There’s an “and” clause there at the end that I think applies to both A and B. My interpretation is that it makes it illegal to own a firearm AND not register it per the law.
Which is bad enough as it is. Where’s the vaunted inferred Constitutional right to privacy??
No, the "and" is only operative in (2).
(1) makes you a felon because you POSSESS a firearm.
Lost in the penumbra...
[[makes it illegal to own a firearm AND not register it per the law]]
however, apparently it’s NOT illegal for cuomo or legislators to violate the citizen’s constitutional rights? He hjould be immediately thrown out of office for FAILURE to protect the peopel he was elected to protect- for violatign hteir constitutional rights- but NY’ers apaprently do NOT cafre that their rights have been violated-
You're correct. “. . .and knowingly fails to register such firearm. . .” I presume this encompasses any and all private firearms that are capable of firing.
My job put me in Massachusetts for two years in the 1980’s. The first time I drove into the state I passed a large official sign warning me that it was a felony to enter Mass with unregistered firearms.
Later I tried to buy a carton of bullets for a pistol I owned but never declared. The guy at the gun shop said he couldn't sell me ammo unless I produced a pistol permit. Later on I was building an office in a warehouse I leased. I went to rent a nail gun. The rental shop clerk said I needed a pistol permit to rent a nail gun.
I heard the gun laws in Mass loosened up a bit in the ‘90’s. It may have been that everybody was driving to Vermont and buying about anything they wanted. And Mass was losing the sales.
In computing languages AND binds tighter than OR, so A OR B AND C means A OR ( B AND C ). Perhaps in legalese AND and OR have equal precedence and are left associative. Hard to imagine, but I could see it.
Canada spent one Billion dollars in mandatory registration, then found out the law was worthless!
I’ve got a quote framed on my home office wall:
“This year will go down in history, for the first time a civilized nation has full gun registration. Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future.” Adolf Hitler, 1935