Massive Boycott and Civil Disobedience of New York’s New Gun Laws Planned

January 21 2013
by GSL Staff
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Last week, New York state passed the most restrictive gun laws in the country. Banning magazines that hold more than 7 rounds and requiring registration of all weapons that the new law defines as “assault weapons”.

According to the NY Post, now gun owners, gun store owners and shooting range owners are planning massive civil disobedience to the new laws.

According to the NY Post, leaders of some of the state’s 300 gun clubs, gun dealers and Second Amendment organizations are organizing the boycott — and the heaviest interest is in Suffolk County, the Capital District and the Buffalo region, sources said.

The organizers point to a little-known guarantee of gun ownership contained in New York’s own “Civil Rights Law,” which was ratified the same year as the Constitution .

The state statute says the right to keep and bear arms “cannot be infringed” — stronger than the Second Amendment, which says it “shall not be infringed.”

It sounds like the residents of New York state have finally drawn their line in the sand and are tired of their state lawmakers selling their Second Amendment rights for some feel good legislation.

According to the NY Post, there are an estimated 1 million+ semi automatic rifles that would have to be registered with the state as “assault weapons” and an unknown number of standard capacity magazines.

If you’re a New York resident are you planning to boycott this new set of laws?

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