2nd Amendment to the Constitution of The United States of America

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

"I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."
- George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

ALERT!! New York went full retard tonight!!


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.
 

 


1 comment:

Huey said...

Sorry that the formatting is all messed up on this piece, my browser crashed while composing it last night and its just too much a bother to go through and scrub the HTML code to correct some of it compared to the material presented...

Still, this is some F'd us stuff right here...