NY Gov Cuomo Signs Bill Banning ‘Undetectable Knives’

You knew it had to happen. The left’s mindless banning of any kind of weapon whatsoever (because they live in those ivory towers where nothing bad ever happens to them) came to fruition as NY Gov Cuomo signs a bill banning undetectable knives. The New York Post reported that he signed the bill on Tuesday. He’s already banned “undetectable guns” so why not knives too?

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What the heck are those, you ask?

The New York Post reported,

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law Tuesday a bill banning the manufacture and possession of knives that fail to set off metal detectors. 

“Undetectable knives are meant to be used by trained members of our police and military forces for covert operations — not regular civilians attempting to sneak weapons past metal detectors,” Cuomo said. 

The weapons, some strong enough to pierce a steel drum or car door, are made with materials like carbon fiber, titanium and ceramic that can pass undetected through security systems.

“By signing this measure into law, we will keep these deadly knives out of dangerous hands and help ensure our airports, courtrooms and other public buildings are safe.” 

Does he understand that New York will NEVER be “safe” from criminals? Was he thinking about the box cutters used by the 9-11 terrorists? Or was he simply not thinking at all? Voting for THAT one.

He recently repealed the ban on “gravity knives” after a Federal judge ruled that the law was ridiculous and unconstitutionally vague. It was passed in 1958, and police used it to arrest MANY people based on whether the knife “flicked open” with an action of the wrist.

“New York City sous chef Joseph Cracco, who was arrested and fined for carrying a pocket knife, U.S. District Judge Paul Crotty ruled that New York’s law banning gravity knives afforded police and prosecutors almost unlimited discretion to arrest and prosecute people for carrying knives commonly sold in stores across the state.”


So now NY Gov Cuomo and the lefty legislature have simply replaced it with a new ban. They love bans. And apparently are terrified of weapons of any sort. So when are they going to ban cars? 40,000 people died in traffic accidents in 2018. Cars, vans, trucks can all be used as terrorist weapons not counting ordinary crashes- we saw it in Nice, France a few years back.

The law goes into effect November 1. At that time you can be charged with a Class A misdemeanor for possessing that kind of knife- and you could spend up to a year in jail for it. The law exempts police and military.

As Tom Knighton recently said, the Bill of Rights is not a bill of “needs.” It appears that leftists will never figure it out.

H/T Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children


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