ALBANY, N.Y. — The National Rifle Association says the secret negotiations and lightning-fast passage of New York’s tough new gun control laws squelched the powerful gun lobby’s ability to mount opposition. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he had to engineer quick enactment to prevent a counterproductive buying spree of now-outlawed guns. The legislation was introduced and signed into law in less than two days.
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If 73% of the state supports the new law, it seems that there was plenty of time for public input. The NRA is not going to win every battle in every state. It greatly overstates the percentage of the population which agrees with its positions 100%.
The bill spent 20 minutes in the rules committee, as these kleptocrats laughed and giggled before pushing the bill to the floor of the NY State Senate where it was voted on before the stroke of midnight without any opportunity for the citizens of New York to see the bill and without ANY DEBATE! The next day it went to the Democrat state Assembly and rubber stamped.
It was all there for everyone to see on the state´s streaming video system.
I am not making this up.
To call these the machinations of a banana republic would be an insult to banana republics everywhere!
They passed this in the dark of the night and soon that three o´clock pounding on the door may be the Secret Police. The Left thinks the time has come to take off the mask. When will folks see the Children of Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot and Castro occupying the Democrat Party. Dictatorship coming to a state near you. All pretense is off. Voice your opinions here, but be aware we are probably already being monitored.
All they did was create a black market for the guns and magazines that they banned. New Yorkers who wish to purchase those items can easily leave the State and purchase them elsewhere. When millions of people have those items already, how are they ever going to prove when and where a magazine was purchased?
This is just another instance of the liberal Democrats taking away the rights of law abiding citizens because of the criminally insane acts of a few dangerous mental cases.
I can´t see Cuomo ever getting the votes that he would need outside of New York to get elected President in 2016.
This is why public review and debate is needed. Politicians are writing laws about subjects they know nothing about.
Which begs the question, why are the police privileged enough use magazines that hold more than seven rounds?
A far better case can be made that police should be limited to 7 rounds, while civlians should not. A civilian or homeowner doesn´t have the benefit of a dispatcher calling him to tell him trouble is on his way. Nor does a civilian or homeowner have the benefit of a whole army of folks in blue dropping everything and coming to their assistance with arms when they are confronted with an armed criminal.
Ever go to a rifle and pistol range to see rank & file police officers shoot in the NY metropolitan area? I have done that plenty over the past 20 years, and I can say with a fairly high degree of confidence that most gun owners can outshoot at least 75% of the rank & file police force.
Given the performance of the NYPD over the years, I would trust most any civilian to shoot straight and true at a bad guy far more so than your average cop.
So what #1? Most of those idiots live in NYC and like a typical big mouth from that city, they have NO idea what they are talking about. An inept Sec of HUD who lost billions with zero accountability is leading hordes of the low information morons around by their nose. The sheeple have no idea what is required to get a NY permit to own a legal handgun, because 12 million of them can´t. Cuomo might be popular with them, but he might also be insane. I heard him tell a reporter that one of the reasons for coming up with the magic number 7 per magazine, besides screwing most pistol owners, is that if a criminal ´grabs´ your gun, he can do less damage with 7 bullets. I think the thug meant it. He might actually believe it. The arbitrary law will be challenged and perhaps someone can toss a sanity test in there for the Gov before he hurts himself or others. Cuomo was really working himself into a frenzy on the confiscation angle. Breaking down doors might be ´popular´ with a surprising number of NYC sheeple, but we will see how all this plays out.
All you posters have NY down to a T. Cuomo is a pathelogical liar. He´s bragging all over that he capped property taxes. Guess what? Some things are exempt from the cap, like pension contributions which are bankrupting the counties.
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