New York. For a state with so many people in it, you would think that there would be more wisdom in their government. Sadly, that isn’t the case, though.
As you know, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is intent on doing everything that he can to disarm law-abiding people in the State of New York, and he’s done some pretty questionable things in pursuit of that goal.
But now Cuomo has a new target for his gun control efforts. Laeey Keane writes,
The new year is little more than a week old, but New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is already eyeing another gun-grabbing proposal for the 2020 legislative session in Albany. Third-term Gov. Cuomo – already hinting at running for a fourth in 2022 – recently announced his intention to usher through state legislation that would ban the sale of so-called “ghost gun” components to individuals who already cannot legally possess a firearm.
The governor should’ve learned from his previous disastrous N.Y. SAFE Act legislation and stopped there. But it seems Gov. Cuomo would prefer the New York taxpayer-funded legislature to spend time working on even more ineffective policies that would mostly turn law-abiding American citizens into criminals.
The so-called “ghost guns,” and their unassembled components, require the purchase of necessary parts to be shipped to a buyer for assembly, under his proposal. Law-abiding citizens and gunsmiths regularly order parts to repair and rebuild their firearms on their own or their customers. Some buy unfinished lower receivers and complete the fabrication and that’s legal in New York State as long as those parts comply with New York’s 2013 SAFE Act. That’s didn’t stop N.Y. Attorney General Letitia James from sending cease and desist letters to sellers last year attempting to stop the practice.
The governor, though, is attempting to circumvent this all by requiring serial numbers on nearly every component and part that comprises a finished firearm.
What’s more, Gov. Cuomo’s push appears to be based more on fallacy than fact. He chose to use scare tactics in his terminology and engaged in name-calling of law-abiding firearm owners. He also tries to paint a picture in the state of a so-called dramatic rise of “ghost gun” use and purchases, but failed to produce any data to back his claim. One figure suggests the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office confiscated approximately 20 “ghost guns” in the past 21 months. That’s hardly the dramatic rise the governor would have you believe. What is fact is that home-built firearms have always been legal.
So, basically, Cuomo is trying to absolutely control all guns in the State of New York.
If you live in New York (even if you don’t own a ghost gun), this should concern you. Why? Because he’s attempting to control every aspect of gun ownership in your state.
You need to work to get this guy out of office in your next gubernatorial election. Your gun rights may depend on it.