New York legislators follow through on their threat

Ban all pistols except revolvers, set stage for confiscation of weapons, ban “bayonet mounts” (and that will preempt another battle of Little Round Top and nothing else), and here’s a nice kicker, ban the internet sale of ammunition.. If you’re a target shooter, the ability to buy 1,000 rounds of .22 ammunition at, say, five cents a round vs. 15 cents in boxes of 50 at your dealer, or if you’re a hunter, selecting the exact bullet/grain load hunting cartridge you want instead of relying on the handful of loads that same retailer has on his selves: twice the price, a third the selection, both make sense and under the wildest scenario poses no threat to school children. Trust me on this: if you’re determined to commit mayhem, paying an extra $25 for 100 rounds of your .223 ammo isn’t going to give you any more pause than violating a school’s “gun-free zone”.
Upstate Republicans were the only politicians to stand up to this panicked grandstanding. I’ll be doubling my contributions to the NRA so it can target every politician, Republicans in particular, who voted for this.

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  1. hmmm

    you sound surprised.

    it doesn’t matter replace anyone you want laws are nearly impossible to repeal, but i understand your point.

  2. Peg

    Oh, I’m betting that at least some of these laws will get repealed. Even with liberal judges, you can only go so far away from the Constitution without getting into a teensy bit of trouble.

    The 2nd Amendment cannot be repealed simply by saying “This is a poopy amendment and we’re going to ignore that it’s there.”

  3. Libertarian Advocate

    Peg: I beg to differ. That’s EXACTLY how it works in the proggy states. What the vast majority of self-deluded intellectual elitists who sport the fashionable identification of “progressive” don’t comprehend is that they are in league with hard core communists who’ve burrowed into the democrat party like worms into wood. If the communists get their way on guns, the rest of the liberal left’s cherished amendments 1, 4, 5 & 6 will all blow away like fall leaves in a high wind.

    • Peg

      Well – they may have these laws for a while…. But – I’d bet that the SCOTUS would ultimately overturn ‘em.

      If not, then we truly are even more toast than my daily worries would estimate.

      • The latest ruling recognizing Second Amendment rights was a 5-4 decision – Obama expects to name three new justices to the Court, all of whom he has already promised will be anti-gun activists. So no, I don’t hold out any hope that the Supreme Court will protect my rights.

        • D

          You think he’ll really get 3?? If so, NY’s new law will be the tip of the iceberg. I bet the Chicago and DC restrictions that were struck down come right back.

        • Anon E. Moose

          Current makeup of the Court:
          Name Born
          John Roberts (Chief Justice) January 27, 1955 (age 57)
          Antonin Scalia March 11, 1936 (age 76)
          Anthony Kennedy July 23, 1936 (age 76)
          Clarence Thomas June 23, 1948 (age 64)
          Ruth Bader Ginsburg March 15, 1933 (age 79)
          Stephen Breyer August 15, 1938 (age 74)
          Samuel Alito April 1, 1950 (age 62)
          Sonia Sotomayor June 25, 1954 (age 58)
          Elena Kagan April 28, 1960 (age 52)

          I can easily see Ginsburg or Breyer choosing to step down while Obama could nominate their successor. No net change to the Court, save for the lost opportunity to shift it rightward. Scalia or Thomas would have to be carried out before Jan 21, 2017. As ever, Kennedy is the swing vote. I’d like to see Kennedy hang on. Considering that Kennedy was nominated after inaugural “Borking”, Bork having just recently passed away and, had he served to within 5 years of his death, would have been replaced by Obama.

    • hmmm

      annonemoose,

      what makes you think roberts is on your side?

      the only sure vote is the democrat vote and i give them credit for that…they have built a well oiled machine no matter how many reps or senators they have they vote a one voting block, the gop on the other hand vote as individuls with no allegiance to anything…

  4. Anonymous

    You guys are dreaming. The repugs want civilian disarmament as much as the dems.