New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for tougher state bans on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines of ammunition as part of a progressive agenda in a sometimes fiery State of the State speech Wednesday.
“No one hunts with an assault rifle. No one needs 10 bullets to kill a deer,” Cuomo said. “End the madness now!
Pretty sure New York already has mag and so-called “Assault Weapon” restrictions, so It seems he’s bloviating against nothing. Still let’s get to that madness! What does it say in the 2nd Amendment about deer hunting? I’m fine with magazine restrictions on hunting, because hunting is a game, and games have rules. If somebody was to be hunting for survival, let them hunt with a minigun for all I care, harvest that meat and get healthy! But for games, have rules. But self defense is NOT a game, and people should be able to defend themselves with the most effective arms available.
Its madness to push new laws restricting ALL sales on deer. Cuomo isn’t talking to the game commission, he’s talking to the state. The reason is that if you make gun ownership about games, games will ALWAYS lose.
Look at Lawn Darts! According to this report they were banned from sale after THREE deaths. More people will be killed in car accidents this weekend than that, but cars aren’t a pastime, they are a way of life. So are guns, guns are for self defense, and defense against tyranny and lawlessness…not for deer. But if we make gun ownership about shooting deer, then it doesn’t matter how many AR-15s are in the field shooting game, one criminal shooting will be enough to ban them all, as nobody is starving because they didn’t fill their deer tag…and frankly even if they were Big Daddy Gov would be willing to exchange a healthy foodstamp card for any scary arms.
But they AREN’T about shooting sports, they’re about defending your life, liberty, and property. That’s what the 2nd Amendment was written about, and that’s how the Supreme Court of the United States recently read it. This is nothing archaic and outdated about this Amendment!
What’s best about this is when you have your rifles and pistols for defense, you might as well have other guns for fun and sport. Yeah I have pistols and rifles for my defense, so who cares if I also have a safe jam-filled with Mosin Nagants for collecting purposes. Who cares if I have a Model 700 for shooting deer, or an Over-Under for Skeet?
One more thing:
The state already has among the most restrictive gun control laws in the nation, and the governor noted that New York passed the nation’s first handgun permit law, in 1911.
That’s called the Sullivan Act, a law written by a criminal designed to protect his fellow underworld denizens. Hang your hat on it buddy. Its tyrant like Sullivan that we own guns.
End the Madness NOW! The 2nd Amendment isn’t about ducks and deer!