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New York City Off The Rails Again

No, this time the train wreck is coming from the Mayor’s office.

Gun control ... NYC and NY have a law on the books that no pistol can have more than 7 rounds in it, yet three years back they decided that no rifle or shotgun can have more than four rounds in it. So today they’ve decided to start enforcing the law, I guess after giving the known owners plenty of time to sell or modify their rifles to a new, lower than designed capacity. And the letters are going out, since NYC demands that rifles and shotguns also be registered, and owned by permit, and all that BS nanny state hoplophobic socialist nonsense. Non of which, of course, is going to even slow down the gang bangers with their Scorpions, Mac-10s, fully automatic AKs, and their 50 round drum magz or 30 round stick mags.

And of course, the media gets it wrong, but no wronger than the moronic NYPD, who showcases the “turn in your illegal rifles with their high capacity magazines” effort by holding a press conference and displaying ... a hand grenade.  And several pistols. rolleyes  rolleyes

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ay carumba!

Multi-clip gun owners sent packing as NYPD begins to enforce 2010 law”

ay carumba e dios mio!

The New York City Police Department is taking aim at owners of certain shotguns and rifles, telling them all long guns with a five-round or more capacity must be turned in, altered or taken out of town.

An estimated 500 recipients of the notices, which were mailed on Nov. 18, were given the options to surrender their gun, permanently move the gun out of city jurisdiction or employ a licensed gunsmith to modify the weapon to get into compliance with the law. Rifles and shotguns with a capacity of five or more rounds are affected.

An NYPD spokeswoman told FoxNews.com the initiative has been in practice since 2010.

The SAFE Act was the first law in the nation prompted by the December 2012 killing of 20 first-graders and six educators in Newtown, Conn. Its passage was seen as a victory for gun-control advocates because it expands a ban on military-style weapons, requires mental health professionals to report threats, limits magazines to seven bullets, taxes bullets and creates a registry.

Though these notices were not sent out as a direct result of the SAFE Act, New York State Assemblyman James Tedisco said the new law may embolden city police forces to send out similar letters.

Tedisco, who voted against the SAFE Act, said New York City had the five-round law in the books for about 20 years, but this is the first time he has heard complaints about the notices being sent out to gun owners.

“These letters appear to be another example of the Nanny State,” Tedisco said. “Hypothetically, it can start with a letter, and then that can lead to someone knocking on your door saying, ‘I want to see your gun.’”

Bolt action hunting rifles with blind or fixed magazines that hold more than four rounds have been made for more than 120 years now. The Krag-Jorgensen rifle of 1892 had a 5 round magazine, as did the 1903 Springfield. Both are illegal in New York City. Any hunting rifle that can chamber one round while holding four or more in any kind of magazine is now illegal ... which outlaws damn near every repeating rifle ever made. Great grandpa’s .30-30 Winchester Model 94 is a 7-shooter, so it’s illegal too.

So not only is the news media “regular” stoopid for the “clips” thing ...

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... these are “multi clips” ...

they know so little about firearms that they can’t see the bigger picture or even realize that one is there. A ban on repeating long guns that hold more than 4 rounds is a ban on nearly every rifle (and many pump or semi-auto shotguns) made in the last 135 years. In other words, pretty much all of them.

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The Lee rifle of 1879, father of the SMLE

5 rounds of black powder .45-70-500

Illegal in New York City



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