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New York State’s magazine, registration laws takes effect

Image: SoulRider.222/flickr Key measures of New York's tough new gun…

Image: SoulRider.222/flickr

Key measures of New York’s tough new gun law kicked in Monday, with owners of firearms now reclassified as assault weapons required to start registering the firearms and new limits on the number of bullets allowed in magazines.

As the new provisions took effect, New York’s affiliate of the National Rifle Association planned to file a court request for a federal injunction to immediate halt to the magazine limit.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo calls those and other provisions in the state’s new gun law common sense while dismissing criticisms he says come from “extreme fringe conservatives” who claim the government has no right to regulate guns.

Source: Wall Street Journal/Associated Press

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  • tompotlatch

    Tough talk here about the NY law. However, I bet the cowardly NRA does not challenge it in court. This case will be left to some pro-gun rights outlier folks. I predict the courts will uphold the law.

    State laws are where the action is these days and the anti-gun crowd knows it.

    • GroupW

      The New York State Court of Appeals (its “supreme court”) will absolutely uphold the new restrictions on our right to bear arms.

      I personally had a brief discussion with the chief justice of the NYS Court of Appeals at a law seminar when I was a practicing lawyer.

      I asked her “how can you read the absolute language of the 2nd amendment ” shall not be infringed” to allow laws which infringe the right?

      She said to me (and I quote) ” I don’t think that that is what the people want”.

      I was absolutely floored. Here was the highest judge of the state who’s responsibility it is to apply laws as written, telling me she’s going to essentially legislate what she wants.

      This is why the constitution doesn’t mean what it means. It means what 5 justices on a court says it means.

      You can’t protect your rights by simply writing them down on paper. Mao said it best “political power comes from the barrel of a gun”.

      And after they disarm us, we will be powerless, and as the Athenian general Thucydides famously said; “The strong do what they will, and the weak suffer what they must. We will most assuredly suffer.

  • toptwome

    NY I can guarantee you I will never visit or spend one single tourist dollar there. Nor will I, if ever I find something is manufactured in NY, purchase same. You are gone.

  • Wee Man

    What a pile of shit. Who voted this guy in? Oh yeah, the liberal progressives. Way to take a dump on the Constitution.