Citizens in Buffalo, refusing to comply with the SAFE Act by registering their so-called ‘assault weapons’, gathered today on the deadline for SAFE Act registrations and SHREDDED their gun registration forms...
They had planned to burn them, but since open burning isn’t legal in Buffalo, they decided to shred them instead, just as our elected officials are shredding the Constitution. Their hope is to send a message to Cuomo that they will not comply with this unconstitutional law.
WIVB has some background on this lawless mess:
April 15, 2014 marks the deadline for when people who owned assault weapons prior to the passage of the SAFE Act were supposed to register them with New York State... The SAFE Act redefines an “assault weapon” as almost any semi-automatic weapon with a “military-style feature,” including a telescoping stock, long guns with a pistol grip, or the ability to hold a detachable magazine.
..Those types of guns can no longer be bought and sold in New York, but people who already owned them are “grandfathered” in to the law, so long as they register the weapon or have the guns permanently modified so that the “military” features are inoperable... Those who don’t comply with the SAFE Act’s requirements could face a misdemeanor charge of failure to register their weapons, up to a felony charge for illegal possession of an assault weapon.
I was thinking about headlining this article: "Gun owners tell Andrew Cuomo to drink a big, tall glass of "Go **** Yourself" juice, but that would be impolite.
Hat tip: BadBlue News.