NY Assault Weapon Registration Begins

Monday, April 15, 2013

Gun, Machine Gun, AK-47 AK-47 assault rifle (Wikipedia Commons/Wikipedia Commons)

Gun owners in New York State can now begin registering their assault rifles as part of the requirements of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s wide-ranging gun legislation, which passed in January. 

Opponents of the law say it’s unenforceable and unconstitutional.

“They liken it to prohibition in the 1920s or the 55 miles per hour speed limit on the thruway that probably had a 1 percent compliance rate," said upstate Assemblyman Bill Nojay, one of the plaintiffs suing the state, claiming several parts of the NY SAFE Act are unconstitutional.

The Act passed with bi-partisan support and is the nation's first gun legislation passed after the Newtown shooting.


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NotDeadYet from Morris County, NJ

Anyone who recounts the midnight/no-debate passage of this legislation as "The Act passed with bi-partisan support" is not a reporter. A gun control advocate, yes; a Cuomo supporter, yes; a VPC/Brady PR rep, perhaps; but a reporter? No. That's an insult to those who *do* try to portray what really happens to others.

Apr. 15 2013 03:34 PM

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