Progressives in NY botch gun law

by NW Spotlight

New York State passed a set of draconian new gun restrictions last Tuesday evening, which included a ban on assault weapons, a high-capacity magazine ban and background checks on ammunition sales. They called the new gun restrictions the NY Safe Act. New York Gov. Cuomo talked about it in his NY State of the State Address on January 9, 2013, calling on New York to “Set an example for the rest of the nation,” adding that “This is New York, the Progressive Capital.”

It’s a good thing they didn’t call it the NY Well-Thought-Out Act. In their rush to keep New York “the Progressive Capital,” New York has made it illegal for police to bring their guns into schools and they have made it illegal for police to have magazines with more than 7 bullets. The headline of a Townhall article quips “New York Passed a Gun Control Law So They Could See What Was in It.” How exactly does New York expect police to respond to a school shooting without their guns?

The New York State Republican Party said of the new gun laws “in his rush to be the first governor in the Nation to pass any gun control legislation, [Governor] Cuomo missed the opportunity to get gun policy right.”

As draconian as the new laws are, they’re not as bad as what Gov. Cuomo was considering last month. Talking on “Fred Dicker Live from the State Capitol” on December 20, 2012, Gov. Cuomo said “confiscation could be an option.” Progressive indeed.