NY Gov. AGAIN Vetoes Knife Rights’ Gravity Knife Law Reform Bill

NY Gov. AGAIN Vetoes Knife Rights' Gravity Knife Law Reform Bill
NY Gov. AGAIN Vetoes Knife Rights' Gravity Knife Law Reform Bill

Knife RightsNew York-(Ammoland.com)- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has AGAIN vetoed Knife Rights' Gravity Knife and Switchblade Reform Bill, once again effectively giving the finger to New York's legislature that overwhelmingly passed the bill that specifically addressed Cuomo's concerns with last year's bill. Despite valiant last-minute efforts by bill sponsor Assemblyman Dan Quart to come up with a workable compromise, the Governor simply would not sign a clean bill.

Cuomo once again turned his back on the large coalition of organizations, many part of his own constituency, which supported the bill. Despite the thousands who called and emailed the Governor to sign the bill, and thanks very much for those who did so, he again sided with the disingenuous arguments made by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill and District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr., virtually the only ones who opposed the bill. In vetoing this bill he has once again doomed thousands more to arrest and prosecution for carrying common pocket knives that won't get someone arrested virtually anywhere except in New York City.

This second veto clearly reveals the lie of Cuomo's avowed commitment to criminal justice reform in New York. Knife Rights will continue to work on a legislative fix that protects knife owners, retailers and manufacturers. Meanwhile, Knife Rights' federal civil rights lawsuit that is currently on appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit is fully briefed and will continue. That lawsuit contends that New York's unique “wrist flick” test used to determine if a knife is an illegal gravity knife is unconstitutionally vague.

The battle is not over in New York and we will continue this fight in court and the legislature until this absurd enforcement by New York City is fixed and innocent, law-abiding people can carry a common pocket knife on the streets of New York City without worrying about getting harassed by the NYPD.

Demonstration knives from Knife Rights' Federal Civil Rights Trial to stop bogus New York City gravity knife arrests.
Demonstration knives from Knife Rights' Federal Civil Rights Trial to stop bogus New York City gravity knife arrests.

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About Knife Right:

Knife Rights is rewriting knife law in America. Knife Rights passed the nation's first repeal of a switchblade (automatic) knife ban in 2010 in New Hampshire and has since passed repeal of switchblade bans (and repealed other knife restrictions) in Alaska, Colorado, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Missouri, Nevada, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.

  • 5 thoughts on “NY Gov. AGAIN Vetoes Knife Rights’ Gravity Knife Law Reform Bill

    1. Everyone call the Governor office and let them know you will NEVER spend your tourism dollars in NY State.

    2. If all the outstanding politicians are fed up with Cuomo vetoing this type legislation, overide Cuomo’s veto. Cuomo is an a**hole then trezt as such.

    3. Disgusting. Chip off the old block. His father lied a lot too ( governor 1980 thru 1992, every election promising high speed monorails into NYC, a bridge to Connecticut to increase commerce and to avoid the exorbitant NYC bridge tolls, etc.) and then after election, nothing but new laws taking more freedoms away from the citizens with new taxes/fees/surcharges. It must be the New York “Cadillac” welfare program offered to it’s mass of recipients with the left, that voted him in the first time, then voted him in again 2 years ago; even after his SAFE Act which made over 1 million law abiding New Yorker’s into criminals for owning certain type rifles for decades.
      I didn’t expect him to pass it, even thou they bent over backwards to please him, curtailed the bill to what he said he wanted. Not even talking about switch blades, this flick test is evil perpetrated by these evil people to charge and prosecute the law abiding. This action coincides with NYS Attorney General Schneiderman who was the ring leader who orchestrated and designed a letter sent to the House and Senate leadership (on H.R. 38 / S. 446), and signed by the Attorneys General of Massachusetts, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Washington, and the District of Columbia. He wants to continue to arrest and prosecute law abiding citizens who have valid pistol permits who cross over the border into New York State.

    4. Maybe now the people who voted for ANY DEMOCRAT will finally realize the democrats are NOT their friends but self centered dealers in total deceit. The democrats ( pronounced DUMB ASSES) have no loyalty to the good people that trusted and voted for them,

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