- Limit magazines to seven rounds. With the exception of subcompact guns that New Yorkers are not allowed to own, virtually every gun on the market comes with larger capacity magazines than that. That means there are no legal magazines on the market and there won't be until someone decides to produce New York compliant magazines. Since no one else in their right mind would want one, expect them to be expensive.
- Magazines that hold 10 rounds are allowed (temporarily?) but must not be loaded beyond 7 rounds. This presumably makes the Garand en-bloc clip illegal, as it holds eight.
- All "assault weapons" must be registered.
- Semiautomatic pistols can be considered "assault weapons".
- "Assault weapons" are judged by one feature not two as in the 1994 AWB.
- They may not be sold or transferred except to a dealer. You may not bequeath one to your child. When you die, it dies with you.
- Ammunition may not be sold without a background check. Every. Stinking. Box. of ammo - that is, this is not just for bulk purchases. Every ammo purchase gets a background check.
- Buying online ammo is not illegal, as I read it, but the seller can not ship it to your house. They must ship to an in-state store that can do the background check on you.
- Bulk purchases trigger an automatic contact of the local police department.
- The law specifically calls for these requirements for online sellers. Sellers, I imagine, may decide whether or not they'll do business in New York.
- Every state gun license must be re-certified every five years.
- Private sales of your private property is outlawed. All sales must go through an FFL for background check. This is over and above the law that already makes it a felony to sell the gun to someone you believe to be a felon.
New Yorkers have a choice. They can either comply to the demands of their would-be masters, quietly become criminals and hope they don’t get caught acting like free men, or they can fight this abject insanity.As in all cases where they try to outlaw a thing based on fear, they will just change the market. If you're only allowed seven rounds in a magazine look for people to switch from smaller to larger calibers to be more effective. Instead of .380 and 9mm, I expect people will switch to .40 or .45. The new little Springfield XDs .45 handgun, for example, has a five round magazine, so it's NY compliant - I think. I can see single stack 1911s in .45, like this Springfield Armory MilSpec 1911 which comes with a seven round magazine, becoming big sellers in New York.
As New York state has no constitutional protections, they must either appeal these laws to a federal judge and up the line to the United States Supreme court years from now, or resolve to take down this draconian law through subversive means.
Civil disobedience is a great start.
You’d be amazed how few transportation arteries their are into New York City, and how easy it would be to turn the city upside down with a few dozen vehicles suffering concurrent “mechanical problems” on bridges and in tunnels during the morning rush hour. This is just one off-the-cuff idea. There are thousands of things you can do to make this totalitarian state falter. Crush Albany’s wallet, and force them to repeal this ill-advised law.
If civil disobedience fails…
It’s your state, New Yorkers. Defend it.
Since revolvers don't have magazines, and aren't mentioned in this new law, you might see more .357 Magnum, .44, and bigger bore revolvers. These are a little hard to conceal, unless you're an NFL Tackle, but fully compliant with the new law.