Some things aren’t allowed in prison.
Joe Huffman – Comment while driving home from GBR.
September 9th, 2012
[This comment was made on our way home after we were detained because of a little incident.
You see, we were originally planning on driving straight through prison. No stops, don’t bother doing anything just stash the goods and go. Well as we rolled up to the scene we started playing the game of, “Stash the goods”. We were by no means close to the border either.
On the upside it was a chance to move around and stretch, however I know I wish the stop hadn’t been necessary and I’m reasonably sure others would agree. We are reasonably sure that someone either got really lucky, or really unlucky. The other person was in the middle and got the joy of being air lifted. Joe and I both think there were two people on the motorcycle involved and they only loaded one in to the helicopter. The bike itself had a second seat too. But moving on…
While we were standing there taking pictures and the like, after stashing the goods, Joe then ponders the following: “I wonder what the legality of our knives are.” For you see, neither he, nor your humble scribe bothered to remove our knives and stash them in bag of holding. To which I reply, “you’re probably fine, it’s a simple locking blade, I on the other hand am [email protected]#$ed.” I then smoothly unclip my knife and slip it all the way in my pocket. I don’t feel like finding out how California views spring assist first hand. As I do this, Joe replies with the above.
I felt it quite fitting. Joe and I were able to escape prison a short time later. With many telling us to get the hell out of dodge.
We had no further problems as we made our break for the border. –B]
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I got a ctash course in knife laws on my way into Orange County once, for a funeral. My brother flew in to PHX, we got in my truck and drove over, realizing at the last second we had our kershaw speedsafe spring assists clipped to our pockets. Apparently, depending on the knife, they are kosher, as the mechanism for spring assist physically holds the knife closed until activation. Lockers without strong detents, OTOH, can be considered ‘gravity knives’ and get you in trouble. Its dumb. But dont tell too many, they’ll call it the Switchblade Loophole for Assault Knives. Blech… Glad Im in Oregon now. At least if I stray into CA its the pretty part.
Yeah, I looked it up after I got home and discovered that at least on the knife front we were clear…
Glad it wasn’t y’all in the accident… And Cali depends on who pulls you over!
Well considering this shirt would have been quite applicable… I’m not sure we would win that lottery.
Well, they definitely only lifted one from that wreck – N205ML is a Eurocopter 350 (a.k.a., an AStar). I’ve seen the inside of one of those (the old HealthNet 5 out of Beckley, WV), and there’s only room for one patient – and his legs are where the co-pilot seat would normally be, and his head is between the medic’s knees (HealthNet 5 actually had a plexiglass partition between the pilot and the patient’s legs, to protect the pilot and the controls from being hit if the patient started flailing around). Those things are tiny!
And just to give you an idea, here’s an interior picture of an AStar set up for medevac work. That setup leaves a little more room than what HealthNet 5 had, but it’s still pretty cramped.
Oh I know after I looked it up when I got home. The could have easily landed a second one though. We were’t that far into BFE. Figuring this is California though it’s hard for me to believe that they don’t have any tandem birds either.
Making me glad(er) I left when I did…
Yeah, we could have just left behind you. We made the mistake of going to the wrong range.
No, you made the mistake of not going through Winnemucca and avoiding prison entirely. Damn adrenaline junkies, that’s all I can say.
We were driving to Seattle, not Pullman/Moscow. Winnemucca would have been an extra 2.5 hours to get home and an extra 6 gallons of fuel.
Maybe you should get your state to no longer be prison for us poor saps that need to just pass on through?
And we came down through Winnemucca BTW since it was from the Boomershoot site.