Assume the following: 1. MA resident with valid LTC 2. Living in a town that has no knife restrictions on ownership 3. Living in a town that has no knife restriction on carrying in public Question: 1. Would it be legal to own a automatic out-the-side knife? 2. Would it be legal to carry said knife? My thinking is that the answer to Question 1 is YES. The second question is much harder. I have read a couple of posts here and elsewhere that states that the holder of an LTC can carry. I have also read here, and elsewhere, that carrying is always illegal. Anybody have an idea which side is right?