Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Oath Keepers - New York 'Common Sense' Gun Bill Could Get People Killed

by David Codrea

Serrano and friends don't know what they're talking about, but then again, when has that ever stopped in-your-face infringements that only serve to disarm, endanger and harass the law-abiding? (New York State Senator José M. Serrano/Facebook)
Not satisfied with SAFE Act citizen disarmament measures (because they will
never be satisfied), New York tyrannophiles are proposing yet another insidious infringement that will not only result in sweeping gun bans, but will render allowable guns dangerous to their owners as well as to others when the guns are deployed in self-defense.  Senate Bill S3444, authored and sponsored wholly by Democrats, will all but ensure more injuries and deaths in the name of protecting children.
The "brainchild" of 29th District State Senator and career public trough feeder José M. Serrano, the bill:

Prohibits persons, firms or corporations engaged in the retail business of selling firearms from selling, delivering or transferring child operated firearms; defines "child operated firearm" to mean a pistol or revolver manufactured 1 year after the effective date of these provisions which does not contain a childproofing device or mechanism incorporated into the design of such pistol or revolver to effectively preclude an average 5 year old from firing same; makes violations a class A misdemeanor.
How does Serrano's bill propose to "childproof" a gun?
The prohibition would apply to pistols or revolvers manufactured twelve or more months after the effective date of the bill. Design features could include the capacity to adjust the trigger resistance of the gun to at least a ten pound pull, the capacity to alter the firing mechanism so- that an average five year old child's hand would be too small to operate the gun, or the capacity to require a series of multiple motions in order to fire the gun.
To make the case that this can be done, the bill reminds us of what even NRA characterized as "the Smith & Wesson sellout," showing that old "compromises" can have far reaching consequences.
Calling it "critical to the safety of all New Yorkers," Serrano says "one would think that this should be common sense."
One might if one had zero knowledge of guns, of gun design and of defensive gun uses. Left unacknowledged are inconvenient realities like the fact that the harder the trigger pull, the more inaccurate the gun, a problem the New York Police Department (and those they shoot and/or miss) has experienced since the bureaucrats imposed a 12-lb. trigger pull requirement (resulting in a 15% hit ratio). Serrano has not offered how making a gun less accurate makes it safer.
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