NY to suspend 7-round magazine limit
The Senate Majority Leader says he'll append a suspension to a budget bill.
Its great to know that the folks pushing this stuff know what they are doing: "Cuomo has said the law needs to be rolled back because manufacturers don’t make seven-round holders. The measure was a center piece to a gun law the 55-year-old Democratic governor pushed through the legislature in January..."
I assume that should be read as (1) there was no exception for law enforcement; (2) LEOs commonly use 9mms, and (3) there are no, or perhaps few, 7 round magazines in 9mm.
"His gun law was passed within 24 hours of being introduced..." Yep. There are downsides to "we've got to pass this before we can think clearly."
UPDATE: Legal Insurrection has thoughts as to the method.
"But why via the budget?
Lumping it in with the budget deprives opponents of the opportunity to make the gun law a separate issue and to point out the haste with which the legislature acted.
Most important, this maneuver deprives opponents of the gun law the chance to vote against changing the 7-round limit in isolation? Huh, you say.
The limit is unworkable as the Governor admits, and makes a mockery of the entire gun law. By keeping the limit in place, opponents of the gun law in general would have created a situation where the gun law all but imploded of its own weight.
Now that weight will be removed in a manner designed to make as if it never were there in the first place."
FWIW, the Kahr P9 has a seven (7) round 9mm magazine.
Until a couple of years ago it was allowed to be carried by NYC PD. (Trigger pull requirements caused it to be "delisted" IIRC).
Posted by: Shootin' Buddy at March 25, 2013 09:18 AM
Cuomo continually proves he know little or nothing about firearms and firearms history. In backtracking on the mag limit he said something to the effect "there are no 7 round magazines." In fact, one might successfully argue that the 7 round magazine for pistols is the most numerous, most popular in the world, due to the fact that the standard magazine for the Model 1911 has 7 rounds capacity, and it was produced in staggeringly large numbers throughout the 20th century.
I'm not supporting him, just pointing out his ignorance.
Posted by: Madisonian at March 25, 2013 11:25 AM
So then, if they abolish the prohibition on 10 round magazines and make them legal to own again, will it still be illegal to actually load more than 7 rounds into them?
Posted by: Jim at March 25, 2013 12:24 PM
@Jim, Cuomo mentioned this saying that you could only load 10 rounds for competition:
"Starting on April 15, 2013, you are limited to putting in seven rounds, unless you are at an incorporated firing range or competition recognized by the National Rifle Association or International Handgun Metallic Silhouette Association, in which case the limit is ten."
Posted by: Madisonian at March 25, 2013 01:10 PM
So what can this all mean?
Posted by: www.winscop.com at March 28, 2013 12:22 AM