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."