New York State Rifle and Pistol President, and NRA Board member Tom King sets the record straight on 80% lower claim.
New York – Ladies and Gentlemen,
There’s been an article written chastising me for supposedly agreeing with NYS Legislators in their bid to ban 80% lower receivers.
That article is wrong. To be clear: I do not support the banning of 80% lowers or any other firearm. Never have. Never will.
The quotes in question came from a thirty-minute Newsday interview that I conducted more than a month ago. Of course, only a couple of sentences were used from that 30 minute conversation.
I referenced a case in New York State where someone was illegally manufacturing, assembling and selling firearms –including full autos. As you know, those are illegal acts. I do not condone anyone intentionally breaking the law as I believe that only helps our opposition.
So, let me set the record straight. I oppose all registration and believe all lawful gun owners have the right to own the firearm of his or her choice whenever and where ever they choose. I believe ours is a country based on common law and the way to challenge laws we consider unconstitutional is in the voting booths and the courts, as we are doing in our U.S. Supreme Court case NYSRPA v. NYC and our Second Circuit Court of Appeals Case NYSRPA v. Beach, Cuomo et.al. We will win the battle!
In closing I would like to thank those who gave me the benefit of the doubt and called me for an explanation. I’ve spent twenty years fighting for your rights and I’m not going to throw those years away by kicking the Second Amendment under the bus at this late date.
Thank you for taking the time to read this missive.