Skip to comments.Tougher N.Y. gun law leads to end of AR-15 sales, rise in felony cases
Posted on 12/30/2013 2:08:36 PM PST by Red in Blue PA
ALBANY Nearly a year after passage of the states new gun law, dealer sales of popular AR-15 semiautomatic rifles have ended in New York, and arrest data shows that more than 1,000 gun-possession charges in New York City were boosted from misdemeanors to felonies because of the changes.
Meanwhile, 59 people have been charged statewide with misdemeanors for possessing large-capacity magazines or having more than seven bullets loaded in a magazine, both outlawed by the law passed last January in the aftermath of the school massacre in Newtown, Conn.
A report from the Division of Criminal Justice Services shows that only one person charged with the illegal sale or transfer of a gun defined as an assault weapon as of mid-December. The new law tightened that definition to include AR-15s. Owners may keep their older weapons but must register them by April 15.
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So sad. Would be more sad if there were’nt still free(er) states. People should get out now.
More bs from that fascist little dicktator Cuomo. The SAFE Act has made criminals out of law-abiding citizens who own firearms. This state is run by communists.
Nyawkahs have made their bed...Now they hath to lay in it...
I have NO pity for them...
How many of these people charged were in the act of committing a crime? How many have a history of criminal behavior?
Where is Che when you need him?
Their your neighbors, the ones who work their arses off or come up with solutions in their work-sa-day world. Instead they create a parlor game that is a state of Herculean Flux where their is no their their, no absolutes other than what they create to deball the law-abiding and turn into a Felons. Statism at it's finest....
We here in Western NY have no choice. The state is run by the communists in NYC. They think that upstate and western NY is a park like the Adirondacks.
Doesnt matter, they are simply part of the process of eliminating private ownership of firearms.
There are many gunowners who ignore gun control laws until they get charged with a felony like these people.
They need to throw every law abiding citizen in jail. That will solve their crime problem. First, I guess, they need to make law abiding citizens into criminals.
How do they ‘catch’ these citizens?
Who rats them out?
Of course, this is kooky-town where they do things like ban trans fats, tobacco and soft drinks.
Why anybody would voluntarily subject themselves to that kind of crap is beyond me.
“arrest data shows that more than 1,000 gun-possession charges in New York City were boosted from misdemeanors to felonies because of the changes”
Hmm, I guess the thugs and prosecutors (but I am being redundant)in NYS are unaware of “ex poste facto” clause in the US Constitution; Article I, Section 9, Clause 3. They should at least be aware of the document, as they wipe their behinds with it on a daily basis.
The Time Is Here
Do you think upstate NY could get away with seceding from NYC and either joining PA or forming a separate state? Kind of like what they’re attempting in parts of CO and CA?
Speaking of this, my son and I were out today, making holes in stuff with noisy things that make holes in stuff, when he reached down and picked up a perfectly good ‘high capacity’ magpul magazine off the ground. Yay. Good thing we’re not in NY or CO, or we’d get 25 to life.
I have NO pity for them...”
These laws were rushed through illegally, in the middle of the night with *no* public output. I have full sympathy for people that find themselves under the rule of tyrants, even if, at some time in the past, they voted for them.
The problem with NY is the public and semi-public unions, like vampires sucking the life blood out of the populace.
They are lead by communists and control the politics of the state.
This includes ALL union members, especially local government, Police, Fire, Prison staff and all level of school employee.
They demand things from the public trough. Political crooks give them what they want. The elections are a joke.
They retire to warm and sunny places with their bloated pensions ($125K+ PUBLIC PENSIONS!)and bring their corruption with them.
When they come for you (and your money), there will be noone left to protest.
I would love to be rid of downstate NY and Long Island.
SOB’s! As you wrote, making criminals out of the innocent. May they rot.
“Meanwhile, 59 people have been charged statewide with misdemeanors for possessing large-capacity magazines or having more than seven bullets loaded in a magazine”
Anyone know where the NRA is, are they offering any legal support?
by the next census NY state will be the 5th largest state in population. they are already 4th.
when does you neighbor cease to be your neighbor?
When he ceases to be your friend and becomes your enemy.
***more than 1,000 gun-possession charges in New York City were boosted from misdemeanors to felonies because of the changes***
Does this mean the new felons will not be required to register their firearms as it violates their 5th Amendment rights?
Haynes v. United States (1968).
“The original Haynes decision continues to block state prosecutions of criminals who fail to register guns as required by various state law gun registration schemes.”
Chances are most upstaters didn't vote for these tyrants. Unfortunately, they are outnumbered by the commies in the city.
Most of the ones I know are furious, but impotent to do anything about this. The county sheriffs are resisting as are many of the county legislatures but in the end the NY State Police and Albany hold all the power. They are going to continue to ram it down their throats and will probably prevail. It's all in the numbers and money. Upstate has neither.
Yes you do!!! You do have a choice, and you have a job to make sure your voice gets accounted for...No matter what the cost!!!
I agree with you, I remember how all this was pushed through in recent past...
But I still have NO pity for them for not taking care of this infestation once their stink got out of the box...
The NYState government hedged their bets that no one would fight this, and they won...They believe people in their state are a bunch of cowards...
More victimless “crimes”.
How many have a history of frequenting "conservative hate sites" like Free Republic?