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Nunchucks Are Legal in New York After 45 Year Ban Overturned

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Jan 28, 2019 11:00 pm
  • 19:27

Guest: James M. Maloney, Adjunct Professor, State University of New York Maritime College  The two short sticks attached with a chain were one of Bruce Lee’s signature weapons. New York officials made it illegal to possess nunchucks in 1974 because of reports they’d become popular with muggers and street gangs. But a lawyer nicknamed “Professor Nunchucks” by comedian Stephen Colbert, has just succeeding in getting the ban overturned. A court said last month it violates the Second Amendment right to bear arms and state officials let the deadline to appeal the ruling expire. So nunchucks are back in New York