Sharpen those broadswords, Texans, because someone in the Legislature took “Game of Thrones” a little too seriously this year.
A new law effective Sept. 1, will allow open carry of any knife with at least a 5 1/2 -inch blade. That means anything from a machete to a broadsword can be your choice for exhibiting your Second Amendment rights.
So if you see someone toting that katana with their cardigan, don’t fret. Not only is this not Westeros, a fictional place in HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” but a Texan thing to do.
If we can carry firearms openly and with a Texan swagger, why not swords? Why not be armed to the teeth for both criminals and dragons?
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There are some restrictions, though. You can’t bring your spear to Six Flags or your bayonet to a Texas Rangers game.
And unfortunately, you will have to leave the longsword at home when you participate in the “Game of Thrones” quiz at the pub.
When open carry for firearms came into effect, people voiced their concerns and love for the 2016 law.
This law doesn’t do that. Instead, it poses many questions. We find ourselves wondering: How does one commute with a spear? Where does one buy a complementary scabbard for a suit jacket?
Winter is coming to Texas — and it’s going to be interesting.