Those individuals themselves registered 44,485 assault-style weapons — a term whose definition under the law was expanded to include military-style features like a pistol grip and popular civilian models of the M16 and AK47 assault rifles — with State Police, the data, which was first obtained by the Albany Times Union, show.
Law enforcement experts have estimated there could be nearly 1 million assault-style weapons in circulation across the state, suggesting that many New Yorkers are ignoring a central provision of what had been touted by gun control advocates as a milestone law.
“What these numbers expose is that, if there are people who are wilfully ignoring the law, that means tens of thousands of gun owners are not complying with a law that is supported by New Yorkers,” said Leah Gunn Barrett, executive director of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, citing a May poll commissioned by her group that showed state residents support key provisions of the SAFE Act.
Source: NY SAFE Act weapons registry numbers released – NY Daily News
So 95.6% of the Evil Black Rifles are officially “free range” in the great State of New York. In the article it says that 23,847 people have applied to register 44,485 “assault-style weapons” that comes to 2 EBRs per person. So making an exaggerated statistical assumption, about a half a million New York Citizens are now breaking the law big time.
No wonder Cuomo did not want these numbers released, they are mocking the crap out of the whole NYS government.
When they outlaw guns….
2 thoughts on “They be butthurt in New York State.”
The same thing happened in Conn. Now the government has no idea of what to do about it. The paper up there is demanding raids. Let’s see how that works.
When the first raids happen, they’ll be SWAT raids at “zero dark thirty”. Inevitably the first people will be surprised and there will be blood. After that, though, late night SWAT raids will be expected and very likely much less effective. Then it gets very, very ugly.
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