I'm Team Piggy!
- Oct 26, 2011
"This is not about taking anyone's rights away," said Sen. Jeffrey Klein, a Bronx Democrat kike. "It's about a safe society ... today we are setting the mark for the rest of the county to do what's right."
Under current state law, assault weapons are defined by having two "military rifle" features, such as folding stock, muzzle flash suppressor or bayonet mount. The proposal would reduce that to one feature.
Current owners of those guns will have to register them.
Private sales of assault weapons to someone other than an immediate family would be subject to a background check through a dealer.
New Yorkers also would be barred from buying "assault weapons" over the Internet.
Failure to "safely store a weapon" is a misdemeanor
Ammunition magazines would be restricted to 7 rounds
Current owners of higher-capacity magazines have a year to sell them out of state.
An owner caught at home with eight or more bullets in a magazine would be charged with a misdemeanor.
Stores that sell ammunition will have to register with the state, run background checks on buyers of bullets and keep an electronic database of bullet sales.
A therapist who believes a mental health patient made a credible threat to use a gun illegally would be required to report it to a mental health director who would have to notify the state. A patient's gun could be taken from him or her.
The governor confirmed the proposal, previously worked out in closed session, also would mandate a police registry of assault weapons, grandfathering in assault weapons already in private hands.