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  •  Would you mind terribly (9+ / 0-)

    leaving the regulation of guns in the state of New York to actual New Yorkers? The majority of this state's population lives in urban or suburban areas, you don't really get a lot of hunters, and here in the City, the fewer guns, the better.

    Fuck me, it's a leprechaun.

    by MBNYC on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 04:14:47 PM PST

    •  see that weapon in the photo? it was made by... (2+ / 0-)
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      ranger995, annecros

      ...BOHICA Arms. You know where the word "BOHICA" comes from?

      Perhaps it's just a coincidence.

      I'm sure that if New Yorkers wanted to, they could put restrictions on sniper rifles as well as the oh-so-hard-to-define assault weapons.

      Cheers.

      •  You say sniper rifle... (7+ / 0-)

        ... others say hunting rifle.

        The difference is in the activity in which the rifle is used, not in the rifle itself.

        Sorta like a rock in front of a door is a doorstop, while a rock flying from a sling is a missile. The category is granted by the activity, not the object itself.

        It's safe to trust a sane person with the keys to nuclear weapons, but it's not safe to trust an insane person with the cleaners under the kitchen sink. The answer is not gun control, it's people care.

        by JayFromPA on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 04:58:44 PM PST

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        •  guy selling it calls it a sniper rifle... (2+ / 0-)
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          ...guys talking about it in some kinda sniper-titled blog call it a sniper rifle. It ain't me, it's what some of interested gun enthusiasts call it...a sniper rifle.

          Also seems like it has some quality control problems.

          Go ahead, google.

          Cheers.

          •  The manufacturer calls it a gran prix. (6+ / 0-)

            The dealership calls it a gran prix.
            The logo on the back says gran prix.

            But is it really ready for a racetrack?
            Or is it just marketing?

            The folks who recognize that faux news spews bullshit info to their viewers still need to keep in mind that such tactics are not limited to just the right wing.

            It's safe to trust a sane person with the keys to nuclear weapons, but it's not safe to trust an insane person with the cleaners under the kitchen sink. The answer is not gun control, it's people care.

            by JayFromPA on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 05:37:05 PM PST

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    •  You seem to want to shut down conversation (9+ / 0-)

      By the standard you claim, nobody on this site can discuss any other states legislation except their own.
       I lived in NY for many years. Hunted Upstate (which to every NYC dweller was anything North of the Island). Once you leave Manhattan and northern Orange, it's a whole 'nother world for a bigger geographic than MI.

      "The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced." -Zappa My Site

      by meagert on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 04:53:58 PM PST

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      •  Not at all. (0+ / 0-)

        Just passing the time while I try to get kestrel9000 into one of the nicer gunnie internment camps. Not one of those hell-holes with one lavatory and no FiOS like they're talking about over in CT these days.

        Fuck me, it's a leprechaun.

        by MBNYC on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 05:22:43 PM PST

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    •  I don't mind at all. (6+ / 0-)

      I do think it would be good for all pennsylvanians to know that the region is going to be flooded with cheap standard size magazines and cheap normal guns.

      If I lived closer to the border with new york, I'd be taking out ads in papers just across the line to buy their soon-to-be-banned gear at face value, cash on the barrel head. Soak up as much as I can as I begin to set up sales into places where the stuff is going at five times the value.

      I've skimmed the ammo section of the law, and am seriously considering the idea of relocating to open an ammo store on the border. The NYC pols would be absolutely driving folks to me like animals in front of a wildfire.

      It's safe to trust a sane person with the keys to nuclear weapons, but it's not safe to trust an insane person with the cleaners under the kitchen sink. The answer is not gun control, it's people care.

      by JayFromPA on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 04:55:06 PM PST

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      •  So, you're going to proliferate weapons that (0+ / 0-)

        are not hunting weapons to people that just woke up today and decided they liked weapons like that 5x more than they did yesterday, amirite?

        You can still hobby-shoot with a rifle that is camo'd. You can't hunt reasonably with the gun in your diary, and I doubt a sniper in non-urban theater would use it either, because it's big and shiny. So, what's it for JayfromPA?

        I see what you did there.

        by GoGoGoEverton on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 05:18:02 PM PST

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      •  Reading on the pro-gun forums... (5+ / 0-)

        it seems some people in the surrounding states are going to organise storage for folks in NY until the laws can be challanged or the owners give up and sell.

        Now that's community action.  Good for them.

    •  Since it may be used as a model by other states, (6+ / 0-)

      it seems reasonable to scrutinize it, without questioning New York voters considering New York needs.

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