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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Et Tu, New York?

NY POISED TO BE 1ST TO PASS POST-MASSACRE GUN BILL

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Days after calling for an overhaul of gun control in New York following the Connecticut school shooting, Gov. Andrew Cuomo worked out a tough proposal on gun control with legislative leaders who promised to pass the most restrictive gun law in the nation.

The measure passed the Senate 43-18 on the strength of support from Democrats, many of whom previously sponsored the bills that were once blocked by Republicans.


Among other infringements, New York will now be the first state to ban magazines with a capacity of 10 rounds. The new magic number will be 7, and they've generously given New York residents who currently own 8+ round magazines a whole year to divest of them before becoming criminals.

See? There's no confiscation! You just have to get rid of your legally acquired, legally owned hunk of metal within a year or become a felon! Nope, that's not depriving you of due process or anything! Under cover of darkness, without allowing the proscribed debate period or anything, the NY assembly railroaded this bill through.

Seven rounds. They've effectively banned all semi-automatic handguns except the micro- variants. Sure, the 1911 can go back to the 1950s 7-rounders, but everything made by Glock is now out. Somehow I don't see Gaston tooling up to make a special run of 7-round G17 magazines - or maybe they will finally come out with the G7?

I'm certain that we in Massachusetts will be next on the sacrificial lamb circuit. It's hardly probably that Cadillac Deval and the rest of his anti-rights cronies on Beacon Hill will allow themselves to be one-upped by New York. I imagine we'll see a ban on all magazines over 5 rounds, and an increase in the license fee to, and I quote, "One milllllllion dollars".

We ignore New York at our own peril. They may not pass a Federal ban, but the anti-gun states are getting decidely less free, and have chosen to further persecute a political minority. Millions of gun owners didn't commit any crimes, yet they are all being punished for the acts of one madman in CT and one in NY. It's also interesting to note that they increased the penalty for assaulting a first responder - yet there's no wording to increase the penalty for cold-blooded murder, so that the NY penal system isn't releasing killers into society after only 17 years...

As New York goes, so goes a good chunk of the nation - be prepared for evil, folks...

That is all.

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12 comments:

Ruth said...

Actual text of the proposed law: http://www.nysenate.gov/files/pdfs/S2230.pdf

Anonymous said...

Dear Remington,
As you leave the State of New York and take those 900 jobs with you, may I ask that you consider the south west corner of the free state (so far) of Virginia? It is close to your North Carolina plant and I promise that they will appreciate the jobs and protect them and you from an over reaching state government.

Jay G said...

Kimber, too...

Rifleman762 said...

As I type, the members of the House of Representatives are reading the text of the Constitution out loud on the House floor, one by one. Have to wonder how many of them are listening. I wonder also if the Senate will do the same.

It's a shame the NY congresscritters don't do this with their own state constitution. I'm not from NY and with just a brief glance this bill appears to violate portions of their Bill of Rights and several other sections. FOR SHAME!

One can only hope that after that terrible excuse for a governor signs this into law, it'll go straight to the courts and get shot down by someone who respects liberty.

Anonymous said...

It's time for you to sell the house, pack up wife and kids and come to America.

Gerry

Mopar said...

Don't worry, not to be outdone, CT has a bill, SB122 that will ban any "firearm, magazine, or clip" with a capacity of more then ONE round.

8Notch said...

"It's a shame the NY congresscritters don't do this with their own state constitution. I'm not from NY and with just a brief glance this bill appears to violate portions of their Bill of Rights and several other sections. FOR SHAME!"
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From the Second Amendment Foundation webpage on "States Without Specific Constitutional Provisions"

http://www.saf.org/constitutions.html#WithOut
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"New York: Nothing specific, however Article XII, Section 1 of the Constitution covers both the "organized" and "unorganized" militia and reads:

The defense and protection of the state and of the United States is an obligation of all persons within the state. The legislature shall provide for the discharge of this obligation and for the maintenance and regulation of an organized militia.

Article 2, Section 4 of the New York Civil Rights Law also reads almost identical to the Second Amendment:

A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms cannot be infringed."

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It is interesting to note that the only states that don't have even some mention of the right to keep and bear arms, are California, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, and New York.

acairfearann said...

All I know is that the only injuries I have acquired from human violence have resulted from: fists, eggs, and beer glasses. (An egg can leave a spectacular bruise by the way) I moved back from the UK for many reasons....one of which, well I've written letters (Mopar, CCDL's site is quite useful in pointers that way!) and talked but while I am singing to the choir in NW CT, I don't think anyone is listening...

Chris said...

The Maryland legislature goes into session in a day or two, and the (leaked) rumors bode ill for gun rights and gun owners. A few formerly pro-gun legislators have already gone over to the dark side.

JD Rush said...

The Demo rats have voted lock step against amending Iowa's constitution with a RKBA amendment for years. Including the past two. Blood in the streets(?) what, us take your guns?(wink, wink, nudge nudge) and all that crap.

Wraith said...

Anyone even thinking of proposing crap like that in Arizona could sit back and watch the quick and ugly death of their political career.

Thank God I moved to the real America...

Anonymous said...

It would be interesting if the major handgun manufacturers stopped cutting sweet deals with NY law enforcement agencies...and changed their warranty to exclude guns used by law enforcement agencies unless covered by a specific contract....