In another ominous sign of what “tax day” in America really means, the state of New York’s new gun registration requirement and limits on magazines goes into effect today, leaving law-abiding New Yorkers less safe and less prepared to defend themselves and their families against violent attacks from the United States’ criminal element.
After a well-publicized incident of New York wrongly confiscating a state resident’s firearms enabled by just this kind of registration, only time will tell how many New Yorkers will willingly give up their constitutional rights by registering their firearms with the state. This case clearly indicates the state’s desire to heavily regulate who it deems worthy of gun ownership and personal protection. Moreover, the state evidently feels little obligation to doing even the slightest modicum of due diligence before removing a law-abiding citizen’s ability to protect him or herself with a firearm.
Magazine limits also go into effect today, making it that much easier for home invaders – especially those who choose to break into homes in groups – to successfully rob state residents of their possessions and, in some cases, their lives. Law-abiding state residents are now required to take care of the situation using no more than 7 shots. Criminals’ magazine capacities, of course, are not required to abide by the law.
Today, New Yorkers are less safe than yesterday. The state legislature systematically removed law-abiding people’s ability to protect themselves and positioned the state to be the supreme ruler of firearms in the state, which is home to one of the bloodiest cities in the union – New York City.
To say the state of New York did its citizens a disservice is an understatement. This is flat out criminal.