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.”