Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo (D-N.Y.) said Thursday that all options, including confiscation and “mandatory sales to the state,” would be on the table next month when the New York State Legislature debates new gun control measures. The comments were specifically aimed at what might happen should stricter rules be imposed on “assault” weapons and high-capacity magazines. …
The governor also explained that he would focus his attention on changing state laws regarding the possession of what the media confusingly calls “assault weapons” (“there’s no real definition of the term,” the Washington Examiner’s Tim Carney notes) and high-capacity ammunition magazines.
What do they mean there’s no real definition? I thought single-issue anti-gun congresscritter Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) made it clear that an assault weapon is a gun with a barrel shroud, also known as a “shoulder thing that goes up”:
If confused, regulators can refer to the mainstream media’s handy Journalist’s Guide to Firearms Identification.
The definition of a high-capacity magazine is the same as the definition of an assault weapon or a barrel shroud. Each of these terms means whatever our bureaucrat overlords say it means at any particular moment.
On a tip from Ghost of FA Hayek.