Arbalest Website Attacks NY Safe Act & The Notion Of ‘Assault Weapons’

The Arbalest Quarrel
The Arbalest Quarrel

New York, N.Y. –-( “The Arbalest Quarrel,” a weblog, has recently posted its second Article dealing with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s NYSAFE Act of 2013.

While the NYSAFE Act applies only to New York residents, it would be a mistake to conclude that the NYSAFE Act has limited scope.

The NYSAFE Act is actually a blueprint for firearms confiscation across the Country. The objective of the drafters of NYSAFE is de facto repeal if not outright repeal of the Second Amendment.

To understand NYSAFE we believe it important to understand the rationale behind the words ‘assault weapon’ since the foundation of NYSAFE is built upon the notion of ‘assault weapon.’

We take a close look at the words, ‘assault weapon,’ and we compare and contrast those words with the words ‘assault rifle.’ We look at the history of the expression ‘assault rifle’ and point out that “assault weapon,” unlike the “assault rifle,” has no legitimate history. We argue that ‘assault weapon’ is a fiction, borne of a desire to create fear in the American public.

And we explain how the mainstream media gives weight to the “fiction” by thrusting the words into the public consciousness. Toward the end of the Article, we provide the reader with several “TIPS” for assisting the reader in understanding how NYSAFE operates.

This Article ( ) sets the stage for our third Article where we take a look at the actual definitions of ‘assault weapon’ as set forth in the NYSAFE Act. As we look at the definitions of ‘assault weapon,’ we will hit the reader with a few surprises.

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Towne Criour

To all our readers: as a few readers have pointed out that my posts are difficult to read, I have taken those comments to heart and have revamped the blog post presentation. In my latest post, published on January 5th, you will see that I have made the type size substantially smaller. I have also used left-side alignment for paragraphs, while retaining center alignment for headings. And I have decided to use a non serif font throughout. I cordially invite you to take another look at the presentation of my latest post and to give me your thoughts. And, of… Read more »

Towne Criour

Responsive to Kenneth Waggoner’s criticism, be advised we are experimenting with typesets and presentation. We are utilizing just two fonts: a non-serif font called “COMFORTAA” for major headings and a typical MS serif font for text and subordinate headings called “GEORGIA” which is similar to the MS “TIMES NEW ROMAN” font. Since the ideas expressed through words are the mainstay of our site, we wish to give the manner of presentation a unique look — reminiscent of a news flier, rather than of a typical newspaper. And, we point out that what we are doing is gaining force in website… Read more »


Same issue here with the overly large font. Will take too long to scroll through the article. Hope it was a good one, few will notice though.

Kenneth Waggoner

Real hard to read, they used way to big a font, couldn’t read it.