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NY bill proposes gun registration

New York Bill Would Require Gun Registration

2/17/11

 

A bill in New York would require all gun owners to register their firearms and pay yearly gun ownership fees.

Senate Bill 2994, introduced by Senator Eric Adams (D- Brooklyn), requires gun owners to register each firearm currently owned with their local county clerk’s office or local precinct station.  The bill also requires that any firearms acquired in the future also be registered with the state, including such information as to where and how the gun was acquired.

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Under the measure, gun owners would be required to provide the serial number of each firearm owned, in addition to their name, address, phone number, and the location where the firearm will be located when not in use. 

The bill also calls for a fee of $15 for each initial gun registration.  In addition, gun owners would face a $10 per year renewal fee for each gun owned.

“Not only is this bill an attack on gun ownership rights, it’s a blatant tax on gun ownership,” said Jeremy Rine, U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance associate director of state services.  “It’s outrageous that the state would try to make citizens register their guns and then make money off of this process.”

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I could live with the

I could live with the registering your gun, but I say heck NO to having to pay a fee. This is one of the stupidest bills I've seen. Just another way to keep tabs on us as well as collecting more money. I'm very glad i dont live in NY. I'm sorry for anyone of you that do. I hope this garbage doesnt pass.

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what gun?

I like the Vermont bill requiring everyone who DOESN'T own a gun to pay a tax for putting more work on police departments.  The slackers should have to pay for their public services.  Like the so called "health care tax" for buying cigarrettes and making more work for hospitals that tax dollars prop up.  No gun in every house means that the state must fund a police force to prtect those too lazy to protect themselves....

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amen

Amen!! Mike you just head the nail on the head. The non gun owners should be taxed. not the gun owners capable of protecting themselves. I couldnt agree with you more.

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Another attempt to lay blame

Another attempt to lay blame on legal gun owners and squeeze more money out of them. As I tell gun owners in all states call your representatives now before it's to late.

And for the record I do not agree with the fee or the registration.

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New York Bill Would Require Gun Registration

It's more than just an attempt to control guns or raise revenue.  It's an attempt to marginalize gun owners.  What business is it of the state where I keep my firearm when it's not in use?  That establishes a precedent where the state can dictate where you can store your firearm, and when you can take it out of the cabinet.  Am I in violation if I leave my firearm at my brother's house?  Am I in violation if I spend a few days camping after a hunting trip instead of returning my rifle to its registered storage location?

The end state they're driving toward is that they're not infringing on your right to own a firearm.  But that doesn't mean you have a right to ammunition, take it out of the cabinet without permission, or transport it.

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I personally like the idea

I personally like the idea that was in the movie Escape From New York.  Turn the city/state into a maxim security prison and loose the key.  The only problem with that they would also have to do the same with California and a few other states.  Now that I think about it I guess that it wouldn't work.  There are some nice folks in both of those states but I feel sorry for them. 

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Thanks.  I hope I am one of

Thanks.  I hope I am one of the "nice" people.... lol

We actually have to do all firearms transfers at a gun shop.  You have to pay a transfer fee, and there is a 10 day waiting period.  They also tried to make up submit thumb prints and driver's license info even for ammunition, but that got shot down by the court.

The only thing that is exempt from this is muzzleloaders.  That is actually a cash and carry item.

I don't like it much, but I work around it.  For the most part, if I need a gun, I will buy it well before the 10 day waiting period.  If I need one that last minute, I wouldn't be a good planner.

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Planning ahead is always a good idea!

Planning ahead is always a good idea!

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Hard to believe anyone on

Hard to believe anyone on here would agree with any bill to register any type of long gun, regardless of whether it's free or for a fee!  No way would I ever live in CA or IL just because of their stupid gun laws!!!

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silly nanny state

I can sure understand that sentiment Top-gun.  I would never ever recommend that anyone move into New York State either, but for those of us already here, we just have to live within the silly nanny state obstructionist laws until we get a chance to vote with our feet and get out of here!

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