From ABC, via Drudge:
NEW YORK (WABC) — It appears someone forgot to exempt police officers from the ban of ammunition clips with more than 7 bullets in New York State’s new gun control law.
It’s a big oversight that apparently happened in the haste by the Cuomo Administration to get a tough package of gun-control measures signed into law.
On Tuesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the sweeping gun measure, the nation’s toughest. It includes a ban on the possession of high-capacity magazines.
Specifically, magazines with more than 7 rounds will be illegal under the new law.
The problem as the statute is currently written does NOT exempt law enforcement officers.
Why, if seven rounds is enough for the citizen, who has no backup, no help, no safety net, no radio, and little training; why should the police need more bullets than the citizen?
Are their lives more important than yours?
Or is this the state acknowledging that modern firearms are important?
And if they’re important for self-defense (cops only carry guns to stop attacks against themselves or others – not to go and execute criminals), why is there a difference?
The NYPD, the State Police and virtually every law enforcement agency in the state carry 9-milli-meter guns, which have a 15-round capacity.
Unless an exemption is added by the time the law takes effect in March, police would technically be in violation of the new gun measure.
Not that anyone will enforce it, unless citizens start doing citizens arrest against all the police.
Within the last hour, the Patrolman’s Benevolent Association President released a statement saying, “The PBA is actively working to enact changes to this law that will provide the appropriate exemptions from the law for active and retired law enforcement officers.”
State Senator Eric Adams, a former NYPD Captain, told us he’s going to push for an amendment next week to exempt police officers from the high-capacity magazine ban. In his words, “You can’t give more ammo to the criminals”
But you sure can disarm the citizen. Wouldn’t want to disarm the government’s enforcers, though.
Some animals are more equal than others.