Knife Policy Reform: It’s on the table, and it matters more than you think.

Even diminutive automatic knives like this Microtech are subject to a mess of federal, state, and local policies. However, many excellent state-level reforms have been achieved in recent years. Federal policy should move to keep up.

The New York Times editorial board probably doesn’t strike you as a champion of Second Amendment rights. Sometimes, though, a law is so obviously ridiculous that surprising voices rise against it.

In 2016, the Times shed light on an archaic New York law that banned “gravity knives,” knives with an opening mechanism that functions with —…