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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

NY Senate Passes "Assault Weapon" Bill

Reported at Human Events (h/t Instapundit). I don't have the specifics, but the general provisions are a tougher "assault weapons ban," restrictions on ammunition and sale of firearms, police registry of "assault weapons," stricter reporting by counselors/psychiatrists of threats by mentally ill people who say they intend to use a gun illegally, and "unsafe storage" of firearms. Citing an AP article, the "assault weapon ban" would be extended to any weapon with at least one "military rifle" feature, including a pistol grip. Also, the law would limit weapons to magazines of 7 rounds or less. Owners of higher capacity magazines will have 1-year in which to sell higher capacity magazines out of state.  The AP article seemed to indicate that, even in the interim, no more than 7 rounds could be loaded into a magazine.

The bill seems aimed at banning rifles such as the SKS and M-1 Garand.

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