Bob Owens

The saddest truth in politics is that people get the leaders they deserve

2/3 of NY counties have already passed resolutions rejecting unconstitutional NY SAFE Act

Written By: Bob - Mar• 13•13
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s favorability rating continue to drop, and it isn’t hard to see why:

As Democrats and gun control advocates praise the New York State Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act of 2013, or NY SAFE Act as it is generally known, for being the first post-Newtown gun control legislation in the country, county after county in New York State has either introduced or passed resolutions calling for the law’s repeal.

As of March 11, a total of 52 out of New York State’s 62 counties have introduced resolutions requesting the repeal of the NY SAFE Act. Of those 52 county resolutions, 40 of them have already passed — meaning that roughly two-thirds of the counties of New York State reject Governor Andrew Cuomo’s “landmark” gun control legislation.

Of the state’s 10 remaining counties that have yet to introduce any such anti-NY SAFE Act resolution, half of them are in New York City. New York City is composed of five boroughs — Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, and The Bronx — each of which is also a state county (respectively: Kings County, New York County, Queens County, Richmond County, and Bronx County). Outside of New York City, the five remaining counties that have not introduced repeal resolutions are Nassau, Schenectady, Suffolk, Tompkins, and Westchester.

Maybe the state of New York—which ranges from purple to red—should kick out New York City and it’s “leech and breach” culture of sucking up government services and criminalizing and assaulting anyone that doesn’t want to play by their draconian rules.

There are a raft of lawsuits targeting NY SAFE for violating the New York and U.S. Constitutions, and there is a very real possibility that a New York Supreme Court (which oddly enough, is the lowest ranking court in that wackjob state) judge will issue an injunction blocking the law from taking effect.

Cuomo bit off more than he could chew. Let’s hope he chokes on it.

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16 Comments

  1. Gayle says:

    Unfortunately, NYC highlights what has become hugely problematic for conservatives in America: the increasing electoral power that urban areas have, edging out the voice of suburb/exurb/rural areas. It’s how Obama won the 2012 election (look at a 2012 county-by-county voting map; it’ll open your eyes).

    How conservative America proceeds from here, with this knowledge, is where our debate should start. I’ve come to the conclusion that a red state/blue state split is inevitable, and that red states should start working to make themselves as independent from fedgov as possible to eventuate this.

  2. Real Deal says:

    Bob what are your thoughts on this? DHS is not just buying enough ammo to fight the Iraq War for 24 years but MRAPs too.
    http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/030513-646857-dhs-buys-special-armored-fighting-vehicles.htm?p=full

  3. Klingonwork says:

    The NY Safe act is fantastic! The only problem I have with it is that it does not mandate everyone holding hands around a campfire singing kumbayah after the magical rainbow and unicorn festival.

    I’m sure that’s what they do in Syria.

    Molon Labe

  4. Comrade X says:

    Good news on the northern left coast, patriots have beaten back the gun grabbing Fascist in the Washington legislature pretty much for this year!

    “Major Wash. state gun bill fails in state House…

    Read more: http://www.seattlepi.com/news/crime/article/Major-Wash-state-gun-bill-fails-in-state-House-4348523.php#ixzz2NQvMvTtt

    Not all blue states with democratic controlled legislatures & governor’s have fallen at least not yet!

    Death before slavery!

  5. john says:

    Ballots or bullets, their call…..

  6. Mudlark says:

    Cuomo is the architect of the housing debaclwe and the designer of NINJA loans.

    Only NY could elect such an idiot.

  7. gary says:

    I HOPE AND PRAY THE COURTS AND JUDGES OF NY RULE IN FAVOR OF THESE COUNTIES.lets show that scumbag cuomo and bloomberg that some people can not be bought and paid for with bloombergs dirty money.

  8. cavmedic says:

    4 killed at NY shops; police search for suspect
    By MICHAEL HILL | Associated Press – 9 mins ago

    HERKIMER, N.Y. (AP) — Multiple gunshots have rung out, including some fired by state police, in an upstate New York village where police are searching for a suspect in the fatal shootings of four people.

    Hmmmm.
    Things are extremely hot today in the communist dictartorship (aka New York) with the strictest gun control laws in the country.
    How can this be?
    Local 24 hour news channel, YNN, is reporting that Andy was supposedly in the area when the shootings occurred.
    Why? At the moment the “news” does not seem to know.
    However, Andy and his aides are setting up for a press conference soon to take place.
    Damn it, there are ants all over my kitchen! I better break out a can of Black Flag.

  9. Veeshir says:

    the five remaining counties that have not introduced repeal resolutions are Nassau, Schenectady, Suffolk, Tompkins, and Westchester.

    Nassau and Suffolk=rich, NYC working, Long Island leftists.
    Schenectady=Crappy, crime-ridden, leftists.
    Westchester= Rich, NYC-working leftists.

    Googling “Tompkins” it’s Ithaca,NY so a college town.

    Those places like chains.

    I’m pretty surprised about Ulster (uber-crazy, leftist congress-critters for ever, they make Jim Moran look sensible) and some other Albany-area counties.
    They’re very leftist so I expected them to go along but since they have long histories of being hunting “You know you’re from upstate NY if twice a year your kitchen doubles as a meat-processing facility” sorts of places I guess they had to bow to reality.

  10. Real Deal says:

    They are taking another approach, if you can’t ban them tax them. Joe Cardin of MD has proposed a 50% tax on ammo as one of the most extreme examples. NJ is proposing a 5% tax on ammo, MA a 25% sales tax on firearms, and the list goes on.

  11. Real Deal says:

    They are taking another approach, if you can’t ban them tax them. Joe Cardin of MD has proposed a 50% tax on ammo as one of the most extreme examples.

  12. Bill says:

    JUst buy up all the ammo and then the guns are worthless!

  13. Al Reasin says:

    We are starting the petition process in MD to overturn antigun laws by referendum when they become law. Our problem is the Democratic majority is trying to change the petition rules to hamstring us and have so many bills, 17 at last count, that may pass. If that happens we may be overwhelmed by the number of bills to try and stop. We will need around 55,000 registered voters’ information and signatures on petitions accepted to authorize the referendums.

    • Comrade X says:

      It is good to use the ballot box then maybe the cartridge doesn’t get opened?

      The big question is; is it to late?

      Death before slavery!