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Surprise Surprise, NY moves to ban gardening tools

In case you haven’t been paying attention for the past couple of years and missed me repeatedly say it, allow me once again to reiterate: Gun Control is not about guns, it’s about CONTROL.

For those of you who may have doubted need look no further than the state that would be Empire, New York, which after its crusade against law abiding citizens who own guns aimed its controlling sights on law abiding citizens who own garden tools.


New York State Senator Tony Avella (D-Queens), the senator that effectively pushed through the unlawful SAFE Act in 2013 is now taking aim on machetes.

“The fact that anyone can easily purchase this potentially lethal tool is just crazy,” he said.

Yeah, it’s crazy to want to purchase something inexpensive to help clear out a path in the woods, isn’t it?

New York has already banned smaller knives and listed them as deadly weapons. According to an administrative code violation, New Yorkers carrying a knife with a blade longer than 4 inches can face up to 15 days in jail and up to a $300 fine.

The New York Daily News gave two examples of people who were killed with machetes. The mother of one of the victims is apparently not living full time on the planet as she said, “I didn’t even know it was possible to buy a machete online. I had no idea that it wasn’t considered a deadly weapon. It should be.”

Read the full article here: You Knew It Was Coming: New York Moves to Ban Machetes

Really, this woman didn’t know you could buy machetes online?  I wonder if she’s ever been in a sporting goods store like Dick’s where machetes are prevalent.  Or to Home Depot, Lowes or any other garden store.

While I usually refrain from bringing in grieving family members when they spout off nonsense (I usually give them the benefit of the doubt and attribute it to grief) this lady is off her rocker.  Guess what can be sold online from Craigslist without a background check?  AUTOMOBILES.  And those are more deadly than machete’s ever will be, plus they can be used in crimes like bank robberies and drive by’s.  According to this woman’s logic we should ban cars too.

New York politicians are once again trying to exploit the dead in order to gain even more control over the lives of its denizens.  Seriously, with the small knife ban all ready in place, if the machete ban goes into effect, you are pretty much banning the use of edged metal in the state.  And don’t think that some crackpot controller isn’t going to start pushing for the banning of kitchen and steak knives with the defense that food must be prepared by the state and precut in single pieces.

Of course, much like the SAFE Act, politicians and their cronies will be exempt from such bans, so while the “citizens” of New York are biting off chunks of steaks like cavemen, the political elite can still enjoy the simple design of a tool that has been around LITERALLY since the dawn of human existence, albeit with sharpened stone rather than metal.

You may think this too far fetched to come to pass, but no doubt a decade ago the same would be said of the state trying to ban garden tools.

Give it a few years and we’ll see if I’m proven a prophet.


  • Hop

    I am left dumbstruck by the idiocy of these people. Next they’ll want to ban number 2 pencils, since they can be sharpened and poked in someone’s eyes.

    • usncb

      Don’t forget the assault spoon that made Rosie O” FAT!!!


    Do you think they were the first? Look to the law makers of Scotland who after assuring the people that by banning guns their children would be safe. After the deaths by knife they now ban any knife with a point and sharp edge. Look it up!

  • Darkthirty

    In Chicago if you’re under 18 you can carry a knife with a max 2″ blade. If you’re an adult you can carry a knife with a whole 2.5″ blade!

  • durabo

    They should also ban pillows, so nobody can be smothered his sleep..

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