Even though I would rather see New York’s gun laws reversed and New York gun owners fighting to keep their 2nd amendment rights, it still makes me smile to think of Michael Bloomberg going crazy over the newly compliant AR-15 rifle designs.
Missouri company, Black Rain Ordnance, has unveiled an AR-15 and AR-10 style rifle that include a fixed stock, no pistol grip, gas block without restricted bayonet lug, non-threaded muzzle and a 10-round low capacity approved magazine.
The rifles have a quirky design that make them perfectly legal in the state of New York, even after Mayor Cuomo did everything he could to make sure rifles like this would never be found in the hands of law abiding citizens in his state.
But the biggest thing these rifles do is show how ridiculous New York’s SAFE Act actually is. The law made rifles with adjustable stocks and pistol grips illegal. The law does absolutely nothing to make New Yorkers safer and everything to give lawmakers the illusion that they did something to prevent gun violence, all while only punishing the law abiding and leaving the criminals alone.
But besides trying to make an extra buck with the newly designed firearms, Black Rain Ordnance also wanted to rub this in the face of anti-gunners everywhere.
“With the continual trampling of the Second Amendment in New York, Black Rain Ordnance is proud to announce their ‘New York Compliant’ rifles,” the company said on its website.
These rifles come with low capacity 10 round magazines, and the company sarcastically mentions the “evil bayonet lug” which is missing from these rifles to make them legal and less scary looking to the ignorant.
Expected to be available later this year the rifles will cost anywhere from $2,000 to $3,500, so it looks like these rifles will just end up costing New Yorkers more of their hard earned money just to exercise their constitutional rights.
According to Nydailynews,
Leah Gunn Barrett, executive director of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, said the new weapons “follow the letter of the law but not the spirit, and we’re keeping the governor’s office and the state police on their toes and monitoring this.”
She said the state police have evaluated similar variants by other gun makers over the past year and determined they are compliant with the law.
Justin Harvel, founder and president of the 40-employee, Neosho, Mo., company, told the Daily News that his firm attended a gun exhibition in Pennsylvania, where attendees from New York lamented that they could no longer buy AR-15s, so he decided to answer the demand.
Albany “can’t get mad about this” because it complies with the law, Harvel said.