Gun Registration and Ownership Tax Introduced in the New York Senate

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    Thumbs down Gun Registration and Ownership Tax Introduced in the New York Senate

    From the NRA WebSite:

    A bill has been introduced in the New York Senate that would require gun owners to register all of their firearms. Senate Bill 2994 has been referred to the Senate Codes Committee, but currently no hearing date has been set.


    Sponsored by state Senator Eric Adams (D-20), S. 2994 would require firearms to be registered with a $15 per gun fee. An additional $10 would be charged annually for renewal. This registration legislation would require gun owners to list the serial number and model of every gun they own, in addition to personal information. Gun owners know that criminals will never register their illegally possessed guns and, in fact, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Haynes v. U.S. (309 U.S. 85 (1968)) that since felons are prohibited from owning firearms, compelling them to register their guns would violate their Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination. In addition, this ill-conceived legislation would constitute a substantial state tax on gun ownership. Historically, these failed registration schemes have also been very costly for jurisdictions to maintain, and they have been completely ineffective. Registration is a dangerous step toward confiscation and an assault on the Second Amendment.


    All New York gun owners should contact their representatives. Here's the article:

    NRA-ILA :: Gun Registration and Ownership Tax Introduced in the New York Senate
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    Since criminals are legally exempt it should be obvious that it isn't about crime at all.

    But they'll probably pass it and keep getting re-elected....

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    What ! Another way to tax hard working law abiding americans,Theres a few politicians that need to be tar and feathered
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    If they can't control it, they'll tax it. Way to go NY.... NOW you have to PAY to exercise your rights ? I hope this gets taken to the courts, I think NY would lose.
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    NY version of the Illinois FOID card fee.
    I'd rather be lucky than good any day

    There's nothing that will change someone's moral outlook quicker than cash in large sums.

    Majority rule only works if you're also considering individual rights. Because you can't have five wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for supper.

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    It never ceases.

    Evil never takes a rest.

    The ONLY reason for registration is confiscation. Anything else is a lie.
    I would rather stand against the cannons of the wicked than against the prayers of the righteous.


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    I wonder if this would be considered reasonable under the heller decision... probably

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    STINKS! It never stops. Our rights are in trouble.
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    This bill has probably brought smiles to many Jersey politicians.
    Shoot, with a single law they can both raise revenue, and add another layer of gun control.
    Very unnerving if you live in an anti-state.
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    NY will try to tax anyone to get out of it's $9 billion deficit and now they are going after the gun owners.
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    If those morons keep electing those morons, then they're getting exactly the government they deserve. I don't feel sorry for them.

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    I'm sorry, just because I reside in this state doesn't mean the people elected were the people I voted for, so don't include me in your remarks.
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    I wonder if they can grab me for that. I work in NY with one weapon registered on my badge there but I live in PA.
    One more step and it's on!

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