MCLAUGHLIN: NY SAFE FIRST 'ACT' IN GUN-GRAB PLAN
Dems intent on confiscation, registration, microstamping, according to wish list
Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin (R,C,I-Melrose) today revealed a 15-point anti-Second Amendment wish list that Democrats lobbied to be included in the final New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (NY SAFE) Act. McLaughlin called the list the "second phase" of a gun-grab agenda targeting responsible firearm owners that downstate politicians have been supporting for years.
“First the new gun-control bill made criminals out of law-abiding New Yorkers. And the radical, anti-Second Amendment proposals outlined in this wish list suggest the second phase of the plan: confiscation,” said McLaughlin. “When downstate politicians criminalize responsible gun ownership, they only empower criminals.”
Highlights from the anti-Second Amendment wish list include:
- confiscation of all firearms labeled "assault weapons"
- statewide firearms registry
- microstamping of all guns in New YorkState
- individual possession and purchase limits on firearms, ammunition
McLaughlin also noted that several recent pieces of legislation include provisions found in the wish list: S1422 (2013), S572 (2013), S1572 (2013), S1804 (2013), A4025 (2011-12), A6774 (2011-12) and S3341 (2011-12).
“As a dad, my heart goes out to those families victimized by senseless violence. This is a time for all New Yorkers to come together to find solutions to the tragic loss of life in Newtown, Webster and elsewhere,” said McLaughlin. “Governor Cuomo said he wanted to move forward ‘intelligently’ and ‘prudently.’ Responsible gun owners must be part of this conversation, not the debate's scapegoat.
“The wish list hatched by downstate politicians and pushed by their allies in Albany ignores the criminal gun trafficking which brings illegal firearms into New York and turns a blind eye to the social disorganization and family breakdown spawning new criminals and destroying communities across the Empire State.”
Assemblyman McLaughlin represents the 107th District, which consists of parts of Rensselaer, Columbia and Washington counties. For more information, please visit Assemblyman McLaughlin’s official website.
scape from NY.”
I think what many gun owners in NY are forgetting is one key word used in support of this new legislation. That word is “BAN.” When you say the word “BAN” with the word “REGISTRATION” the only recourse I have is to truly believe the end result of any new scheme is “CONFISCATION” of our so-called assault weapons. These politicians have set the stage by choosing to use this word in their platform.
On another note, I’ve always been a firm believer in the fact that when the state makes such inane restrictions on law abiding citizens as limiting the number of bullets in a handgun from 10 to 7 it makes many think twice about even wanting to deal with the insanity of it all. I know permit applications are up in most areas, but many of these people think they can simply strap a gun on and carry it anywhere they want with that permit. That isn’t the case especially if traveling onto school property(Class A felony now), going to visit a friend in the hospital, visiting the post office(even the sidewalk in front of the PO is considered Post Office property), going to the DMV, going onto any college campus, or even entering the building to pay your taxes at your Town Hall. Get caught with a handgun in any of these places and chances are real good that and your coveted permit you so respectfully paid and applied for will be revoked for life in this state, and you might very well be a convicted criminal as an end result. I would like to see some movement in the other direction on these laws. My wife is a teacher and she has basically been disarmed by NYS even though she possesses a CCW Permit. She can’t even lock a firearm in her vehicle to use after she leaves school grounds provided she has errands to run or shopping to do before coming home. Utah has the right idea, NY…not so much. All these laws tell me is MY GOVERNMENT doesn’t TRUST ME, therefore I DO NOT TRUST THEM.