I used to have a fairly large pocket knife collection but I sold most of them because of NYC's hostility towards the right of a civilian to be able to protect yourself and loved ones.
The penalties in NYC for "criminal" possession of a knife are arbitrary, capricious and draconian. I'm not exaggerating when I claim that you will do less jail time for shoplifting a $20,000 wristwatch than for simple possession of a simple knife.
Ironically, I'm one of a literal few citizens in this fair city who can carry a registered handgun but there's no licensing procedure for other "weapons" for self defense.
My kid brother is one of the leading experts for all of New York regarding our penal code and even he can't figure this crap out.
I don't really like guns but I accept that they're a necessary evil. I understand the arguments that a gun is just a tool and a gun in and of itself it no more less good or evil than a bottle of bleach or a hammer.
Not looking for any arguments. Oh, jeez, please no lol
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