Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Seeking to amend gravity knife law
A new push has been launched to reform New York state law against gravity knives.
State Assemblyman Dan Quart (D-Manhattan) is pushing for amendments to the law, which is 50 years old.
The Village Voice reported the law was initially intended to ban large knives that resemble switchblades, but it has been applied in more recent years to common knives with folding blades that can be purchased at hardware stores.
[DA Cyrus] Vance’s office has said most gravity knife cases end with the cases being thrown out.