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There's a Slight Problem With NY's Hastily-Made New Gun Laws: They Forgot to Exempt Cops!


"You can't give more ammo to the criminals."

Members of the New York Police Department are seen Jan. 26, 2012 in New York City. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

In their rush to push through tough new gun control laws, the New York State Legislature made a huge mistake: They failed to exempt police officers from the regulations regarding “high-capacity magazines.”

This means that when the new laws take effect in March, it will be illegal for any law enforcement official to carry a magazine that holds more than seven rounds. For point of reference, almost every law enforcement agency in the state uses handguns that carry 15 rounds.

"We are still working out some details of the law and the exemption will be included, currently no police officer is in violation,” a spokesman for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office told ABC 7 Eyewitness News:

"The PBA [Patrolman's Benevolent Association] is actively working to enact changes to this law that will provide the appropriate exemptions from the law for active and retired law enforcement officers,” the group’s president said in a statement.

Sen. Eric Adams told ABC 7 Eyewitness News he's going to introduce an amendment to exempt law enforcement from the new regulations.

"You can't give more ammo to the criminals,” he said.

Final Thought: So basically New York lawmakers are telling us they had to pass it to see what was in it?


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(H/T: Hot Air)

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