New York Politicians Lied and Their Gun-Control Laws Failed Again

Cuomo announces NY SAFE act

U.S.A.-(Ammoland.com)- New York politicians said we would be safe. Democrats told us to register our guns so the criminals would be disarmed. New York Democrats said we needed to have fewer cartridges in our guns so the bad guys couldn’t hurt us. Last week, a convicted felon shot police officers in New York City. We were told this couldn’t happen because of New York’s strict gun laws. Clearly, the Democrats lied to us. If it could happen to the police, then it could happen to any of us. It isn’t the tool that does harm, it is the evil person who kills with any tool he wants to use. We were fools to believe the old lies, and we’d be bigger fools to believe the New York politicians now.

New York Democrats passed the SAFE act in 2013. This gun control legislation was passed in the middle of the night because it was “emergency legislation” that we needed desperately to insure public safety. The legislation outlawed many handguns and long guns. The law limited the number of cartridges honest gun owners could carry in their guns. It required a background check before law abiding individuals could transfer a gun or buy ammunition. Provisions in the SAFE act meant honest gun owners could be disarmed if someone questioned their mental health. Democrats said that would keep us safe.

Armed Felon Attacks Police

It didn’t work at all. Disarming the good guys doesn’t stop the bad guys. Last week, a convicted felon got a gun. The felon attacked police officers several times. The criminal had a previous conviction in 2002 after he shot and tried to kill a man, carjacked a woman, and then shot at police. He was arrested again in 2018 for driving while intoxicated. The criminal was out on parole when he shot a police officer in the head, another officer in the arm, and then attacked a police station. Criminals don’t obey our laws and the police can’t keep us safe.

In New York City, criminals get guns in a few minutes on the street while honest gun owners need months or years to receive government permission to own a gun. It turns out that criminals don’t care about New York gun laws any more than they are stopped by laws against assault and murder. Criminals use any weapon they want and carry it anywhere they want.

Criminals don’t care who we are. If thugs would attack the cops, then we are not safe. That means we should protect ourselves, but New York’s gun-control laws makes that difficult if not impossible for law abiding citizens. Disarming the good guys puts all of us in greater danger rather than making us safer. That is the opposite of what we were promised.

Is that failure of gun-control an accident, or were these laws designed to fail? Was this failure part of a larger plan?

Democrats in New York condemned honest police officers and released repeat criminals. Democrat politicians made it harder for honest citizens to defend themselves in public. Now, the thugs shoot cops, and crime soars. In the face of this new violence, will Democrat politicians then demand complete gun confiscation from honest citizens to stop the ‘unprecedented levels of public violence’ they created? That is another prescription for failure.. for deadly failure.

That idea sounds crazy to me, but we let New York politicians lie to us before. New York Democrats might get away with their lies again.. if we let them. Our future, like our family’s safety, lie in our hands.

Tell your politicians to repeal these failed laws.


About Rob MorseSlow Facts

The original article with references is here. Rob Morse writes about gun rights at Ammoland, at Clash Daily, and on his SlowFacts blog. He hosts the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast and co-hosts the Polite Society Podcast. Rob is an NRA pistol instructor and combat handgun competitor.

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DrDM
DrDM
9 months ago

Scumbag NYS politicians are promoting a law that would force people wishing to buy a firearm to undergo a government approved mental health evaluation prior to each purchase. How about a law forcing elected official to undergo such an exam prior to assuming office? Perhaps that would preclude the imbeciles who voted for bail reform ever being able to subject us to their stupidity. It would also eliminate the cretins who still want us to wait around to see how it will work when we already know it is shit for the birds.

Doszap
Doszap
9 months ago

NEW YORK City is the Anal orfice of the East.

RJL
RJL
9 months ago

SCUM…

Mark 2nd
Mark 2nd
9 months ago

There is a Dimwit DemonRAT troll here voting everyone down. A little commie sycophant that swallows communist crap by the bucket full and begs for more. The stupidity and unfounded arrogance of the commie morons is astounding. It’s good to see so many here that understand true freedom and the Constitution. Keep up the good posts, I believe they do reach many that are receptive to the truth.

JohnBored
JohnBored
9 months ago

It always the same. Progressives pass laws that only affect the law abiding people. Yes, people who follow the law. Criminals, bad people, don’t follow the law. Figure it out, Progressives! Or do you already know, and don’t give a damn about law abiding people. Progressives want to disarm lawful people, yet release proven criminals, non-lawful people, from jails, with no bail to prey upon lawful people. Progressives want to disarm you–you who have never committed a crime. They say the police will protect you, yet every time an unlawful person, criminal, has an altercation with police, the progressives side… Read more »

Doszap
Doszap
9 months ago
Reply to  JohnBored

Pls do not call them PROGRESSIVES, the are using that word in place of COMMUNISTS.
The So called Dem establishment is a murdering bunch of no good ckskrs, and I hate them all as and institution.Never in my long life have l witnessed such a blatant and corrupt group of liars and thieves and murdering bastards.
I used to love our Government,and trusted them implicitly,now I trust NONE of them.

james
james
9 months ago

The SAFE act only keeps FELONS and those who will become a felon safe.

Terry
Terry
9 months ago

Dem’s have lied for years and it got them what they wanted, why would they start telling the truth now.

PMinFl
PMinFl
9 months ago

Maybe they’re just making prison life too good, seems these criminals can’t wait to go back. You get free meals, gym membership,graduate level education (in criminality), clean room ,laundry ,heat and hot water; these guys cannot furnish for themselves. We should make prison a punishment with less preferable conditions, not a vacation from the mean streets.

Boomer
Boomer
9 months ago

As the biggest NY liar of them all, says… “take the guns from those getting killed”. Talk about a freudian slip! Well there, Bloomster buddy… “those getting killed”, in this case, are cops! How about you take their guns (and the guns of your security team) first, then we’ll discuss the rest of us and our guns…

Spoiler alert: IT AINT GONNA HAPPEN MR. BLOOMTURD BURGLAR!

StLPro2A
StLPro2A
9 months ago

“It isn’t the tool that does harm, it is the evil person who kills with any tool he wants to use. In 1958. the late Col Jeff Cooper, handgun expert and founder of Gunsite Academy, stated, “Killing is a matter of will, not weapons. You cannot control the act itself by passing laws about the means employed.” But, then we waste our time and heartbeats, noting the politicians’ lies. A politician with a law never stops a bad guy with a gun. He only controls the good guys which is his true agenda. A legislator with a bill is far… Read more »

Doszap
Doszap
9 months ago

Seriously CAN WE EXPECT anything but LIES and COMMUNISTS of of this FECAL EATING Dem slumlord STATE.
I HATE NEW YORK and California with a PASSION like no others.Criminal Politicians make me want to remove them from the Union.

StWayne
StWayne
9 months ago

I don’t like Andrew Cuomo: he is no good to anyone but himself. So I decided for the first time in my life to watch his news show the other night. Let me tell you what I saw: he’s smart. He’s very smart. He’s persuasive. He speaks well. He asks good questions, not even letting his own off the hook. He impressed me. Then it hit me: so was Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, and Ted Bundy. Their problem is that they were all misguided to the extreme. Which, of course, is what made them so dangerous.

Doszap
Doszap
9 months ago
Reply to  StWayne

You forgot he’s in LOVE with his own BODY, he worships it.He’s like a cheap hooker on a corner at 2:00 a.m.

StWayne
StWayne
9 months ago
Reply to  Doszap

“I don’t like Andrew Cuomo: he’s no good to anyone but himself.” So no, I didn’t forget about that part of him. What I did forget, however, is that he stands on street corners like a cheap hooker at 2 a.m. As it is, I might have picked him up, liquored up as I was, but just couldn’t get past that face in drag. (Ha! Ha!)

I apologize in advance for the nightmare that visual is going to cause you.

I Hate Andrew Cuomo
I Hate Andrew Cuomo
9 months ago

Democrats are narcissistic, lying idiots.
I hate all of them, and hope they all die in traffic accidents.

Rock
Rock
9 months ago

Imagine that………….

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill
9 months ago

“The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” Ban the b a t f e. If they kept to their oath there would only be; b a t.

Arm up, carry on.

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill
9 months ago

First, every American citizen who is not in jail or the loony farm and is of age has the right to keep and bear arms. “The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” The 2A. The LORD HIMSELF tells us to keep and bear arms; If a man has no sword (the assault weapon of that day) he should sell his cloak (his outer garments) and buy one. Luke 22:36 There is no higher law and there is no higher authority — anywhere. Second, you can’t legislate morality. Anyone who has children knows you… Read more »

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill
9 months ago

Amen Will.

Arm up, carry on.

Heed the Call-up
Heed the Call-up
9 months ago

DB, I taught my daughter morality based on innate human kindness. The words in the Bible, do unto others […] are powerful, but are not the only source of that sentiment. Any reasonable person would agree with those words, religious or otherwise. It is the basis of civility, without which society would not function.

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill
9 months ago

Yep H.T.C., the golden rule still works. Taught my daughter the very same thing. Can you imagine what a country, what a world we would have if all people just lived the ten commandments? Teach them when they are young and when they are old, they will not depart from it.

Arm up, carry on.

Mark 2nd
Mark 2nd
9 months ago

Great post Bill. I always enjoy reading yours as well as several other’s posts. You’re firmly entrenched in truth and reality. I’m always armed also and will remain so until death or total incapacitation. I also like the way you always end your posts: Arm up, carry on. Thought about using a variation of that myself but it’s yours and I won’t plagiarize. With people like many posting here on Ammoland I believe we’re gonna win.