New York lawmakers agreed to pass the toughest gun control law in the nation and the first since the Newtown, Conn., school shooting, calling for a tougher assault weapons ban and provisions to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill who make threats. "This is a scourge on society," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday night, six days after making gun control a centerpiece of his progressive agenda in his State of the State address. The bipartisan effort was fueled by the Newton tragedy that took the lives of 20 first graders and six educators.
Comments: Ammunition magazines would be restricted to seven bullets?? Un.be.lievable.
cuomo has absolutely no moral authority. This is the same guy who lost $56 billion when he was HUD secretary. Does any reasonable person believe a GOP HUD secretary who lost $56 billion would not be in jail, let alone be considered a frontrunner for President in 2016? The banana republic status of the USA has been attained.
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Mass Minority, 1/15/2013 9:42:40 AM (No. 9117421)
And yet another major piece of legislation effecting millions of citizens drafted behind closed doors and voted into law minutes after being handed to legislators. As all such prudent intelligent and important legislation enacted in this manner this will work splendidly exactly as the elitist Mugabe wannbes envision.
WHo needs a messy floor debate, or worse, a public debate where the unwashed mouthbreathers get to clutter up the process with their worthless drooling incoherent "arguments". Far far better, and more effective to act for these poor wretches, it is after all governments duty to take care of the little people. They just don´t know whats good for them. Poor little children.
That so many "republicans" went for this monstrosity is more than disturbing. They have just given the MSM their screeching point for the next year or two. Get used to hearing "supported by an overwhelming majority of Republicans" every time Obamas gunn grabbing effort are discussed.
FTA: "..Ammunition magazines would be restricted to seven bullets, from the current 10, and current owners of higher-capacity magazines would have a year to sell them out of state. An owner caught at home with eight or more bullets in a magazine could face a misdemeanor charge…."
First the magic number was ´ten.´ Now it´s ´seven.´ Next time it will be ´five.´ Eventually it will be ´one.´ Now it´s a misdemeanor. Soon it will be a felony. After magazine size it will be ´caliber.´ "No larger than a .38." "No larger than a .32." "No larger than a .22 cal."
"No one is allowed to have in their personal possession any weapon with a magazine or capable of firing a bullet larger than .22 cal., under penalty of law. Persons in violation of this act will be charged with felony possession of an illegal firearm."
The final act will be "All persons owning any firearm is hereby ordered, under penalty of law, to turn in said weapon at your local police or sheriff´s office. There is a ten day window of compliance, after which any holders of any firearms will be subject to a prison term of ten years and a fine of $100,000."
I think they are knee jerk liberal do nothing answers except for the reporting of crazy people so their guns can be confiscated. That´s fine as long as we get to decide who the therapist is, and they are not on the government payroll. It still wouldn´t have done anything to stop lanza who supposedly stole his guns from his overprotective mother. Now that newspapers have taken it upon themselves to encourage gun theft, the playing surface has certainly changed, and these laws will be of no effect. As far as getting a misdemeanor fine after using 10 rounds to protect my home, I´ll pay.
#1- The shooter committed suicide with a handgun. He shot all 20 children and 6 adults in the school with a Bushmaster, NOT a handgun. That has been reported over and over by the police and the medical examiner who did the autopsies since 3 days after the event. The children were all shot from 3 to 11 times and it took just a matter of minutes.
"a therapist who believes a mental health patient made a credible threat to use a gun illegally would be required to report it to a mental health director who would have to notify the state. A patient´s gun could be taken from him or her."
So this is their new law. Notice the change of events? Therapist reports to mental health director who reports to state. In the real world,if someone makes a credible threat to use a gun illegally, most folks would simply call 911. But no, the ´rights´ of the mentally ill are so sacrosanct that it takes 3 layers of bureaucrats before they call 911. This isn´t strong enough.
Incredible--they´ve banned posession of the 1911. Come to think of it, my 1963-vintage Winchester Model 77 .22 rifle is now set to be illegal in NY--it´s a squirrel gun, for Pete´s sake. In fact, I expect there are very, very few current semi-autos of any stripe with a standard capacity of seven or less. Does a revolver cylinder count as a "magazine"--there are several 8- or 9-shot .22 revolvers out there. What kind of Republican says this lunacy "protects the Second Amendment"?
Expect NY to re-define mental illness as an interest in guns. Those people with that mental defect will have their guns seized for the safety of themselves and their neighbors. In New York utopia is just around the corner.
Sorry for the double post, buy i had a second thought--does this idiocy cover handguns or is it limited to long guns? Article doesn´t say specifically. It´s still a travesty either way--my little sqirrel rifle is now an illegal "assault weapon" in NY State.
#18 No, the 1911 (at least in its most common configuration) was spared since it has a 7-round magazine. My original thought was that this seemingly arbitrary number was chosen in part to placate Kimber, who makes 1911s and is headquartered in Yonkers.
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