New York's latest gun laws that are targeting gun stores and gun owners has created a massive rush in gun purchases as New York residents look to get ahead of the new rules that will have broad …
New York's latest gun laws that are targeting gun stores and gun owners has created a massive rush in gun purchases as New York residents look to get ahead of the new rules that will have broad implications on who can own semi-automatic rifles.
Loren Herender, owner of Bare Arms Gun Shop in Ilion, NY said, "We've definitely been busier since Governor Hochul signed these new laws. Mary Van, owner of Vann's Gun Shop in Plattsburgh, NY said, "I'm definitely selling a lot of guns. The new law has spurred people on to buy what they want because no one really knows what they are going to do."
Governor Hochul signed a package of gun related bills into law on June 6th, in the wake of a mass shooting in Buffalo, New York and other parts of the country. The new laws, viewed as the biggest changes to gun laws since the NYSAFE Act of 2013, would require a license for semi-automatic rifles, similar to a pistol permit, and require purchasers of semi-automatic rifles of any caliber to be 21 years of age or older. Details of timing and how the licensing permitting process would be handled remain unknown as of press time.
The Albany Times Union reported that some gun shops in the Capital district reporting sales of semi-automatic rifles had doubled in the days since Governor Hochul signed the new laws.
The new laws not only affect the ability of young people to own long guns, they would also expand so-called red-flag laws that allow confiscation of firearms, eliminates the grandfathering of some high capacity magazines, restrict civilian purchases of body armor and eventually require certain guns to be equipped with micro-stamping technology that proponents claim can help law enforcement investigators link projectiles to particular firearms.
Some dealers have reported it's not just firearms that have surged in sales, ammunition sales have also gone through the roof, though sellers continue to deal with supply chain issues that have resulted in ammunition shortages particularly for handgun rounds.
Maybe A New NY Smallmouth Bass Record!
Tom Russell of Albion, NY fishing on Cayuga Lake in a Finger Lakes Open Trail bass tournament on June 15th, the opening day of bass fishing this year, caught five Smallmouth bass that weighed a total of 30 pounds 15 ounce, his big fish weighed 8 pounds 5.6 ounces. The NY State record smallmouth bass is 8 pounds 4 ounces.
Russell has submitted paperwork to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, which at presstime had yet to be confirmed, but most likely it will be, only time will tell.
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