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New York Governor Pushing For Stricter Gun Control

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posted on Jan, 8 2013 @ 06:02 PM
You all guessed it, amidst the recent waves of mass shootings New Yorks Governor Cuomo is pushing for stricter gun control laws in a state where gun control laws are already very strict. What exactly the Governor has in mind isn't clear yet but tomorrow he will be addressing the issue. What inside sources are telling CBS is that he is looking to place even more restrictions on assault weapons, which I don't at all agree with. Why not look into the clear mental health problem we face in America? But lets ignore the root problem and blame guns. He also plans on increasing penalties on anyone who commits a crime with a gun, which I completely agree with, and limiting the number of bullets in a magazine.

EXCLUSIVE: Cuomo Close To Announcing Sweeping New Gun Control Laws

YONKERS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A deal to give New York one of the toughest gun control laws in the nation is being negotiated by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who, sources said Tuesday, is hoping to announce the plan Wednesday during his State of the State speech in Albany.

Cuomo hopes to jump-start the 2013 legislative session with a big deal that could dramatically alter gun control laws across the state.

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posted on Jan, 8 2013 @ 06:08 PM
Really? Is the man just ignorant of his own state law?

Gun bans: New York has a ban on assault weapons. The state also bans all magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition that have been manufactured since September 1994. Because a federal requirement that the date of manufacture be stamped on all large-capacity magazines expired with the Assault Weapons Ban in 2004, the large magazine ban in New York is difficult to enforce because it can be hard to prove when the magazines were manufactured. By the same token, anyone possessing a magazine capable of holding more than 10 rounds is subject to felony charges if they aren’t certain the magazine was manufactured prior to 1994.

Possess without permit: class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year in prison, a fine of up to $1,000, or both

Possess loaded firearm without permit, outside of person's home or place of business: class C felony, classified as violent felony offense, punishable by up to 15 years imprisonment, with a mandatory minimum of 3.5 years

N.Y. Penal Law §§ 265.01, 265.03, 265.20

Short of outlawing guns entirely.... Just how much stricter can THAT particular state get exactly? Life in prison for having a gun they don't give their permission for? Wow..... The people saying they are moving to a gun ban may be right. The Supreme Court be damned, obviously, they pretty well figure it's something to ignore outright.

posted on Jan, 8 2013 @ 06:14 PM

you will still be able to buy guns. no politician is going to go against commerce and jobs and the 2nd A

just not guns that kills lots of people in a short amount of time, and only if you pass a sticter background check I bet

you will still be able to hold off the obama zombies with your shotguns and rifles and hand guns

happiness is a warm gun

bang bang shoot shoot

posted on Jan, 8 2013 @ 06:18 PM
reply to post by Wrabbit2000

Wouldn't be the first time, nor the last, a politician is completely ignorant of their own state laws. Try buying a hand gun here in NY and prepare to wait at least 6 months while they do a background investigation, and many fees later, before they may or may not allow you the privilege of owning a firearm. Live in NYC? Good luck getting your hands on a gun, unless of course you're a criminal. Gangs, and wanna be gangsters, are and forever will be using guns to commit crimes but the sad thing is these new laws weren't thought up to end the gangster violence, no it's because of 1 (supposedly 1) crazy white American male who commits mass shootings on unarmed people. NYC and Chicago are RIPE with gun violence but no laws seem to be enacted to slow them down, I guess. Well good news is, at least these new laws in NY will enable even harsher penalties for committing a crime with a gun.
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posted on Jan, 8 2013 @ 06:21 PM
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You can lead a horse to water...

Chicago Gun Ban Axed After Violent Weekend: At Least 29 Shot, 3 Dead In Weekend Shootings.

Even with the gun ban in place, shootings in Chicago have been rampant. Last weekend, at least 52 were shot and ten killed in just three days, and this weekend the gunfire continued.

Chicago Police Department statistics, we are told, reveal that the City's handgun murder rate has actually increased since the ban was enacted and that Chicago residents now face one of the highest murder rates in the country and rates of other violent crimes that exceed the average in comparable cities.

Crime Rises After D.C. Gun Ban.

Over the years, gun violence has continued to plague the city, reaching staggering levels at times.

In the peak killing year, 1991, the District recorded 482 homicides, or 81 per 100,000 residents, more than triple the 1985 rate. And more than ever, as the city became known as "the nation's murder capital," the gun was the weapon of choice. In 1985, firearms had been used in 65 percent of D.C. homicides. In 1991, they were used in eight out of 10 slayings.

Handgun crime 'up' despite ban.

A new study suggests the use of handguns in crime rose by 40% in the two years after the weapons were banned.

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posted on Jan, 8 2013 @ 06:21 PM
reply to post by syrinx high priest

Given the fact no one but the most obtuse will even consider surrendering their firearms to these tyrants......You're absolutely right about having plenty. As the national sales show...virtually the entire national inventory available to sell HAS sold for "assault rifles" and right now? check sites... I did earlier. You can't get .223 ammunition in various flavors at virtually any price. I was seeing ads in a classified sites giving info in local listings for ammunition available over 200 miles away as a "heads up! they still have xx boxes available".

These politicians are tone deaf and absolutely beyond ignorant.....and they're pushing hard to cause unrest that absolutely doesn't have to happen. I have never, in my 39 years alive, seen stupidity at this level in Washington ....or THIS MUCH EFFORT to provoke the population when tensions are already at record levels. It's patently insane.

It's almost 25th amendment territory...if we had a man among them with the guts to invoke it. (and I'm talking about the incapacity clause ..NOT the worse case)

* By the way all.... Where .223 ammunition still exists to buy around the nation... Plan on $1 to $1.25 a round on up depending on what kind and grain. ....insane....
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posted on Jan, 8 2013 @ 07:18 PM
Keep doing what has been shown not to work in NYC.

NY's Gun Battle (2008)

. . .New York City has some of the strictest gun laws in the nation, and, under Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the police department has worked to strictly enforce them. Despite that in communities like parts of the Bronx gunshots regularly claim the lives of innocent bystanders as illegal weapons continue to pour into the city. . .

The number of guns recovered from crime scenes in the city dropped by 13 percent from last year. The number of people shot to death dropped from 347 in 2007 to 292 in 2008. Overall, murders increased from 2007 to 2008, but only due to an increase in crimes committed with knives. . .

Take away guns and people get stabbed to death. In fact more people die. So, while the Mayor and the Governor keep stripping people of the means of self defense, criminals keep doing what criminals do, ignoring the laws.

In 2006 the City Council passed legislation that established a gun offender registry, which allowed an individual to purchase only one handgun in a 90-day period,

So, you are assumed to be a criminal if you are exercising your second amendment rights. Could it be more obvious that it isn't really about stopping gun violence.

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