Originally posted by Afterthought
reply to post by roadgravel
According to what you posted, I'm more curious about what Cuomo is expecting people to "turn in". Shouldn't he have talking about registration instead
of the topic of relinquishing?
Even if he was talking about the currently registered ones, then his statement is still valid.
In the previous law, there was an exemption for assault weapons made before 1994. If you had an assault handgun, you still had to register it, but you
were allowed to keep it. In the current bill, there is no exemption.
Same applied to assault rifles in NYC because NYC required you to register your long guns too.
So the government knows that those people have an assault handgun/rifle because they have already registered it. And the government knows they will
be in illegal possession of it after a specified date, if they don’t voluntarily sell it out of state, or turn it in.
To take it off the registry with out turning it in, you have to provide documentation of you selling it through an FFL to a person in another state,
or declare it stolen.
That will put the law enforcement in a position of knowing that a bunch of people are breaking the law. The law enforcement could just ignore the
situation and let the rebellious ones keep their illegal weapons as long as they didn’t break any other laws. Or they could ask those people nicely
to turn them over. Or the cops could try to get pushy.
If they try and get pushy, which the mayor probably knows there are a few that will, then he knows it will end in armed standoffs. Which he does not
want to see.
And the situation where they basically stabbed the gun owners in the back by telling them that all older ones were grandfathered, in order to get them
to register them in the first place. And then turning around and un-grandfathering them after you have already registered them. When means they know
you are in illegal position of them now.
That action alone will throw cold water on anyone’s eagerness to voluntarily register any more guns. That backhanded move will basically make most
people flatly reject the registering system.
edit on 19-1-2013 by Mr Tranny because: (no reason given)