Laguna Niguel, CA asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for California

Q: Can I take a 2 inch OTF knife to California university campus?

Concealed carry. Appendix of UCI policy "Anyone except authorized persons to bring or possess any dirk, dagger or knife with blade over 2 1/2 inches long, on the grounds of or within any state university, state or community college. "

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A: You should know that carrying a concealed OTF knife with a 2-inch blade to a California university campus is subject to specific regulations. According to the appendix of UCI policy, there is a restriction against bringing or possessing any dirk, dagger, or knife with a blade over 2 1/2 inches long on the grounds of or within any state university, state, or community college, except for authorized persons.

Given your reference, as your knife has a blade length of 2 inches, it falls under the allowable length as per the policy mentioned. However, it's essential to remain aware that local campus rules or additional laws may apply. Before deciding to carry the knife, check for any other campus-specific regulations or municipal laws that might affect its legality.

Lastly, even if your knife meets the blade length criteria, discretion and careful consideration are advised. Remember, the presence of a knife can lead to misunderstandings or alarm. Always prioritize safety and legal compliance when deciding to carry any weapon or tool on a university campus.

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