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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