As he rushed through a draconian gun control law that neither he nor the legislature in New York had time to read before they voted in favor of it and signed it into law, Governor Andrew Cuomo arrogantly said:
“Common sense can win. You can overpower the extremists with intelligence and with reason and with common sense.”
Well, according to a read this morning in the comments of another post, Governor “Common Sense” did not put any obvious law enforcement officer exceptions into his hastily rushed through bill.
As a result, at least one Federal Firearms Licensee has refused to allow police officers who have purchased guns to have the magazines that come with them, because those factory standard magazines hold more than seven rounds. The FFL fears selling the guns he has with the magazines they came with would be breaking the law, even when the purchasers are cops, because there are no clear provisions in the bill allowing a police exception to the ban.
Now, New York’s boys in blue would seem to presumably be exempted by other related statutes, and if they aren’t then one will be quickly hacked together, but this anecdote serves to show the danger of rushing emotionally-driven, politically opportunistic legislation. People are stupid, and are never more stupid than when emotional and irrational.
Governor “Common Sense” Cuomo is a stumbling, bumbling example of the kind of person emotionally unsuited for high office, a fact the flaws in the draconian SAFE Act will show over time as unintended consequences catch up to bad legislation.