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New York's 'SAFE' Act: The 'Rape' of the Second Amendment
American Thinker ^ | Feb 5, 2013 | Michael Filozof

Posted on 02/05/2013 3:08:09 PM PST by EXCH54FE

In January, the New York State Legislature passed the Orwellian-sounding "SAFE" (Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement) Act. The act was debated in closed session without committee hearings, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed it into law within an hour of its passage -- after waiving the required three-day public comment period. Cuomo bragged that New York now has the "toughest assault weapons ban" in the country but claimed that the law respects the Second Amendment and preserves the rights of "hunters and sportsmen." The former is true; the latter is a bald-faced lie. Even if you do not live in New York, you should be very worried, because the SAFE Act is a harbinger of what Democrats in the federal government will do nationwide if they can.

The SAFE Act is far worse than you might imagine. Harold "Budd" Schroeder, member of the NRA Board of Directors from New York, described the law as "the rape of our gun rights." That is no exaggeration. The law is as harsh as (or harsher than) the gun laws of some European nations that do not have a Bill or Rights or a Second Amendment.

The most widely reported provision of the law is the total ban on the sale of military-style rifles classified as "assault weapons," effective Jan. 15. The provision forever prohibits anyone other than a law enforcement agency from acquiring such weapons, including the popular hunting and target variants of the AR-15 rifle. Current owners of such rifles must register them with the state by 2014, and the registration must be renewed every five years. This gives the state a list of persons from which to confiscate them in the future, and the five-year renewal provision gives the state an excuse to find ways to deny ownership once every five years.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; ny; nystate; secondamendment

1 posted on 02/05/2013 3:08:14 PM PST by EXCH54FE
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To: EXCH54FE

It’s one thing to make a law, It’s another to enforce it.


2 posted on 02/05/2013 3:12:35 PM PST by Venturer
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To: EXCH54FE

Does Andrew think he can lock us down and keep us in his prison like good little cows bleating in the field to give him milk and beef. Not in my lifetime...


3 posted on 02/05/2013 3:17:11 PM PST by ez (Laws only apply to little people. Criminals, politicians, and newsies are exempt.)
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To: EXCH54FE

Current owners of such rifles must register them with the state by 2014, and the registration must be renewed every five years. ....................................... LOL, like that’s going to work? There are so many guns on the street, they’ll never find them because most folks with half a brain won’t turn them in or let them know they have them. I’m surprised that there are still people in NY. They are being taxed to death there. What I can see are traffic stops and car searches coming in the future. Beware of who or what you vote for in NY because its guaranteed to bite you in the butt.


4 posted on 02/05/2013 3:21:46 PM PST by Bringbackthedraft (Who we elect is not as important as who they bring in with them.)
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To: EXCH54FE

OK, now that’s all done, what are they going to do about the mentally ill? Oh that’s right, absolutely nothing. Today in New York city I saw a man in his 40s talking to himself throwing rocks at cars. Maybe tomorrow he may decide to get a can of gas and burn somebody alive or push somebody onto the subway tracks. But let’s ignore all that and keep focusing on inanimate objects like guns.


5 posted on 02/05/2013 3:23:51 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: EXCH54FE; All
Note that when John Bingham, the main author of Sec. 1 of the 14th Amendent, had officially clarified that the 14th Amendment applied the personal privileges and immunities protected by the Constitution to the states, he included the 2nd Amendment (see middle column) as an example in his discussion.
Congressional Globe, House of Representatives, 42nd Congress, 1st Session

So the states must now recognize the natural right of citizens to defend themselves like the federal government is supposed to.

6 posted on 02/05/2013 3:29:43 PM PST by Amendment10
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

So essentially you cannot bring you AR through NY. So you are prevented from interstate transit from New England to all points east.


7 posted on 02/05/2013 3:36:22 PM PST by Ouderkirk (Obama has turned America into an aristocracy of the unaccomplished.)
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To: EXCH54FE
I guess that if I lived in NY, I would immediately go turn in all my cast iron cookware and kitchen knives.

I might even consider surrendering my ball point pens, because I can kill somebody with every one of those implements.

Don't even get me started on my toolbox.

8 posted on 02/05/2013 3:38:10 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

east should be west


9 posted on 02/05/2013 3:39:06 PM PST by Ouderkirk (Obama has turned America into an aristocracy of the unaccomplished.)
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To: EXCH54FE
New York and some of America has forgotten the intent of the 2nd Amendment and our Rights.

“The Constitution of most of our states (and of the United States) assert that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves; that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed and that they are entitled to freedom of person, freedom of religion, freedom of property, and freedom of press.” Thomas Jefferson

MOLON LABE

10 posted on 02/05/2013 4:25:23 PM PST by EXCH54FE (Hurricane 416 "It’s one thing to make a law, It’s another to enforce it.")
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To: EXCH54FE
It's not going over very well there...

Cuomo: Good Luck {Gun Patriots Giv'em Hell!) video at link

11 posted on 02/05/2013 4:40:00 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: EXCH54FE

Cuomonistas need to travel in a tank if visiting upstate.


12 posted on 02/05/2013 5:26:21 PM PST by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Marchione.)
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To: Venturer

Time to Boycott all of NY

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2985508/posts


13 posted on 02/05/2013 5:30:37 PM PST by Article10 (Roger That)
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To: Article10
Sooo........you want to refuse to sell me guns and ammo because I have a bunch of jerkwads for politicians ??

And what exactly does this accomplish ??

I can see how you would handle WWII.....we're not gonna support the French resistance, because they're in German occupied territory, so it sucks to be them.

Get some common sense, willya ?

14 posted on 02/05/2013 5:44:10 PM PST by onona (KCCO, and mind the gap)
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To: onona

yep, you all have gun control cancer and it needs to be contained.


15 posted on 02/05/2013 6:01:22 PM PST by Article10 (Roger That)
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To: onona

And I forgot: elections have consequences.

You made a nice bed in NY State so please enjoy it. The rest of us in the Free parts of the other 57 States have had enough of you NY types. Call Andrew Cuomo with your issues, don’t complain to me


16 posted on 02/05/2013 6:04:03 PM PST by Article10 (Roger That)
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To: Article10
yep, you all have gun control cancer and it needs to be contained.

Like cancer, we need radiation to treat it...

17 posted on 02/05/2013 6:37:11 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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