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Cuomo Says His NY Mag Law Should Be Repealed

From the Washington Examiner:

Cuomo: New law banning magazines over seven rounds should be repealed

By Charlie Spiering | March 21, 2013

“There is no such thing as a seven-bullet magazine. That doesn’t exist. So you really have no practical option,” New York Governor Andrew Cuomo admitted yesterday at a news conference, explaining why his tough ban on ammunition magazines over seven rounds should be repealed.

The bill must be repealed if New Yorkers ever want to purchase an ammunition magazine for their firearm.

Lest we forget, this is a law that Governor Cuomo and the Democrats rammed through in the dead of night after waving the mandatory three-day legislative review period.

But this is what comes of rushing through legislation in a fit of hysteria in the midst of some ginned up ‘crisis.’ Which, come to think of it, is how most of our legislation gets passed nowadays.

Cuomo explained yesterday, however, that the new law will only allow citizens to put seven bullets in the magazines, unless they are at a shooting range.

Gun control activists hailed New York lawmakers in January for quickly passing the first tough gun restrictions since the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.

“Common sense can win. You can overpower the extremists with intelligence and with reason and with common sense,” boasted Cuomo to reporters in January before he signed the bill.

Testify, Brother Cuomo!

Meanwhile, speaking of ‘intelligence and reason and commonsense,’ we have this, via ABC News:

President Obama's Twitter Account Retweets Photo of John Lennon's Bloody Glasses (ABC News)

President Obama’s Twitter Account Retweets Photo of John Lennon’s Bloody Glasses

By Z. Byron Wolf | March 22, 2013

The Twitter account @BarackObama tonight retweeted Yoko Ono’s picture of John Lennon"s bloody glasses from the day he was murdered.

The arresting photo, which includes text that more than a million people have been killed by guns since Lennon was shot in 1980, has been retweeted more than 11,000 times since it was posted Wednesday.

A retweet by the account associated with President Obama forwarded it to his more than 28 million followers.

In fact, Obama’s twitter account, @BarackObama, which most people thought was Obama or an intern, was actually run by Obama’s campaign, which has now become his Astro-Turfing group, Organizing For Action.

Lest we forget, OFA is a 501c4 tax exempt charity that is prohibited from political activity by law. — Oh, and Obama still uses that account to post personal tweets, which he signs ‘BO.’

Retweets aren’t always endorsements in Twitter etiquette, but Ono’s activism comes at a time when President Obama and Democrats’ push for more gun control after the Sandy Hook tragedy seems to be struggling.

A proposed assault weapons ban was stripped from a bill headed to the Senate floor. And that bill, which would universalize background checks, doesn’t have the bipartisan support many backers would like.

And never mind that the gun used by Mark Chapman to kill John Lennon was not an assault weapon. It was a five shot revolver, legally purchased by Chapman in Hawaii. (In fact, it was sold by a salesman named Ono.)

So nothing in the legislation currently being discussed would have stopped Chapman from shooting Lennon.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, March 22nd, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Cuomo Says His NY Mag Law Should Be Repealed”

  1. If they know nothing about guns, yet pass Laws about them, what does that say about finance?

  2. Liberals Demise

    But what about the children. …… remember?

  3. conant

    And when the law is amended we should be sure that the police are not allowed any gun or magazine that is not allowed to the public. What possible excuse do the TRAINED PROFESSIONALS have for needing more than the public needs to do the same job?


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