Under current state law, assault weapons are defined by having two "military rifle" features. The proposal would reduce that to one feature and include the popular pistol grip.
So you tell me. Would Sandy Hook shooter punk not shot those kids because of redefinition of what constitutes an "assault weapon"?
Private sales of assault weapons to someone other than an immediate family would be subject to a background check through a dealer. Also Internet sales of assault weapons would be banned, and failing to safely store a weapon could be subject to a misdemeanor charge.
I guess it's nice to know that shooter punk's mom could have been charged with a misdemeanor if she were alive.
Ammunition magazines would be restricted to seven bullets, from the current 10, and current owners of higher-capacity magazines would have a year to sell them out of state. An owner caught at home with eight or more bullets in a magazine could face a misdemeanor charge.
Nice to see that NY is working to export these so called high capacity magazines to other states. Didn't Bloomberg criticize other states for allowing them to export their guns to NY? Again would that have prevented shooter punk from his carnage?
In another provision, a therapist who believes a mental health patient made a credible threat to use a gun illegally would be required to report it to a mental health director who would have to notify the state. A patient's gun could be taken from him or her.
Again, shooter punk wasn't under anyone's care. The guns he used were not his.How does this prevent a nut job from doing the same?
The legislation also increases sentences for gun crimes including the shooting of a first responder that Cuomo called the "Webster provision." Last month in the western New York town of Webster, two firefighters were killed after responding to a fire set by the shooter, who eventually killed himself.
Again, nice to see that a criminal would have had another charge to fight. Given that murder is a crime to begin with, does this really solve anything? In fact, that Webster shooter should have been executed a decade before.
Seriously. If you are anxious about little Johnny or Suzie being gunned down in their school does this law make you feel better? WHY?
I would like to propose a law where were get to execute a lawmaker who pass laws to solve a problem when the law doesn't stop the problem at all.