With respect to President Obama’s eminent gun legislation, I will reserve my judgment until I see what the President has in mind as tougher regulations, not restrictions, may be in good form. However, I believe New York Governor Cuomo showed ignorance based on misinformation regarding assault rifles and magazine capacity.
Gun control schemes have failed in the past and unfortunately, as history has proven, will have no impact on public safety and crime. Sadly, the New York Legislature gave no consideration to this reality. To quote … “Ordinary citizens don’t need guns, as their having guns doesn’t serve the State.” No, this isn’t a quote from Governor Cuomo; it’s a quote from Heinrich Himmler.
While lawmakers could have taken a step toward strengthening mental health reporting, mandatory training for new gun owners and more importantly, focusing on criminals, they opted for trampling on the rights of law-abiding gun owners in New York, and they did it with absolutely no public input. Cuomo’s version of gun control is like trying to reduce drunk driving by taking cars away from sober people.
“Certainly one of the chief guarantees of freedom under any government, no matter how popular and respected, is the right of citizens to keep and bear arms. The right of citizens to bear arms is just one more guarantee against arbitrary government, and one more safeguard against a tyranny which now appears remote in America, but which historically has proved to be always possible.” – Sen. Hubert Humphrey
As a free nation we should be concerned when our government even insinuates the disarming of law abiding citizens. Whether an individual owns a weapon for self-defense, hunting or is a sportsman, we must respect The Second Amendment, the right to bear arms shall not be infringed!!