New York Gravity Knife Law Reform Bill Passes

Senator Diane Savino sponsored the bill that finally resulted in it being brought to the floor for a vote. The bill previously passed in the Assembly by a vote of 128-1. The bill is ready to be presented to the Governor which unfortunately may take time.  In response to the Governor’s objections to last year’s bill.  this year’s bill (2017)  removes the words “Centrifugal Force” form the definition of a gravity knife and adds “solely” to create a definition that even overzealous New York City Law enforcement and prosecutors can understand, as requested by the Governor. It would preclude the unconstitutionally vague “wrist flick” test that has resulted in over 60,000 arrests and prosecutions in New York City, which the Governor himself described as “absurd” in vetoing last years bill.

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