Of course, these bastards keep saying “we won’t take your guns away.” They pride themselves on that statement. But instead of physically taking them from you, they just write a law that makes law-abiding citizens who owned firearms into criminals if they don’t get rid of them.
So how do you describe this? Voluntary confiscation?
As an example, if you happen to own a SIG Sauer P229 in 9mm – which is only available with 10 round, or 13 round magazines – you become a criminal in the state of New York if you don’t either sell the firearm to someone out of state through a FFL, or sell the magazines you own to someone out-of-state … making the firearm a paperweight.
Correction: After review, it turns out you can own a 10 round magazine, but it can not be loaded with more than seven rounds. New York has capped your self-defense abilities at seven rounds. If you can not stop the threat within seven rounds, the all-knowing politicians think you’ve had your chance and your life is now in the hands of the attacker. Since we know even law enforcement hit rates are one in five, that gives you a total of 1.4 rounds to stop an attacker. I wonder how law enforcement would feel if they were limited?
As an additional point, if you do not own any 10-round or less magazines for your pistol now, you’re completely out of luck unless the manufacture elects to create seven round magazines for your pistol. You have to get rid of all of your magazines making your firearm unusable.
That’s government confiscation of a modern, every-day, nothing too special self defense firearms.
This law is totally full of stupid, not as stupid as Connecticut’s proposed legislation – but close.