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NY Gravity Knife Law Changed!

Discussion in 'Knife Laws' started by tom19176, May 31, 2019.

  1. tom19176

    tom19176 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 7, 2005
    A BIG thanks for Doug and Knife Rights!!! The billed that was passed three times by law makers was finally signed by the Governor last night! This was a hard fought battle that will help to end years of abuse. There are still a few issues in NY State on assisted openers being viewed as switchblades, and in NYC blade limits are set at under 4" and can not be visible.

    My guess is the NYC Council will now pass some sort of law banning gravity knives with in the City.....If so we can only hope the wording will be clear as to what is legal....
     
  2. HeavyHanded

    HeavyHanded

    Jun 4, 2010
    Huzzah!
     
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  3. tom19176

    tom19176 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 7, 2005
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  4. tom19176

    tom19176 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 7, 2005
    That picture was sent via email from SMKW!
     
  5. boostr

    boostr Gold Member Gold Member

    186
    Dec 16, 2013
    Just read it today, this is great. Still illegal to have one on the subway though.
     
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  6. sixplymaple

    sixplymaple Basic Member Basic Member

    49
    Aug 3, 2018
    Wow it’s about time! Now I don’t have to worry about my pocket clip being visible and getting jammed up for a “gravity knife.”

    Thanks for the update.
     
  7. sixplymaple

    sixplymaple Basic Member Basic Member

    49
    Aug 3, 2018
    Really? That’s madness.
     
  8. Night Rider

    Night Rider Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 16, 2018
    So carry a relay long screw driver on the subway, That's leagle
     
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  9. sixplymaple

    sixplymaple Basic Member Basic Member

    49
    Aug 3, 2018
    Just don't leave the pocket clip hanging out on the subway lol. I'm assuming the subway enforcement only applies to MTA and not NJ Transit? Either way this is still a big win for us knife guys that spend any amount of time in NYC.
     
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  10. tom19176

    tom19176 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 7, 2005
    The MTA rule applies to the NYC subway. It is a far lessor violation as it is not a "crime" but rather a violation of the transit rules. It is heard in a special court that handles these rules. It can still end with a fine and up to ten days in jail, but it would not give you a "criminal" record.....
     
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  11. sixplymaple

    sixplymaple Basic Member Basic Member

    49
    Aug 3, 2018
    Thanks for the info.
     
  12. anthony cheeseboro

    anthony cheeseboro Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 8, 1999
    I am glad to see this change. This is the sort law used to single out people who are otherwise minding their own business.
     
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  13. boostr

    boostr Gold Member Gold Member

    186
    Dec 16, 2013
    I've pulled out my flippers on the NJT train plenty of times without anyone batting an eye.
     
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  14. JPD1998

    JPD1998 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 18, 2004
    The NYPD will bat an eye if you do that in the NYC subway. I saw a guy get stopped inside the Times Square station for carrying a knife. I didn't hang out for the outcome but the cop had the guys knife in his hand as was leading him away.

    I take the subway to Grand Central and catch a Hudson line train to Poughkeepsie every day, once I'm out the city , the knife riding in the pocket gets clipped to my pocket.
     
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  15. drail

    drail

    330
    Feb 23, 2008
    I have a question - how would any NYPD officer know that you have a knife on your person (unless you carry it clipped on in plain view and why would anyone do that in NYC?) Is there no 4th Amendment in New York? Can a cop walk up to you and search you for no reason?
     
  16. Penang

    Penang Gold Member Gold Member

    64
    Feb 1, 2018
    I'm a NYC construction worker and I know of a few guys that have been clipped by the mta police for having there foldable razor knives clipped to there pocket. No sure of what law covers these types of blades, but best bet is to keep whatever knife u carry on the subway/mass transit, concealed. Just avoid any possible hassle . I wish one day I could keep my fixed blade on my hip in NYC, evan if it was only on the jobsite, it would be better. But that's not happening anytime soon.just my 2 cents
     
  17. The Zieg

    The Zieg

    Jan 31, 2002
    Next week, deep in my pocket, my NYC carry will be a Victorinox SD Classic with the main blade dremeled off, leaving me scissors, file, screwdriver, toothpick, and tweezers. If that gets me busted, then so be it.

    Zieg
     
  18. Penang

    Penang Gold Member Gold Member

    64
    Feb 1, 2018
    That is sad, that it comes to this, zieg.
     
  19. Critter

    Critter Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 23, 2003
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