Sunday, April 13, 2014


“If you don’t have the troopers and you don’t have the sheriffs, who have you got? You’ve got Andrew Cuomo pounding on the table in Albany.”

Greg Campbell, Political Analyst, TPNN — Reverence for the Second Amendment may very well be alive in the Empire State as a new report claims that nearly 90% of New York gun owners have not complied with the state’s new, draconian, anti-gun laws.

The deadline for compliance is fast approaching as New York residents have until April 15th to register weapons deemed “assault weapons” by the New York government.

According to a report from, officials have waited for the estimated 1 million or so weapons to be registered, New York State Police officials are indicating that number of registrations may be as low as the 3,000 to 5,000 range.

The number is impossible to verify, however, as New York’s SAFE Act prohibits the release of registration figures.

New York’s SAFE Act has been a fiasco from its earliest days. While gruesomely trying to capitalize on national sorrow in the aftermath of the shooting at Sandy Hook, New York gun-grabbers seized the opportunity to ram through hastily-created legislation that demands gun registrations and arbitrary classifications of certain firearms and magazines.

Almost immediately, the shortcomings of the law became evident when the magazine restriction, which banned magazines that could hold more than seven rounds, created millions of criminals overnight as it became clear that magazines that hold no more than seven rounds largely did not exist for most semi-auto firearms.

The state relented and demanded that no more than seven rounds could be loaded into a magazine.

In an illustration of how little deliberation was had before passing this law, the SAFE Act also, from having been thrown together, did not provide an exemption for law enforcement, making thousands of law enforcement agents into criminals. Lawmakers soon amended the law.

Last month, protesters gathered in Saratoga, New York, and burned nearly a thousand gun registration forms as a sign of civil disobedience.

Not only have the vast majority of New York residents refused to comply so far with the requirements, but law enforcement officials have maintained that they will not enforce compliance.

Assemblyman Bill Nojay (R-Pittsford) recently noted that state police are largely unenthusiastic about enforcing compliance. “The rank and file troopers don’t want anything to do with it. [And] I don’t know of a single sheriff upstate who is going to enforce it.”

Succinctly noting Governor Andrew Cuomo’s predicament, Nojay noted, “If you don’t have the troopers and you don’t have the sheriffs, who have you got? You’ve got Andrew Cuomo pounding on the table in Albany.” » Full Article

About The Post Author, Greg Campbell
A former contributor for The Oregon Commentator, a conservative journal of opinion, Greg is the Chief Political Analyst and Correspondent for The Tea Party News Network and a regular contributor for RightWing News. Greg is an unapologetic defender of Constitutional principles and the free-market system. His area of expertise is firearm and Second Amendment-related issues. He lives in Nevada with his wife, Heather, and enjoys writing, marksmanship and the outdoors.

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