A recent letter to the NYC police department about the NY SAFE act reveals what we already knew: Gun control is really about gun confiscation, a little at a time.
The letter (see PDF here) starts off by saying that any magazine that can hold more than 10 rounds, no matter when it was obtained or when it was manufactured, is completely prohibited and must not be possessed. It goes on to say this:
“Many license holders own handguns with magazines that have a capacity to hold over ten (10) rounds that were previously legal because they were manufactured prior to September 13, 1994. Those magazines are not illegal. As a result, in order to maintain, or renew their licenses, many license holders must surrender or permanently modify their magazines.”
The letter goes on to say that certain shotguns and rifles that meet the law’s definition of an assault weapon must be surrendered or invoiced (registered with the state so they can take it later).
There is no doubt after reading this letter that no criminal in his right mind will go through all this red tape to get a gun or to keep a gun. It will only limit the law abiding citizens, some of whom will get so sick and tired of the regulation that they will give up on gun ownership or move out of state, neither of which make the state of New York any safer.
The SAFE act is not about being safe. It is about more regulation that does nothing to keep us safer and everything to take a giant step toward gun confiscation through over-regulation.
You can read the PDF here yourself. But you have been warned that it might make you a little sick. Do you notice a common theme in this letter to the NYC police department? If you do let us know in the comment section below.