NY Criminalizes Firearm Ownership

This is what happens when you have hardcore Leftists in charge and no one reads the legislation (via Steven Goddard)

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.

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8 Responses to “NY Criminalizes Firearm Ownership”

  1. Gumball_Brains says:

    Holy Unconstitutional Crap!!

    Yeah, this won’t last to….. ok, yeah, this will last based upon our current non-judicial system.

    Wow, it is now illegal to own a slingshot, a stun gun, AND A SAND BAG?!?!?!

    Does that mean all those people who sand bagged their property before and after Sandy are now criminals?!

    And forgive me, but really, isn’t almost anything you can swing a “blackjack” or “billy club”?

    Hmmm.. does that mean cops are now in violation of the law for having billy clubs?

    WTH? Plastic knuckles? I hope they don’t mean the Hulk Smash plastic knuckles?!?!? Those things are awesome. Have you ever bought two pair and put them on your dog’s paws? So friggin awesome!!

    Can I ask something? Why does anyone still live in New York City?

    Teach, what are the punishments for these high crimes and anti-american misdemeanors of treason?

  2. For the misdemeanors I believe it requires a public flogging followed by a few days in the stocks.

    For the felony, I think it revolves around burning at the stake.

  3. Gumball_Brains says:

    That actually sounds reasonable for having something that is extra-legal in your possession.

  4. Dana says:

    I happen to have pieces of steel plumbing pipe in my possession, things which could be used as a billy club. I have some swords at home, sharp enough to be lethal. Guess it’s a good thing I don’t live in the Empire State.

  5. Gumball_Brains says:

    I also have several kitchen drawers containing certain knives of sharp and dull condition. Am glad I am not in NYC to be declared a criminal for possessing them.

  6. Anne says:

    This is nothing new. They’re just tightening enforcement of New York’s Sullivan Act of 1911, already one of the strictest set of laws in the country.

    That blowhard, Governor Cuomo, is taking credit for laws already written a hundred years ago, and which New York cops have always loosely interpreted to take thugs off the streets whenever it serves a maverick cop’s best interests, not necessarily the citizens’ best interests.

  7. My butterfly knife would probably get me stoned in NY.

    A coworker is proud of his Spartan heritage, and has fully working replicas of the spears and swords carried by the 300. I’m thinking evisceration for him.

  8. Gumball_Brains says:

    Such violent thinking. I think you need to be “analyzed”. of course, just being “tested” will mean all of your sharp and explody things will be removed from your house and your neighbors homes. You will of course be remanded to a local psych ward’s 13th under-floor. For your protection. For the kids. If it saves one child….

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