New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, the first of Bloomberg’s b*tches to pass an overreaching ban on gun magazines, is now backing off the bill that limited magazines to 7 bullets.
Reports the Associated Press:
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday the state is not rolling back the nation’s most stringent gun control measure by keeping 10-bullet magazines legal, even though they would have been outlawed in a bill that passed earlier this year.
Cuomo and legislative leaders in state budget talks plan to change the law that was passed in January before a provision kicks in banning the sale of 10-bullet magazines. The gun measure outlaws the purchase of any magazines that carry more than seven bullets, the nation’s most stringent limit. That would have put a severe limit on the sale of guns with industry standard 10-bullet magazines when the provision of the law went onto effect on April 15.
“There is no such thing as a seven-bullet magazine. That doesn’t exist, so you really have no practical option,” Cuomo said. He told reporters that any suggestion this will be a rollback of the law is “wholly without basis.”
Cuomo said the state needs to allow the sale of handguns and rifles with 10-shot magazines, but New Yorkers will still be required to keep no more than seven bullets in them, except at shooting ranges and competitions. Violating the seven-bullet limit is a misdemeanor, but a violation if the magazine was in the owner’s home. [Peak emphasis]
This has eery similarities to Hickenloooper’s ridiculous signing statement yesterday, meant to clarify the shoddily written mag ban in Colorado, HB1224.
When people who know nothing about guns write gun bills, like Rep. Rhonda Fields, who was unable to answer even basic questions about her Mag Ban bill to 9News, this is what happens.
When even Northeastern governors are backing off legislation that has as much foresight as a French military campaign, it should be clear that gun control is more feel-good than thoughtful exercise in legislating safety.
When governors in Bloomberg’s own backyard are backing off their own thoughtless exercise in gun control, maybe it’s a reminder that Hickenlooper made an enormously foolish mistake in allowing legislative Democrats to force him into signing a terrible piece of legislation.
But, with Hick’s threat of a veto of the death penalty overturn, maybe, just maybe, he’s learning it’s not good to let the denizens of the Gold Dome lead his legislative agenda.