Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Safe Act: A Work In Progress To Destroy The Second Amendment

Ny Safe: The Hydra Beast with Several Heads, Part One

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Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Safe Act: A Work In Progress To Destroy The Second Amendment

New York – -( Andrew Cuomo, the rabid anti-Constitutionalist Governor of New York, currently serving his third term in office, signed the New York Safe Act for more than seven years ago.

Coming on the heels of the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting incident, occurring in Newtown, Connecticut in December 2012—and ostensibly because of it—Cuomo demonstrated to New York’s residents that he would be the first Governor out of the gate to dramatically increase his State’s already highly restrictive gun laws, and it became so.

On his website, Cuomo describes the Hydra monster he unleashed on New York, thus:

“The SAFE Act stops criminals and the dangerously mentally ill from buying a gun . . . and imposes the toughest assault weapons ban in the country. . . [but that] For hunters, sportsman, and law-abiding gun owners, this new law preserves and protects your right to buy, sell, keep or use your guns.” This is pure claptrap.

The Arbalest Quarrel exposed the truth about Cuomo’s Safe Act and wrote extensively about it when first enacted and signed into law. We pointed out that Cuomo’s ambitions for disarming the public extend well beyond the confines of New York. He intends to make the Safe Act the model for restrictive gun laws throughout the Nation.

We also pointed out that Cuomo has always intended for the Safe Act to be construed as a work in progress, not an end in itself. We concluded that, as with all anti-Second Amendment rights’ zealots, Cuomo would not rest until the Nation’s armed citizenry ceases to exist. The true scope of the anti-Second Amendment zealots’ agenda, as directed against the very idea of a “citizen army,” isn’t mere hyperbole. It is fact, and it is a critical step in the Collectivists’ goal to destroy the fabric of a free Constitutional Republic, along with the sacred, fundamental, immutable, inalienable rights and liberties of the American people that come with it.

The sheer tenacity of Collectivists’ efforts to eliminate the exercise of the Second Amendment, and the feral ferocity they have unleashed in our Nation, has been on public display for at least the last three decades and continues. A constant reminder that Anti-Second Amendment Collectivist fanatics, such as Andrew Cuomo, thoroughly detest the Second Amendment. And will machinate and orchestrate behind the scenes, fanatically, frantically, tirelessly with like-kind—in the mainstream Press and in social media, in academia and in the technology, business, and financial sectors, in State Legislatures and in Congress, and in various Grassroots anti-Second Amendment groups and in segments of the medical community—to destroy it.

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Consider the glee with which The New York Times reported—on January 29, 2019, scarcely two months after Cuomo’s election to a third term as New York’s Governor, in an article titled “New York Passes First Major Gun Control Bills Since Sandy Hook”—the Governor’s extraordinarily wide-ranging assault against the Second Amendment:

“New York lawmakers on Tuesday approved the most comprehensive set of gun bills in the state in six years, including measures that would ban bump stocks, prohibit teachers from carrying guns in schools and extend the waiting period for gun buyers who do not pass an instant background check.

In total, six gun bills passed easily through the State Senate and Assembly, a remarkable sight in a Capitol that for years had resisted almost all new legislation on the subject.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, a Democrat, last ushered a major gun safety package into law in 2013, after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. The governor successfully corralled recalcitrant Senate Republicans into supporting the so-called Safe Act that expanded the state’s ban on assault weapons, tightened certification requirements, increased criminal penalties for illegal guns and closed private sale loopholes.

Mr. Cuomo has described the Safe Act as one of his signature achievements.

‘Sometimes history irrefutably bears out your actions,’ the governor said on Tuesday, at a news conference lined with gun safety advocates. ‘Today is the next evolution in this ongoing crusade.’

The relative ease of the laws’ passage highlighted, for the second time in just two days, the upheaval that November’s election brought to Albany. Democrats captured the Senate for the first time in a decade, delivering one-party control of state government. Since the legislative session began this month, both chambers have sent long-stymied bills in rapid-fire procession to the governor’s desk.”

The notion that a body of rights exists, independent of and beyond the government’s lawful power and authority to modify, ignore, or abrogate, is anathema to the Collectivists’ ideology. Collectivists do not accept and, in fact, find, abhorrent the notion of and reality of natural law that falls beyond the power of government to lawfully regulate and manipulate.

Proponents of Collectivism take as axiomatic that all law is a creation of man and therefore is subject to amendment or repeal by man, as time, circumstance, and even whim, dictates. The import and impact of the Collectivist ideology are evident in the Collectivists’ constant, belligerent, bellicose attacks on the Nation’s fundamental, immutable, unalienable, primordial, and absolute rights and liberties. No clearer illustration is there than in their disregard and contempt for the elemental right codified in the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

The very existence of an armed citizenry is, on a physical level, a bane to a government’s power over the citizenry. But, on a philosophical plane, the notion of an armed citizenry, one absolutely “necessary to the security of a free state”—grounded on the Divine right of a people to own and possess firearms, predicated on Divine law, independent of artificial social and political constructs designed by man, and arising from a teleological, God-based ethical and moral system—is a notion logically incompatible with the tenets of the Collectivist ideology and repugnant to those who adhere to those tenets.

Specious rationales for enacting more draconian firearms’ laws are, then, unsurprisingly, no longer deemed necessary, thanks to well-funded, sophisticated media propaganda that has been successful in deluding many citizens; convincing the citizenry they no longer need their Second Amendment; that Government will surely provide for them and will assuredly secure their physical safety and well-being.

What is behind the blatant falsehood? We know the reason, although it is never mentioned by the seditious Press. It is to destroy the armed citizenry.

It’s the imposition of Government tyranny—clothed in innocuous terminology, suggestive of the “Nanny State”—that the Anti-Constitutionalist forces want. Yet, it was specifically tyranny against which the founders of our Nation revolted; it was tyranny the framers of our Constitution loathed and sought ever to prevent in the Constitutional Republic they created. But it is tyranny the American citizenry of the present day will certainly get if the Collectivists—Anti-Constitutionalist Democrats—do gain complete control over the reins of Government. If that should occur, the new wave Progressive and Radical Left Democrats will then have the necessary power to impose their will on the American public and do with the citizenry whatever the hell they want.

We see this playing out in recent days in several States: a dangerous precursor to what Americans may expect to see played out on the National stage if either the New wave Progressive and Radical Leftists that the seditious mainstream media refers to, euphemistically and erroneously, as liberal Democrats, or if the establishment, statist Democrats, that the seditious mainstream media likens to political “moderates,” gain control of the Executive and Legislative Branches of Government and, inevitably, the Judicial Branch of the Federal Government, as well. Both factions of the Democrat Party adhere to the philosophical tenets of Collectivism. But, the philosophy of Collectivism is anathema to adherents of the philosophical tenets of Individualism, upon which our Nation was founded, the blueprint of which is manifest in the Constitution. The proof of the Collectivists’ goal to undercut the fabric of our free Constitutional Republic—predicated on the tenets of Individualism—is demonstrable and undeniable. See the Arbalest Quarrel article, titled, “The Modern Civil War: A Clash of Ideologies.”

The transnational world order that Collectivists envision and wish to implement is inconsistent with the very notion of a free Constitutional Republic, the blueprint of which exists in the Nation’s Constitution.

But, to destroy a free Constitutional Republic, it is essential for the Collectivists to first destroy the one impenetrable barrier to the realization of their vision of a transnational political, social, economic, and cultural system of governance that transcends all nation-states. Collectivists must destroy the one guarantor of our free Constitutional Republic.

They must eliminate the citizens’ exercise of the fundamental right of the people to keep and bear arms. That means they must destroy the armed citizenry.

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FEAR OF WHAT IS RIGHT! What are you afraid of? I will tell what I fear, the erosion of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights without due process in which the foundations of this country have existed upon for over two centuries. The re-interpretation, and the re-defining of these original documents is a perverted insult to the legal citizens of the United States. Many U.S. Families, including mine, since the inception of these documents have shed their blood to protect these foundations, and continue to do so in the present day. Our forefathers did not arm the American people… Read more »


For those of us behind enemy lines in NY, we have fought the best we can against this to no avail. Sadly. Many gun owners are FUDDS that actually believe the crap the left is spewing and they actually think by supporting gun band that the left will leave them alone. They are saly mistaken. Countless freedom minded people are leaving the state, and I wont be far behind. The 2nd Amendment is one of my main concerns, but not the only one. Liberals are destroying this state financially which makes it one of the most expensive to live in,… Read more »


I Moved out 5 years ago –it was hard ,,NOW Im the Happiest I have ever been

Will Flatt

People need to keep resisting, REGISTER NOTHING, and DO NOT COMPLY. This stuff will get axed in court eventually!! Running away from every state that’s blue does not help. Except Commiefornia, that’s a lost cause.

moe mensale

Registering nothing and not complying is difficult to accomplish in quite a few states where purchase permits, owner permits and/or registration are mandated for long guns and/or handguns when bought through an FFL. In some states this even applies to private sales.

Does that mean you shouldn’t proceed with acquiring what you want? Not in the least.

Will Flatt

The government cannot lawfully license liberty. Where they impose paperwork & fees, one may ignore their demand and just exercise the right.

moe mensale

That’s a great supposition and I’ll agree with it theoretically. Unfortunately, we all live in reality whether we want to or not. Some state governments DO license liberty. They DO impose paperwork and fees.

You can try to ignore their demands and insist upon exercising the right unburdened. They’ll just laugh and send you on your way. There’s no way you’re going to buy that new gun from an FFL unless you play by their rules. That’s just wishful thinking.

Now a private sale is a different matter.

Will Flatt

“…from an FFL”. Right. that’s within their rules. But it’s not the only option… and as I said, you can choose to simply bypass their pathetic attempts to control you. But that requires commitment and discipline, something that younger generations are losing touch with.

“The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.” – Frederick Douglass.

Resolve to live free, then do it. Or don’t. But first you have to free your mind, and based on your reply I’d say you’re not there yet.

Wild Bill

@Moe, Power over us through the barrel of a gun(s), handcuffs, and shackles does not legitimize their demands, corrupt decisions, or unconstitutional Congressional and legislative acts.

Wild Bill

@moe, That is why I retired to Texas. Every garage sale has guns for sale.

moe mensale

All good and well, Bill. GA – and formally FL – is the same way. Private sales are not impeded by the government. Unfortunately, that doesn’t negate the fact that in some states if you want a new gun you’re most likely going to have to go through an FFL and deal with whatever prior restraints the state government has imposed. It can’t be avoided.

Wild Bill

Ringgg… Ringgg… Ring… Hello? Hey Moe, it is for you. Texas is calling!

moe mensale

Thanks but I’m doing just fine here in Georgia.


@Moe – While you would be welcomed, particularly in light of efforts to turn the state purple — I, for one, appreciate you staying and fighting to retain your state’s freedom. If we surrender marginal states, we WILL lose the federal battles – at that point secession would be our only recourse. Avoiding that outcome should be a high priority for all.

Wild Bill

, I’m a fairly gregarious person. And he can’t say that he was not invited.

moe mensale

Oh, look! No doubt the same two morons from above down voted my comment because they don’t like what the current laws are. The intelligence level of some posters here leaves much to be desired.

Like I said above, some of you people are assholes with IQs lower than a bottle of spoiled milk.


See my comment to the liar and resident troll known as Moe Below.

Apparently he forgot that the Constitution is still current law which the states are oath bound and required to follow.

The intelligence level of Moe Mensale leaves much to be desired.


@Moe – Was -3 when I got here.

I think we get an occasional herd of click trolls running through AmmoLand. Anti-liberty folk who lack the balls to actually comment, but love down voting voices of reason.

Wild Bill

Moe, A drive by clicking! Who knew.


@Moe – Not having to deal, since I live in a free state … What are legal implications of visiting Texas and going garage sale shopping with @WB? If I understand correctly, federal law says you must purchase handguns in your state of residence, but may purchase rifles anywhere. If correct – first part is stupid and second part is fair. Does your state restrict import, like California with ammo? Could you just bring home your shiny new rifle and if caught claim you’ve had it for years/decades? Obviously check manufacture date to avoid overly outrageous claims. I personally am… Read more »

Wild Bill

@Finnky, I will give Moe the down and dirty course in Texan as a Second Language and Texas inflection. Then the seller can truthfully say that they thought he was from Texas.


@WB – Dang. I must be going to the wrong garage sales. But then I live in a blue-blighted city in a red-2nd-sanctuary county.
Just where do you find these garage sales? I found rifle cases at one and inquired, but they had used the cases for some completely unrelated purpose and didn’t even seem to know what they’d been designed for!

Wild Bill

@Finnky, De de mow, now! Unass the city area!

moe mensale

Really? Two morons down voted my comment because they don’t like what the current laws are? That’s not my opinion above. That’s fact.

Some of you people are assholes with IQs lower than a bottle of spoiled milk.


@Moe “Two morons down voted my comment because they don’t like what the current laws are? That’s not my opinion above. That’s fact.” So since when does any state have the authority to over rule the constitution on laws/rights/powers that they are strictly prohibited from touching? 🙂 That is not opinion, that is Fact thanks not only to Article 6 Section 2 but the 9th, 10th, and 14th amendments as well. It’s been the law since 1791, and just because you don’t like it and think the states should be able to ignore it doesn’t change that fact. For a… Read more »


Oh look….

Now Moe is downvoting. Apparently the Moron didn’t like the fact he got called out for being a hypocrite. LOL 🙂

Will Flatt

Yep, as we’ve said before, downvoting is the final petulant act of a butthurt snowflake. Here moe, rub some salve on it.

Will Flatt

– Now, now.. don’t go confusing little moe with the facts, he might wake up & realize that his reality is actually a fiction. You see how he shut up when I quoted Frederick Douglass. Though I won’t be surprised if he pipes up now to say that’s a fake quote.


Yeah I know. Moe Shuts up when I show up as well, and has been doing so regularly for quite some time.

Loved your quote though.


@TheRev – Ignoring meaningless thumb-clicks – why are you beating on Moe. Sounds to me like he’s doing what he can within constraints of not resorting to violence. There is a time and place, but I won’t cast stones at him for choosing to live where he loves, and not starting a one man war against the state. I would be happier to hear that he’s politically active and party to lawsuits pushing for civil rights. However cannot fault him for not openly admitting in public that he is breaking his state’s laws – which he may well be doing.… Read more »


@Finnky Because we know moe for what he is as his actions have shown him to be since he has been here. For example, he is not talking about following the constitution. Pay attention to where he starts his argument. “STATES passed laws! They are current. What kind of idiot ignores current law!” So the fact that current law which has been on the books since 1789 and 1791 was ignored to pass those “Laws” has not entered Moe’s head? What he is doing while trying to package it to come across as reasonable is defending the infringements passed by… Read more »

Wild Bill

@moe, I thought that you were doing just fine in GA! See infra.


Over many, many decades seem the ONLY thing good that ever came out of NY was the Statue of Liberty.You could offer me a months stay in the Penthouse at the Hilton, fully paid everything and I would say Hell no, I hate that state, along with a lot of Cali.(lot of good 2A folks in both places also)


I’ve always thought the Statue of Liberty is sort of an enigma. A gift from the people of France that is a big welcome sign to the rest of the world. The base was paid for with contributions from the American people. I have wondered exactly how it was decided which direction it should face. I’ve sometimes thought it should face the other way to remind people leaving the country that they are also leaving liberty. I have also wondered how the French people would take it if we gave them a big welcome sign that would face Germany or… Read more »


Every time that I see a photo of a bunch of these people gathered together (especially it they’re smiling) I think (often aloud), “what a bunch of brainwashed lemmings!” They will happily allow themselves to be used for their own destruction and gleefully follow one another off of the cliff to their deaths.


As long as states like New York exist unchallenged, you get wannabe states like Virginia trying to follow suit. Fight the good fight, always, but it is necessary to repeal every last gun control law set up by New York to make an example of going against the Constitution. If the socialists of this country can poke their finger at the law of the land simply by doing what they want to do, then we can too–and should until every last tyrant and his rule falls. Show me a side that plays by the rules, and I will show you… Read more »


IF–NY Gun people were Like Virginia people –Kuomo would no longer be a Problem[get my drift] I moved out of NY 5 years ago to FREE WV where Life is wonderful ,,Yet today If a Revolution were to break out with patriots taking arms to restore freedom ID be there in a heartbeat !


What a prick

Ryben Flynn

Unfortunately it has never been enforced. Wikipedia: “In 1973, a federal district court in Arizona decided that the act was unconstitutional and Arizona could not keep the party off the ballot in the 1972 general election (Blawis v. Bolin). In 1961, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the act did not bar the party from participating in New York’s unemployment insurance system (Communist Party v. Catherwood) However, the Supreme Court of the United States has not ruled on the act’s constitutionality. Despite that, no administration has tried to enforce it. The provisions of the act outlawing the… Read more »


Maybe so..but don’t you think it’s time to revisit this, and fix it?….


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Maj Elmore
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Most excellent article. We should ponder the dangers of single party rule as we prepare for it. To preserve the peace, it’s necessary to be prepared for war. Liberty requires constant vigilance and the jealous guarding of it. Trump, 2020!


Excellent article.


“All political power comes from the barrel of a gun. The communist party must command all the guns, that way, no guns can ever be used to command the party.” Mao Tse-tung “A system of licensing and registration is the perfect device to deny gun ownership to the bourgeoisie.” – Vladimir Ilyich Lenin A politician with a law never stops a bad guy with a gun. He only controls the good guys which is his true agenda. The bad guy with a gun…..or the mentally deficient guy with a gun……or the terribly distraught family member of a gun shooting victim… Read more »


Maj Elmore
Army of the Republic of Texas