The Detroit Free Press: New York Senate passes tough gun law
They weren't kidding about arbitrarily reducing the number of rounds in a magazine from their current New York reduced capacity of 10 to an even lower 7.
The Senate passed Cuomo's bill in a 43-18 vote around 11 p.m. Monday. The Assembly is set to take up the legislation when it returns to session at 10 a.m. Tuesday.
Cuomo's bill - named the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act, or NY SAFE - would enact a number of new measures, including a ban of all magazines that hold more than seven rounds and universal background checks for all gun sales, regardless if they are private, person-to-person sales.
The bill, Cuomo said, also includes a "Webster provision" - a life-without-parole prison sentence for anyone who murders a first responder. The provision was included as a response to a Christmas Eve shooting in the Monroe County, N.Y., town in which two firefighters were shot and killed while responding to a blaze.
You'll note of course that the perpetrator of that crime, a previously convicted felon, has already shot himself dead. How a life without parole sentence would act as a deterrent is questionable. Maybe they'll dig the guy up and shove him in a cell - that'll deter him.
And the sheer spectacular epic fail of the law it doesn't stop there. It now defines "assault weapons" as such if they have a single feature - a pistol grip counts, as does the terrifying shoulder thing that goes up.
The New York House will likely follow the Senate's and Governor's idiotic lead on this ridiculous bill and it will actually become law. One huge infringement on law abiding firearm owners in New York for the sake of political expediency.
Hopefully Remington gets the hint and moves out of New York.
Michigan, now with a right-to-work labor force,a reformed business tax regime, plentiful engineers and cheap land to build a factory on would certainly welcome Remington with open arms.