Let this be a lesson to the gun-grabbing, anti-Second Amendment politicians out there. Ramming through gun laws in the dead of night with no debate and that are pretty much unenforceable leads to situations like this.
As the primary enforcers of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s sweeping gun control laws, state troopers hear directly from New York gun owners — and so far, it’s been an earful.
So much so that, last week, the New York State Troopers Police Benevolent Association issued a statement distancing troopers from Cuomo and warning of public resentment toward law enforcement since the gun law’s passage.
“The individual members of this union did not write the terms of the bill nor vote on its passage,” the State Police PBA said. “We urge the citizens of New York State to remember that troopers are simply tasked with the lawful mandate to enforce the laws of the state, regardless of their personal opinion of such laws.”
Amazingly, the idiots in New York declared 10-round clips illegal without even realizing that made criminals of the police. That let to the unprecedented action of the moron Cuomo looking to repeal his own law. And this tool aspires to be president.
The extraordinary statement — police do not normally distance themselves from the laws they enforce — is the latest in a series of declarations and resolutions warning that parts of the NY SAFE Act may be difficult to enforce.
Signed into law by Cuomo just a half-hour after it passed the Assembly, the SAFE Act contains more than a dozen provisions, including a long list of features that qualify a gun as an assault weapon. The law requires owners of assault weapons to register the weapons with State Police.
It includes penalties for gun owners who fail to register assault weapons, or fail to store weapons and ammunition as required. It requires ammo dealers to report sales details to the state and closes the so-called “private sale loophole” by requiring background checks in connection with all gun sales.
The message from the troopers echoes the sentiments of the New York State Sheriffs Association, which has said its members “strongly believe that modifications are needed to clarify the intent of some of these new provisions and that revisions are needed to allow sheriffs to properly enforce the law in their counties.”
This is what you get when lawmakers act on emotion and throw logic and common sense out the window. All these idiots wanted after Newtown was to preen for the cameras and act if if their doing something. Deep down these lefties all despise the Second Amendment and Newtown gave them an opening.
Although such public statements are strong by the standards of law enforcement organizations, they’re still relatively muted, compared with the true feelings of the state’s police officers, said Jacob Rieper, vice president of legislative and political affairs for the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association.
“I’d even go so far to say that they want nothing to with this law, period,” Rieper said.
Concerns about enforcement problems are shared by gun shop owners, who say their customers are worried about becoming accidental felons.
“They never thought this through,” said Michael Timlin, owner of RT Smoke & Gun Shop in Mount Vernon. “From day one, I thought, how is this thing going to be enforced?”
It can’t be, which is why it needs to be ruled unconstitutional. Now in the wake of the Boston bombings, you can be assured many who once they they had no reason to arm themselves are rethinking that posture. It takes an act of terror to make some realize they’re on their own in the face of evil.
Meanwhile, in case you thought Cuomo wasn’t completely out of touch with reality, he actually brought up so-called climate change when talking about the Boston bombings last week.
CUOMO: One gets the sense that this is more reflective of the, quote, unquote, new normal, if you will. So much of society is changing so rapidly, we talk about a new normal when it comes to climate change and adjusting to a change in the weather patterns. New normal when it comes to public security in a post-9/11 world where these random acts of violence, which at one time were implausible, now seem all too frequent.
Living with terror does not have to be the new normal, but it may well be with a disarmed citizenry.