Sadly I think a lot of people consider N.Y to be a lost state along with CA, IL, MA, and NJ. Illinois is not quite as bad as the others on that list yet, but the liberals here are working on that. No documented use of the 50BMG rifle being used in a violent crime exists in the history of the U.S. The antis know this, but target them because the 50 caliber community is small and they know going after 50's can be an easy win. Their goal is a total gun ban, and they know that can only happen step by step, state by state, banning one type of firearm at a time. As an old proverb goes "You cant eat an elephant whole. You must consume it bite by bite".