Jan
17
2013

New York’s new gun ban does NOT exclude cops.

I would very much like to swear about this.  Using polysyllables:

Magazines with more than seven rounds will be illegal under the new law when that part takes effect in March.

As the statute is currently written, it does not exempt law enforcement officers.

Nearly every law enforcement agency in the state carries hand guns that have a 15 round capacity.

Mark Levin was kind: he merely used the terms “idiot” and “damn fools” (the first specifically directed towards Andrew Cuomo).  And if you think those terms are harsh, consider this last paragraph:

State Senator Eric Adams, a former NYPD Captain, told us he’s going to push for an amendment next week to exempt police officers from the high-capacity magazine ban. In his words, “You can’t give more ammo to the criminals.”

So, I guess that we’re just admitting right off of the bat that criminals are going to, amazingly, ignore the law when it comes to firearms possession?

…This is where I start to swear again.

Moe Lane

PS: Via Instapundit.

10 Comments

  • qixlqatl says:

    Why should the cops be exempt? If seven rounds is considered adequate for regular citizens, why isn’t it enough for law enforcement? Cops wear body armor and cover each other, WHAT ARE THEY AFRAID OF, and shouldn’t civilians be even more afraid? Or is it that law enforcement is a “higher class” of citizen than us mere peasants, now?

  • Catseyes says:

    I agree with qixlqatl “WHY SHOULD COPS BE EXEMPT” if you pass a stupid law Everyone should have to OBEY!

    • qixlqatl says:

      All passing stupid laws does is teach people to not respect ‘the law’…
      or the lawmakers
      or the institutions of law.
      .
      The hell of it is, stupid laws never seem to get repealed; rather, they get “fixed” by (you guessed it) another layer of stupid law.

  • Herp McDerp says:

    Why? Because shut up! Shut up!

  • qixlqatl says:

    Another thing (I have to take it one thing at a time or Moe will have to bring down the Shillelagh down on me): Does the NY legislature not see the inherent contradiction in excepting the enforcers of it’s laws from the observance of it’s laws? How is that supposed to work?

    • DemosthenesVW says:

      Silence, peasant. Of course police officers need powers that we can’t access; they are the ones charged with protecting the weak, cowardly, whimpering mass of protoplasmic uselessness that is the American peasantry.
      .
      Oh, what’s that? You think you’re capable of protecting yourself, and deserve access to the most effective tools to do so? What a petit bourgeois mentality you have. Stand by for re-education in five…four…three…two…

  • jbird says:

    Why have there not been mass arrests of police officers yet?

  • BigGator5 says:

    “We have to pass it to find out what is in it.”

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