It wasn’t about guns, it was about freedom and New York State residents awoke Tuesday morning stripped of it.
The free people of New York are disarmed.
Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York Sate Senate orchestrated a closed-door deal, ramming secret legislation through under the dark of night. The result: an over-reaching bill that strips New Yorkers of their Second Amendment rights.
The right of the people to keep and bear arms is no longer the law of the land. New York has been infringed upon – thanks to a dictator named Cuomo and a class of clowns knows as the State Senate.
All rumored to be burried in this bill…
The number one selling rifle in America is now illegal in New York State. Thousands are manufactured in New York’s Herkimer County, but its people are now not free enough to own one.
Having a magazine with a capacity of eight rounds or more is now illegal in New York. The max is a seven round clip. Yeah, the Ruger 10/22 you bought to take your son or daughter squirrel hunting is now useless without its 10-round clip.
Oh, and if you need to purchase bullets for that .22, good luck.
All law-abiding citizens are now subject to a background check when purchasing any type of ammunition – and there are limits on the quantity you can purchase. Good luck getting through the line at Bass Pro or Wal-Mart the day before deer season.
Those who possess a hand gun permit will now be forced to be recertified every five years. Can you say money grab?
The so called ‘mentally ill’ will now be stripped of their guns. That next knock at your fron door could very well be the State Police demanding your weapons.
The question that begs to be asked is what exactly defines mentally ill? Is Johnny Joe considered mentally ill because he was prescribed an anti-depressant following the death of his 6-year-old son?
All of this legislation comes from the same man who decriminalized the use of marijuana while criminalizing gun owners – In the same speech!
Is this America or Neo-Nazi Germany? The last time I check this was The Land of The Free and The Home of The Brave. At least half of that statement remains true.
Let’s face it though, this wasn’t about guns, it’s about freedom – or the removal of it. And let’s not forget Mr. Cuomo’s 2016 ambitions. Coincidence? I say not.
New York State ratified the Constitution in the year 1788. It died on January 14th 2013.
January 15th, 2013 at 1:37 pm
The worst thing is, which state is next. I can not believe the leaders in this country!! This makes me have a sick nervous feeling down deep. I am truly at a loss for words.
January 15th, 2013 at 8:38 pm
Doomsday! Another example of why hundred of thousands people have left NYS. Highest taxes, little support for business and no freedom! What a joke. Wake up everyone. This problem is coming to your state soon!
January 19th, 2013 at 9:56 am
I’ve never been opposed to reasonable discussion on gun issues, or any issue for that matter. That being said, knee-jerk reactions are almost never a great way to make smart decisions, and this action seems to fit that bill.
I just got back from SHOT Show and gun retailers were having trouble buying guns to sell this year. The manufacturers simply can’t keep up with demand. One dealer on my plane headed home said he literally struck out and was returning from the trip without the promise of a single gun being delivered to his shop.