The problem with firearms legislation today is that it is driven by a desire for re-election and popularity rather than by arguments predicated on logic and safety.
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With the New Year’s celebrations come all the new laws ready to take full effect on January 1, 2014. Of concern to many are the new firearms laws coming into play. Citizens of New York will be resigned to a confusing set of new restrictions thanks to liberal lawmakers and Governor Andrew Cuomo. The problem with firearms legislation today is that it is driven by a desire for re-election and popularity rather than by arguments predicated on logic and safety. It is therefore not surprising that liberal lawmakers and activists are having difficulty coming up with clear, consistent laws to support their confounded position of firearms.
The tragic Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut took place on December 14, 2012 and exactly one month later on January 14, 2013 the New York State “SAFE” Act was pushed through the NYS Senate (a slight Republican majority). The following day, January 15th, the law was moved through the NYS Assembly (a large Democrat majority). Only half an hour (30 minutes!) after the SAFE Act had passed the lower house, NYS Governor Cuomo (D) signed it into law.