M14 Forum


Taking The Gloves Off: NY State Sheriff's Association Responds to SAFE Act

This is a discussion on Taking The Gloves Off: NY State Sheriff's Association Responds to SAFE Act within the Gun Rights forums, part of the Gun Forum category; Important Excerpts: Assault weapon ban and definition of assault weapons. We believe that the new definition of assault weapons is too broad, and prevents the ...


Go Back   M14 Forum > Gun Forum > Gun Rights

9Thanks
  • 7 Post By LoB
  • 1 Post By 66Fastback
  • 1 Post By cruciantime
Reply
 
LinkBack Moderator Tools Display Modes

Old January 26th, 2013, 03:30 PM   #1
LoB
Lifer
 
LoB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Central NY
Posts: 2,173
Taking The Gloves Off: NY State Sheriff's Association Responds to SAFE Act

Important Excerpts:

Assault weapon ban and definition of assault weapons. We believe that the new definition of assault weapons is too broad, and prevents the possession of many weapons that are legitimately used for hunting, target shooting and self defense. Classifying firearms as assault weapons because of one arbitrary feature effectively deprives people the right to possess firearms which have never before been designated as assault weapons. We are convinced that only law abiding gun owners will be affected by these new provisions, while criminals will still have and use whatever weapons they want.

Reduction of ammunition magazine capacity. The new law enacts reductions in the maximum capacity of gun magazines. We believe based on our years of law enforcement experience that this will not reduce gun violence. The new law will unfairly limit the ability of law-abiding citizens to purchase firearms in New York. It bears repeating that it is our belief that the reduction of magazine capacity will not make New Yorkers or our communities safer.

Method of bill passage. It is the view of the Sheriffs’ Association that anytime government decides it is necessary or desirable to test the boundaries of a constitutional right that it should only be done with caution and with great respect for those constitutional boundaries. Further, it should only be done if the benefit to be gained is so great and certain that it far outweighs the damage done by the constriction of individual liberty. While many of the provisions of the new law have surface appeal, it is far from certain that all, or even many, of them will have any significant effect in reducing gun violence, which is the presumed goal of all of us. Unfortunately the process used in adoption of this act did not permit the mature development of the arguments on either side of the debate, and thus many of the stakeholders in this important issue are left feeling ignored by their government. Even those thrilled with the passage of this legislation should be concerned about the process used to secure its passage, for the next time they may find themselves the victim of that same process.

Full text . .

http://the390.com/new-york-state-she...o-ny-safe-act/

FWIW, in my job I interface with Law Enforcement at the State, County and Municipal level. They are NOT happy and the above pretty much reflects their views . . with the exception of a few a$$ clowns . . but yer always gonna have a few . .

Thanks from csacpt, High Hat, B1298 and 4 others

Last edited by LoB; January 26th, 2013 at 03:49 PM.
LoB is offline  
Remove Ads
Old January 26th, 2013, 03:50 PM   #2
Designated Marksman
 
66Fastback's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: SnoCo Wa.
Posts: 645
Quote

"Sheriffs understand their Constitutional obligations and the concerns of constituents Sheriffs and other law enforcement officers are not called upon by this new legislation to go door-to-door to confiscate any weapons newly classified as assault weapons, and will not do so.
Sheriffs represent all the people, and we take an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of New York. Sheriffs will continue to enforce all laws of the state and will protect the rights of all citizens, including those rights guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of New York"

---------------------------------------------------------------

I believe this was one of the best parts of the letter at the end

Thanks from LoB
66Fastback is offline  
Old January 26th, 2013, 04:31 PM   #3
Old Salt
 
cruciantime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Posts: 1,439
After reading that, I am not all that excited about the New York State Sheriffs. If you guys had to rely on them you'd have extra nails in your coffin at the end of the day.

They are ok with some of the incrementalism.

Thanks from csacpt
cruciantime is offline  
Old January 26th, 2013, 04:45 PM   #4
In the gilded halls of Valhala
 
Dredsen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 11,828
i believe there is another thread about this with more posts.

Dredsen is offline  
Old January 26th, 2013, 04:47 PM   #5
Old Salt
 
cruciantime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Posts: 1,439
This thread has just been CAV'd!

cruciantime is offline  
Reply

  M14 Forum > Gun Forum > Gun Rights



Search tags for this page
51 sheriffs oppose ny safe act
,
new york safe act magazine capacity
,
ny safe 2013 appeal
,

ny safe act appeal

,
ny safe act definition of assault weapon
,
ny state sheriff's association vote on the safe act
,
nys county list appealing ny safe act
,
nys safe act appeal
,
nys safe act bill
,

nys sheriffs association safe act

,
nysafeact forums
,
safe act ny appeal
Click on a term to search for related topics.

Moderator Tools
Display Modes


Similar M14 Forum Discussions
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Illinois State Rifle Assc. warning Federal Gun Rights 0 October 15th, 2007 07:29 PM
You have a Friend in Pennsylvania ? Lambo Gun Rights 0 March 28th, 2007 08:31 AM
attn. Illinois FOID holders tatonka Gun Rights 0 January 10th, 2006 07:01 AM



Top Gun Sites Top Sites List