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Below are FAQ intended to help gun owners in New York understand and comply with the NY SAFE Act enacted on January 15, 2013. If your question is not answered here, please continue to check back, as this list will be updated regularly.
Q: What if I have a magazine that can contain more than ten rounds? A: You can permanently modify the magazine so that it holds no more than ten rounds, responsibly discard it, or sell it to a dealer or an out of state purchaser by January 15, 2014.
Q: How many rounds can I put in my magazine today? A: Ten. Starting on April 15, 2013, you are limited to putting in seven rounds, unless you are at an incorporated firing range or competition recognized by the National Rifle Association or International Handgun Metallic Silhouette Association, in which case the limit is ten.
In 1989, California banned the
sale or transfer of assault weapons and required all existing owners to
register their guns. The California law was very poorly drafted:
California Attorney General Dan Lungren later admitted that some of the
gun models banned by the California Legislature did not exist. San
Francisco lawyer Don Kates suggested that legislators, in compiling the
list of prohibited guns, appeared to have selected from "some picture
book ... of mislabeled firearms they thought looked evil."
The vast majority of Californians did not register their guns.
Thus the law may have created as many as 300,000 new criminals.
According to Michael McNulty, chairman of the private California
Organization for Public Safety, "We estimate that hundreds of citizens
have been arrested and prosecuted for firearms not on the regulated
list." In numerous cases, police carrying out searches of people's homes
have seized weapons they allege to be illegal assault weapons--and then
have refused to return them even after receiving proof that the guns are
not legally banned under California law.
In the video, McLaughlin is speaking to Democrat Assemblyman Joseph Lentol. Here is the transcript: McLaughlin: ... Something that we received from the Senate, Democrat proposals in this gun bill. And I don't know if you've seen this, or if you know that these are there or not. Lentol: Well we don't have our own list of rejected proposals, that the Senate rejected, so I don't have anything to show you. McLaughlin: Okay. Alright, then I won't address it then if you haven't seen it. I'll leave that one alone. Okay, thank you, Joe. Appreciate it. Lentol: And by the way, I would recommend not to have that list shared because it has the capacity to dampen the enthusiasm of compromise. McLaughlin: Well, it sure does when we talk about the confiscation of assault weapons. It absolutely has the ability to dampen a compromise. The list of proposals that Democrats would rather you didn't see, can be seen below. 1. Confiscation of "assault weapons" 2. Confiscation of ten round clips 3. Statewide database for ALL Guns 4. Continue to allow pistol permit holder's information to be replaced to the public 5. Label semiautomatic shotguns with more than 5 rounds or pistol grips as "assault weapons” 6. Limit the number of rounds in a magazine to 5 and confiscation and forfeiture of banned magazines 7. Limit possession to no more than two (2) magazines 8. Limit purchase of guns to one gun per person per month 9. Require re-licensing of all pistol permit owners 10. Require renewal of all pistol permits every five years 11. State issued pistol permits 12. Micro-stamping of all guns in New York State 13. Require licensing of all gun ammo dealers 14. Mandatory locking of guns at home 15. Fee for licensing, registering weapons
Originally posted by Azdraik
Um how vague lol.
"I own a gun that I use for hunting, is it an assault weapon?"
RIFLES THAT ARE NOT CLASSIFIED AS ASSAULT WEAPONS
RIFLES THAT ARE CLASSIFIED AS ASSAULT WEAPONS
IMAGES OF RIFLES THAT ARE NOT CLASSIFIED AS ASSAULT RIFLES
So how did that answer that question? And Images of rifles can be an assault rifle??
Originally posted by stonebutterfly
This is all turning into such a mess. This is going to do nothing for law abiding citizens but create mass confusion and make good people criminal. They dont even know what they are doing writing these stupid laws.