They just passed this:
Some excerpts follow.
As is usual in cases of legislation by Demonrats and liberals, it starts out with a blatant lie:
The Second Amendment has nothing to do with hunters, sportsmen, or enjoyment, nor is there any mention of a government "entitlement" to own a gun. And never in history has a "ban" ever stopped the people who really should never have a gun from getting one.This legislation will protect New Yorkers by reducing the availability of assault weapons and deterring the criminal use of firearms while promoting a fair, consistent and efficient method of ensuring that sportsmen and other legal gun owners have full enjoyment of the guns to which they are entitled. A thoughtful network of laws provides the toughest, most comprehensive and balanced answer in the nation to gun violence. Through this legislation, New York is the first in the nation to completely ban all pre-1994 high capacity magazines; to ban any magazine that holds more than seven rounds (rather than a limit of ten) and to both track ammunition purchases in real time to permit alerts on high volume buyers, while also checking on the buyer's background.
So, into the bill proper. Let's start out with a tried and true four lane highway to another Holocaust.
Registration of freedom tools:
Now, what about ammo?Section 37 of the bill amends Penal Law � 265.00(22) in order to strengthen New York's assault weapon ban, expanding its reach and making it easier to enforce. The proposed amendments replace the existing ban consisting of and a "two-feature" test adopted from the now-expired federal assault weapons ban with a clearer "one-feature" test. The "two-feature" test bans any gun that is semi-automatic, has a detachable magazine (in the case of pistols and rifles), and possesses two features that are commonly associated with military weapons. The "one-feature" test would ban semi-automatic guns with detachable magazines that possess one feature commonly associated with military weapons. This section also adds to the list of "features" that characterize a banned weapon. Within one year of the effective date, all weapons defined as assault weapons under the new "one-feature" test, as well as weapons grandfathered in under the original assault weapons ban, must be registered. Current owners of these banned weapons may transfer the weapons only to a firearms dealer or transfer to an out of state buyer. All registered owners will be subject to a review of disqualifiers by the State Police.
A ban on magazines that hold more than seven rounds essentially outlaws every semi-auto pistol made since 1890, with a few exceptions. So far, you can keep your 1911.Section 38 of the bill amends Penal Law � 265.00(23) to ban all large capacity magazines that have the capacity to hold more than ten rounds of ammunition including those that were grandfathered in under the original assault weapons ban and creates a new ban on magazines that hold more than seven rounds of ammunition. Magazines that can hold more than seven rounds but not more than ten rounds and are currently possessed will be grandfathered in, but may only contain seven rounds of ammunition. Exceptions are made for large capacity magazines that are curios or relics. Section 39 also adds a new section to Penal Law � 265.00 to define seller of ammunition. Section 50 of the bill enhances control over sales of ammunition by adding a new Penal Law � 400.03 requiring (1) that sellers of ammunition register with the superintendent of the State police (2) that prior to a sale of ammunition, a seller must run the buyer through a State-created review of disqualifiers to ensure that the buyer is not prohibited by law from possessing ammunition, and (3) that ammunition sales are electronically accessible to the State. In addition, to prevent from purchasing ammunition, the bill requires that any ammunition sold commercially must be conducted by a seller that can perform a background check.
A background check on every sale of ammo. The FBI will love that - E-Check is already overloaded with Jugears Osama driving paranoia. Well, in New York, it seems justified.
I remember my days in Ill-Annoys, with having to renew my FOID card every five years.Section 49 creates a new Penal Law � 400.02 establishing a statewide gun license and record database. Section 18 amends Section 212 of the Judiciary Law to require that records submitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigation regarding individuals for whom a guardian has been appointed be transmitted to the State and checked against the statewide gun license and record database. Several sections of the bill strengthen statutory provisions related to the licensing of firearms, shotguns, and rifles. Section 1 amends Criminal Procedure Law (CPL) � 330.20 to require the revocation of any gun license from and the surrender of any gun by a defendant upon an entry of a verdict of not responsible by reason of mental disease or defect, upon the acceptance of a plea of not responsible by reason of mental disease or defect, or upon a finding that a defendant is an incapacitated person pursuant to the CPL. Section 2 adds a new section to the CPL that requires a sentencing judge to demand surrender of a gun license or registration and all guns possessed by the defendant upon judgment of conviction for an offense that requires the seizure of a gun and the revocation of a gun license or registration. Sections 4 through 16 amend the Family Court Act, the Domestic Relations Law and the CPL to require, under certain circumstances, the mandatory suspension or revocation of the firearms license of a person against whom an order of protection or a temporary order of protection has been issued. Section 48 of the bill amends the Penal Law to require that every county recertify a gun license holder's license every five years. Failure to recertify during this five year period equates to revocation of the license. The section also adds bases for denial of a license to an applicant, including connection of a felony or serious offense, being presently subject to an order of protection; and expands the criteria for denial based on an applicant's history of mental illness.
Private sales are now to be processed like any other dealer transaction, and the SELLER myst keep records for the state:
They are letting private sellers charge up to $10 for a background check. How much you wanna bet that the state will charge $20 per private check?Under current New York law, background checks on gun purchasers are required for all purchases of guns from gun dealers and at gun shows. Section 17 will expand this requirement by adding a new article to the General Business Law requiring background checks to be completed for all gun sales, except for immediate family. Thus private sellers may transfer a gun only if the buyer has obtained a federal "NICS" check.
Transfers to "immediate family members" are exempt. Right up until crazy Uncle Bob shoots someone with Grampaw's old shotgun...
Anyone possessing a gun must keep it out of the reach of anyone not allowed to have a gun - and that list is pretty long. "Enhanced" penalties for violating the law.
There's a paragraph making "gangs" that use guns subject to those enhanced penalties.
There's also a provision to give schools "10% off" certain "security devices".
Well, Chicago was bucking for murder capitol of the US, right behind Washington DC. Maybe New York City will take the prize now.
If that wasn't enough, in Connecticut, they want to pass an even more Draconian gun ban. No gun that can chamber more than ONE round.
Sent this to my state rep:
Dear Representative Ringhand,
Here's your chance to make a difference. Author or sponsor a bill similar to what has recently been proposed in Wyoming: http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2013/Introduced/HB0104.pdf
Our federal government is contemptuous of the basic law of our nation, the Constitution. It's up to the several States to put a stop to this.
The Second Amendment has nothing to do with hunting, sport, or recreation - it is there as the ultimate rein on the federal government.