For some reason the Florida Legislature found it necessary to pass legislation that states that a Plastic Knife is not a weapon. While I applaud the Florida Legislature for not defining a plastic knife as a weapon I am not sure why they felt the need to point out the obvious.  Of course this is great news for all those plastic knife wielders.  And even better news for all those who want to challenge a person to a duel where only plastic knives are used. No word yet on whether a plastic fork is a weapon. So my legal advice is not to use one unless you are at a barbecue or ordering Chinese Food. Chop sticks are considered weapons only when they are used for chopping.


790.01(13)  ”Weapon” means any dirk, knife, metallic knuckles, slungshot, billie, tear gas gun, chemical weapon or device, or other deadly weapon except…. a plastic knife…

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