Skip to comments.New York Gun Owners Flip the Bird to "Assault Weapons" Registration Law
Posted on 01/26/2013 3:25:52 PM PST by Daffynition
New York Governor Cuomo the Junior may have rushed through his new gun control law with such speed that police will avoid its restrictions only through the blessed miracle of selective enforcement, but he may have a little trouble getting the state's firearms owners to attend his party. The new law requires owners of those scary-looking rifles known as "assault weapons" to register their property (amidst assurances that, oh no, the registration lists will never be used for confiscation), but gun rights activists are actively urging gun owners to defy the new mandate.
(Excerpt) Read more at reason.com ...
They don’t have to go door to door. With the law in place, they can just wait things out...if they want to. So yes, you might be able to hang on to your gun...but consider:
1) If you use it in self-defense, you go to jail - just like the Brits do now for raising a butter knife at a rapist.
2) Don’t even think of taking it to the range.
3) If it’s stolen and then turns up in crime, you better have a good story to explain that you didn’t have recent (i.e., illegal) possession of it.
4) If it’s stolen and the gun turns up with your other stolen junk...you might just be out of luck.
So maybe you can hang on to it...but it won’t be too useful.
More from Down Under:
Government Gun Control Monumental Failure
California is about to suffer an anti-gun assault of epic proportions. Well intended elected officials are about to do fatal harm to the republic they are supposed to serve. Public safety will be endangered because of political hubris. Facts which contradict their preconceived (ill conceived) opinions will be ignored, and people will die.
I have received some interesting e-mail in the wake of my last column regarding the monumental failure of the Australian government’s gun ban. One of the most interesting follows:
I found your web site and was very interested in your reports. In particular, the latest Australian crime stats regarding firearms. You seem to be extremely well informed on events external to the United States, and as dissemination of information is critical so those of us who still remember what freedom of the 1950’s and 60’s was really like, I have attached an item below regarding the failed attempt to reduce crime by disarming this country’s law abiding citizens and patriots under the pretext of the gun buy scheme. Just in case you haven’t see this.
He included an article from the Queensland The Sunday Mail, titled “Buyback blamed for illegal trade” by a Chris Grifith dated January 24, 1999. I have rewritten Grifith’s piece and added to it.
Grifith writes “THE $500 million national gun buy-back scheme has failed, Queensland’s foremost police weapons expert says. “This report mirrors the flood of communication I have received from Australia and elsewhere in support of my earlier column. He quotes an Inspector John McCoomb as saying the new government gun laws have served as a catalyst to solidify the underground market. Inspector McCoomb is quoted as saying “Once they’re on the black market, they’re there for anyone to buy.”
I have asked dozens of Australian groups to provide me with some insight into the level of non-compliance. We know from first hand observation that the Roberti-Roos assault weapon ban in California was mostly form, and very little substance. Long on perception.....short on reality. Californians did not comply. As a result, it is unknown how many law biding Californians are now state created shake and bake outlaws”. Inspector McCoomb, who heads the Australian Weapons Licensing Branch said Australians had handed in only a fraction of the weapons in the community. Gee that sounds familiar.
It was (and is) impossible to accurately calculate how many guns there were/are in Australia. Just like it is impossible to calculate the number of illegal aliens in California. However, the 643,000 (Australian guns) that were turned in, was chump change....... it “was a mere fraction of just two brands of now illegal guns in the country.”
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So it was actually less than 20%.
Is some dark dusty corner of the Internet is a page that talks about the final results of the California SKS confiscation “demands.”
End result was about six percent compliance. Another number that comes to mind is there were about 350 SKS’s turned in for the $230.00 “buyback.”
Keep in mind that the SKS at that time was around $100.00 and with some odd modifications AR-15’s were ok to keep.
Yet about 94% of Californians “just said NO.”
Invariably, registration leads to confiscation. Why anyone falls for the “we won’t confiscate” BS is beyond me, it is worse than Charley Brown and Lucie’s football.
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BTW, if ANYONE can find that data on the FINAL results of the California SKS ban I would very much appreciate a link. I recall it was from around 2002 or so.
“ex post facto....already decided that it is unconstitutional. “
How is this ex post facto?
It just makes it illegal to own a gun that is not registered. If they find you with a gun that is not registered, you go to jail.
The law is about registration, not ownership.
Yes indeed, and the phoniest Joisey tough guy is Christie, that steaming, quivering pile of pig guts they love so much,
That stench is oil-burning power plants that light up your iPhone.
lower capacity magazines discriminate against Americans with disabilities who have carpal tunnel or arthritis etc and cannot reload as fast as most criminals...Sue the Bastards.ADA
Note to any New Yorkers who might be thinking of caching their weapons and ammo: Do it in a place you can get a backhoe to. They could be in the ground for years (like 18 in one Californian’s case) and you ain’t gettin’ any younger.
Yep - they exist in theory only:::until someone comes for them...
> Every NICS check created a de facto registration as of this week, AG Holder is making the entirety of the NICS archive immediately available to NY State Law Enforcement.
Real grounds for impeachment. The current administration will do and has done everything it can to get whatever legislation passed including violating the provisions set forth in the Bill of Rights of The Constitution. I thought violating (not failing) to uphold your oath to protect The Constitution by a president was considered treason. Why isn’t it now? It has been for past presidents.
> I was trying to *make light* of this hideous situation. If laws were enough to deter criminal behavior prisons would be empty.
Everyone on this forum knows Obama’s gun control / gun confiscation agenda has nothing to do with crime prevention or making anyone safer. It’s about control and destroying any resistance by the citizenry so he can “really” bring about “change” and unleash his evil plans. We must change the power that the president has so we can never be revisited by a tyrant of this scope and ruled by a president whose goal is to punish it’s citizenry or doesn’t have their best interests at heart.
> That was one damn big perfect storm. Oh the humanity!
Yes, Mr. President. It affected all 57 states.
Maddow’s graph is a very stupid way to look at the data. Still, it shows that there have been less than 230 deaths in 60 years. A virtual non problem.
This “crises” is totally media created. Because of the copycat effect, it is likely that half or more of those deaths would not have happened if the media had not made anti-heros of the more recent shooters.
I fear many have missed the progressive's point in passing new laws. It is not to enforce the law as you may think. It is to use the law selectively against outspoken opponents of the progressive agenda.
The Liberals, Progressives, Democrats, and other socialist agendas now have enough laws to detain virtually anyone on the suspicion of a crime. It may be as innocuous as owning the means of producing a chemical weapon by having Clorox and Ammonia in your home.
In some sense, it is similar to the religion of Judaism. Judaism created so many laws, rules, and regulations that not a single Jew can abide by them all so all are guilty.
A good lesson to learn when the government is corrupted is not to judge the government by what it will do, judge the government by what it can do.
To loves ones country is patriot, to trust ones government is just plain foolish. Americas greatest threat is ignorance.
When a query is complete (whether it took 10 seconds or 3 days0, it goes into the NICS Delete Queue. And whenever the next purge is run (it runs every 24 hours), the query is deleted. . .
Those numbers are BS. I read somewhere that the numbers who defied the ban in CA were quite high, and that the percentage of people who turned in their guns in Australia was about 20%.
But how is one to prove that which cannot be proven? I know that my number is not 100% accurate, but also am quite sure that your 100% figures are way off.
There are patriots and people who understand what the Constitution means in every state.
Each of the LEO’s participating in confiscation must rest their head on a pillow each night, as do their family.
When they push people into a corner, at some point they will fight back.....and they may not like what they see.
Remember, they can only kill you once.
Wonder why they don’t do a chart of “cumulative deaths” for black crime?
History's latest rhyme.
I think this notion is not lost on the thousands of gun owners who showed up on the capitol steps in Hartford two Sundays ago.
Tomorrow is is the *hearing* on the obscene number of bills  proposed for this session.
CT gun owners need to show up en masse tomorrow:
Gun Violence Prevention Working Group Public Hearing
Monday, January 28th, 2013
Legislative Office Building
10:00am, Room 2C
The Legislative Office Building is located at 300 Capitol Avenue, Hartford.
The severity in which anti-gun bills are being generated has far surpassed any historical record that the State of Connecticut has ever seen. The only way to hopefully stop this, is to let your voices be heard by the lawmakers of our State.
I believe this will be the only opportunity for a public display before these hideous bills go to committee and the doors are closed to the *dialog* the hypocrites are asking for.
Reminder: leave your sidearm at home; you not allowed to carry in the capitol building; They will be using metal detectors upon entry.
If CT residents can't make the hearing, they can email a testimony and submit it here. It does not have to be long, a few sentences will suffice.
Stand Up! Step Up! Speak Up, Dammit!.