New York passed the toughest gun control laws in the nation last week. The SAFE Act called for a new assault weapons ban, among other measures. Over this past weekend, New York State Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin revealed other measures that were removed from the final bill that was eventually signed into law.
These 15 measures were pulled from the final bill:
1. Confiscation of "assault weapons"
2. Confiscation of ten round clips
3. Statewide database for ALL Guns
4. Continue to allow pistol permit holder's information to be replaced to the public
5. Label semiautomatic shotguns with more than 5 rounds or pistol grips as "assault weapons”
6. Limit the number of rounds in a magazine to 5 and confiscation and forfeiture of banned magazines
7. Limit possession to no more than two (2) magazines
8. Limit purchase of guns to one gun per person per month
9. Require re-licensing of all pistol permit owners
10. Require renewal of all pistol permits every five years
11. State issued pistol permits
12. Micro-stamping of all guns in New York State
13. Require licensing of all gun ammo dealers
14. Mandatory locking of guns at home
15. Fee for licensing, registering weapons
This list reveals that gun control advocates were pushing for even harder measures to be included in the bill. But what is most telling is that these advocates were calling for confiscation of so-called "assault weapons" as well as the confiscation of magazines over five rounds, which would be almost all magazines. Another point to note is that these measures also called for a "database" or registry of all firearms in the state as well as a fee for licensing as well as registering.
A Democrat in the assembly urged McLaughlin not to share this list as it would serve to "dampen compromise."
This newly-revealed list of measures only serves to heighten awareness of how far gun control advocates want to go with the goal of registration and confiscation in their crusade against firearms. Some may call it paranoia, but is it paranoia when gun control advocates want to keep these intentions away from the public?