It is nice to see that someone stood up for us. It’s nice to hear that they are still “fighting for us.” But what does that mean exactly? Can they roll this back? If they can — will they actually do it or is their “fighting for us” just political posturing? It seems to me that if they are serious about fighting for us they need to lead the way. If they are going to fight for us they need to move beyond petitions. Why can’t they use their positions and connections to bring the legislative process to a standstill? They have enough outraged constituents to tie up the phone, fax, email, mail and appointments of the politicos and make it very difficult for them to do anything else. If they don’t like that, surely they have knowledge to think of something more effective that we could do. Time is a waste’n.
While much of their sentiment is genuine, there is a lot of political posturing going on.
So where does that leave us? Can we move them to action? Or is our energy better spent doing something else? You’ve been at this for a while, what are your thoughts?
The lawsuit is our best bet right now.
We’ve been set up to be governed by a totalitarian state government.
The ammo restrictions require all sales go through a registered ammo dealer. That means that whatever the legislature wants to ban, will be banned. They can cut off the sale of any type of ammunition they want in the future, by using the registered ammo dealers as a choke point. That was a “first step”.
With all gun sales required to go through an FFL, they can cut off sales of any gun that they want to cut off in the future by using the gun dealers as a choke point. That was another “first step”.
The rationale on banning all mags over 10 was that they couldn’t tell the difference between pre-ban and post-ban mags. Now they can say the same thing about 10-round mags and ban them all too, and they know it, and they smile when they think about it. We have been set up for that “next step”.
Once in place, the “assault weapon” registry can be used to include all long guns. Cuomo has allocated $35 million for it, and there will be those New York State legislators who will say that not using that database for all long guns is wasting tax payers’ money. The registry is yet another “first step”.
When Governor Cuomo raped our Second Amendment rights, he moved with the audacity of a rapist, and our Second Amendment rights were raped overnight. We have been set up for what will eventually be a totalitarian state government. Cuomo’s new law has nothing to do with crime in New York State, and everything to do with violating our Second Amendment rights as Americans. Crime has long been illegal, and now our Constitutional rights are too. That needs to be reversed.
Seems a bit dangerous to put all our eggs in one basket, but then again it could be a good way to generate new members and funds for NYSRPA so they can organize a plan B and also be better prepared for the next attack from the antis.
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