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Mandatory Gun Insurance Is Next For Gun Owners, Legislator Says

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New York Assemblyman Bill Nojay believes that the state’s SAFE Act is just the beginning of a movement in the state to infringe upon Second Amendment rights.

The gun control legislation was signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo one year ago this month. Nojay, though, does not seem to be ready to concede defeat to the gun control contingent just yet. He recently stated that the fight to “restore the right to bear arms” is far from over, with a legal challenge to the law working its way through the court system. The New York assemblyman wants to see the lawmakers who voted in favor of the anti-Second Amendment bill “be held accountable.”

Law enforcement, he said, does not support it:

The rank-and file-troopers don’t want anything to do with it. I don’t know a single sheriff upstate who is going to enforce it. If you don’t have the troopers and you don’t have the sheriffs, who have you got? You’ve got Governor Andrew Cuomo pounding on the table in Albany. I know a few hundred of these gun owners. I don’t know of any of them that are going to be registered.

During a meeting at the South Seneca Sportsmen’s Club, Nojay was asked what the public could do to convince fellow gun owners to get involved in the political fight against gun control laws. One woman told Nojay she knows 10 gun owners in her family who don’t care about fighting the law or voting because they don’t see how it impacts them.

Said Nojay:

My answer is very simple: The Safe Act is not the end, it’s the beginning. You don’t have to take my word for it. You look at the bills that are before the state legislature that the Democrats from New York City want to see passed. … They [Democrats] believe that anyone who owns a firearm should be required to have $3 or $5 million of liability insurance.

New York has 62 counties, and a total of 52 counties have already passed resolutions opposing the SAFE Act. If the refusal to enforce the dictates of the new statute continues in the law enforcement realm, a ruling by a federal judge to uphold most of the provisions will be essentially meaningless.

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In December US Chief District Judge William M. Skretny upheld two SAFE Act provisions. He ruled that the bans on high-capacity magazines (10 rounds of more) and “assault weapons” ban are constitutional. The district judge did, though, strike down part of the law that would have made it a crime to possess a gun with more than seven bullets.

Nojay said that Assembly Democrats also want every firearm dealers to lock up every single weapon every night.

“It’s impossible,” he said. “It would basically put retailers out of business.”

The lawmaker also said that Democrats in the state legislature and gun control advocacy groups want to prohibit the transportation of firearms in and out of New York “which would put all of our manufacturers out of business.”

Although such bills may not pass this session, they easily could if Democrats gain seats in the legislature and Cuomo wins re-election, he contends.

As previously reported by Off The Grid News, a mass exodus of firearms makers in the North has occurred because of new and pending gun control laws. Remington is still operating in New York State – for now. Although Nojay feels that Remington will remain in his state, he added that the gun company has already been looking at new locations in other parts of the country.

During the same meeting with constituents, Assemblyman Nojay told the crowd that Second Amendment supporters in the legislature have told their peers across the aisle that the SAFE Act and other proposed laws will cost the state thousands of jobs and tax revenue.

Said Nojay:

They don’t care … what happens north of the Bronx in terms of employment. In fact, I had a Democrat say to me, and we were taking an elevator ride, and I said, ‘You know, you’re killing us with the job situation in upstate New York. And he looks at me like a teacher would look at a slow child and he said, ‘Bill, why would we want to create more jobs in upstate New York? Those are going to be likely Republicans who are going to vote against us.’ They are very happy if they go to Texas.’

How do you feel about the SAFE Act and the future of gun control?

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6 comments

  1. I am not a NewYorker, but I would say that a consequence of such a law to cause gun owners to buy insurance would be to continue making the poorer folks suffer more as usual. Can a widowed woman living on social security in the inner city afford the cost of yet another mandated insurance program?

    Most of these so-called help the poor and disenfranchised laws seems to hurt the good yet limited in income folks the most.

    Just wait until the Climate Change utility bills and fees come through to that widowed woman.

    We can do better than this.

  2. I say “double the taxs” on all gun makers, raise the insurance cost to have a gun,and make anything that holds more then ONE shot illegal,…NOW WHY WOULD I SAY THIS,so all true americans WILL LEAVE THE EAST COAST,the RUSSIANS and CHINESE are coming and there ain’t no way in hell a few gun owners can beat them,SO LET all the braindead liberals get killed,and the patriots live to fight another day,in a safer place I might add,CAUSE THE WHOLE EAST COAST will be bombed into dust,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,AND YOU PATRIOTS HAD BETTER BELIEVE ITS GOING TO HAPPEN……………….

    • if this was truly the case and there is some truth to what you are saying, i still would not come to there aid, let them die and eat there own shit, there against guns so let the Marxists have them and when the marxists think they can march south then we will get rid of all of them at the mason dixon line.

  3. DO any of you patriots REMEMBER the demoncrates YELLING “WE WANT SATAN,NOT GOD” ..well do you remember that?IT was at their national convention in DC,well guess what? THE LORD was listening even if you weren’t,HE SAID ,”SO YOU WANT SATAN” OK I will grant your wish,satan it is,AMERICA IS NOW IN THE HANDS OF THE DEVIL HIMSELF,any Idea whats coming to america,TOTAL DESTRUCTION thats what,and the IDIOT liberals and demoncrates are the ones responible,THE LORD GAVE YOU ONE YEAR TO CHANGE IT,but none stood with the LORD,…NOW ITS SET IN STONE,and for this everyone will pay……………………

    • Arizona, did you forget to take your meds today? Your rant is as obnoxious as the preachers that blamed the 9-11 attacks on gays, and the Westborough Baptists cretins that disrupt funerals of military men and women.

      Do all of us freedom loving Americans a favor and let us fight this in a rational mannor. Go play with your god elsewhere.

  4. NY gun owners don’t care for the regular channels of politics, as it’s akin to beseeching Beelzebub for a demon problem. I bet they’d rather storm Albany and *show* Cuomo how much they don’t appreciate his diktats, personally.

    Cartridge-box option is looking… better and better.

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