The NY SAFE Act passed a week ago in New York was deemed some of the strictest of state gun legislation -- but it could have been even more so.
New York Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin explained in a Facebook post last week that he was given the "unpatriotic proposals" by a colleague. And while they didn't make it into the final bill, that was "thanks to us fighting back."
McLaughlin on the assembly floor last week debating measures in the New York Safe Act. (Photo: Steve McLaughlin/Facebook)
The accompanying video posted shows McLaughlin, who represents the state's 107th district, talking about a list of rejected Democratic proposals for the act on the assembly floor and then being told that it is recommended the list not be shared "because it really has the capacity to damped the enthusiasm to compromise." Watch the clip:
Here's the list McLaughlin posted that he says he received from a colleague and notes it is not confidential:
- Confiscation of "assault weapons"
- Confiscation [of] ten round clips
- Statewide database for ALL Guns
- Continue to allow pistol permit holder's information to be replaced to the public
- Label semiautomatic shotguns with more than 5 rounds or pistol grips as "assault weapons”
- Limit the number of rounds in a magazine to 5 and confiscation and forfeiture of banned magazines
- Limit possession to no more than two (2) magazines
- Limit purchase of guns to one gun per person per month
- Require re-licensing of all pistol permit owners
- Require renewal of all pistol permits every five years
- State issued pistol permits
- Micro-stamping of all guns in New York State
- Require licensing of all gun ammo dealers
- Mandatory locking of guns at home
- Fee for licensing, registering weapons
This is a look at the document itself:
"This bill was an attack on the 2nd amendment and the Democrats clearly wanted to dismantle the work of the Founding Fathers," McLaughlin wrote on Facebook. "None of these amendments were included in the final bill thanks to us fighting back. I will not stand silent while these unpatriotic proposals are pathetically thrown at us a 11 o’clock at night."
(H/T: Blaze reader Susan H.)