New York: Legislators Propose Outrageous Ammunition Restriction Legislation

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Fairfax, VA -( Two New York legislators have announced that they are introducing legislation in 2016 that would severely limit ammunition purchases.

State Senator Roxanne Persaud (D-19) and Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon (D-52) want to pass a law that would limit ammo purchases to twice the capacity of the firearm during a 90-day period (3 months)!

Undeterred by the failed SAFE Act, anti-gun lawmakers in Albany seem determined to pursue the same failed policies and will not stop until the Second Amendment is completely dismantled. The SAFE Act has done nothing to lower crime in New York and has turned law-abiding citizens into criminals. The SAFE Act had its own ammunition restrictions and required ammunition background checks which were suspended after Governor Cuomo embarrassingly realized that such a system was impractical. In addition, the last attempt to regulate how many rounds a person could load into a gun was overturned by a Federal District Court in New York and ruled unconstitutional.

Persaud and Simon are justifying this bill by pointing to terrorism, as if terrorists are going to voluntarily ration ammunition. There are so many problems with this legislation that it would be impossible to highlight them all herein. Again, for the sake of New York citizens, we would hope legislators start focusing on the serious issues facing the state and stop introducing these embarrassing ideas.

It’s readily evident that the two lawmakers know next to nothing about the subject of firearms and ammunition. Manufacturers don’t even package ammunition with such a random number of cartridges in many cases. This is one of the most absurd bills being introduced in the entire country.

However, because anti-gun legislators in New York have a history of defying logic, we will treat this legislation as another serious attempt to infringe on your constitutional right to self-defense.

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  • 57 thoughts on “New York: Legislators Propose Outrageous Ammunition Restriction Legislation

    1. It’s amazing that it’s always a stupid *(&*% who has only seen pictures of a gun that come up with stupid bills like this. Hey *&%^*&%*& I have an idea…shut the *&*&%*& up unless you have a clue of what you are talking about. For those of you that voted for these stupid women here’s a lesson for you, tax dollars are wasted on things like this. This is why hillary will never make it into office but at least it’s worth a laugh for those of you stupid enough to waste your vote on her.

    2. I want to introduce a bill that will only allow you to buy three days of food per visit. This will help protect kids from getting fat, of course you will be able to buy food on the black market and from hoarders but this will make life miserable for those folks that are busy and trying to do the tight thing by planning out the week and maximizing what they get done each week. Sounds stupid doesn’t it? Stupid just like you simon, I can’t wait to sell food on the side at double or triple the normal going rate.

    3. This is (again) legislation proposed by NYC libs that neither know not care how the rest of this state lives. The only viable solution to this is for upstate to claim self rule and divide from NYC. We will not continue to be ruled by these idiots. If it helps….you can keep the name and we,will sweeten,the deal by throwing in Andy Cuomo…you are welcome to keep the corrupt SOB. They obviously wanted him, they just voted him back in.

    4. This is as predicted. The anti-gun crowd realized many years ago they couldn’t ban guns so are in the process of whittling away at everything gun related.

      Unless these idiots watch CSI they don’t even know the difference between bullets, cases and cartridges. Brady Bunch and Bloomberg sheep.

    5. How is it that people this absolutely stupid get elected? Guess it doesn’t say much for the voters of New York. I swore years ago to never go to New York. They don’t need my money anyway.

    6. If sh*t holes like ny,nj,Kali, want to keep electing these parasites not much will ever change for the better although it can’t get much worse.

    7. Owen Tate wrote “I’m so tired of these people and their bs restrictions. Enough! Who the hell is voting for these people?”

      Owen, the dumb a$$ DEMOCRATS voted for these idiots. The problem with our country is anti American politicians and DEMOCRATS. They both listen to the lame stream press and follow their lead. Remember these three groups have never met a communist, dictator or mentally defected person they did not like or maybe even loved.

    8. Gun owners need to wake up and join the NRA and vote. Politicians only care about is getting reelected. We are only one vote away in the Supreme Court from them Invaliding the 2nd Amendment.

    9. I own a kel tec plr 16 with the standard mag holding 10 rounds . I bought 3 thirty round mags so I could do less reloading. When I go to the range I use 5 to 6 hundred rounds in the blink of an eye. Hope this does not spread to my state.

    10. If this goes into effect I will simply buy my ammunition out of state then bring it home……illegal or not. These moron politicians can kiss my ass!!!!!

    11. I have a license to carry ammunition shortage makes it hard to keep up my skill with a fire arm . More ammo laws will make it even harder. My carry is a five shot revolver in new york if this becomes law I will only get 10 rounds every 90 days. This comes out to less than 1 50 round standard box per year I use at least one 50 round box per range visit. My qualification test took a minimum of 50 rounds. To learn to shoot safely it takes hundreds of rounds result no body can learn to shoot or qualify for a carry license

    12. The stupid asses in sh%tholes like NY , NJ and other sewers insist on electing these aholes to office. So when & if they ever get tired of these dildos maybe they will wake up & elect leaders instead of politicians. Good grief can it get worse. When we have a terrorist attack & they talk about the weather & taking guns away from Americans

    13. I think we should point out to the gutless gun grabbing politicians that it is already against the law to shoot other people with your gun. Therefore, any anti-gun laws or restrictions on ownership and ammo is pointless, isn’t it?
      No, the real point is they want to take away all of our 2nd amendment rights and eventually the rest of the Bill of Rights.
      And now, for the truly clueless, that “fundamental transformation of America” that BHO talked about should be clear now. It is the transformation from freedom to dictatorship. Elections do have consequences, so choose wisely.

    14. The reality is this. The “silent majority”stayed silent long enough for these mentally stunted children to infiltrate EVERY aspect of our government. Now these unicorn fart huffers have so much control it will probaly take a bloody revolution to dislodge their cancer. Any real parent outhere understands that this 15 year old mentality is only something a child would think is valid.

    15. i will go along with it if they include in there restrictions…….police officers, military, and most of all there own personel body guards……

    16. CAN YOU SAY BLK MARKET !!!!!

    17. The real problem is that they’re probably NOT VOTING for these pukes, but, instead, like so many Illegal’s; they ARE being BOUGHT by BHO and his regime! America wake up before it’s too late.

    18. Poor people lead to Socialism at the cost of the middle class and upper class. To ensure the poor people’s safety outlaw firearms to protect criminals. To ensure the middle class never revolts disarm the middle class. To make people depend on “police safety” disarm the middle class. Oh what does the Second Amendment say shall not be infringed and BTW full auto firearms , short barreled rifles , suppressor are legal with the proper paperwork in most states. The best statistic is Mr Harry Beckwith , he has defended himself more than some cops have drawn their firearms. Including using a legal full auto firearm to defend himself and store from 35 robbery attempts.
      Disarming law abiding citizens aids no one except criminals and politicians that want to keep us poor and working.

    19. I just got back from the range, shot 150 rounds, I guess I’m done for the next year and a half. I’m very sure the criminals will obey ammo purchase restrictions, the same way they obey the high capacity magazine laws, and all other laws. I feel Senator Roxanne Persaud, and Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon should be restricted to one 75mm Tampon purchase per month.

    20. I have hunted and vacationed in upper New York state in the past..No more. It is not worth the Hassle and fear of unintentially breaking obscure laws..Legal woes that could turn your life upside down aren’t deserving of law abiding gun owners..Vermont is a hunter and gun friendly state, with no permits required..New Hampshire and Maine are almost as good as Vt..I spend very little time and MONEY in N.Y. I lived in the Unconstitutional state of Connecticut, but had to move to Tennessee because you can’t fix STUPID..Mass. and Rhode Island also don’t get any of my money!! I realize most folks can’t afford to move, so join the NRA and Tea Party to stay informed. VOTE.

    21. Mike; I like the 75mm. Didn’t catch on at first. I used to load 30mm for the A10’s and just realized the 75mm dia..Persaud and Simon want us gun owners to take a 75mm up the %$#&. I don’t know why a gun owner won’t spend a box of ammo to join the NRA..I always use the candidate report cards to make my decision on election day..

    22. When the weather up here is warm enough, I can go through a couple hundred rounds a day. Do these idiots think that proficiency once acquired is forever?

    23. Why do Billionaires like Bloomberg get formulate and push legislation buy Buying” the senators and congress… don’t tell be this isn’t happening. THEY ALL FORGELT the are supposed to REPRESENT their constituents REAGUARLESS od how they feel or think… they represent no one but themselves and their with their foolish and honestly stupid ideas! what makes them think criminals, terrorists and alike are going to play by the rules? All they are doing is making law biding citizen’s unable to protect themselves. from Obama down (including Hillary) are looking to dis mantle the second amendment. If that ever happens we will have truly have lost our country more than we already have. We also have to be VERY careful of the United Nations proposal’s to disarm us. I hope this nations citizens everyone wakes up and stops listening to this totally insane roderick

    24. I’m am so tired of oboma making all these you go ahead and do that oboma, will go down as the worst president ever . What you should have done and stayed in c

    25. This is a joke. New Yorkers can just drive to a gun show in a nearby state and buy all they want. And by paying cash or using a prepaid gift card bought with cash, there will be no transaction record left for the state to find. It will also lead to a black market in smuggled ammo, which will of course deprive the state of taxes and make a lot of money for smugglers.

    26. Someone made the suggestion we all join the NRA, I’ve been a member a couple of times. Each time I receive renewal notices before I receive a membership card and then my address is apparently sold by the NRA to everyone as I get inundated with “gun related” snail mail and Email. I am extremely unimpressed with the NRA and will not rejoin.

    27. “Power Corrupts, Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely!”

      This is why The Founding Fathers included the 2nd Amendment to our Constitution!

      Make your voice heard everywhere. Talking back and forth on gun forums is akin to “preaching to the choir”. When you get those notices to write to your elected officials, DO IT! Then be sure to forward that notice and request on to everyone on your e-mail list.

      Stay Safe…..Stay Armed….Stay American

      PASS IT ON !!!

    28. We who believe in the validity of the 2nd Amendment should research what was said and done to get prohibition, the Volstead Act, passed into law and what was said and done to eventually get that law overturned.
      I believe many of the same “Common Sense” arguments were made by the supporters of prohibition that are now being made against gun ownership.
      We need to understand what turned the tide of public and political will to result in the enactment of prohibition and what was then shown about the falicy of that thinking that got the law overturned.
      I believe we should use the lessons of history to try to keep public sentiment from turning in favor of those who would try to take our right of self protection away and thereby force total dependence on the Government!

    29. When are people going to wake up to the reality that the Democrat party is the enemy of our rights, liberty and the rule of law?

      Everyone of these assaults on our rights, not just guns, but speech, religion and privacy are the product of democrats who’s party discarded the Declaration and the Constitution 100 years ago.

      The democrats who seek to undermine the very foundation of America ought to be seen for what they are: anti-American traitors.

    30. In the future you’ll see New York cops ‘taking-down’ enterprising sellers of ‘.22 Long Rifle loosies’. How do you say Provincial Police State?

    31. I live in Mass. which is not much better! Oh boy, my highest respect to the person who wrote in about northern N.Y. succeeding and becoming there own state. The part about keeping the name and throwing Cuomo in as an added bonus is priceless! Do you think there would be any room for part of Mass. to succeed from that giant sewage treatment plant they call Boston and join ranks with you fine people of upper N.Y. You name our new state, after all it was your idea. Yes, vote for Donald Trump and there will be no need for a revolution.

    32. so that brings up a pretty tough decision…do i go to the gun range to be proficient? or do i save my ammo if i should need it and hope i hit the attacker..

    33. Let’s move to New York for a few months and vote them the hell out of office. And establish a legal fund to sue the twits if somebody gets hurt or killed because they don’t have enough ammo. What are they going to do with the people who own 50 guns? The ignorant dinks!!!!!

    34. I think we should start selling ammo one by one and you can only purchase 6 round per week…like you have an old 6-shooter and only in .22, I am positive this will save countless lives and definitely prevent all of the murders and also prevent any terrorist activities, right? Come on guys, back me one this one…

    35. Is the rumor true that you have to be a certified retard to register as a democraP in new york. I know it is a requirement to be anti American but was not sure about the retard part.

    36. Quote Owen Tate “I’m so tired of these people and their bs restrictions. Enough! Who the hell is voting for these people?

      They vote themselves in, don’t you know by now it’s all rigged? Someone once said “If voting made any kind of difference they wouldn’t let us do it”

    37. The more these ignorant people speak, the more money gun and ammo makers make. New Yorkers will start stockpiling ammo. They should anyway. The Obamaclyps is about to start as he enters his final year.

    38. I have to get my two cents worth in; UNBELIEVABLE ! and STUPID ! …………. I’ve stocked up on my ammo and I hope N.Y. does the same !

    39. Both of these Marxist hags should be tarred ,feathered,and set alight by the very words of our founding Fathers. Then they can ride splintered rails to Canada as loyalists to the Tyrranical Crown did before them. Oh but to see Canadian Customs overwhelmed by US Birkenstock bolsheviks fleeing north! Marxist college professors from California in little more than grey poNY tails and Tye Dyed t shirts wouldn’t last long in their Volvos at 20 below. And I would not miss them nor their many misdeeds one bit.

    40. Hey! Democrat here,thats right a reloading gun carrying AR 15,shotgun toteing listening to all of this.I think they should give a loaded gun to those two idiots and tell them to get the bullitts out safely= 2 less idiots,its amazing the ones who preach the most know the least,and as far as the new prez. Hillery scares me but not as much as those other dimwit,whats in it for me republicans

    41. If its coming out of New York that dumb idea will most likely pass Assembly houses and upstate senate will pass it. There Gov will put it in to law. That state is there own country those people are not living in America you have to feel for them if they can leave less stress. New York will never change it will get worse with more Anti Gun Laws.

    42. Never underestimate the power of voter fraud, the Democrats favorite weapon. for example there was an election in 2010 WI city that had more votes cast than voters, not one prosecution. Why do recounts consistently favor Democrats? Lyndon Johnson was one of recent history’s voter fraud practitioners.
      Democrats have stuffed the ballot box and turning election days into the nights of the living dead. In Lyndon Johnson’s first run for Congress ’tis rumored that Lyndon was out in Johnson City Cemetery copying names from tombstones the night before the election. He squeezed by that one and forever became known as “Landslide Lyndon.”
      After LBJ’s “cemetery” campaign the old cemetery-vote joke made the rounds again. This joke actually came from one of Rutherford B. Hayes’s campaigns but it certainly applied to LBJ’s campaigns, too. A little boy was asked why he was crying. For my poor dead father,” said the boy. “But your father has been dead for 10 years.” The boy sobs, “But last night he came back to vote for Lyndon Johnson and he never came to see me!”

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