Thursday, February 28, 2013

Gun Control Lie about Rifles Continues

A bunch of New York residents from the central part of the state jammed into Albany to show their appreciation for those lawmakers who voted against the the NY Safe Act, which bans a number of semi-automatic rifles, along with high-capacity magazines.

They also showed up to press their representatives to work to overturn the outrageous and unconstitutional law.

One of the major proponents and liars associated with gun control efforts is Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who said concerning the new law, that it "will limit gun violence through common sense, reasonable reforms that include addressing the risks posed by mentally ill people who have access to guns and banning high capacity magazines and lethal assault weapons."

Limit gun violence? Rifles are among the least used weapons and causes of death in homicides in America. In 2009 there were under 350 homicides using rifles, of the over 9,000 gun-related homicide deaths.

And when you read the description of rifles, they are almost always called weapons or assault rifles. They aren't described as the protective guns they are, or how they're used mostly for recreational purposes.

As a matter of fact, only 35 deaths a year associated with those killing four people or more. And those aren't necessarily the result of semi-automatic or automatic rifles. In other words, rifles aren't even an issue in the larger picture, and even if every death by them was eliminated, it would barely make a difference in the number of people killed by firearms in the nation.

So Cuomo and others are posturing and positioning themselves as champions of gun control, when if fact they've done absolutely nothing.

The law that was pushed on New Yorkers was one that includes a seven-bullet limit on magazines and changes the definition of what is falsely identified as "assault weapons."

Organizing the New York rally was the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, which says the new law implemented in the state violates the Second Amendment.

New York Senators who voted against the bill included James Seward, R-Milford, John DeFrancisco, R-Syracuse; Joseph Griffo, R-Rome; Michael Nozzolio, R-Fayette; and Patty Ritchie, R-Oswegatchie.

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