In 2013, New York passed the SAFE Act and Governor Andrew Cuomo signed it into law, even though it was a clear violation of the rights of the people. Now gun grabbers are back for more. Never satisfied, the state legislature is now eyeing more infringements upon the people’s rights.
Democrats Michelle Schmiel, Brian Kavanagh, Amy Paulin and Patrica Fahy took the time to speak to students about further gun control measures.
The Times Union reports:
Some of the proposals, such as a plan to mandate microstamping, which would put etched identifiers in shell casings, have been around for a while. Others, such as proposal put forth by Kavanagh and Democratic Sen. Daniel Squadron to treat .50 caliber guns as assault weapons, have recently been offered up but haven’t gotten out of committee in the Senate.
A proposal that would require gun owners to secure their weapons when children are around has been dubbed Nicholas’ law for Nicholas Naumkin of Saratoga Springs. The 12-year-old boy was shot and killed in December 2010 by a friend who was playing with his father’s unlocked gun.
Also being proposed is a law that would mandate inspections of gun dealers by State Police to supplement what Paulin, a Westchester Democrat, said are infrequent inspections by the federal Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Now, understand that New York still has an incredible about of criminals who use guns unlawfully. Exhibit A of just how pitiful and ineffective the NY SAFE Act is, can be seen in the murder of two police officers by a Muslim jihadist back in December. But then silly Democrats claim that measures such as their gun control “laws” actually will prevent such crimes. They never do.
First, let’s take the issue of microstamping. Ruger was forced out of California for their ridiculous microstamping law. Other states were looking at losing gun manufacturers over microstamping, including New York and Connecticut.
Bob Owens at Bearing Arms reports on the problems with microstamping. He lists six issues:
Microstamping is not commercially viable. No manufacturing technology currently exists to impart these incredibly small unique codes on firearms.
Microstamping is easily defeated. These unique microcodes are easily obliterated by several passes with a metal file, or by swapping out inexpensive parts.
Microstamping is inconsistent. Variables in firearms and ammunition design keep codes from consistently being imprinted even in sterile, carefully controlled laboratory conditions.
Microstamping cannot survive the environment. Any amount of training or normal fouling accumulation in the action of the firearm can render the code unreadable.
Microstamping is fragile. Microstamping wears away easily, in just hundreds or thousands of rounds.
Microstamping is easily “spoofed.” Shell cases collected at firing ranges from microstamped guns can easily be salted at crime scenes, sending law enforcement on wild goose chases.
There are other issues from some of the proposals. Simply labeling a gun an “assault weapon,” does not make it so. If you buy into this kind of mentality, then what are you going to do when they’ve made their way down the path of referring to your Remington 30.06 as a “sniper rifle”? It will be too late. You will have already bought into that mentality and probably passed it on to your kids, who will easily fork it over to the Nanny State and once and for all be a slave to tyranny.
The .50 BMG rifles are not assault rifles any more than an Ar-15 or AK-47 is. It’s propaganda to sell the agenda, nothing more. At least Serbu Firearms took a stand after the SAFE Act was passed and refused to sell the New York Police Department their .50 Caliber rifles.
As for the ATF, well I’ve already written on that agency. They are simply unconstitutional. They should be defunded and eliminated from the bureaucracy of the federal government.
The firestorm that the NY SAFE Act brought forth resulted in the burning of gun registration forms by patriots, a veteran making a rousing speech claiming he had earned his rights in blood and those rights trumped anyone that is killed with a gun, as well as gun maker Kahr Arms leaving the state.
Not only that, but even New York sheriffs joined lawsuit opposing the NY SAFE Act. Clearly, this was not something the people wanted, but gun grabbers don’t care. They ram it through anyway.
What do you think patriots in New York will do if these people keep pushing them and infringing upon their rights while they are still armed? My guess is that I wouldn’t want to be the one on the enforcement end of any of their pretended legislation.