New York State now has toughest gun laws in the country

Screen Shot 2013-01-15 at 3.54.57 PMNew York State Law Makers did it. In a frenzy of emotion, taking advantage of a tragedy, their Governor and the State Assembly has rushed a Bill through the Assembly and the Governor signed it into law just hours ago.  Just 12 hours after the state Senate passed the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Act, it is law.

This Bill bans high capacity magazines immediately, for magazines with more than 10 rounds. “Assault Weapons,” as defined by this Bill, will be banned in 90 days. Once banned, AR-15s and other banned rifles already owned will now have to be registered, gun owners will have one year to get their rifles registered. The New York State Police will set up a website that will assist with understanding which rifles are required to be registered. There is also a provision that requires gun owners to turn in magazines in that hold eleven or more rounds. If they hold more than seven, but less than eleven rounds, the user can only place seven rounds in the magazine. This seven round max will begin in 90 days. There is an Ammunition provision that requires a background check to buy even .22 ammunition. Even if you are at the gun range, and need one more box of 9mm ammo, they will have to run a background check.

I watched the arguments on the Assembly floor, they admit they don’t have one dollar in the New York State budget for this, they do not yet have a database developed to handle the massive registrations, they have many mistakes in the Bill, if you are an Armored car guard, or an security guard for a jewelry store, there is no provision to allow you more than seven rounds in your magazine. This is a disaster of a Bill that will make otherwise law abiding citizens into criminals overnight. You can read the Entire Bill Here.

Here are some addition points of interest:

There is mental provision to the law:

2-A. FIREARM, RIFLE OR SHOTGUN SURRENDER ORDER. UPON ENTRY OF A VERDICT OF NOT RESPONSIBLE BY REASON OF MENTAL DISEASE OR DEFECT, OR UPON THE ACCEPTANCE OF A PLEA OF NOT RESPONSIBLE BY REASON OF MENTAL DISEASE OR DEFECT, OR UPON A FINDING THAT THE DEFENDANT IS AN INCAPACITATED PERSON PURSUANT TO ARTICLE SEVEN HUNDRED THIRTY OF THIS CHAPTER, THE COURT SHALL REVOKE THE DEFENDANT’S FIREARM LICENSE, IF ANY, INQUIRE OF THE DEFENDANT AS TO THE EXISTENCE AND LOCATION OF ANY FIREARM, RIFLE OR SHOTGUN OWNED OR POSSESSED BY SUCH DEFENDANT AND DIRECT THE SURRENDER OF SUCH FIREARM, RIFLE OR SHOTGUN PURSUANT TO SUBPARAGRAPH (F) OF PARAGRAPH ONE OF SUBDIVISION A OF SECTION 265.20 AND SUBDIVISION SIX OF SECTION 400.05 OF THE PENAL LAW.

The Definition of Assault Weapon is as follows:

“Assault weapon” means:

  • A semiautomatic rifle that has an ability to accept a detachable magazine and has at least two of the following characteristics:

 (i) A folding or telescoping stock;

 (ii) A pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon;

 (iii) A bayonet mount;

 (iv) A flash suppressor or threaded barrel designed to accommodate a Flash suppressor;

 (v) A grenade launcher;

  • A semiautomatic shotgun that has at least two of the following characteristics:

 (i) A folding or telescoping stock;

 (ii) A pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of

The weapon;

 (iii) A fixed magazine capacity in excess of five rounds;

 (iv) An ability to accept a detachable magazine;

  • A semiautomatic pistol that has an ability to accept a detachable magazine and has at least two of the following characteristics:

 (i) An ammunition magazine that attaches to the pistol outside of the pistol grip;

 (ii) A threaded barrel capable of accepting a barrel extender, flash Suppressor, forward handgrip, or silencer;

 (iii) A shroud that is attached to, or partially or completely encircles, the barrel and that permits the shooter to hold the firearm with the non-trigger hand without being burned;

 (iv) A manufactured weight of fifty ounces or more when the pistol is unloaded;

 (v) A semiautomatic version of an automatic rifle, shotgun or firearm;

  • Any of the weapons, or functioning frames or receivers of such weapons, or copies or duplicates of

 (i) Norinco, Mitchell, and Poly Technologies Avtomat Kalashnikovs (all models);

 (ii) Action Arms Israeli Military Industries UZI and Galil;

 (iii) Beretta Ar70 (SC-70);

 (iv) Colt AR-15;

 (v) Fabrique National FN/FAL, FN/LAR, and FNC;

 (vi) SWD M-10, M-11, M-11/9, and M-12;

 (vii) Steyr AUG;

 (viii) INTRATEC TEC-9, TEC-DC9 and TEC-22; and

 (ix) Revolving cylinder shotguns, such as (or similar to) the Street Sweeper and Striker 12;

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