Friday, January 18, 2013

In Rush to Ban Guns, Andrew Cuomo Forgets to Exempt Law Enforcement

Via Angry Mike


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...

A big oversight, huh? Yeah, well, stuff happens when you’re busy trampling the rights of the law-abiding.

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... 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
Abject stupidity, but entirely predictable. We surmise if anyone actually asked Cuomo he’d have no idea what the police carry. And don’t forget, this is the same guy who said he could “overpower the extremists” with “intelligence and with reason and with common sense.”


  1. My son in Washington State yesterday offered to fly to Denver and drive Brock and me to Pine Ridge, SD. He also told me that he had just posted on his face book an article about the logical fallacy of being against all guns but allowing police and military to have them. "We do not lose heart."

    1. That was nice of him. Do you have the piece he wrote?

  2. I can probably get it but I was kicked off of FaceBook. Heh. It was just a .jpg which I will transmit by email.

  3. It helps to read the bill before passing it!

    1. You'd think they would have learned that after the Obamacare bill fiasco.