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Knife Rights NY Knife Bill

Discussion in 'Activism' started by hso, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

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    New York Senate Holding Up Gravity Knife Reform Bill

    CALL/EMAIL Today!


    Once again, the New York Senate is playing politics with our Gravity Knife Reform Bill, S.4769A. There are only 4 days left in the session. Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan can bring the bill to the floor for a vote as early as today if he wants to.

    If you live work or travel in New York, CALL or EMAIL Leader Flanagan TODAY and politely ask him to bring S.4769A to the floor for a vote today! CALL or EMAIL TODAY!

    Phone: 518-455-2071

    Email: flanagan@nysenate.gov

    Simply tell the person answering the phone or write in your email that you "respectfully request that Leader Flanagan please bring S.4769A to the floor for a vote."

    For an email Subject line use: Bring S.4769A to the floor for a vote

    Knife Rights' New York Gravity Knife Law Reform Bill passed in the Assembly by a vote of 128-1. This is the fourth year in a row that the Assembly has passed a bill to stop the abuse of the state's gravity knife statute by New York City. Last year the bill passed in the Senate 61-1.

    This year's bill removes "centrifugal force" from the definition of a gravity knife and adds "solely" to create a bright line definition that even overzealous New York City law enforcement and prosecutors can understand, as desired 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 year's bill on New Year's Eve.

    Any true gravity knife, as the term is understood everywhere but in New York, will still be prohibited by the "released from the handle or sheath thereof solely by the force of gravity" portion of the definition, but common folding knives could no longer be considered gravity knives.
     
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  3. hso

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    Thanks to evetyone that called, emailed and sent letters to move this through the Legislature.

    Knife Rights’ New York Gravity Knife Law Reform Bill passed the Senate by a unanimous 62-0 vote. It is now eligible to be transmitted to Governor Cuomo.

    http://tinyurl.com/NY-Gravity-Knife-Reform-Passes

    Now we just have to get it signed. The new bill is supposed to have addressed the Governor's one objection and gentle encouragement to sign this bipartisan bill into law would be beneficial. Remember, respectfully request the Governor sign this overwhelmingly bipartisan bill into law. Short, sweet and to the point.
     

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