A child outsmarts the California Legislature.
You can't own a switchblade. You can own a pocket knife. The Legislature says that a knife is the former if it opens automatically when the owner presses a button or traps a spring or the like -- or flicks his wrist -- whereas it's the latter if the knife has an arrest mechanism.
Gilbert's a prodigy. He's one of a small number of people who's learned how to flick his wrist to open a knife that has an arrest mechanism.
Well done. He's not a delinquent. Or -- more accurately -- the delinquency finding against him must be reversed.
If we could convince Gilbert to pay as much attention to his studies as he does to imitating a participant in West Side Story, we might have the next Einstein.