Imbecile Cuomo Seeks to Repeal His Own New Gun Law

Posted by on Mar 21, 2013 at 7:43 am

Well, he was looking out outfox those frothing “extemists” back when he rammed these absurd new gun laws through in the dead of night a couple of months ago.

Gun control activists hailed New York lawmakers in January for quickly passing the first tough gun restrictions since the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.

“Common sense can win. You can overpower the extremists with intelligence and with reason and with common sense,” boasted Cuomo to reporters in January before he signed the bill.

Intelligence, reason and common sense, three traits Cuomo obviously doesn’t possess.

But after weeks of criticism from gun owners, Mr. Cuomo said on Wednesday that he would seek to ease the restriction, which he said had proved unworkable even before it was scheduled to take effect on April 15.

The gun-control law, approved in January, banned the sale of magazines that hold more than seven rounds of ammunition. But, Mr. Cuomo said Wednesday, seven-round magazines are not widely manufactured. And, although the new gun law provided an exemption for the use of 10-round magazines at firing ranges and competitions, it did not provide a legal way for gun owners to purchase such magazines.

As a result, he said, he and legislative leaders were negotiating language that would continue to allow the sale of magazines holding up to 10 rounds, but still forbid New Yorkers from loading more than 7 rounds into those magazines.

“There is no such thing as a seven-bullet magazine,” Mr. Cuomo said at a news conference. “That doesn’t exist. So you really have no practical option.”

Gee, maybe this leftwing extremist should have employed reason, intelligence and common sense so he didn’t look like a complete idiot.

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22 Responses to “Imbecile Cuomo Seeks to Repeal His Own New Gun Law”

  1. Blue Hen on 21/21/13 at 8:44 am

    You can overpower the extremists with intelligence and with reason and with common sense,”

    In other news, I’m too stupid to count to ten without fucking it up.

  2. Magnafan on 21/21/13 at 9:51 am

    The estimated number of people killed by medical errors in The U.S. is 100,000.

    Why doesn’t Cuomo use his superior brilliance shorten the legal length of surgical blades?

  3. Darth Chipmunk on 21/21/13 at 9:52 am

    Sadly, this is our future. It’s not about right or wrong, it’s about “winning” at all costs. When law-abiding Americans who love liberty are now “extremists”, and the people making our laws ridicule us while they simultaneously pass utterly thoughtless, incoherent and unenforceable legislation attacking our Constitutional rights… well, we’re gonna get what we deserve. And we’re gonna get it good and hard.

    I keep telling myself this won’t come to Civil War. I tell myself that’s silly and paranoid. But increasingly I feel that the war is already well underway. Those who value liberty may not yet be asked to leave the premises, but we’re certainly being handed our hats.

    God help these poor stupid bastards when they realize what they’ve done…

  4. Marcus on 21/21/13 at 9:59 am

    Here’s an idea for the gutless legislators in NY that told those of us who called this would not pass until they read it; how about you repeal the entire law?

    The perfect opportunity is when Cuomo attempts to amend it- you actually repeal the entire senseless law you passed without reading or obviously knowing what’s in it.

    That way you can beat the ruling which will find it unconstitutional and maybe, just maybe survive electorally.

    Big Hello to Republican leader Skelos and Senators like Carlucci who should probably start thinking about employment after politics.

  5. OpenTheDoor on 21/21/13 at 10:03 am

    People writing laws about weapons when they themselves have at best a peripheral knowledge of the subject.
    Writing laws that will impact only those the solons hold in high distain.
    You know: “We the people…”
    What could go wrong?

  6. lauraw on 21/21/13 at 10:17 am

    So, I load seven rounds in the magazine, I’m a lawful citizen.

    I load that eighth round, suddenly what? I’m a felon? Does a SWAT team suddenly rappel out of the ceiling and take me into custody?

    More importantly, will the scumbags who perform home invasions be careful to load their illegal guns with only seven rounds?

    These are truly the Stupid Times.

  7. David Gillies on 21/21/13 at 10:51 am

    “There is no such thing as a seven-bullet magazine[,]”

    What? The ABSOLUTELY CANONICAL semi-automatic pistol, the Colt M1911, has a seven-bullet [sic] magazine. This is utterly, drearily typical. People like Cuomo think that by dint of their political stance their intelligence is elevated above that of the common herd. They arrogate to themselves competence which is not borne out by the facts. The sad reality is that most of these liberal elites are of decidedly middling intelligence and have huge lacunae in their knowledge. It is the central fallacy of dirigiste bureaucracy: those imposing policy on the rest of us lack the mental capacity to make good decisions. They are so blinded by delusions of their own superiority that it never occurs to them that they may be wrong. Every day, Leftists provide confirmation of the Dunning-Kruger effect.

  8. David Gillies on 21/21/13 at 10:57 am

    And another thing: mag capacities are usually cited as n+1 where n is the mag itself plus one in the chamber. If I have a magazine filled to the nominal legal maximum, I chamber a round, eject the mag, top it off and replace it, am I breaking the law?

  9. Fen on 21/21/13 at 11:04 am

    You can be damn sure that Cuomo’s Security Detail has more than 7 rounds loaded, because some people are more equal than others.

    Too bad there aren’t any more TRUE journalists. Maybe at the next press conference, they could ask one of his guards to remove his mag and show the puplic how many rounds he’s actually carrying.

  10. Blue Hen on 21/21/13 at 11:18 am

    They should get those two asian ladies who barely survived the fusillade what they think of cops and retirees getting special priveleges. Cops fired 108 bullets at them. How many magazines were involved, from how many officers?

    Or perhaps they can ask the relatives of the people murdered by Chris Dorner, the ex-cop.

  11. Robert on 21/21/13 at 12:36 pm

    This is no different than any other “laws” elitest democrats try to pass. None of them bear the burden of common sense or a desire to protect law abiding citizens. The laws this country was originally founded upon are all we need… nothing added to or taken away from by moron professional politicians. I keep waiting for our “media” and democrats to admit what they really think: If you are in any danger, just click your heels three times and say “obama”… your vehicle will fill up with gas, your bank account will fill up with money, and all the “bad guys” will just go away.

  12. Haiku Guy on 21/21/13 at 2:10 pm

    So, I will be able to have seven rounds in a ten-round magazine, but I will not be able to have seven rounds in a 20-round magazine? What is the difference? Inserting that 8th bullet will still be a crime.

    Why does it matter how much space is below the seven rounds. I happen to own a lot of 30-round magazines. Why is it a matter of pressing government interest that I must bear the expense of replacing them with 10-round magazines, just so I can have three empty spaces below the seventh round instead of 23? Either way, the only way to tell whether or not I am in compliance will be top pop out the magazine and count out seven rounds, then see if any more remain.

  13. Big E on 21/21/13 at 2:37 pm

    “Common sense can win. You can overpower the extremists with intelligence and with reason and with common sense,” boasted Cuomo to reporters in January before he signed the bill.

    You notice he didn’t say “Common sense won”. I agree that theoretically common sense can win although it seems a struggle of late, 100 losses to 1 win.

  14. Fen on 21/21/13 at 2:45 pm

    Pro Tip: if you have to preface a statement with the “common sense” or “reasonable” qualifier, its prob not.

  15. Terry Turner on 21/21/13 at 3:18 pm

    Why didn’t Bloomberg think of this? All those stores and restaurants could have saved bundles of money just be selling 48-oz. drink cups with only 16 ounces of pop in them. 7-11 could rebrand it as the “Big Gu.”

  16. el hombre on 21/21/13 at 4:49 pm

    Nope. Even his security detail is prohibited from having more than 7 rounds. Good, idiot deserves everything that goes wrong to fall in his lap.

  17. lyle on 21/21/13 at 4:50 pm

    Fucking tyrants don’t care about how the law affects their subjects. Cuomo is a fucking tyrant. QED

  18. tramky on 21/21/13 at 8:42 pm

    And these idiot Democratic politicians are elected to office by idiotic Democratic voters. It is laughable if not so devastating to America. Idiots on parade. How embarrassing. No credibility, no respect.

    But most important, what part of “. . .shall not be infringed” do these idiots NOT understand. SHALL NOT BE. The Second Amendment is the ONLY Amendment of the Bill of Rights that carries THAT particular language. Which means it is UNTOUCHABLE. To the point that decisions by the U.S.Supreme Court that have,in fact, infringed on the 2nd amendment right are also unconstitutional in their construction and execution. The Justices who supported those decisions should have been disbarred and defrocked.

  19. David Brickner on 22/22/13 at 10:07 am

    Cuomo got his job on the coat tails of his father who was a MAN. This winp is all mouth and is part of what is ruining NY……the ignorant electorate! If he keeps it up campaigning may be really ugly out in public……….

  20. eon on 22/22/13 at 11:32 am

    lyle on 21/21/13 at 4:50 pm

    Fucking tyrants don’t care about how the law affects their subjects. Cuomo is a fucking tyrant. QED

    Actually, tyrants like it when their policies hurt people. It makes them feel superior, and reminds the peasants who’s boss.

    Tyrants in the end tend to degenerate into full-on madmen. With political power. That’s when things can get both bizarre- and extremely hazardous to the public’s collective health.

    clear ether


  21. hutch1200 on 26/26/13 at 12:22 pm

    Gun shops can’t sell 10 rnd Mags, nor will online shops mail them to NY. NY’ers will have to physically drive to…Pa(?) and smuggle them in. Is there a crime in having a dozen 10 rnd mags in your trunk for your weapon? ASSuming your gun has a 10 rnd mag option?