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Dec 26 2012

C Is for Confiscation

Unhinged Stalinist Ed Schultz isn’t the only authoritarian moonbat to respond to Sandy Hook with the C word. New York’s skeevy socialist governor is right behind Ed the Red:

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.

ruger LCR
Don’t tell Rep. McCarthy, but this gun has a barrel shroud.

On a tip from Ghost of FA Hayek.

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  • Ghost of FA Hayek

    Maybe they will make a case against heat seeking bullets again

  • Ghost of FA Hayek
  • TED

    Confiscate? No,

    Ban Them.

  • TED
  • Mr Evilwrench

    Hey, I have a 10 GT Mustang, it’s even black (omg I must be a racist) and it hasn’t killed any more people than any of my guns. Must be defective. Fingers. Cold. Dead. Pry.

  • Mickey Shea
  • Dan

    That fine Ruger LCR actually has a Trigger shroud. But to a politition a shroud is a shroud.

  • Dr. 9

    With all the word games aside, we all know what these leftist cretins really want, and that is, a TOTAL ban on ALL firearms, ala Britain. Anything else they say is simply meant to confuse and distract the sheeple. Most of these left-wing dupes claim they are against “military-style assault weapons”.

    Does that mean they are against the weapons design? Would they have seen the CT. tragedy differently if that gun had been painted pink, or if it had a different design?
    And exactly what would they consider a “non-assault” weapon?

  • A. Levy

    When you blow the smoke away and look at what the Left is actually doing, you will note this conversation about guns has in fact, very little to do with guns, especially when you see that their arguments have very little, if anything, to do with sound logic, reason, or rationality, or fact. But it does have everything to do with furthering the Left’s agenda, with a “total gun ban” always being one of their top priorities, and of course, control. And it’s CONTROL, the power and authority to totally control the everyday lives of us all, that has always been, and continues to be, the Left’s #1 priority.

  • Nicki Thomas

    Oh, it looks just like my .38 Airweight. Let them TRY to take it away from me.

  • Sam Adams

    http://www.politico.com/story/2012/12/cops-probe-nbc-gregory-on-gun-clip-85481.html

    Leftist reporter produces a 30 round magazine while interviewing NRA VP. Question: Will he be subjected to the same enforcement penalties applied to the little people in Washington DC? Will he spend time in prison for his unlawful prank?

  • bobdog

    Let’s see. The last sporting shotgun I bought cost me $8,000.00. Used. Half of what the original owner paid for it.

    I’m just not too inclined to turn it in for $50.00, as compelling as Cuomo apparently thinks that might be to me.

    They could offer me what I paid for my guns, and the answer would still be “What are you, NUTS?”

    As if I would ever voluntarily turn in a gun to the government.

  • Bill T
  • wingmann

    For all the fools who want to confiscate my guns,here is a story sure to warm your heart:
    http://www.oregonlive.com/happy-valley/index.ssf/2012/12/halloween_decorations_carry_ha.html

  • Bill T

    Obama Plans to Give Immigrants an Easier Path to Purchasing Firearms
    http://www.vdare.com/posts/obama-plans-to-give-immigrants-an-easier-path-to-purchasing-firearms

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