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New York Gov. Kathy Hochul Signs Massive Gun Control Package by S.H. BLANNELBERRY


New York Gov. Kathy Hochul this week signed a sweeping legislative package designed to “strengthen the state’s gun laws.”

The legislation signed would do all of the following, and more:

  • Ban the sale of body armor to civilians
  • Require one to obtain a license to purchase a semiautomatic rifle (one must be 21 to obtain the license)
  • Expand the state’s confiscatory red flag law
  • Criminalize the sale of firearms that do not have microstamping technology
  • Remove the grandfather clause for magazines of a certain capacity purchased prior to the passage of the SAFE Act
  • Force gun shops to adhere to uniform security and reporting standards
  • Establish a new task force on “Social Media and Violent Extremism.”

“Gun violence is an epidemic that is tearing our country apart. Thoughts and prayers won’t fix this, but taking strong action will,” Gov. Hochul said at a Monday press conference.

“While we are taking expedient action to enhance New York State’s nation-leading gun laws, we recognize that gun violence is a nationwide problem,” she continued. “I once again urge Congress to follow our lead and take immediate action to pass meaningful gun violence prevention measures. Lives depend on it.”

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The National Shooting Sports Foundation, the firearms industry trade association, was quick to slam the governor for chilling the 2A rights of law-abiding citizens.

“NSSF is disappointed that New York’s legislature rammed through this package of gun control bills and Governor Hochul chose to sign them into law,” said Mark Oliva, NSSF’s Managing Director of Public Affairs, in an email to GunsAmerica.

Oliva pointed out that the age ban won’t pass Constitutional muster.

“Adults at the age of 18 are fully-vested in their rights and this legislation is blatantly unconstitutional,” observed Oliva. “The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently ruled that California’s similar age-based gun ban violated the Constitution.”

Another concern is the microstamping mandate, which is nothing more than a way to put a freeze on the sale of certain firearms, argues Oliva.

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“The sole-source patent holder on this technology has admitted that it is unreliable and can be easily defeated,” noted Oliva. “California serves as another example of how microstamping technology isn’t workable. Since that state has required it, not a single semiautomatic handgun has been added to California’s roster of handguns approved for sale in the state. It is nothing short of a slow-rolling gun ban.”

While it’s unclear what effect, if any, these laws will have when it comes to stopping the next determined killer, what is clear is that the power of the surveillance state has been expanded and the right of the people to keep and bear arms, for traditionally lawful purposes like self-defense from the very killers these new laws are supposed to prevent, has been infringed.

In time, New Yorkers will have to look back and ask themselves, was it worth it?

6 replies on “New York Gov. Kathy Hochul Signs Massive Gun Control Package by S.H. BLANNELBERRY”

2A has nothing to do with “the right of the people to keep and bear arms, for traditionally lawful purposes like self-defense..”, and it’s that flaccid “argument” which has residents of NY (throughout America) a heartbeat away from being a disarmed CITIZENRY, without the confiscation of their pistols and rifles even required.

The purpose of the new laws in NY, and elsewhere by the commie traitors is to show the uselessness of anti-gun laws so they can get to outright banning. That’s all this theatre is about, getting to banning private ownership. Legalism is the leftists best weapon right now, until they decide to bring the knives out.

The knives will never come out, that’s the point. These laws will languish on the books until everyone forgets about them and then suddenly they will start picking us off one by one. Know your local knife laws, brass knuckles? Just get caught with them in your pocket and then find out how ridiculously stupid those are and how suddenly you’re a felon. We wish the knives would come out, a straight up fight is easier…

I love how Diesease’s with these people Require a Conscious Thought then a Conscious Action on the “offenders” part.

Drugs, Alcoholism, Violence..

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