Oh Com’on! Liberals Just Outlawed Machetes – For The STUPIDEST Reason… Ever.

Oh Com’on! Liberals Just Outlawed Machetes – For The STUPIDEST Reason… Ever.

This is dumb. New York liberals are now in the process of outlawing machetes. You can get up to one year for having one in your possession if their latest bill goes through. Aside from the occasional Jihadist that uses a machete to behead people, I don’t see why this was such an urgent issue. Except that it is a step towards outlawing knives and then guns, which is the real point here I believe. Hey, why don’t you ban Islamists? What next? Virtually anything can be used for violence, including the human body. Anything can be used to bludgeon people to death. This is just insane. Knives, seriously? What are we, Britain now?

New York

From Young Conservatives:

It may not be long before machetes are banned in New York.

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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.”

Most people don’t own a machete. Many don’t even know what one is. We own two. Why do we own machetes? Well, one… hubby is a knife collector and two, they are handy in clearing brush. We don’t use them to behead people. Not yet anyway. Heh. I bet they will be vague on exactly what a machete is defined as. 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 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. 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. “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. Here’s a thought… instead of going after knives, which is ridiculous… why don’t they get rid of their commie mayor and let police do their job? Why don’t they allow everyone to have guns and knives? You would see crime plummet. But of course that would be sane. Can’t have that in New York City.

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

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