In the wake of the Newtown, Conn. massacre, the state of New York passed the most restrictive and controversial gun bans and gun control laws in the nation. Unfortunately, most Republicans in the legislature went along with the Democrats in approving the measures that undermine the Second Amendment, which itself states that it "shall not be infringed."
Yet, in spite of the highly restrictive nature of the new laws, a N.Y. legislator says that a secret list of measures proposed by state Democrats would have gone much further if the Democrats had gotten their way.
Republican Steve McLaughlin told his constituents on his Facebook page that a Democratic colleague in the N.Y. legislature begged him not to release the secret list of proposals due to the potentially highly damaging nature of the proposals.
But that did not stop McLaughlin from providing the information to his constituents. McLaughlin states that the proposals were not released to the public because the Democrats, who control the N.Y. Assembly, wanted to hide from the citizens the true nature of what they intended to do.
And, says McLaughlin, they would have passed the following provisions had he and some of his colleagues not fought back.
Here is the list of Democrat proposals:
--Outright confiscation of "assault weapons."
--Outright confiscation of "ten round clips" (magazines).
--Establish a statewide database of all guns.
--Continue to allow gun permit holders' names and addresses to be published by newspapers.
--Label semiautomatic shotguns with more than five rounds or pistol grips as "assault weapons."
--Limit the number of rounds in a magazine to five and confiscate banned magazines that carry a larger number of rounds.
--Prevent citizens from owning more than two magazines.
--Prevent citizens from buying more than one gun per month.
--Re-license all current pistol permit holders.
--Require renewal of all pistol permits every five years.
--Pistol permits would have to be issued by the state and not local law enforcement.
--All guns in New York would be required to be micro-stamped.
--Ammunition dealers would have to be licensed.
--All gun owners would be required to keep their guns locked in their homes.
--A fee would be assessed for licensing and registering guns.
Gun rights activists say that the list is ample proof that Democrats and other "progressives" intend to go much further to ban, confiscate, and control guns and ammo than they are telling the public.
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