Possession of Prohibited Weapons
In addition to the unlawful carrying of a weapon charge, there is also a “possession of prohibited weapons” charge to encompass other weapons that the UCW charge does not cover.
Texas Penal Code Section 46.05 defines possession of prohibited weapons as any person who intentionally or knowingly possesses, manufactures, transports, repairs, or sells an explosive weapon, machine gun, short-barrel firearm, firearm silencer, switchblade knife, knuckles, armor-piercing ammunition, chemical-dispensing device, zip gun, or a tire deflation device.
This is classified as a third degree felony, unless it is a tire-deflation device (in which case it is a State Jail felony), or a switchblade knife or knuckles (both of which are class A misdemeanors).
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