New York lawmakers had no idea they would wake up the beast when they signed the dotted line on unconstitutional gun control laws. But it looks like more and more New Yorkers are standing up against the so called “SAFE Act” which bans hundreds of rifle makes and limits gun magazines.
In an open protest again this gun control law, New Yorkers in Saratoga Springs have gathered to burn their gun registration forms, refusing to comply with the gun law.
According to Poststar.com,
The forms are used for people to register with New York State Police firearms that meet the state’s definition of military-style assault weapons. The deadline is April 15. Gun rights advocates gathered at the Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge 161 to burn the papers in a symbolic protest.
E.J. Stokes, leader of the Warren County chapter of New York Revolution, said he was participating because he believes in the U.S. Constitution.
“Once the Second (Amendment) falls, the rest will go with it. It’s an unconstitutional law, done in the middle of the night with no input from the public,” he said.
The event was organized by the NY2A Grassroots Coalition. NY2A co-founder Jake Palmateer said the goal is for people not to register their assault weapon as an act of civil disobedience.
“We are opposed to registration because the evidence is clear that registration leads to confiscation,” he said.
He and others hope that so few people will fill out the forms, that the registry portion of the SAFE Act “collapses under its own weight.”
He estimates that less than 3,000 New York assault weapons have been registered and he says Sate Police estimated that there are several hundred thousand. The gun industry believes the number may be high as 1.2 million, according to Palmateer.
You can see more pictures of the protest at the Facebook page here.
Also watch video of the news story on this protest here:
While these protestors will be branded as crooks and criminals for refusing to register their firearms which have not “assaulted” anyone, the truth is that they are law abiding gun owners who simply are tired of their rights being stripped away. Using the mentally unstable as scapegoats to carry out their anti-gun agenda, lawmakers in NY may soon find themselves without a job if they continue to support this law.
At least there are still some freedom-loving citizens left in the state of New York that refuse to comply with laws that contradict the constitution. Do the gun-grabbers even know what the term “infringe” means?
This is happening all over the country. Gun owners are refusing to comply with these restrictive gun laws. Connecticut gun owners refused to register their rifles and magazines, New Jersey gun owners are voicing their refusal to comply with recent gun control laws, and now New Yorkers are saying AND demonstrating that they will not comply. Wonder if lawmakers are getting the hint yet.
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