Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The "Make Your Gummint Masters SAFE" Act

Ted Cruz was not crying wolf when he said that the US is 'one Justice away' from losing the Second Amendment.*

On Monday, the Court of Appeals for the Second U.S. Circuit issued a long awaited decision on the constitutionality of the most drastic gun control law in U.S. history, the New York SAFE Act of 2013. The Second Circuit ruled that nearly all of the law does not violate the Second Amendment.

So? Well, read the rest!!

The SAFE Act is a complete ban on the sale or transfer of all military-style semi-automatic rifles manufactured within the past several decades. It is a total ban on the AR-15, AK-47, M-14/M-1a, HK G3, Steyr AUG, and many other civilian copies of military firearms. ... the final version of the law allowed existing owners to keep their rifles as long as they registered them with the State. Upon the death of the owner, the rifle will be confiscated; it cannot be transferred to an heir within New York State.

The SAFE Act also enacted a complete ban on the possession of all firearm magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds. The law contains no "grandfather" provision for previously legal items.

Beyond that, the SAFE Act banned all private transfers of firearms, except among spouses, parents, and children; it created an ammunition purchase background check and ammunition purchase registry; it banned the private sale of ammunition except from a licensed dealer; and it created a secret reporting requirement under which "mental health professionals" must report anyone suspected of being a "danger" to the State Police for mandatory gun confiscation

This will get to SCOTUS, of course; and Cuomo expects to win there, too; he's gambling that Kennedy will create another 'live your dream' interpretation favoring the law.  And then, any (D)-governed State will have the license to do exactly the same thing.

Short lesson:  buy your AR's now, along with as much ammo as you can stuff into a semi-trailer.

*Cruz was strategically, but not tactically, correct. Both CT and NY gun-owners have simply ignored or flouted gun-restriction laws (to the tune of about 90+%).  While some (D)-controlled States are populated by pansies, the 2A will remain in force, as written, "....shall not infringe", whether our Gummint Masters like it or not.

Come and get them, Mario!!

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