New York States’s “SAFE ACT” was shoved through Albany by Governor Andrew Cuomo in order to beat Obama to the punch. Cuomo thought he wanted to become the next President in 2016. He was in such a hurry that they did not even have the state’s lawyers look at it. For example, the act did not even exempt uniformed police officers and most officers’s guns would become illegal for even them to carry. (This part has been fixed since then.)
Many aspects of the act went into effect immediately and many more do not kick in until different times in 2014.
The SAFE ACT does nothing to criminals or crazy people, but wants to make regular normal people into criminals.
Violation of parts of the SAFE ACT will incur penalties that are worse than a child molester. For carrying a weapon with one too many bullets, you are charged with a felony that carries a penalty one step worse than what a child molester gets.
NRA is fighting Washington while SCOPE is fighting Albany.
Obviously NRA has much bigger teeth than SCOPE.
Attributes of a generic militia person:
Every able bodied ordinary citizen.
Supplies their own weapon.
Civilians trained as soldiers.
Meets regularly to practice their skills.
Militia is not a part of professional military or National Guard.
Subject to call for service in an emergency.
A body of citizens organized in a paramilitary group and typically regarding themselves as defenders of individual rights against the presumed interference of the federal government.
As defined by the U.S. Military versus defined by New York State
Any of various automatic or semiautomatic rifles designed for individual use in combat. A military rifle capable of both automatic and semiautomatic fire, utilizing an intermediate-power cartridge.
New York State:
Only requires one feature from a long list of features that mostly do not relate to an assault weapon at all.
Black colored rifle (Not really – it just seems that way)
Please check out the assault weapon details on the Un-SAFE Act webpage.
The 2nd amendment will protect us won’t it?
It should, but at this point in time with the courts stacked the way they are, it unlikely that the SAFE Act or any of the other anti-gun legislation will be easily overturned anywhere. Even in the U.S. Supreme Court.
What can we do?
There are several groups fighting the laws in the courts of Washington D.C., Albany, and a lot of other state capitals.
It is the opinion of most elected officials in New York State who support us that the court battles will cost hundred’s of thousands of dollars and take many years in the court systems. These battles will, at best, eliminate parts of the SAFE Act.
An alternate to the court battle is to kick those elected officials to the curb. Tell them to pack their bags and start looking for a new job. Vote them out in November of 2014. Make sure their replacements eliminate the SAFE Act along with a lot of other useless legislation. If the new people do not do any better then we vote them out the next time. It is time to take our country back from elitists who think the average citizen should become a subject to them.