Andrew Cuomo’s 7 Round Magazine Ban Becomes Absurd Parody Of Liberal Lunacy

March 22, 2013 8:25 amViews: 2825

Governor Andrew Cuomo gun control lunacy


In an effort to capitalize on the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings of last year, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo rushed to pass gun control legislation and be the first in the nation to have a beefy and bureaucratic assault weapons ban. The only problem with the liberal Governor's bill is that it was completely arbitrary and impractical limiting gun magazines to just 7 rounds.

Now, even though the law passed in the liberal state of New York without much to-do, the governor has figured out it is probably one of the most absurd pieces of legislation he has ever put his hand to. In figuring out how ridiculous his law banning gun magazines over 7 rounds was, the Governor came to the realization that most gun manufacturers don't even offer a 7 round magazine for their weapons.

Kudos to Cuomo for a ray of enlightenment, that he should have though of beforehand, but don't look now because it gets even more absurd. The Governor has determined that the state needs to allow the sale of firearms with 10 round magazines, but New Yorkers will be on the honor system and be allowed to only put 7 bullets in their 10 round magazine, unless they are only going to a gun range. Governor Cuomo further stuck his foot into his cranial cavity by saying, “There is no such thing as a seven-bullet magazine. They doesn’t exist, so you really have no practical option." While many gun manufacturers don't offer their weapons with 7 round magazines and they are not the standard, they most certainly do exist. Many smaller pistols do in fact come with 7 round magazines, or they can be found by ordering online or perusing gun show aftermarket dealers.

This is liberal absurdity at its finest. We can assure you many New York gun owners will completely ignore this unenforceable law that will make no difference in gun violence or crimes committed by crazy people.

Read more on this story from CBS New York below:

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Wednesday said keeping 10-bullet magazines legal is not tantamount to rolling back the nation’s most stringent gun control measure.

Ten-bullet magazines would have been outlawed by the gun control bill. Cuomo and legislative leaders in state budget talks plan to change the law, which was passed in January, before the provision to ban their sale kicks in.

The gun measure outlaws the purchase of any magazines that carry more than seven bullets, the nation’s most stringent limit. That would have put a severe limit on the sale of guns with industry standard 10-bullet magazines when the provision of the law went onto effect on April 15.

“There is no such thing as a seven-bullet magazine. That doesn’t exist, so you really have no practical option,” Cuomo said. He told reporters that any suggestion this will be a rollback of the law is “wholly without basis.”

Cuomo said the state needs to allow the sale of handguns and rifles with 10-shot magazines, but New Yorkers will still be required to keep no more than seven bullets in them, except at shooting ranges and competitions. Violating the seven-bullet limit is a misdemeanor, but a violation if the magazine was in the owner’s home.

He said the gun control law is still enforceable.

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