An article in the Press Republican covers the looming deadline for pistol owners in New York State thanks to the dreaded anti-gun, anti-human, anti-liberty SAFE Act (which only makes government tyrants safer, not the ‘citizens’ it alleges to ‘serve’). The writer of the article, Joe Mahoney Cnhi, seems to assume that the pistol owners are not complying with the looming deadline because they are simply ignorant of the deadline. Joe doesn’t seem to even consider the fact that the pistol owners may simply be choosing NOT to comply.
Still, local and county governments are in a panic figuring out what to do about this. On one hand, if they try and confiscate the guns from the people who haven’t complied, they might just find things will get a bit dicey. On the other hand, if they DON’T enforce the law, they pretty much telegraph the state wrote a law that is flat-out un-enforceable.
Either way, the state, thanks to its own anti-gun zealotry, has put itself in this situation, and only the state can get itself out of this situation by quickly repealing this anti-human, anti-gun, anti-liberty act called, in true Orwellian doublespeak fashion, the SAFE Act.
A little known section of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s New York SAFE Act is causing big headaches for some upstate county officials who oversee pistol permits.
‘It’s like we’re living a nightmare,” said Niagara County Clerk Joseph Jastrzemski.
Jastrzemski and other county officials said they are scrambling to remind gun owners who acquired pistol permits before January 2013 that they are facing a Jan. 31, 2018, deadline, imposed by the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act of 2013, to get those documents recertified.
Failure to do so, officials say, will result in those gun owners having their permits revoked.
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Tom King, director of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, estimated that more than 1 million New Yorkers, most of them residents of upstate counties, hold pistol permits.
But according to documents that county clerks acquired from State Police and shared with CNHI, only about 185,000 of them have so far gotten their permits recertified.
While the permits are administered by the counties, under the SAFE Act, the State Police are designated as having the responsibility to notify gun owners that they must get their pistol permits renewed, King noted.
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