Bob Owens

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

NY SAFE Act “assault weapon” registration due today. Free New Yorkers expected to ignore blatantly unconstitutional law en masse.

Written By: Bob - Apr• 15•13
Andrew Cuomo expects your compliance.

New York’s totalitarian Governor Andrew Cuomo expects your immediate compliance.

It’s “Loss of Freedom” day in New York today, as the blatantly unconstitutional (on both the state and federal levels) NY SAFE Act demands owners of an estimated one million liberty defense arms are told them must register their arms by today… or else.

Of course, the state doesn’t have a freaking clue who has these arms, as there has never been a registry before, so there isn’t a damn thing they can do but yell and stamp their feet when citizens don’t comply.

Only craven cowards will comply with such a blatantly unconstitutional law, just as New York City residents own an estimated two million unregistered arms within the five boroughs, ignoring the tyrant-protecting Sullivan Act.

Governor Cuomo’s NY SAFE Act—written by the socialist law weasels of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg—was written with the express intent of forcing New Yorkers to give up their individual sovereignty, and bow to the power of the state.

Will you comply? Or will you retain your sacred liberty?

Update: More signs of resistance from The New American:

Activists involved in the state-wide boycott against the unconstitutional statute who spoke to the Post almost taunted authorities, saying gun owners would essentially dare authorities to “come and take it away.” According to the paper, leaders of some of the state’s hundreds of gun clubs, dealers, and non-profit organizations, citing the New York Constitution’s guarantee that gun rights “cannot be infringed,” are currently involved in organizing the resistance. Among the primary concerns is that, with registration, authorities would know where to go for confiscation, an idea already proposed openly by Governor Cuomo himself.

“They’re saying, ‘F— the governor! F— Cuomo! We’re not going to register our guns,’ and I think they’re serious. People are not going to do it. People are going to resist,” explained State Rifle and Pistol Association President Tom King, who also serves on the National Rifle Association board of directors. “They’re taking one of our guaranteed civil rights, and they’re taking it away.”

The NRA itself, while saying that it did not participate in organizing resistance to the law, admitted that it was not surprised by the open defiance among gun owners. “I will say this: Historic experience here and in Canada shows that when you try to force gun owners into a registration and licensing system, there’s usually mass opposition and mass noncompliance,” NRA President David Keene told the Post. “I think it’s going to be very difficult for the governor to get mass compliance with this new law.”

Throughout the short discussion on the bill, GOP legislators warned about the prospect of resistance — potentially resulting in violence. Indeed, even some lawmakers have already promised to defy the new unconstitutional statute. Republican state Assemblyman Steve Katz, for example, told his colleagues during the debate that the legislation’s attempt to re-define semi-automatic rifles as banned “assault weapons” creates “a new class of criminals overnight.” However, he also mentioned that he had no intention of complying with the arbitrary seven-bullet maximum demanded under the legislation.

“I leave my wife and three young daughters home alone for days at a time to represent my constituents here,” Katz said on the floor of the Assembly. “After what happened to the young mother in Loganville, Georgia who defended her two young children against an intruder, this bill will turn me into a criminal because you can bet that before I leave to do the people’s work, there will be more than seven bullets in the magazine of my wife’s firearm.”

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  1. Gayle says:

    I’d love to know how many idiots actually end up complying.

  2. Gayle says:

    Don’t know if you’ve seen this:

    Radio host charges Cuomo/DHS conspiracy against gun owners”:

    Claiming information from multiple sources that ought to require the resignations of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and State Police Superintendent Joe D’Amico, WBEN Buffalo radio host Tom Bauerle yesterday told listeners he’s had it confirmed that New York State Police are lying when they say they made a mistake when they confiscated an Erie County resident’s guns. Instead, Bauerle charges, there is a high-level conspiracy to violate the Fourth Amendment rights of New Yorkers that reaches up to the Obama administration’s Department of Homeland Security.

    h/t protein wisdom

  3. Bill says:

    Are any of the better web searchers out there able to find if their any penalties for, say, registering a nerf gun?

    • Anaxis says:

      Nerf guns are already criminalized; thanks to “zero-tolerance” rules, even children can be prosecuted now.

    • JD says:

      Id like to know too as im thinking of registering a bunch of fake guns to people who i know that voted for these commies.

  4. MSO says:

    Failing to register your weapon is a felony offense. When the SAFE act is overturned, felons will not be eligible to own firearms.

    Lose a battle if it will win the war; don’t lose the war to win a battle.

    • Bill says:

      How’re we looking on that whole winning-the-war-by-complying score? All I’m seeing is ground gained by the statists.

      The SAFE act will not be overturned. It will be fine-tuned at best. Don’t confuse Cuomo for an idiot because of the idiocy of the SAFE act. He is a thug, but he knows what he’s doing.

    • Right_2_Bear says:

      This is why the incrementalism of these laws is so effective. The left is very good at this – taking little baby steps legislatively and not angering the masses enough to a call of action.

      I fear by the time the 98% of gun owners who haven’t stood up against this tyranny finally do, it will be too late.

  5. Klingonwork says:

    I will not register here in LaLa land either. There is no logical reason to register a firearm unless there is intent to confiscate later. Other than confiscation I have never seen any reason, even a stupid reason, to register.

    What is coming scares the hell out of me and I pray the good Lord takes me before hand, but I will not give another inch. To do so would to dishonor and spit on the graves of that group of men and Captain Parker at that bridge in Concorde so long ago.

    Molon Labe!
    Death before slavery!

  6. Fu#kObama says:

    When Como and Bloomberg begin the mass confisication of guns in NY the next civil war will begin. Prepare because the showdown is coming.

  7. bubba says:

    You’ve lost your; Property, Liberty and Life if you’re hiding them instead of using them.

  8. Comrade X says:

    Methinks the road to Concord will be going thru New York!

    Death before slavery!
    Molon Labe!

  9. NY OEF vet says:

    Haha no one I know is going to register shit. But we are planning on bringing toy guns down to the gestopo office …err i mean state police just to bust there balls.

  10. Bill says:

    You may find out that most guns that have been legally purchased have been registered. Watch for the feds and state to visit and reveiw the gun dealers records. Remember they have to maintain a record of every firearm sold. If that is not a data base of owners, what is it?

    • Right_2_Bear says:

      @ Bill

      +1. Agreed! The form 4473 asks too much info for purely background check purposes. Also the E-Form 4473 goes right to a FED computer somewhere. Let’s see if NY State starts registration enforcement – knocking on people’s doors asking to see so-and-so gun they bought on so-and so. And just *miraculously* they will know where to look.

      • bubba says:

        A polite society is a safe society; this applies to the government and the majority as well as the minority citizenry.

        The economy is in a shambles, full time jobs are becoming part-time and unemployment is at an uncorrected 16%+, a vast amount of wealth has disappeared from the middle class and poverty is now commonplace. To understand our rulers for who they really are don’t listen to their words instead look at their works. What we are suffering through now is purposeful and the Tyrants have been setting this stage for years. They sense they are close to fulfilling their dreams of dominion over us and they cannot hold themselves back. Our God given natural rights to Property, Liberty and Life cannot be voted away by majority opinion and changing times nor should we ever surrender them.

        When the .gov begins their invasive door to door searches for newly contraband firearms of formerly law abiding citizens there will be a corresponding reaction. Wildfires that start in tinder-dry conditions destroy a lot of geography before the winter snows begin. The citizenry know full well who is coming for them, they know who is sending them and they know who voted for them to do this to us.

    • chowthen says:

      When that time comes laws no longer exist because according to law they’re not to keep records. Besides with what they’ve done the constitution no longer exist so legitimate government no longer exist. What we have is a rogue government so why abide by laws created by unrecognized government?

    • Rob says:

      It was a LONG winter. Many New Yorkers probably lost their guns ice fishing.

  11. sparky says:

    Any LE officer that comes to my property to enforce an UNCONSTITUTIONAL law and confiscate anything had better have his affairs in order, as he may just draw his last breath.

    • Konrad says:

      It is nice to see like minded people here. I was always afraid that I was the only one who thought like this. There is strength in numbers. We need to educate others on our founding principals.