There's a lot of garden tools that can be dangerous but now the machete is on Governor Cuomo's list of "dangerous or deadly" weapons. Possession with intent to harm can now get you jail time.
What about a scythe ?
Could do a number on someone with one of those. There are lots of things that can be put to ill use. Come to think of it, other than in the movies, have you ever seen anyone use a machete to cut brush. They got machines for that now.
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