seven round carry. You can carry these rounds in a 10 round magazine
(30 is illegal) but that magazine must have been sold to you out
of state which also means you are suppose to turn in anyone selling
10-round magazines in the state of New York.
obey any of these rules will
result in arrest and possibly jail time and as a resident of
this state, this legislation affects my lifestyle and my livelihood.
My first instinct is to ask, how are we going to fight this? My
second is, how are we going to cope?
I’m putting every
legislator that voted for this bill on notice that they will
be losing my vote come next election cycle and none more than the
Majority Leader Dean Skelos. Skelos is a Republican who was
the last line of defense against this bill passing and instead of
holding fast, he let Cuomo walk right over him. Letting these politicians
know that I am a gun owner and that they have lost my support sends
a powerful message when delivered through the proper channels and
especially when many other gun owners take the time to speak up
and out as well. Nothing scares people, including politicians, like
the threat of losing their jobs and I encourage anybody who wants
to protect the Second Amendment to respectfully call or write their
congressmen and tell them how you feel about gun rights and their
As far as what
gun owners can do in the meanwhile (in terms of their spending habits),
is scarce to say the least, and I’d gamble even more so in New
York state as it seems everyone is trying to buy it up before the
new background check system goes into effect. Reloading
supplies have been drying up faster than a tear in the sun,
but I think the real thing to watch
is going to be the rifles and shotguns. I have a feeling in
the months ahead, we are going to see a run on just about any popular
long gun in any practical caliber.