Thursday, January 10, 2008

Blackpowder Targeted by New York

Many anti-Second Amendment proponents like to flippantly suggest that the Second Amendment should only apply to weapons available at the time the Amendment was written. Never mind how ludicrous that standpoint is for a moment, but honestly this author wonders who these people think they’re fooling. It’s a straw man, and it would be far more honest of them to assert their real beliefs that the public should be disarmed.

In that vein, the latest travesty to come out of New York is refreshingly honest in it’s unflinching aim – to regulate and eliminate all firearm ownership:

“New York has some of the toughest gun control laws on the books, but a new measure being debated in the state assembly would mandate that people who want to buy muzzle-loading pistols or muskets get a permit for ‘antique firearms.’

“According to State Assembly Bill A09543, introduced by Assemblyman Michael Gianaris (D-Queens) on Nov. 30, the measure would eliminate the exemption of antique firearms from regulation and licensing.....

“.....New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly called for stricter statewide gun regulations. "Anything you can put a bullet in" should require a permit, he said during a news conference. "I'm certainly a proponent for more regulations."

“Gianaris stated in his measure that it would "close this loophole" in state law by requiring those purchasing black powder rifles to be screened "in a manner consistent" with other New York gun restrictions.”

So there you have it – the “powers that be” in New York want to make sure that the public can’t freely own weapons that are MORE THAN 100 YEARS OLD!!! Clearly black powder and low capacity bolt action rifles represent a clear and present danger to their hold onto the reigns of power.

To any readers in New York – when are you going to stand up for your basic Civil Rights? These laws represent a cancer eating away at our basic liberties, and the cancer must be removed.

Until next time!!!