Legislate In Haste, Repent At Leisure


NEW YORK (WABC)—It appears someone forgot to exempt police officers from the ban of ammunition clips with more than 7 bullets in New York State’s new gun control law.

It’s a big oversight that apparently happened in the haste by the Cuomo Administration to get a tough package of gun-control measures signed into law.

On Tuesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the sweeping gun measure, the nation’s toughest. It includes a ban on the possession of high-capacity magazines.

Specifically, magazines with more than 7 rounds will be illegal under the new law.

The problem as the statute is currently written does NOT exempt law enforcement officers.

The NYPD, the State Police and virtually every law enforcement agency in the state carry 9-milli-meter guns, which have a 15-round capacity.

Unless an exemption is added by the time the law takes effect in March, police would technically be in violation of the new gun measure.

Exemption? No. NO WAY. Dagnabbit, cops are not more special than anyone else. If New Yorkers can’t have more than 7 rounds to defend themselves, then neither can New York police. Nor FBI agents serving in the state. Nor TSA. Nor CIA. Nor IRS. Nor EPA. No serving members of the military either. Even moreso, they should not be allowed to have more than 7 rounds on their person. No double mags in the belt buckle. No bandoleers or tactical vests full of ammo. 7 shots in the gun or in their pockets, total.



Allowing agents of state and federal government to be beyond this law is DE FACTO FASCISM.

A spokesman for the Governor’s office called us to say, “We are still working out some details of the law and the exemption will be included.”

The fuck you will, dirtbag. The bill is signed. It is LAW. You can not just go in and add a paragraph later because “Oopsie, we forgot!” You can NOT “still be working out some of the details”. The bill is passed and is signed AS IS. It is LAW.

Any changes to that law will have to be brought up in the Legislature, sent to committee, entered into the schedule, debated in the houses, and then voted on, the same as any other law. Now try selling it to the public and their representatives in Albany that the cops and the feds have a screaming need for machine guns, high capacity “ammo clips”, pistol grips on their rifles, and handguns with an empty weight of more than 52 ounces. Show me that their need is greater than mine or yours; that these people are more important citizens than the rest of us. ESPECIALLY retired cops. Meanwhile, I’ll be busy finding a nice tall tree with some sturdy branches.

Petard. Owned. Hoist!

Posted by Drew458    United States   on 01/17/2013 at 11:06 PM   
  1. Don’t look for just one tree.  You’ll run out of branches too quickly.

    Posted by Friar Bob    United States   01/18/2013  at  01:42 AM  
  2. Funniest story of the day Eh everyone.
    I can’t wait for even the NY supreme Court to rule this turd sandwich a “stretch too far”.
    Get your popcorn here, nice and hot,get you popcorn!

    Posted by Rich K    United States   01/18/2013  at  01:48 AM  
  3. March is when it goes into effect if what I read is correct so they do have time I guess,Time for the Courts to toss this turd in the dustbin that is.

    Posted by Rich K    United States   01/18/2013  at  01:51 AM  
  4. Speaking of Fascism, check this out :
    You can be certain that the latest from the IRS will boost our employment situation immediately:

    The IRS said it would soon issue “anti-abuse rules” to discourage employers from taking advantage of any regulatory loopholes.
    “The Treasury Department and the IRS are aware of various structures being considered under which employers might use temporary staffing agencies (or other staffing agencies)… to evade application of section 4980H [the employer insurance mandate],” the IRS said in a proposed regulatory announcement issued December 28.
    The IRS said it would issue a so-called “anti-abuse rule” in an attempt to prevent employers from using temp agencies to circumvent the mandate, essentially writing into law that even though an employer hires temporary workers and therefore is not technically under the mandate’s jurisdiction, the IRS would fine them anyway for not providing health insurance.
    “ Gives me a warm felling all over, how about all of you?”

    Posted by Rich K    United States   01/18/2013  at  03:49 AM  
  5. #4: Atlas Shrugged in widescreen HD.  They make petty little rules to force you to do what they want, when you find a way through the rules to avoid doing what they want, they’ll make up another even pettier rule to punish you anyway.

    Posted by Mr Evilwrench    United States   01/18/2013  at  06:35 AM  
  6. Mr Evilwrench - the 1994 AWB was exactly that, and the left is still pouting about it. And still doing the same thing.

    Hey lefties: if you’ve got the balls, just write laws that say: such and such is now illegal.  No list of features like a Chinese take out menu, no 6000 exemptions for your political cronies; none of that. And hey, no pork riders either. Just a bill that turns a certain object or activity into a crime.

    And then when it gets thumbs down in the legislature, shut up. Because people don’t want it.

    And I wish to high heaven there was a no-repeat Bill law, so that once an idea failed it couldn’t be brought forward again next session ... not for 4 years or something. Fail, and your bill goes away in any shape and form for 4 years. And any other bill that tries to sneak in part of your dead bill as a rider or a sub-section is automatically flushed down the crapper as well.

    Posted by Drew458    United States   01/18/2013  at  12:36 PM  
  7. I read that yesterday and wondered - “Does this also mean the M-16s, etc, used by the SWAT team?”

    Why do police need an exemption for larger magazines? Does it take them more than 7 rounds to kill a deer?

    Recall the incident in NYC where Police hit 9 innocent bystanders trying to take out one person. Seems to me NYC police don’t need more than 7 rounds - for the safety of the citizens of NYC.

    Posted by jackal40    United States   01/18/2013  at  01:30 PM  
  8. I begin to think the cops should only be allowed to carry one round… kept in their shirt pocket. wink

    Posted by JimS    United States   01/18/2013  at  03:54 PM  
  9. jackal40 - NYC cops often need 40 shots or more to kill one black guy in an alley or doorway.

    Posted by Drew458    United States   01/18/2013  at  05:50 PM  
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