Originally Posted by mountainman13
So the reaction from all the gun owners and second amendment supporters in NY is to bend over and take it or run away? This does not bode well for our country.
I don't think it's fair to say what you did. In my case I spent almost 20 years in LE until I was injured in the LOD and still paying for it today. I ain't 21 years old ready for battle anymore. I've had my fill of fighting in my life.
I joined the NRA in 1972 and have been a life member for 27 years. I've written more letters, made countless phone calls and have sent numerous emails over the years to state and federal politicians regarding guns. I've watched far too many times people in this state having their guns literally stolen from them by different authorities. I've also seen far too many being refused a ccw permit when they really needed one.
Confiscation is alive and well in this state. A friend of mine over a year ago on Long Island brought in his guns to have his license renewed. That's no longer required at this time. He owned a pen gun that was registered that had been given to him many years before as a gift from a friend who owned a gun shop. They removed it from him and told him pen guns were no longer legal in NY. I guess they considered that little single shot .22 was a mini assault weapon. Can't they make up their minds? Anyway, it was taken away and there was nothing he could do and there was no monetary compensation made. That's one good argument against registration right there, but gun haters would applaud what they did. NYC started long gun registration in the mid 70's and after many years finally banned weapons that were legal in the rest of the state, but required people to dispose of them at a dealer and not privately and return with a receipt. Otherwise the weapon was confiscated. Failure meant revocation of their license and confiscation of their other guns.
At this time in my life I'm considering going somewhere that will help me have some piece of mind and less pressure. I'm not giving up and still calling and writing emails, but if by the end of this year things aren't at least reasonably reversed where I can live with it then they can all kiss my ass and I'm gone. I have a beautiful collection with a few items that may be effected in a bad way. I don't need thousands of dollars in property that I've broken my ass over the years to collect be taken before my family can benefit monetarily.
There are some people living outside the box that are telling those living with a boot on their neck what they should do. Some people even talk like Rambo and pound their chests. Usually those who scream the most are the ones that aren't around when the battle starts. This state has pusillanimous republicans for the large part selling out their constituents. It was a republican governor Pataki who first banned AW's in 2000, but grandfathering those made prior to the '94 fed ban. Today it's a democrat rat governor being supported by republican leaders Judas sheep leading their flock to vote for this anti American garbage and no grandfathering this time. Even no more mail order ammo. Now I'll have to have orders filled out of state. If I leave then there'll be plenty of others still here fighting for what's right and getting screwed by the politicians without even being taken out for dinner.