These people need to be committed.
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New York Senate Passes Legislation to Outlaw Machetes
It may not be long before machetes are banned in New York.
The Empire State’s Senate passed a bill, S.3199A, by a 54-5 vote margin Tuesday classifying a machete as a “deadly weapon,” making it a crime to possess one with the penalty of up to one year in prison.
Many of the legislation’s co-sponsors have long advocated the criminalization of machetes, and it will now head to the state Assembly, where the fate of the bill will be decided.
“Despite the obvious serious injury that can be caused by the use of a machete,” state Sen. Tony Avella (D) wrote in a memo, “such weapons have not been included in the penal law’s definition of ‘deadly weapon.’”
He went on to say it is “surprising” that the knife had not previously been marked as a “deadly weapon,” “given the common knowledge that machetes have often been used as weapons and are actually defined as such in Webster’s dictionary.”
A machete is defined as a “large, heavy knife that is used for cutting plants and as a weapon,” according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary.
Should the bill become law, machetes will join a lot list of items classified as “deadly weapons,” including switchblades, daggers, metal or plastic knuckles, gravity and ballistic knives, billy clubs and blackjacks. Possession of any of these items is a misdemeanor and can result in as much as one year in jail.
The Senate’s passage of the legislation comes on the heels of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio acknowledging a drop in the city’s murders and shootings, but noting that slashings and stabbings are increasing.
According to Guns.com, the number of knife attacks in the Big Apple for the first quarter of 2016 increased by more than 20 percent to 899, up from 746 such attacks at the same time last year.
Similar legislation introduced last year by Avella after a fatal machete attack in Long Island, New York, failed to gain much traction due to multiple challenges.
Legal defense for possession charges requires the possessor to show they did not intend to use the weapon unlawfully, which can present some difficulties. For example, in 2015, an electrician in possession of what police determined a gravity knife won a $57,000 settlement when the court found the blade to be a utility knife used for work.
However, state leaders are determined to do something to curb the violent attacks occurring with knives.
“Stabbings and slashings aren’t going away,” NYC Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said at a press conference, adding that such crimes are a “reality” for those living in New York City.
Neither Bratton nor de Blasio have directly mentioned concerns over machetes.
Next will be cars, baseball bats, purses, sticks and stones.........
This is the last US Presidential Election. Take notes and pictures for the great-grandkids.
These people need to be committed.
Blessed be God, my rock who trains my hands for battle, my fingers for war. Psalms 144:1
Victory can depend on a dog or a goose---Napoleon
Sounds like more of the "If it saves one life" B.S. Stupid, bleeding heart liberals. jmo.
So what does a land surveyor use now on a brushy property to chop a line-of-sight for the transit? Strong words?
Where is my baseball bat????? They just don't get it.
" All great things are simple, and many can be expressed in single words: Freedom, Justice, Honor, Duty, Mercy, Hope" .Hidden Content
Just plane stupid! What's next, Swiss Army knifes?
We have a four box system,the soap box,the ballet box,the jury box and the cartridge box!
Sharp sticks will be next. More people get killed by cars, smoking and just walking down the street in NY then by machetes. Suppose it makes the lawmakers feel better that they stopped the next machete massacre.
Remember when we told them, "If you let them ban guns, they'll just go after knives next", and we were scoffed at?
Vindication would be sweet, if it were not so bitter.
This logic has never sat well with me. Declaring something illegal to possess solely on the basis that it *could potentially* cause harm is moronic.
"Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats." - H. L. Mencken
Lets see , gun control, machete control, large drink control, salt control, stop and frisk. What they REALLY want is FULL citizen control . Papers Please Komrade
Look at the map of the votes for the Clinton-Beast, 4/19/2016.
All in the sewer cities, for that witch who will live in hell soon., don't blame New York for the New DORKS.
Lots of good people there who are NOT bankers, financial crooks, drug dealers/users, and welfare whores.
Problem is, 1/10 of the land is infested with 99.99% of the scum.
BTW, are New Yorkers, upstate/rural or not, liking the BEAST from Arkansas, the woman who got Americans slaughtered by Muslim/terrorist slime, has a history of crime, Boi nmaed Hsu who funded her failed run in 2008?
How about the crook Cuomo?
He is slimey as Spitzer. Now were NYC voters shamed by that? Probabbly NOT AT ALL!
I won't go to Slimey bassturd Rev Al and Tawana Brawlry, ........He is a FINE NYC SOB!!!!
Hilary for PRISON 2016!
Last edited by Mad Trapper; 04-20-2016 at 11:01 AM.