This year April 15 is more than the tax deadline for an estimated one million New York State residents. It’s also the deadline to register “assault weapons” and “high-capacity” magazines. If they don’t, they’ll begin living outside the law. A lot of them have decided to do just that. They’ve decided to practice civil disobedience even though failure to register an “assault weapon” by the deadline is punishable as a “class A misdemeanor,” which means a maximum sentence of one year in prison. Read more – http://www.forbes.com/sites/frankminiter/2014/04/13/as-many-as-one-million-armed-new-yorkers-are-about-to-break-the-law/
It was just over a month ago when Connecticut did the same – https://spellchek.wordpress.com/2014/03/11/u-s-state-increases-amount-of-felons-over-1800-with-the-stroke-of-a-pen/
Too bad these ‘assault weapons’ bans won’t do a thing to change the outcome of the high profile incidents of violence we’ve been witnessing. The knives used in a school or The Jewish Community Center shootings or The Fort Hood shootings.
They also won’t stop the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) from wielding them in order to forcibly remove a rancher’s cattle.
Unfortunately, banning these so-called assault weapons are all about political correctness period. Backers can’t even correctly identify an assault weapon. Take the illustrious AR-15 for example. The poster child of the anti-gun crowd.
Did you know the AR in AR-15 doesn’t stand for assault rifle? Or automatic rifle? It stands for ArmaLite, the company that invented it back in the 1950’s.
Did you know the original AR-5 was created for the United States Air Force as a SURVIVAL weapon?
You can read all about the history of ArmaLite and the AR line of rifles here – http://www.armalite.com/images/Library/History.pdf
Will New York step up to the plate and incarcerate their newfound flock of felons at the stroke of midnight? After all, it is the law and merely possessing even just a magazine for a banned rifle will constitute a crime. Law enforcement should be expected to enforce this law just as any other. Will we see more of the Bundy-BLM style showdowns in the future as felonious New Yorkers are rounded up?
What’s more frightening than an owner of an AR-15? How about this at your front door?