Albany pokes the bear again

| February 19, 2013 | 26 Comments

Yeah, so the mayor of Ilion, New York has invited the Governor of New York to visit his town, the home of Remington Arms for nearly two hundred years to see the impact that gun control would have the thousands of Ilion residents who depend on Remington Arms for their livelihood;


But, of course, the legacy governor won’t bother gazing into the eyes of the people who are affected by his ramming through ill-considered gun control measures. In fact, New York Assemblyman Felix Ortiz, introduced legislation today which would cost New Yorkers thousands of dollars a year to buy liability insurance as a condition for gun ownership according to the Washington Times;

Any person who has not purchased insurance in compliance with the law within 30 days of its passing would be in violation of the law.

Such an occurrence “shall result in the immediate revocation of such owner’s registration, license and any other privilege to own such firearm.”

The bill also states that if a gun is stolen, the legal owner of that gun is responsible for any damage incurred until a loss or theft is reported to the police department.

Of course, a portion of the premium goes into the state’s coffers as yet another tax. it seems to me that Assemblyman Ortiz, who seems to be barely literate, after watching the video of him urging that minimum wage be raised in New York on his webpage, wants to disarm the poor and make them more vulnerable to criminals. Because, clearly, law abiding minimum wage New Yorkers won’t be able to afford the insurance. And, of course, criminals won’t bother buying the insurance. Win-win, huh? New York needs a bunch of recall elections – oops, no recall election laws in New York.

Category: 2012 election, Gun Grabbing Fascists

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  1. LIRight says:

    I think my home state of NY has finally achieved the status long held by California as the most liberal, leftist, Marxist state in the union. Congratulations to Andrew Cuomo – - your dad, Mario must be proud.

    I’m embarrassed to admit where I live.

  2. UpNorth says:

    @1, you might want to start looking into alternative places of residence.

  3. Rob says:

    “privilege to own such firearm”

    Eat a bag of dicks, Ortiz.

  4. PintoNag says:

    @1 Montana still only has about 1 million people. Move here, quickly. Bring your guns with you!

  5. Just an Old Dog says:

    Required extra insurance for a firearm? No one remembers how well the poll tax went over as far as constitutional law do they?

  6. LIRight says:

    I’m the typical complainer – bitch and moan….and then won’t make the move to the state that I’d love to go to – as Pinto Nag suggests – Montana.

    I’ve lived here all of my 65 years (except military 66-68). My five kids and grand-kids are here. My wife would have my head on a stake before moving from Long Island.

    I guess I’ll continue complaining and dreaming. :)

  7. Ex-PH2 says:

    I think Remington should move, to Montana or Wyoming or Texas. Wyoming is business-friendly. So is Texas. I believe Montana is, too.

  8. Fatcircles0311 says:

    Only a libtard would restrict constitutional rights to government usage fines. If they do it and it’s found constitutional just fuck that document up and stop the fucking charade already.

    No officer I don’t have a unlawful search and siezer license please come into my home and look around. I don’t rate rights because I have not paid for them from the government.

  9. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    @9. That’s why it’s West “By God” Virginia!

  10. MAJMike says:

    Glad I live in Texas.

  11. NHSparky says:

    “…privilege to own such firearm”

    Maybe this fucktard hasn’t yet had the difference between a RIGHT and a PRIVILEGE explained to his full ri-tard worthless ass.

  12. E9 Apple Navy Retired says:

    Collecting everything I can my hands on! All legal of course … wink!

  13. MCPO NYC USN (Ret.) says:

    Someone please call 911 now … if the Mayor is holding his breath for the GOV of NY … the Mayor will dead very soon!

    Absolute shame!

  14. Fen says:

    And of course, the Mayor’s own security detail will have the cost of their insurance picked up by the taxpayers.

    I refuse to abide by any of these new gun control laws. Guess that makes me a criminal now. Might as well play it for all I can, yes?

  15. RunPatRun says:

    Magpul and Remington should both move to WV. Hey, or Winchester VA.

    Glad to be out of NYS, aka land of the crumbling mills.

  16. B Woodman says:

    #16 Fen
    Just be sure to be constantly locked & loaded and prepared for the midnight knock. Knock nothing! The midnight invasion!

    And #7 Ex-PH2
    Utah is a pretty great state for business.

  17. Ex-PH2 says:

    What I find fascinating is the tax structure in some of these states.

    The Tax Foundation has compiled a list:

    http://www.taxadmin.org/fta/rate/ind_inc.pdf

    Those states with strict gun control (IL, NY, MD, HI, etc.) all have high income tax. Illinois is now 5%. The overall tax burden appears highest in those same states, too:

    http://www.taxfoundation.org/taxdata/show/336.html

    New York’s tax burden, including state and local taxes, is 12.8%.

    Illinois may move up higher because of the inclusion of the ‘bullet tax’ in Cook County, but the tax on food items is a hefty 1.75%, and on non-food items like facial tissue, 8%.

    I keep thinking of that scene in “Ladyhawke” where the corrupt bishop says to his henchman “I raised the taxes again, only to be told there were no more taxes to be had. Can you imagine?”

  18. Spade says:

    A bunch of New York counties are passing anti-safe act legislation. Which makes me wonder if we’ll see somebody pull a West Virginia. A lot of sheriffs are opposed too.

  19. 11BScottie says:

    “The mayor of Ilion, New York has invited the Governor of New York to visit his town, the home of Remington Arms for nearly two hundred years to see the impact that gun control would have the thousands of Ilion residents who depend on Remington Arms for their livelihood;”

    He won’t give a damn.

    Funny, they have been there over 200 years. I bet the earlier founders of Redmington are rolling in their graves. I’d bet they would have started mass producing weapons on loan for the Confederacy if they knew what we know today.

  20. TheDot says:

    “PRIVILEGE” to own weapons? Privilege???!

  21. Mud says:

    Insurance to exercise a god given right is nothing more than a poll tax. It disenfranchises the poor.

  22. rb325th says:

    I can see Progressive Insurance chomping at the bit to offer that insurance… How pathetic! As has been pointed out it is not a privilege it is a Right, and I can see the criminals all lining up right now to register and insure their guns…. brilliant

  23. Spade says:

    Nobody will offer that insurance. Who covers “willful” acts?

  24. Not all of the politicians in NY are happy with NY SAFE. Assemblyman Butler, of Newport is trying to amend the law to remove some of the modifications that would turn a weapon int an assault weapon:
    “The lawmaker is introducing a bill that would legalize features such as a pistol grip and a muzzle brake compensator on semi-automatic rifles, a thumbhole stock on semi-automatic shotguns and a shroud attached to the barrel of a pistol.”

    http://www.uticaod.com/latestnews/x2082695723/Butler-wants-to-amend-state-s-new-gun-law

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