NY Governor Andrew Cuomo Takes Aim At His Own Gun Law


New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the SAFE Act in a manner similar to the Democrats in Congress. The similarity is that they really didn't know all of what the massive Obamacare bill contained. The same is apparently true for Governor Cuomo, who is now looking to reverse a section of the unconstitutional law in order to help out his police officers.

The legislation contained language that stated that New Yorkers could not have guns that held more than seven rounds. That was bad news for police officers in the state who carry firearms with more than seven rounds. So, the Associated Press reports on what is being done about it:

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday the state is not rolling back the nation's most stringent gun control measure by keeping 10-bullet magazines legal, even though they would have been outlawed in a bill that passed earlier this year.

Cuomo and legislative leaders in state budget talks plan to change the law that was passed in January before a provision kicks in banning the sale of 10-bullet magazines. The gun measure outlaws the purchase of any magazines that carry more than seven bullets, the nation's most stringent limit. That would have put a severe limit on the sale of guns with industry standard 10-bullet magazines when the provision of the law went onto effect on April 15.

"There is no such thing as a seven-bullet magazine. That doesn't exist, so you really have no practical option," Cuomo said. He told reporters that any suggestion this will be a rollback of the law is "wholly without basis."

Cuomo said the state needs to allow the sale of handguns and rifles with 10-shot magazines, but New Yorkers will still be required to keep no more than seven bullets in them, except at shooting ranges and competitions. Violating the seven-bullet limit is a misdemeanor, but a violation if the magazine was in the owner's home.

And the point is? Wait there is no point to this mess except he shot himself in the foot with this legislation in the first place (pun intended).

The mayor said that the law is still enforceable. He also "minimized the cleanup now needed in the bill as addressing "ambiguities" and "grammatical errors" and routine for complex measures. They include exempting police and their weapons and allowing Hollywood to continue to film violent movies and TV shows in New York using weapons outlawed under his measure."

Following Cuomo's signing into law the sweeping gun control bill, his job approval rating dropped from 74% to 59%! Quinnipiac Poll director Maurice Carroll noted that Cuomo's numbers were in the stratosphere, and that he "had the political capital to spend."

"It is possible that the gun law cost him some of that political capital, but a 2-1 job approval rating still makes him the envy of most governors," Carroll said.

Ya think? People in New York are pretty ticked off at the Governor and the legislature despite what the media outlets may tell you. I hear from people every day from NY and they have had it with the overreach of a tyrannical government.

It seems the courts are also standing on their side to some extent. Recently, a New York Supreme Court judge slapped down New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's "Big Gulp" ban.

Additionally, Benjamin Wassell is the first man to be arrested under New York's SAFE Act. The outcome of this case is still yet to be determined, but may be instrumental in setting the stage for what the courts have to say about the legislation and whether or not it will stay in place or be struck down, as it should be.

UPDATE: Fox News reports how utterly stupid Cuomo's reasoning is in this matter:

Cuomo and legislative leaders said after announcing a budget deal Wednesday night that they will continue to discuss changes in January's gun control law before a provision kicks in banning the sale of 10-bullet magazines.

The gun measure outlaws the purchase of any magazines that carry more than seven bullets, the nation's most stringent limit. That would have put a severe limit on the sale of guns with industry-standard 10-bullet magazines when the provision of the law went into effect April 15.

"There is no such thing as a seven-bullet magazine. That doesn't exist, so you really have no practical option," Cuomo said. He told reporters that any suggestion this will be a rollback of the law is "wholly without basis."

Cuomo said the state needs to allow the sale of handguns and rifles with 10-shot magazines, but New Yorkers will still be required to keep no more than seven bullets in them, except at shooting ranges and competitions. Violating the seven-bullet limit is a misdemeanor but a violation if the magazine is in the owner's home.

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  • netandyawho

    The truth has finally slipped out! I believe Cuomo is Bloomberg's stepbrother, Pelosi's nephew and Reid's cousin. It seem apparent they come from a family that has undoubtedly been intermarrying for centuries. Could that be why they act like idiots?

  • Dan Cass

    Lie enough and people will actually start to believe it. I have never seen so much B S in my life. Where do you people get this crap from and do you actually believe it yourselves? Don't you believe that if Obama and his administration really did this stuff he would be under some kind of investigation. REALLY???

  • http://twitter.com/golface12949 USA Patriot

    This man is a pimple on the ass of society and needs to be lanced.

  • http://twitter.com/foxmuldar foxmulder

    So does Cuomo plan on having his gestapo police force go house to house searching for that one gun with more then seven rounds in it? Meanwhile out on the main street, Muslim taxi drivers continue to block the streets anytime they feel its time to pray. Criminals get a pass on all gun laws just as Muslims get a pass when it comes to violating traffic laws.

  • pappadave

    What's going to happen in NY is that honest gun-owners will protest and be ignored, non-gun owners will accept this stupidity without complaint and criminal gun-owners will ignore the law and NOTHING WILL CHANGE there whatsoever--except, if they're smart, gun manufacturers will flee NY as fast as possible...which the Democrats don't care about one way or another.

  • genann59

    Are they going to check each magazine to ensure there are only seven bullets in it? Duh.

  • k m

    *uckin Idiot!