Saturday, June 27, 2015

New Yorkers Refuse to Register Guns


Out of millions of gun owners, only 24,000 New Yorkers, mostly police officers, have registered their semi-automatic rifles.

New York State Rifle & Pistol Association President Tom King commented,

“New York gun owners know it is flawed and they are not complying with it. I am confident that we will ultimately prevail in getting significant portions of the law overturned in the courts.”

The S.A.F.E. Act, which created a gun registry for semi-automatic weapons using detachable magazines, was signed into law by Governor Cuomo in 2013.

Protestors marked the April 15 registration deadline by destroying state registration cards.

“They have been shredding the Constitution for years,” gun owner Russ Thompson said. “You shred the Constitution, we’ll shred any form you want us to fill out.”

“They can’t arrest a million people. What are they going to do?”

Some sheriffs in New York State have even said that they will not enforce the law.