3. § 265.01 Criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree.
A person is guilty of criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree when:
(1) He or she possesses any firearm, electronic dart gun, electronic stun gun, gravity knife, switchblade knife, pilum ballistic knife, metal knuckle knife, cane sword, billy, blackjack, bludgeon, plastic knuckles, metal knuckles, chuka stick, sand bag, sandclub, wrist-brace type sling- shot or slungshot, shirken or “Kung Fu star”; or
This is from page 21 of S2230 starting on line 3 (I’ve cleaned it up a bit), and makes possession of any of those weapons, including any gun, a misdemeanor. Reading through the rest, there is no clause which makes a determination for specific ownership, meaning that any ownership of a firearm, no matter what type it is, no matter who possesses it, is criminal.
And, on page 22 it states that anyone who lawfully possessed a firearm prior to passage of this bill and fails to register it is in criminal violation, which is a class E felony. I would assume this applies to guns other than handguns, which did not need to be registered beforehand. But, they can’t legally posses those in the first place, per 265.01.
If someone wants to read through the legislation and find where I’m wrong, go for it. I can’t find anything that invalidates the notion that possession of a firearm is now illegal.
They’ve also made it a misdemeanor if you have more than 7 bullets in a magazine. Which is moot, since you aren’t allowed to legally possess a firearm in the first place.
Also, notice that they took away the ability for people to carry any sort of stun gun. Sorry, ladies, if someone wants to rape you, you can’t fight back. Just submit.