Standing shoulder to shoulder in defiance with their “brothers-in-arms” in Connecticut, New York gun owners are rebelling against their soon-to-take-effect gun control law.
Gun owners have already stood in defiance by burning their registration forms in protest. They are remarkably unenthusiastic about complying with the order to register their so-called “assault weapons,” and the law is already being considered a failure.
Further complicating matters, the New York State Police have announced that they will not enforce the 7-round magazine limit, and the New York Sheriff’s Association has told their member Sheriffs to openly rebel against enforcement of the law.
Now, Breitbart is reporting that upwards of 90% of New York gun owners are not in compliance with the NY SAFE Act “assault weapons” registration provision.
According to BearingArms.com, while the state waits for the “registration of 1 million firearms designated as ‘assault weapons’ under the NY SAFE Act,” leaks believed to be coming from within the New York State Police indicate the number registered to date is “as low as…3,000-5,000 firearms.”
This figure is impossible to verify beyond a shadow of doubt because a provision in the SAFE Act forbids law enforcement from releasing registration figures.
Republican lawmakers in New York, who mostly opposed the law when Democrats rushed it through, are not surprised by the noncompliance or lack of enthusiasm on the part of police and Sheriffs to enforce the misguided and foolish law.
In January of this year The Oneida Daily Dispatch reported that Assemblyman Bill Nojay (R-Pittsford) suggested that law enforcement is not going to be eager to go after those who refuse to comply: “The rank and file troopers don’t want anything to do with it. [And] I don’t know of a single sheriff upstate who is going to enforce it.”
Nojay continued: “If you don’t have the troopers and you don’t have the sheriffs, who have you got? You’ve got Andrew Cuomo pounding on the table in Albany.”
Good luck trying to enforce this law, Governor Cuomo. The people are refusing to comply and do not support it. The police and sheriffs are refusing to enforce it and do not support it. Perhaps the governor should have listened to the people, and sought their opinion on the matter, instead of listening to former Mayor Bloomberg’s anti-gun group with their gun control agenda.
If the good people of New York want to make sure this law is never enforced, and in fact repealed, they need to vote out all of the anti-gun politicians that rammed it through the legislature. If they then elect pro-gun politicians, they can perhaps join the rest of the states passing pro-gun rights laws and even nullifying federal gun control regulations.