Concealed weapons; adds box cutters to list. (HB169)

Introduced By

Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Concealed weapons; box cutters; penalty. Adds box cutters to the list of weapons that are prohibited from being carried concealed. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/26/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 087833404
12/26/2007Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/02/2008Impact statement from VCSC (HB169)
01/28/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB169)
02/12/2008Left in Militia, Police and Public Safety


Waldo Jaquith writes:

My Lord, what will this man think of next? We're criminalizing working as a carpet installer or warehouseman?

Timothy Watson writes:

You managed to beat me to it Waldo! I guess he's running low on business over at Albo & Oblon LLP.

Waldo Jaquith writes:

If this passes, I'm totally getting into the box cutter holster business.

Jim Duncan writes:

Pencils. Don't forget about the sharp pencils. But the pocket protector business already is flooded.

Shane Jimison writes:

This stems from a recent decision where they found that box cutters were not concealed weapons in schools. A razor blade unsheathed is a concealed weapon but a boxcutter is not. Kids are figuring this out.

Waldo Jaquith writes:

Then schools should pass rules prohibiting kids from carrying them. We cannot treat every citizen of the state like a school child.

Timothy Watson writes:

If I'm not mistaken, it's legal for a student to have a knife with up a three inch blade on it.

Michael P., tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

Oppose. Overly broad, would criminalize carrying a boxcutter in your pocket.

Randy Royer writes:

What will this clown that gave us the abusive drivers fees, do next to drum up clients for his legal practice ? Time you vote this guy out ! He is a very dangerous man that hates freedom.

Kirby Myers writes:

Dave Albo tells me he withdrew this bill 'a long time ago'. But it looks like it's still in committee. Has it been withdrawn? When?

ben writes:

Albo is at it again. This would be a great way to generate revenue. Arrest every roofer as he's climbing up or down his ladder, and every carpet layer working on a site. It would be like shooting fish in a barrel. If the cop asks a subject if he has any weapons, most people would say no out of ignorance and could be charged with making a false statement. Lots of revenue for the state, not to mention Albo's law firm!!!

Bradley S. writes:

Is there an actual definition of what a "Box Cutter" is? Does that include snap off utility knifes? Fixed non retractable utility knifes? Those flat 2 piece ones that have take a single edge hard-spine blade that can be turned aroudn and used as a scraper?

There are some things on there that should actually be removed.

John H. Howard writes:

Dale Albo should recieve a fine for haveing pack of Bic shavers in his grocery bag. This bill was a waste of the ink and paper it was written on. Next would be my finger nail clippers...