Tuesday, January 15, 2013

New York Gun Control

Welp in the dead of night the NY State Senate released a gun control bill and within the hour passed it.

And as mentioned it's some of the most onerous gun control in the country.  NCIS check for all ammo purchases,  registration, a super duper Assault Weapons Ban,  gutted grandfathering, and  a seven round magazine cap.

Here's an example of some of the insanity. "There is grandfathering for 8-10 round magazines, you just may not put more than 7 rounds in them, or you become a criminal."  Yeah... that'll make a difference.

And here's what it means:

Don’t you think you might have bigger problem than guns and people putting more than 7 rounds in a magazine when your legislature can apparently draft legislation in smoke filled rooms, vote on the final product with 30 minutes notice, and get everything all wrapped up before the public has had a chance to sip their morning coffee? I mean, I get we’re not a democracy, but don’t you think there’s something vaguely wrong about lawmakers passing a bill before the public even has an idea what’s in it because the Governor says it’s an “emergency?” I would think this is something the left and the right can agree on.
And what does it say about their confidence in gun control that they feel they need to accomplish everything quickly, before the public has a chance to mobilize, and, I don’t know, maybe carefully consider the bill? Hear all sides? This wasn’t a conversation on guns. They don’t want a conversation, and that has been abundantly clear since this whole farce began.

Backroom dealings and midnight votes are okay when it's done for the right cause!
And this isn't just a Democrat issue.  The GOP happily caved on this too.

Here's some advice on what you can do to help in New York.

This is important especially as state gun laws have a way of being used as templates for federal gun laws.

And that this law will greatly knock down gun culture in New York. It's like needing a hard to get May Issue Permit to even *own* a handgun.  The goal here is to make gun owenership something normal people just don't do.

And the more they get that in "trendsetter" places like New York and California, the more they can push that such restrictions are "normal"

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