decent person.

If the police pull you over and see your machete, a juggalo sticker in your back window, some electronic equipment of dubious origin, and your meth pipe... then you're probably one of the droids they're looking for. I'm not judging, just sayin'.



Police officers aren't computers, the context and the totality of the circumstances DRAMATICALLY afect the decision making process. You can probably flip a cigarette on the ground and not get arrested 99% of the time, because the officer has better stuff to do. However, if you're drunk and being a problem, tell the officer to "F himself" and then flip your cigarette on the ground... Well that's littering, and your going to jail.


Are you drunk and speeding? OR are you speeding because the babysitter called 911 and paramedics are inside your home trying to revive your child? One person probably goes to jail, the other probably gets a pass.


I gave a drunk driver a pass a couple months ago. He was a bad guy, about 30YO, and had spent probably 10 years total in the joint, had a lot of jailhouse ink. He was out on probation. But he didn't run, he didn't fight, he was civilized to me. He had a legitimate job. I didn't have to get a warrant for his blood. He blew into the intox, and registered just over the limit. I could've sent him back to the joint for the DUI and probation violation. I cut him a break. I work in a tough town, arguably the worst in AZ. Most of my DUI's are 3X the legal limit. This 30YO guy was an OG in the eyes of the young cholos I chase every night. They respect him. I gave the guy another chance (he had to walk home) and gained some rapport with my town. If I guessed wrong, I'll catch him later.


Oftentimes cops do cut people a break. It's ironic that before I was a cop it never felt like I got a break, and now from the other perspective it seems that all I do is give out freebies.




I'm fascinated by edged weapons and tools. I just dressed the edge on my tomahawk last night. It's relaxing, and few things are more rewarding (or tedious) than aspiring to make the perfect edge.

I have a machete. It's a "Panga" African style machete (versus the Latin version commonly seen).

I spent many hours working on my machete with a file and a stone. It's a very functional tool, and it's custom to me. It'll cover everything from filleting a catfish to flipping burgers on the grill... and killing overgrown brush.

I have a log hanging from my back porch, specifically for my edged tools.







Note, in ARIZONA, the laws pertaining to tools/weapons are very loose. You can cruise around with a 12ga stuffed in your pants.
04-03-2012 12:10 PM
cocky grin Thanks! I may need to look Into one of theese
04-03-2012 12:09 PM
Peepers I carry a full size ax in the jeep. Usually its tucked behind/under the rear seat, but lately I've been lazy and its just on the floor in the back seat.
04-03-2012 12:04 PM
Jp90Talon
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Originally Posted by cocky grin View Post
Can I get a pic of this enclosure
Here is the basic idea....but they have dif versions for TJ/LJ/JK ect. The LJ version looks just like this but allows you to retain the rear seat.

04-02-2012 09:44 PM
cocky grin
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Originally Posted by Jp90Talon
I keep one along with a hatchet in my rear tuffy enclosure. I figure Ill have an easier time explaining them since they are with my jump bag and recovery gear. They would prob give me more trouble for my 6 D-cell Maglite that is secured on the lft side of my driver seat.
Can I get a pic of this enclosure
04-02-2012 09:41 PM
Jp90Talon I keep one along with a hatchet in my rear tuffy enclosure. I figure Ill have an easier time explaining them since they are with my jump bag and recovery gear. They would prob give me more trouble for my 6 D-cell Maglite that is secured on the lft side of my driver seat.
04-02-2012 08:46 PM
armygreen
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Originally Posted by KBR97 View Post
All this nonsense just carry a friggin machete in your vehicle. Its sad what this country has become.
much agree

i feel like this:
i kinda look like that too, except for the long hair, mustache, and muscles. i have the old, haggard, and unwashed part down pat.
04-02-2012 06:40 PM
KBR97 All this nonsense just carry a friggin machete in your vehicle. Its sad what this country has become.
04-01-2012 12:03 PM
bbtj This from a retired LEO, check your local and state laws. Laws vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Also, if you plan on taking it into another jurisdiction, check with them before taking it with you.
03-31-2012 11:34 PM
cocky grin
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Originally Posted by armygreen
a.) get your ccdw/chl/etc. and not worry about anything - unless you live in a locale that *effectively* doesn't issue those (IL, CA, WashDC, etc.).

b.) make your own mount for it inside your engine compartment.

-OR- if you wanna be the next youtube sensation from some cop's dashcam,
next time you get pulled over start screaming kamikazee-style and "exit" your vehicle through the softtop after slicing it open with the thing.

Hahahahah I'm liking the last ideaa also I'm feelin the engine mount......broke down on the side of the road with the hood open......another beat up pick up stops to "help".....he pulls a knife on you.....you slowly pull out the machette and do the croc dandee line.......LIKE A BOSS
03-31-2012 08:19 PM
Jodfie
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Originally Posted by cocky grin
So what I'm hearing is if its locked in your trunk out of site its ok?
It's ok to have it in there yes but if they go to search vehicle for any reason inform them of it
03-31-2012 08:13 PM
armygreen a.) get your ccdw/chl/etc. and not worry about anything - unless you live in a locale that *effectively* doesn't issue those (IL, CA, WashDC, etc.).

b.) make your own mount for it inside your engine compartment.



-OR- if you wanna be the next youtube sensation from some cop's dashcam,
next time you get pulled over start screaming kamikazee-style and "exit" your vehicle through the softtop after slicing it open with the thing.

03-31-2012 08:04 PM
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03-31-2012 07:46 PM
cocky grin So what I'm hearing is if its locked in your trunk out of site its ok?
03-31-2012 10:38 AM
KBR97
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Originally Posted by PecosRiver View Post
Officer- "Why do you have this machete?"
You- "I was harvesting my weed."

Still good?
Yes
03-31-2012 05:21 AM
odimodus zombies everywhere are rejoicing at this thread.
03-30-2012 10:28 PM
YJPete Don't. I was arrested once for having a Ka-Bar in the cab because the blade was too long. Spent the night in jail because I forgot it was there. Leave it in the garage.
03-30-2012 09:43 PM
PecosRiver
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Originally Posted by KBR97 View Post
Its a tool.

Officer- "Why do you have this machete?"
You- "I was cutting overgrown weeds and shrubs"

End of discussion. At least that should be.
Officer- "Why do you have this machete?"
You- "I was harvesting my weed."

Still good?
03-30-2012 06:18 PM
Jodfie
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Originally Posted by KBR97
Similar to the laws of transporting a firearm I suppose?
Exactly the same it's considered under concealed carry law
03-30-2012 06:17 PM
KBR97
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Originally Posted by Jodfie View Post
Has to be a secured trunk you can't get too from inside
Similar to the laws of transporting a firearm I suppose?
03-30-2012 06:14 PM
Jodfie
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Originally Posted by KBR97

So...it can be stored in the jeep with no problems.
Has to be a secured trunk you can't get too from inside
03-30-2012 06:14 PM
KBR97 You should probably contact the local PD for a real answer though. Laws obviously vary from state to state. Tell them you use the machete at work as a tool and also would like to keep it in the jeep when off roading to keep trails clear and cut back any overgrown brush.
See how they respond.
03-30-2012 06:07 PM
mcw402 It's illegal to carry anytime anywhere in Texas because it has a blade over 5 1/2 inches....
03-30-2012 06:06 PM
bc3_Jeep In Illinois, if it cannot be seen from the OUTSIDE of the vehicle, can be used as a weapon, and can be reached..... it can be considered a concealed weapon. I had an officer give me a ration about a BASEBALL BAT one night.......I think the machete would get the same ire......

Same goes for a Tire Iron INSIDE the car........
03-30-2012 06:04 PM
KBR97
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Originally Posted by Jodfie View Post
Negative in georgia at least it's a weapon and can be carried concealed in a (enclosed trunk) or glove box or has to be out in the open and be strongly urged of its open near you to advise the ofc
So what you are saying is it can be stored in a trunk, or glove box, or has to be out in the open...?

So...it can be stored in the jeep with no problems.
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