Thread: Boycott NY?
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Old January 22, 2013, 03:13 AM   #63
maestro pistolero
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New York Post reporting on this.

Angry gun owners in New York are openly vowing to defy the calls for registration of so-called assault weapon that is effective April 15th, 2014. This reaction is not unexpected, IMO, and made worse by the surreptitious manner in which the legislation bypassed customary public comment.

“I’ve heard from hundreds of people that they’re prepared to defy the law, and that number will be magnified by the thousands, by the tens of thousands, when the registration deadline comes,’’ said Brian Olesen, president of the American Shooters Supply, one of the largest gun dealers in the state.
“Many of these assault-rifle owners aren’t going to register; we realize that,’’ said a Cuomo-administration source who added that officials expect “widespread violations’’ of the new law. Owners who refuse to register could face a class-A misdemeanor — punishable by up to a year in prison.
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.’’

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