And you thought the GLOCK 7 was dangerous. Thank heavens Empire Staters have Governor Andrew Cuomo and his merry band of banners hard at work to keep them safe from, well everything!
After the City of New York had its ludicrous law that outlawed just about every pocket knife declared unconstitutionally vague, New York’s legislature and the state’s intrepid governor sprung into action to address another non-existent problem in a really big way.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law Tuesday a bill banning the manufacture and possession of knives that fail to set off metal detectors.
“Undetectable knives are meant to be used by trained members of our police and military forces for covert operations — not regular civilians attempting to sneak weapons past metal detectors,” Cuomo said.
The weapons, some strong enough to pierce a steel drum or car door, are made with materials like carbon fiber, titanium and ceramic that can pass undetected through security systems.
Because a grasping, control-hungry demagogue’s work is never done. Oh, and we hate to break it to the noted weapons experts at the New York Post, but titanium knives show up on most security systems.
“By signing this measure into law, we will keep these deadly knives out of dangerous hands and help ensure our airports, courtrooms and other public buildings are safe.”
This critical new piece of legislation was signed into law just a week after Cuomo signed a similar piece of legislation outlawing “ghost guns” in New York.
It is now a criminal offense to manufacture, sell, transport or possess 3D-printed firearms, nicknamed “ghost guns” because they can pass through a metal detector unnoticed.
Again, the Post gets it wrong when it comes to guns. So-called ghost guns are typically considered to be firearms without a serial number such as those built from 80% lowers or made from commonly available materials (just ask Kevin de Leon).
Building home-made guns — the kind that don’t require a serial number or transfer via a FFL — has, of course, been legal and an American pastime since there was an America. Now, except for California and New York. We feel safer already.