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Balisong Question......

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by vermont88993, Jul 19, 2010.

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  1. vermont88993

    vermont88993 Member

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    So the other day i found out that in a local knife/key/zippo/random stuff store had a mini balisong (like one for a keychain) that i purchased a wile ago in another state. i live in NY and i thought that balisongs were completely Illegal in NY state :confused:... so what is the law exactly in NY for balisongs. can i buy a "real Balisong" in NY or was this shop selling them illegally???
     
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    Thank you Hso.... The last one was the most informative but does that mean that "butterfly knives" are illegal or legal in NY or does anyone even know? sounds like they are legal but not so sure...
     
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    Case law is that they don't fall under the gravity knife prohibition. Legal or not then depends upon the other prohibitions, but as a class they shouldn't be prohibited.

    If you want something other than the unqualified opinion of some guy on the internet you should craft a short letter to the DA/AG citing case law and relevant penal code and asking for their interpretation.
     
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