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NY Lawmakers Have Lost Their Minds: Ridiculous Bill Drafted That Would Cap Ammo Purchases To Twice Your Gun’s Capacity Every 90 Days


By Robert Farago via The Truth About Guns

“State lawmakers from Brooklyn announced on Monday new legislation aimed at tightly restricting the sale of ammunition in New York,” reports. “The Senate and Assembly bills were drafted in an effort to keep potential terrorists from stocking up on ammo, according to sponsors state Sen. Roxanne Persaud and Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon.” Yeah, right. Skipping all the yada yada yada, we learn that the amendment to the SAFE Act would limit Empire State gun owners’ ammo purchasers to twice a gun’s capacity every ninety days. As the Eagle points out . . .

While the measure is aimed at owners of assault rifles, the language contained in the draft legislation would also affect owners of handguns with much smaller capacities, such as six-shooters.

Since the measure would cap the amount of ammunition to no more than twice the amount of the capacity of the weapon every 90 days, these gun owners would be limited to buying a dozen bullets every three months.

This provision is likely to make the bill unpopular with everyday gun owners and advocacy groups including the National Rifle Association.

Ya think?


This amendment to the SAFE Act could well be the most impractical gun control legislation ever drafted – and that’s saying something. In order for it to “work,” anyone selling ammunition in New York would have to have immediate access to a database of gun owners that revealed how many of what type of guns they own, and how much ammo they’d bought in what caliber, and when. In the case of the “six-shooter” above, the ammo provider would have to sell less than a box of ammo.

You may recall that the Empire State suspended the ammunition registration part of New York’s passed-in-the-dead-of-the-night-insituted-as-an-“emergency”-measure, unconstitutional, ironically-named SAFE Act because it was unworkable and really, really expensive. Which makes this amendment nothing less than a fascist farce. It gets worse . . .

Under the proposal, Section 270.00 of the New York State Penal Law would be amended to prevent gun dealers from selling ammunition for a firearm to anyone unauthorized to have such a weapon, regardless of the weapon type. Under the current code, only pistols and revolvers are specifically regulated. The bills sponsors say this creates a “loophole” for those seeking to purchase ammunition for assault weapons.

If enacted, no one could sell .223 or 5.56 caliber ammunition in New York. How would the State enforce these provisions? The same way they enforce ANY law: by force.

Penalty for the violation of this law would also be increased from a Class B misdemeanor, or not more than three months in jail and not more than $500 in fines, to a Class E felony, or up to four years in prison with a minimum of one year.

A one-year minimum jail sentence for buying more ammo than allowed, or the wrong type of ammo? Did I just wake up in Communist China? Grandstanding aside, any New Yorker who thinks the State won’t come after their unregistered “assault rifles” take note: judging by their determination to destroy citizen’s gun rights, they bloody well will. [h/t HB]

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Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Glock 27 that holds Hornady…

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  • Shane

    If someone only owns a single shot pistol/rifle/shotgun then they could only purchase TWO rounds every 90 days. So much for trying to get new people into shooting sports with mechanically simple(r) guns where there is less risk of the new shooter getting caught up in the excitement and repeatedly firing.

  • Steve Schlacks

    All these law makers need to be shot for treason. I just hate these un-American liberals and can not believe they get voted into office.

  • If you live in NY, time to take up reloading. Though I’m sure they’ll have that loophole covered.

    • JPVan

      They have reloading supplies buried in a blizzard of paperwork and restrictions to the point where its a no go for retailers.

  • Bob P

    Could also use this logic to limit gasoline purchase to 2 tanks of gas every 90 days. That would fix global warming which we all know is the catalyst for terrorism. As well it would prevent New Yorkers from driving to a neighboring state to purchase a truckload of ammo.

    • rockribbedrushy

      Hey, don’t give them any ideas.

  • robertg222

    Buy more guns then you can buy more ammo.

    • I have a better idea, how about these laws ONLY apply to all those apathetic gun owners who chose to not get off their asses an vote last election? Maybe THEN, they will care enough to get involved in the process!

      • Thomas Donahue ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        not voting for your rinos

  • Cisco

    And the morons in NY. and other left wing strongholds, will continue to vote for the whacko liberals, no matter what they do. Just wait till you see how many liberal fools vote for old hag bag Hillary.

    TRUMP 2016

  • filehawg

    have to buy more ammo even though I have enough to last forever but
    will buy more just to piss off Assholes and so I can share with those
    who have less.

  • dragos111

    OK. My XDS-9 holds 7+1 rounds. So, I could buy 16 rounds every 90 days? How can you practice with that limitation? That is so stupid.

    • rockribbedrushy

      That’s another point. Without regular practice, you become rusty and so you might be a statistic as well.

  • Obi Sean

    Um…Are New Yorkers physically prevented from crossing the border to by ammo?

    • rockribbedrushy

      Umm, that’s not the point. It is to inconvenience as many law abiding gun owners as possible. They are also hoping that other like minded governors will do the same. New Jersey and CT are similarly restrictive.

  • Stu Chisholm

    Lawyers! Start your briefcases!!!

  • Barry

    Thank you NY for providing yet another example of what “common sense” and “compromise” means to those who want to control guns.

  • Robert LeClair

    That’s OK I’ve got a decent stockpile as well as componants to reload a shit ton more, fuck you Andy Cuomo

  • rockribbedrushy

    Another example of what Liberal Socialist Democrats define as ‘common sense’, eh?

  • charlie baker

    Common sense and logic ain’t got nothin’ to do with any of this. This is about power, pure and simple, and that being the case, it is utterly useless to attempt to make a logical argument against it. What we are seeing here is proof of the old saying, power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely, and what you poor schmucks in NYS are seeing now we will all be seeing if the Evil Witch of Chappaqua gets elected president next year. Long and short of it, they are winning. At least right now. If we can get Trump into the WH maybe this will all change, I don’t know. I recently escaped from NY and now reside in KY, a much more gun friendly state. What a relief to be out from under Cuomo’s boot on my neck. With the stroke of His royal pen, he made me an instant felon simply because I owned pistol and rifle magazines that held more than seven, and later, ten rounds. I am out of there and glad. Lonely, but glad. What you need there in NY is a guy like Trump who could run for Governor next time around. Good luck.

  • LHTwist

    We all know this amendment will be challenged from every pro-2A group in the country. They’re running the risk of having the entire SAFE act tossed for violating constitutional rights. Failing that, there’s still a huge gap:

    “In order for it to “work,” anyone selling ammunition in New York would
    have to have immediate access to a database of gun owners that
    revealed how many of what type of guns they own, and how much ammo
    they’d bought in what caliber, and when.”

    Since there is no current firearm registry, merchants would have no means to gauge a legal ammo purchase. They wouldn’t have any way to know about the firearms a patron has owned for many years, perhaps inherited. The software to track such details would be well beyond the grasp of a government that brought us the boondoggle that is obamacare. Dreamware at best.

  • Eric Wood

    what do you mean not sell .223 I have single shot bolt action .223 that is not an assault weapon so that would be bull sheet

  • JPVan

    They’re both from NYC and maybe it’s time for the lengthy Hatfield and McCoy relationship between NYC and Upstate NY to reach its logical conclusion where NYC can adopt the gun measures that have made the streets safe in Chicago while upstate removes a cancerous growth.

  • charlie baker

    First let me say…Boy, am I glad I escaped from NY!!! I moved because of Comrade Cuomo’s SAFE act, and as I said at the time, this is only the beginning. I wonder, though, if this law would prevent anyone from selling 5.56 or .223 ammo, how are the local cops and state cops going to get their ammo? It is already illegal in NY to buy it online. I think any ammo companies out there in TV land ought to refuse business to any agencies in NY who want to buy bullets. Screw them!

  • Billy the kid.

    The right to bear arms is enshrined in the constitution, but the right to buy ammunition isn’t. Love it. Gun control without banning guns – Genius.