Sunday, June 20, 2010

Remember Those Flotilla Blades?

Here's the view from New York on how dangerous they are:-

Manhattan prosecutors are taking a stab at ridding city stores of illegal knives.

Investigators bought switchblades and gravity knives - prohibited in the state - at 14 locations, including big-name retailers Home Depot, Paragon and Eastern Mountain Sports.

The stores - and four others - have already agreed to stop selling them, relinquish their inventories, turn over all profits from selling the illegal blades over the past four years and contribute to a public awareness campaign.

"What makes these knives so dangerous is the ease with which they can be concealed and brandished," Manhattan district Attorney Cy Vance said Thursday.

He noted that about a third of homicides in Manhattan in 2009, and so far this year, involved knives.

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