Confessions of Failure: NY High-Cap Magazine Ban to be Amended

At present, the law rushed through the legislature in the State of New York does not exempt police officers from the prohibition on magazines with more than seven rounds.  This isn’t surprising given the rushed legislation or the fervor of imbeciles in that state for stricter gun control.  What’s astonishing is the confession of those, including their genius governor, who have said there will be an addition or amendment to the law before the ban goes into effect in March, exempting police officers.  Given the facts ABC News has reported, these brilliant minds are even dumber than you and I might otherwise have suspected. How could I conclude this from their report? Let’s see if we can find the confession of failure in the article:

The Patrolman’s Benevolent Association President released a statement saying, “The PBA is actively working to enact changes to this law that will provide the appropriate exemptions from the law for active and retired law enforcement officers.”

State Senator Eric Adams, a former NYPD Captain, told us he’s going to push for an amendment next week to exempt police officers from the high-capacity magazine ban. In his words, “You can’t give more ammo to the criminals

Well, apparently the genius State Senator is able to understand that criminals won’t necessarily abide by the restriction on magazine capacity, so much so that he’s worried that officers would face criminals with more loaded ammunition, but the esteemed legislator doesn’t realize that the same would apply to average citizens accosted by thugs?  Cops are to be given the benefit of higher capacity mags, and as the PBA states, even retired law enforcement officers should be covered by an exemption, but you’re just out of luck!

To the residents of the State of New York, I bid you a fond farewell.  I was born in that State, but I would not nowadays travel there for any reason I can imagine at present.  In New York, while their State Senators apparently recognize the unnecessarily  ludicrous level of danger these restrictions on magazine capacity impose on police officers, they don’t give a damn about ordinary citizens who may be confronted with thugs who may well wish to poach their lives too.

Do you suppose the bad guys will now say: “Hey, we’re going after a non-cop, so we don’t need our high-cap magazines?”

This entire line of reasoning is not merely logically broken, but morally bankrupt.  It demands that while cops and criminals are free to parade around with whatever ammunition capacity they choose(since criminals don’t care about laws, and cops are exempted,) the people the government officials of that morally repugnant State don’t seem to give one damn about is you, the average citizen.  Good luck!  The State of New York now offers you a choice if you wish to give full vigor to the defense of your life, or the lives of your loved ones:  Be a cop, a legislator, a retired officer, or a criminal.  Law abiding citizens need not apply.  Just stick to your seven rounds and get faster about your magazine changes.  Before long, they’ll knock it down to three rounds.  And then one.  In the end, you can have the gun, but unless you’re a cop or a criminal, you’ll need to use it as a club.

Here’s the video report from ABC News 7:

 

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  • the unit

    And Napolitano is staying on. Didn’t she put vets on the “watch list?”

    None of us can read all there is about this, or all the comments posted…but I submit this one for your perusal…comment after E.J. Dionne article yesterday:

    This I credit to jopiper …”In 1971, the govt trusted me with an M79 grenade launcher in Nam. Now, in my 60’s, they don’t trust me with a pistol with 8 rounds in the magazine. They do however trust Mexican drug lords with all kinds of semi military fire power, and indeed, give them the guns for free. If obama wants to halt gun murders, he should search the cars of every brother driving around in Detroit, Chicago. LA, E. St Louis, Philadelphia, DC, and the rest. Chicago had 20 people killed in 15 days this year. All black, probably killed by blacks. He don’t care about them. obama, Holder, and the feckless Biden are too busy waving bloody shirts and dancing on the graves of some poor toe headed white kids to try to halt the bloodbath in the ghetto. I weep tears of rage for our future.”

  • the unit

    A funny thing happened on the way to wherever today. Bought a new car yesterday…first since ’93, number of used in between, …now had to, needed to, or just wanted to. I remember that post about that new Ford whatever you got! Remember conversation with Camaro Cowboy, good LOL.

    Called USAA today to do the insurance part. Spoke to Ashley. Such good service I got. Obviously not a lib, just good conservative helpful young woman. Probably never get her again as 800 call. All simply taken care of in short order.

    I said’… thank you Ashley for your good service, meaning todays transaction. She immediately said “Thank you for your service.” I guess normal response at USAA, still appreciated!!!

    Our sworn and commited service, won’t never end, and some never forget and appreciate.

    So still…Minnie Pearl… “I’m jes so proud to be here.”

    • http://www.markamerica.com/ Mark America

      Congratulations on the new car, Unit! You deserve it. From 1989 until 2013, I hadn’t bought any brand new ones either, with one minor exception in the form of a mileage-maker when I was commuting long distances daily and wearing them out in 3 years. . Many “newsed” cars… ;-)

      Glad USAA gave you decent service. You know what’s annoying to me about new cars? They don’t stay new very long. Little stone-chips on the nose, etc, and I will park a mile from the store to avoid the dreaded door-ding. What the heck, more exercise, right?

      And indeed, thank you for your service!