In what is an apparent ram rodding of legislation down the citizenry's throats, the New York assembly in conjunction with the State's Governor apparently passed S2230-2013, an anti-firearms/anti-2nd Amendment bill that makes California's restrictions look like a day at the park with the NRA.
It bans the sale of "Assault Weapons" which it defines as semi-automatic rifle with a detachable magazine and ONE of the following features...
(I) A FOLDING OR TELESCOPING STOCK; (II) A PISTOL GRIP THAT PROTRUDES CONSPICUOUSLY BENEATH THE ACTION OF THE WEAPON; (III) A THUMBHOLE STOCK; (IV) A SECOND HANDGRIP OR A PROTRUDING GRIP THAT CAN BE HELD BY THE NON-TRIGGER HAND; (V) A BAYONET MOUNT; (VI) A FLASH SUPPRESSOR, MUZZLE BREAK, MUZZLE COMPENSATOR, OR THREADED BARREL DESIGNED TO ACCOMMODATE A FLASH SUPPRESSOR, MUZZLE BREAK, OR MUZZLE COMPENSATOR; (VII) A GRENADE LAUNCHER
Or a semi-auto shotty with one of the following...
(I) A FOLDING OR TELESCOPING STOCK; (II) A THUMBHOLE STOCK; (III) A SECOND HANDGRIP OR A PROTRUDING GRIP THAT CAN BE HELD BY THE NON-TRIGGER HAND; (IV) A FIXED MAGAZINE CAPACITY IN EXCESS OF SEVEN ROUNDS; (V) AN ABILITY TO ACCEPT A DETACHABLE MAGAZINE (so long Saigas)
Or a semi-auto pistol with a detachable magazine and ONE of the following...
I) A FOLDING OR TELESCOPING STOCK; (II) A THUMBHOLE STOCK; (III) A SECOND HANDGRIP OR A PROTRUDING GRIP THAT CAN BE HELD BY THE NON-TRIGGER HAND; (IV) CAPACITY TO ACCEPT AN AMMUNITION MAGAZINE THAT ATTACHES TO THE PISTOL OUTSIDE OF THE PISTOL GRIP; (V) A THREADED BARREL CAPABLE OF ACCEPTING A BARREL EXTENDER, FLASH SUPPRESSOR, FORWARD HANDGRIP, OR SILENCER; (VI) A SHROUD THAT IS ATTACHED TO, OR PARTIALLY OR COMPLETELY ENCIR CLES, THE BARREL AND THAT PERMITS THE SHOOTER TO HOLD THE FIREARM WITH THE NON-TRIGGER HAND WITHOUT BEING BURNED; (VII) A MANUFACTURED WEIGHT OF FIFTY OUNCES OR MORE WHEN THE PISTOL IS UNLOADED; OR (VIII) A SEMIAUTOMATIC VERSION OF AN AUTOMATIC RIFLE, SHOTGUN OR FIREARM;
Hell, I'm not even sure of what some of that shit means... I am sure as hell that
the folks that crafted this law didn't have a clue what they meant either. " CAPACITY TO ACCEPT AN AMMUNITION MAGAZINE THAT ATTACHES TO THE
PISTOL OUTSIDE OF THE PISTOL GRIP" WTF is that? An extended magazine? And do they
even realize that a pistol with a stock, folding, telescoping or otherwise is already
classified and restricted by current regulations.
And speaking of magazines, SEVEN (yes 7!) rounds is the maximum allowable rounds in
magazine in these new "Assault weapons"...basically boning owners and manufacturers that
thought they were safe buying a gun that complied with California's formerly most restrictive
10 round limit. Grandfathered magazines? NOPE!! All must be turned in, destroyed
or sold out of state within a year apparently!!
That entire 7 round capacity limit just seems to arbitrary and random to be actually
random. I wonder is some politician pushed to include that as such because one of
the two gun manufacturers (that I readily know of) in the state, Remington and Kimber,
both make 1911 pistols and they wanted to get "tough on firearms", but not necessarily
affect jobs of voters in their districts that could come back to them. Hmmm, going to
have to follow up and follow the money on that one...
As far as the "assault weapons" they can be grandfathered in (I am sure it would be
wise to keep purchase receipts) but they will have to be registered. Also, there
are no private sales anymore effectively. All sales must be accompanied by a NICS
check so in effect, gun stores will now conduct all transactions. Also, all ammunition
sales must be done via a background check it seems and large volume purchases will
be reported to the state.
So in short, current legal firearms are now illegal, and in some cases owners will not
be able to own their current magazines for said firearms and NY gets a gun registry...
congrats to the residents of New York, you just went from citizens to serfs...
Wake up Remington and Kimber and leave that shitty state.