Thursday, June 25, 2015

Quickies: A Heartening Development

     I don’t follow firearms-related news as closely as I should – hey, there are only twenty-four hours in my day, too! – so something like this can easily slip past me:

     After a much-publicized court battle between State Police and gun groups, numbers for the registration of so-called “assault-style” weapons under Governor Cuomo’s unconstitutional SAFE Act have been released.

     The numbers indicate that a vast majority of gun owners have not complied with the law which was hastily enacted in 2013 after the Newtown massacre.

     Second Amendment advocates had contended that state police were not releasing registration numbers to avoid embarrassment for the administration by hiding the low rate of compliance from angry gun owners.

     While the motivation behind keeping the numbers from public view are up for debate, the results are not – hundreds of thousands of gun owners have collectively told Governor Cuomo to take his gun-grabbing law and shove it....

     Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin tweeted that “The numbers don’t ‘suggest’ noncompliance. The numbers are a flat out declaration of non compliance.”

     While there have been attempts to repeal or revise certain elements of the SAFE Act from lawmakers, Tom King, president of the Albany-based New York State Rifle and Pistol Association says that gun owners have spoken, and spoken loudly at that.

     “It would appear the people have just bypassed the legislature and simply repealed it on their own,” he said.

     Andrew Cuomo, like his late father and every other power-mad pretender to royal status, has always been rabidly anti-gun. However, he failed to reckon with the general enthusiasm for firearms among New York State residents, thinking that compliance with his totalitarian “SAFE Act” decree, passed by parliamentary chicanery in the dead of night without any opportunity for state residents to comment, would be automatic. It’s gratifying and more to see that we’re not the sheep he thought we are.


Weetabix said...

NIKE: Just do it!

SAFE: Just don't it!

daniel_day said...

Congratulations to the non-compliant gun owners in NYS, and I hope some of the DP representatives take a broad hint that plenty of their otherwise loyal voters are part of the resistance. One of our DP reps from Oregon, while otherwise utterly useless, is a loyal opponent of gun laws, so I know they're not all tone-deaf.