Just when you thought the 10-round limit was absurd, the blowhard governor of New York decides to go full retard. Sorry, the link goes to an outlet of the drive-by media.
From the article: “The tentative agreement would further restrict New York’s ban on assault weapons, limit the size of magazines to seven bullets, down from the current 10, and enact more stringent background checks for sales. Other elements, pushed by Republicans, would refine a mental health law to make it easier to confine people determined to be a threat to themselves or others.”
Note that as of this time, the deal is tentative. Note also that the Republicans don’t seem to have put up much resistance.
And most troubling, unlike most bills put up for a vote in New York, this one will not receive the same required level of scrutiny: “The vote also would require Cuomo to issue a “message of necessity” that would dispense with the three days of public review that bills are supposed to have under the state constitution.” Sounds like Obamacare’s “you have to pass the bill to know what’s in it” conundrum all over again.
Let’s remember that scandal-dogged Governor Cuomo is the same upstanding citizen who, when working for his father’s gubernatorial campaign, coined the slogan “Vote for Cuomo, not the homo” as a sneaky attack on papa Cuomo’s opponent, perennial bachelor mayor of NYC, Ed Koch. Former governor Eliot “Socks” Spitzer called Cuomo “dirtiest, nastiest political player out there“, which is saying something considering the source. And as Clinton’s HUD honcho, when he wasn’t attacking Smith & Wesson for the crime of existing, Cuomo helped make the housing collapse and the Fannie/Freddie disasters worse (The New York Times says so!). To be fair, Smith & Wesson’s former owners didn’t put up much of a fight.
Honestly, if you couldn’t see this rabid gun-hating leopard for his spots, you haven’t been paying attention.
I hope that Remington closes up shop and moves out of state if this law is enacted.
And to all of you New Yorkers that invested in Chip McCormick magazines for your 1911s, tough luck.
But, wait, it gets better!
NY Rep. Jerry “The Hutt” Nadler of NY says: “You only need 2 to 4 shots to defend yourself”!
“Hunters don’t use large ammunition clips, and as far as self defense, I mean who are you defending yourself against? If you’re defending yourself against a robber…if you have a pistol permit or you’re carrying a gun because you work for Wells Fargo and you’re taking money in and out of a bank or something, two or three or four shots should be enough—period.”