Did the Democrats accidentally reveal their #guncontrol agenda? — Updated

Posted by: Phineas on January 21, 2013 at 9:43 pm

**Posted by Phineas

Interesting. Via Bryan Preston, a New York assemblyman posted a wish-list of things they wanted to include in the worse than useless gun control bill rammed through last week. Is this also the national Democrats’ goal?

1. Confiscation of “assault weapons”
2. Confiscation of ten round clips
3. Statewide database for ALL Guns
4. Continue to allow pistol permit holder’s information to be replaced (1) to the public
5. Label semiautomatic shotguns with more than 5 rounds or pistol grips as “assault weapons”
6. Limit the number of rounds in a magazine to 5 and confiscation and forfeiture of banned magazines
7. Limit possession to no more than two (2) magazines
8. Limit purchase of guns to one gun per person per month
9. Require re-licensing of all pistol permit owners
10. Require renewal of all pistol permits every five years
11. State issued pistol permits
12. Micro-stamping of all guns in New York State
13. Require licensing of all gun ammo dealers
14. Mandatory locking of guns at home
15. Fee for licensing, registering weapons

Meanwhile, the New York Constitution specifies the following oath in article 13, section 1:

Members of the legislature, and all officers, executive and judicial, except such inferior officers as shall be by law exempted, shall, before they enter on the duties of their respective offices, take and subscribe the following oath or affirmation: “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support the constitution of the United States, and the constitution of the State of New York, and that I will faithfully discharge the duties of the office of ……, according to the best of my ability;”

Last I checked, the US Constitution included an amendment regarding the right to keep and bear arms, and it seems to me the law-abiding gun owners of New York have good reason to ask why their elected representatives seem so eager to violate it and their oaths, and why they apparently have such contempt for their voters and their rights.

(1) I think he meant “revealed,” as in garbage pulled by that sanctimonious, asinine newspaper in New York and the execrable web site Gawker.

UPDATE: Gayle in the comments provides a link to a Post article about efforts to organize a boycott of New York’s new registration requirements. Go for it, people! Meanwhile, toward the end of the article is an interesting mention of the Empire State’s equivalent to the Second Amendment — its much more strongly worded equivalent:

The organizers point to a little-known guarantee of gun ownership contained in New York’s own “Civil Rights Law,” which was ratified the same year as the Constitution .

The state statute says the right to keep and bear arms “cannot be infringed” — stronger than the Second Amendment, which says it “shall not be infringed.’’

Now, that’s a statute, not a part of the state’s constitution, but it seems to me that gun-rights defenders in New York have a strong basis for a court case at both the state and federal levels. (Also makes one wonder how NYC gets away with its near-total ban.)

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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3 Responses to “Did the Democrats accidentally reveal their #guncontrol agenda? — Updated”


  1. Wolf Moon says:

    Nice to see that the New Yorkers aren’t taking this lying down. I’m surprised it happened that fast, but it’s great to see. The more I think about it, the more that I realize this was all about Cuomo, and had nothing to do with protecting New Yorkers – even from the mixed-up liberal viewpoint. Gun control that exceeds even the toughest standards has always been Andrew Cuomo’s claim to fame. He wants to be President so bad he can taste it. There was NO WAY he was going to let somebody from the Windy City beat him on gun control. Looks like his little bit of acting out and showing off backfired – big time. If he tries to crack down, it will get ugly. If he ignores it, he’ll be exposed for the chump he is. Bottom line is that instant law is always WRONG – and he needs to cancel it and do it over slow. Work with the NRA and the gun owners. Don’t trample over them. Find something everybody can be happy with. It’s the only way he’ll regain control – by regaining respect.

    After seeing that dang group Anonymous, of all people, coming out against Obama’s gun control push, I figured the Dems might have to roll their cannon back in the barn. When a bunch of hacker weinie boys like Anonymous jump straight to the Hitler gun laws and can make it look good, you know the proposal is in trouble. Feinstein’s bill is what’s killing it. It’s a nightmare. Basically criminalizes every gun owner. Of course they’re up in arms. I’d love to see the woman deported at this point.

  2. Drew the Infidel says:

    New York has had some admirable elected officials with wide appeal such as Ed Koch and Rudy Giuliani but his current crowd leaves much to be desired. Mario Cuomo’s fascist harangue about gun control delivered while bawling like a cow in distress was laughable.

  3. Tom TB says:

    This will quickly go to the “incorporation” clause of the latter amendments and Supreme Court decisions regarding the Constitution. A United State can’t (pick and choose):Guns and no abortions, or No guns and taxpayer funded abortions, or some guns and some taxpayer funded abortions. Overreaching Federalism, but we all love the Interstate Highway system…