NY Magazine Law To Be Changed, But Not Really, It’s Weird

March 21 2013
by GSL Staff
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According to uticaod.com, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday the state is not rolling back the nation’s most stringent gun control measure by keeping 10-bullet magazines legal, even though they would have been outlawed in a bill that passed earlier this year.

Cuomo and legislative leaders in state budget talks plan to change the law that was passed in January before a provision kicks in banning the sale of 10-bullet magazines. The gun measure outlaws the purchase of any magazines that carry more than seven bullets, the nation’s most stringent limit. That would have put a severe limit on the sale of guns with industry standard 10-bullet magazines when the provision of the law went onto effect on April 15.

“There is no such thing as a seven-bullet magazine. That doesn’t exist, so you really have no practical option,” Cuomo said. He told reporters that any suggestion this will be a rollback of the law is “wholly without basis.”

Cuomo said the state needs to allow the sale of handguns and rifles with 10-shot magazines, but New Yorkers will still be required to keep no more than seven bullets in them, except at shooting ranges and competitions. Violating the seven-bullet limit is a misdemeanor, but a violation if the magazine was in the owner’s home.

So you’ll still be able to get 10 round magazines…but you can only put 7 rounds in them…unless you’re at a shooting range…or a competition.

I think I’m starting to see Cuomo’s long term plan for reducing crime here, he is just going to confuse criminals to death with random laws that will do absolutely nothing to prevent crime.

Seriously, this is the most asinine thing I’ve ever read. So the only time you’re a criminal is when you put 10 rounds into a 10 round magazine outside of a shooting range. That is clearly only going to make criminals out of law abiding citizens.

How residents of NY still live there is beyond me. I would start looking for a new job in any other state ASAP if it was me.

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