8 More… 8 More Laws Should Fix Everything: New York

Image: Magpul D-50, super extra ultra scary for New York

The New York State Assembly and Senate, not to be outdone by the West Coast, have passed 8 new measures designed to keep New Yorker’s “SAFE”.

Some are calling it the SAFE Act 2.0 or the SAFE Act Reloaded, because giving it a catchy title will absolutely offset the infringement and ineffectual design… It SOUNDS good so it must be amazing.

Lets breakdown the package that is set to finally save the universe and deliver justice for all, shall we?

“Stronger” Background Checks!

“Stronger” being a term that seems to be replacing the more accurate “longer”. The new proposal doesn’t do anything to improve NICS or assure that the database is delivering more accurate and timely results. No, now a “Delay” result from NICS will result in an up to 30 day wait to purchase instead of the 3 under the Federal standards.

I’m certain this will drastically alter homicide rates. We wouldn’t want to do something ridiculous and follow up on more NICS “Deny” results… that might put criminals behind bars who attempt to purchase guns. Making people wait 10 times as long for a background check to clear (maybe, not all delay and deny results are accurate by a long stretch) is the logical choice.

Greater reliance on a system only as good as its data and just making the citizen wait a month in the hope that somehow stops a nefarious criminal act. Brilliant.

“Red Flag” Law!

We are LOVING red flag laws across this great nation right now.

NY is giving teachers, school admins, judges, LEO’s, and family members authority to bar a persons second amendment rights for up to a year. At the end of the year a panel of some variety will renew it if they see fit.

The stated goal is to take care of “extreme risk” individuals who may hurt themselves or others with their otherwise legally owned firearms. These people are not criminal convicts, someone just stated they “might” be a risk due to ‘Exhibit A’.

‘Exhibit A’ might be a Facebook post, a conversation, a T-shirt they wore. The orders will be issued and carried out pre-due process and the bureaucratic nightmare that will ensue to restore someone’s rights and property… well, using my own experience recovering a single stolen firearm… lengthy.

Let me posit an idea. As a man of The Internet my opinion is clearly expert level, correct? No? It worked for vaccines… wait that was a celebrity, too.

Anyway. My thought…

Keith Finch
Keith is the former Editor-in-Chief of GAT Marketing Agency, Inc. He got told there was a mountain of other things that needed doing, so he does those now and writes here when he can. editor@gatdaily.com A USMC Infantry Veteran and Small Arms and Artillery Technician, Keith covers the evolving training and technology from across the shooting industry. Teaching since 2009, he covers local concealed carry courses, intermediate and advanced rifle courses, handgun, red dot handgun, bullpups, AKs, and home defense courses for civilians, military client requests, and law enforcement client requests.