Dems intent on confiscation, registration, microstamping, according to wish list
Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin (R,C,I-Melrose) today revealed a 15-point anti-Second Amendment wish list that Democrats lobbied to be included in the final New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (NY SAFE) Act. McLaughlin called the list the “second phase” of a gun-grab agenda targeting responsible firearm owners that downstate politicians have been supporting for years.
“First the new gun-control bill made criminals out of law-abiding New Yorkers. And the radical, anti-Second Amendment proposals outlined in this wish list suggest the second phase of the plan: confiscation,” said McLaughlin. “When downstate politicians criminalize responsible gun ownership, they only empower criminals.”
Highlights from the anti-Second Amendment wish list include:
- confiscation of all firearms labeled “assault weapons”
- statewide firearms registry
- microstamping of all guns in New YorkState
- individual possession and purchase limits on firearms, ammunition
McLaughlin also noted that several recent pieces of legislation include provisions found in the wish list: S1422 (2013), S572 (2013), S1572 (2013), S1804 (2013), A4025 (2011-12), A6774 (2011-12) and S3341 (2011-12).
“As a dad, my heart goes out to those families victimized by senseless violence. This is a time for all New Yorkers to come together to find solutions to the tragic loss of life in Newtown, Webster and elsewhere,” said McLaughlin. “Governor Cuomo said he wanted to move forward ‘intelligently’ and ‘prudently.’ Responsible gun owners must be part of this conversation, not the debate’s scapegoat.
“The wish list hatched by downstate politicians and pushed by their allies in Albany ignores the criminal gun trafficking which brings illegal firearms into New York and turns a blind eye to the social disorganization and family breakdown spawning new criminals and destroying communities across the Empire State.”
Assemblyman McLaughlin represents the 107th District, which consists of parts of Rensselaer, Columbia and Washington counties. For more information, please visit Assemblyman McLaughlin’s official website.