Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Another media narrative on the rise.

So I was reading this article that was bragging about how "quick"  Cuomo's ban was.
You see,  Cuomo had to sign it quickly to prevent the proles from going out and buying before the ban went into effect.

Gee...  maybe there is something to this panic buying.

Though the newsie was sly in simply saying the State Senate vote was "late night" and not "The bill was printed up 22 minutes before it was voted on."

A couple things stuck out.

“It is well-balanced, it protects the Second Amendment,” said Senate Republican leader Dean Skelos of Long Island. “And there is no confiscation of weapons, which was at one time being considered.”

Don't assume Republicans will be your friends.  And see! There's no confiscation.  Just a ban on possession of certain magazines.  And nice to see the "We're really protecting you!"  being trotted out.

But this one really raised my eyebrow:

  • Restrict ammunition magazines to seven bullets, from the current national standard of 10. Current owners of higher-capacity magazines would have a year to sell them out of state. Someone caught with eight or more bullets in a magazine could face a misdemeanor charge.
  • The national standard is 10?   Really now?

    Well if by national Standard you mean California,  Massachusetts, Hawaii, and DC.

    New Jersey has a fifteen round ban and Maryland has a twenty round ban.
    Edit:  I don't think Illinois has a magazine ban, but a quick look didn't yield a result, which is strange.

    The other 43 states don't.

    Ah but why let a little thing like basic facts get in the way of a narrative.

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