Originally Posted by gunsmoke11
It simply says that any weapon that was considered legal prior to the signing of this bill is required to now be registered. If not registered the individual in possession of it will be guilty of an "E" felony under the NYS Penal Law section 265.05. They are doing what NYC did many years ago. Once the weapon is registered it can be confiscated, or at the very least require it to be sold like they want to be done with high capacity mags currently in possession of residents.
* § 265.01-b Criminal possession of a firearm.
A person is guilty of criminal possession of a firearm when he or she:
(1) possesses any firearm or; (2) lawfully possesses a firearm prior to
the effective date of the chapter of the laws of two thousand thirteen
which added this section subject to the registration requirements of
subdivision sixteen-a of section 400.00 of this chapter and knowingly
fails to register such firearm pursuant to such subdivision.
Criminal possession of a firearm is a class E felony.
* NB Effective March 16, 2013
At bottom, does that mean you only have until march 16th 2013 for EVERYONE in the WHOLE state to register???? That's crazy..!