Now that I’ve researched and bought a fixed blade knife for EDC, I’m looking at the knife laws where I live, work, and regularly travel through.
Knife laws changed in MI late 2018 or early 2019… turns out that my fixed blade hunting knife is illegal to carry at all in MI where I work, unless I’m actually hunting. … or maybe only illegal to carry concealed unless I’m hunting … the law, as written, is really murky.
Also turns out that it’s illegal to transport in my vehicle EITHER concealed or open on my person OR concealed or open in the vehicle. From what I’ve been able to glean this is to prevent you having it in the glove box or tucked down beside the seat. Violation is a 5 year felony.
As best I can tell I have to carry it locked in an inaccessible place, like the trunk (no trunk on my pickup, guess I have to lock it in my toolbox). Carrying it in my 3-day bag in the back seat of the pickup looks to be a felony.
Anyone have more detailed information or ideas on how to manage this? @Dawn does the legal team have any light to shed on this?