Tuesday, June 30, 2015

NY State Citizens Disobeying Cuomo's SAFE Act

"One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws." From the Birmingham jail, Martin Luther King, Jr. penned the words that are being taken to heart by New York State residents. Only 24 thousand of New York State’s 20 million residents have registered so-called assault weapons since Cuomo's SAFE act took effect in 2013. Less than 45 thousand rifles have been registered. Law enforcement estimates there are at least 1 million assault weapons in the state. The citizens are engaging in civil disobedience even though failure to register is a felony, punishable by up to four years in prison.

In a raw display of power politics, Cuomo rammed his blood-of-innocents drenched SAFE Act though the legislature mere weeks after the Sandy Hook tragedy. The act was an anti-gunner’s dream scheme: a ban on high-capacity magazines, universal background checks, stolen gun reporting, safe storage, mental health provisions, warrantless firearm seizures, ammunition sale checks, as well as the act's pivotal registration requirement. Tellingly, NONE of the provisions, even if followed exactly by the madman, would have prevented the shooting at Sandy Hook.  

“Many people have been calling for a full repeal of the SAFE Act. It would appear the people have just bypassed the legislature and simply repealed it on their own,” said Tom King, of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association. Communities and LEOs outside of New York City seem to be ignoring or openly challenging Hiz Honner’s draconian law. 

           While we cannot tell New York’s residents to resist this unjust law - that would be illeeeeeeegal - we can certainly tip our hat to the state’s residents who are adhering to Thomas Jefferson's perscription; "If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so."


  1. The 24,000 who registered are slime. It should have been ZERO!

  2. There're reports that many of those who did register their weapons were NY police, allowed to have EBRs as part of their job, but required to register them regardless.

    We can see why the state fought so hard to keep the numbers secret. It's a huge "I'z got yer registration raght chere!" to Hiz Dishoner. ;)