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by critter
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:32 pm
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Topic: DA & NYC Throw Hail Mary Mootness Argument in Knife Rights' SCOTUS Case
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: DA & NYC Throw Hail Mary Mootness Argument in Knife Rights' SCOTUS Case

I really cannot say. Most NYPD officers I have met think it is BS, but most of them are longtimers and don't need the collars. It has been a "good" and popular collar because of the relatively high level of the crime for little effort on the officer's part. In any case, unfortunately, it is clearly ...
by critter
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: DA & NYC Throw Hail Mary Mootness Argument in Knife Rights' SCOTUS Case
Replies: 5
Views: 255

DA & NYC Throw Hail Mary Mootness Argument in Knife Rights' SCOTUS Case

In a counter to Plaintiff's responsive brief to their mootness letter , New York City and DA Vance have hurled a Hail Mary brief at SCOTUS in an effort to defend their mootness claim. It would appear to fail on all accounts. They claim we did not challenge the MTA regulations in the original or ame...
by critter
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Knife Rights’ Plaintiffs Respond to DA & NYC SCOTUS Mootness Argument
Replies: 0
Views: 192

Knife Rights’ Plaintiffs Respond to DA & NYC SCOTUS Mootness Argument

[This post with all its links can be viewed at: https://kniferights.org/legislative-update/knife-rights-plaintiffs-respond-to-da-nyc-scotus-mootness-argument/ ] As expected, shortly after NY Governor Cuomo signed A5944 into law repealing NY's gravity knife bans, New York City and DA Vance submitted ...
by critter
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:56 am
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Topic: A Hard Earned Knife Rights Victory! Freedom (Finally) Wins in New York!
Replies: 9
Views: 281

Re: A Hard Earned Knife Rights Victory! Freedom (Finally) Wins in New York!

GarageBoy wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 9:20 pm
Still not legal in the subway (as per comments by NYPD in the nytimes and in the rules of conduct for the subway)

See post: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=84021
by critter
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:54 am
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Topic: NYC Mayor de Blasio’s NYPD Promises Continued Gravity Knife Enforcement on Subways!
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NYC Mayor de Blasio’s NYPD Promises Continued Gravity Knife Enforcement on Subways!

After our huge win last week repealing New York State’s ban on Gravity Knives in order to stop the flagrantly discriminatory arrests and prosecutions in New York City of those who carry common folding knives, over 70,000 to date and disproportionately minorities, unrepentant Mayor Bill de Blasio an...
by critter
Thu May 30, 2019 9:30 pm
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Topic: A Hard Earned Knife Rights Victory! Freedom (Finally) Wins in New York!
Replies: 9
Views: 281

A Hard Earned Knife Rights Victory! Freedom (Finally) Wins in New York!

Nine years of hard work and effort, including eight years of costly Federal litigation and the threat of losing big time at the U.S. Supreme Court (see below), has finally convinced New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to sign A5944, repealing the state’s bans on Gravity Knives. Cuomo previously vetoed t...
by critter
Thu May 30, 2019 4:58 pm
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Topic: Freedom Wins in New York - DA Vance & Cuomo Finally Capitulate!
Replies: 7
Views: 239

Freedom Wins in New York - DA Vance & Cuomo Finally Capitulate!

After 9 years of effort, 8 years of costly Federal litigation, 3 bills passed overwhelmingly and the terrifying threat of losing big time at the U.S. Supreme Court, New York Governor Cuomo signed A5944, repealing the state's bans on Gravity Knives (while leaving the definition intact). By repealing...
by critter
Thu May 30, 2019 11:37 am
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Topic: Texas Bans on Clubs (Tomahawks) and Knuckles Repealed!
Replies: 13
Views: 369

Re: Texas Bans on Clubs (Tomahawks) and Knuckles Repealed!

Very good news. It seems that many states are taking a look at their current knife laws, mostly due to outside pressure. THANKS DOUG & CO! Knife rights is making a difference. Thanks! Just to clear up any misconception. It isn't 'pressure." The knife community isn't well enough organized or big eno...
by critter
Wed May 29, 2019 7:24 am
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Topic: Texas Bans on Clubs (Tomahawks) and Knuckles Repealed!
Replies: 13
Views: 369

Re: Texas Bans on Clubs (Tomahawks) and Knuckles Repealed!

Nice work once again! Any chance of getting the ban on larger Autos in California repealed? Thanks for all your efforts! Thanks. Any change in CA knife laws is unlikely to occur anytime soon, absent some extraordinary situation developing. However, the more we roll back knife bans in more and more ...
by critter
Wed May 29, 2019 7:06 am
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Topic: Texas Bans on Clubs (Tomahawks) and Knuckles Repealed!
Replies: 13
Views: 369

Texas Bans on Clubs (Tomahawks) and Knuckles Repealed!

Knife Rights supported HB 446 , repealing the ban on carry of clubs (including tomahawks) and possession of knuckles (including trench knives and the like) has been signed by Texas Governor Abbot. The new law will become effective on September 1, 2019. In 2013 Knife Rights’ repeal of Texas’ switchb...
by critter
Thu May 23, 2019 3:48 pm
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Topic: ACTION ALERT: Knife Rights NY Gravity Knife Ban Repeal Bill - CALL/EMAIL Gov. Cuomo!
Replies: 1
Views: 96

ACTION ALERT: Knife Rights NY Gravity Knife Ban Repeal Bill - CALL/EMAIL Gov. Cuomo!

The bill to repeal New York’s Gravity Knife Ban, A5944 , which would stop the bogus arrests and prosecutions on Gravity Knife charges of knife owners carrying common folding knives in New York City has been transmitted to Governor Cuomo. If you live, work or travel in New York CALL the Governor TOD...
by critter
Thu May 23, 2019 7:30 am
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Topic: Knife Rights: Plaintiff’s Reply Brief Filed with SCOTUS in NYC Gravity Knife Case
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Views: 136

Knife Rights: Plaintiff’s Reply Brief Filed with SCOTUS in NYC Gravity Knife Case

In response to New York City’s and District Attorney Cyrus Vance’s opposition briefs filed last week, Plaintiffs submitted their Reply Brief today. CLICK HERE to read the Reply Brief. The Reply Brief points out to the Court that the City and DA take the same approach in their opposition briefs that...
by critter
Wed May 15, 2019 4:08 pm
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Topic: NYC & DA Respond to Cert Petition in Knife Rights’ NYC Gravity Knife Case
Replies: 1
Views: 87

NYC & DA Respond to Cert Petition in Knife Rights’ NYC Gravity Knife Case

In conformity with the U.S. Supreme Court’s direction that they respond to Plaintiff’s Petition for Writ of Certiorari in our long-running Gravity Knife case, New York City and DA Cyrus Vance, Jr. filed opposition briefs Monday, May 13. Both briefs continue the Defendants’ campaign of misdirection ...
by critter
Tue May 14, 2019 8:05 am
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Topic: NY Senate Unanimously Passes Bill to Stop Arrests in NYC – But, Will Gov Sign it?
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: NY Senate Unanimously Passes Bill to Stop Arrests in NYC – But, Will Gov Sign it?

TomAiello wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 7:54 am
Will the state law pre-empt city of NY legislation?
The issue in NYC is not an issue of local administrative law, it is how they choose to enforce state law. If the law involved is repealed, there's no state law to enforce. So, preemption doesn't come into it.
by critter
Tue May 14, 2019 7:11 am
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Topic: NY Senate Unanimously Passes Bill to Stop Arrests in NYC – But, Will Gov Sign it?
Replies: 2
Views: 113

NY Senate Unanimously Passes Bill to Stop Arrests in NYC – But, Will Gov Sign it?

Is the third time the charm? The New York State Senate has unanimously passed A5944 , in a floor vote that substituted the already unanimously passed companion Assembly bill for S4863. These Gravity Knife Ban Repeal bills were sponsored by our longtime allies Assemblyman Dan Quart and Senator Diane...
by critter
Thu May 02, 2019 8:39 am
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Topic: Knife Rights’ Texas “Location-Restricted Knife” Reform Bill Passes Senate
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Knife Rights’ Texas “Location-Restricted Knife” Reform Bill Passes Senate

After intense lobbying by Knife Rights Director of Legislative Affairs, Todd Rathner, working closely with sponsor Senator Bryan Hughes and our friends in Austin, the Texas Senate on Monday passed Knife Rights’ “Location-Restricted Knife” Reform Bill, SB 2381 , by a bipartisan vote of 19-12. The bi...
by critter
Thu May 02, 2019 6:40 am
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Topic: Knife Rights’ Ohio Knife Law Reform Bill Introduced
Replies: 0
Views: 166

Knife Rights’ Ohio Knife Law Reform Bill Introduced

After a number of years working with our good friend Ohio State Senator Joe Uecker, SB 140 has been introduced that would reform Ohio knife law. SB 140 repeals Sec. 2923.20(A)(6), the state’s ban on the manufacture and sale to civilians of switchblade knives, springblade knives and gravity knives, ...
by critter
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:32 am
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Topic: Washington “Spring Blade” Ban Repeal Bill Passes House Committee
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Washington “Spring Blade” Ban Repeal Bill Passes House Committee

The Washington State “Spring Blade” Ban Repeal bill, SB 5782, was voted out of the House Civil Rights & Judiciary Committee 10-2 with a “do pass” recommendation. The bill was amended to limit blade length to 3.5 inches. The existing exemption for manufacturing and sales of these knives to first res...
by critter
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:30 am
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Topic: Knife Rights MT Switchblade Ban Repeal & Preemption Bill Signed Into Law - Effective Immediately!
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Views: 164

Knife Rights MT Switchblade Ban Repeal & Preemption Bill Signed Into Law - Effective Immediately!

Montana Governor Steve Bullock has signed Knife Rights’ Montana Switchblade Ban Repeal and Knife Law Preemption bill, HB 155 . It is effective IMMEDIATELY! We sincerely thank Governor Bullock for signing HB155. With the repeal of the state’s prior restriction on switchblades, automatic knives are n...
by critter
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: NYC Gravity Law Takes a Hit, But Still Standing and Dangerous
Replies: 16
Views: 393

Re: NYC Gravity Law Takes a Hit, But Still Standing and Dangerous

I thank you again for explaining that. All the more reason for people to support Knife Rights and get these things changed for the better. Regarding the above mention you made of knives that do not lock open, would an Opinel folding knife be considered "safe" even though some may be able to get it ...

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