Gun Control in New York State

So New York State is in the process of passing a new set of gun control laws. USA Today has a story here

Cuomo’s bill — named the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act, or NY SAFE — would enact a number of new measures, including a ban of all magazines that hold more than seven rounds and universal background checks for all gun sales, regardless if they are private, person-to-person sales.

Only the little pocket pistols hold seven or less rounds. Background checks for all gun sales? I’m sure the guy selling stolen guns out of his trunk will get right on that.

Cuomo’s bill, which was formally proposed after 8 p.m., also makes changes to laws regarding the mentally ill. If a mental-health professional decides someone is a potential risk to others or themselves, they would be required to alert the authorities, who would have the ability to confiscate any firearms that person may own.

Shaky ground there, you have to work on the HIPAA laws, and the fact that some won’t see a shrink out of fear they’ll be disarmed.

Under Cuomo’s plan, the state would have one year to set up an instant background check system for all ammunition purchases. Law enforcement would be alerted to large purchases of ammunition.

Order ammo out of state. Or buy across a state line. Reload your own. You know who buys lots of ammo? Competition shooters.

Cuomo said he would waive a mandatory three-day aging period for new bills if the Legislature puts the gun measures to a vote. The reason, he said, was in part to give the bill the best chance of passing and part to prevent a potential bump in sales for assault rifles in the period before lawmakers act.

Ram it through on a illogical emotional wave. This comment is amusing…

“No one hunts with an assault rifle,” Cuomo said. “No one needs 10 bullets to kill a deer. End the madness.”

Really? I beg to differ. Here are links here, here and here. Your argument is invalid.

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