A federal judge ruled recently that New York's gun ban is constitutional, citing that the state government has a 'compelling' interest to protect public safety.
What he forgot to mention as a quote by Benjamin Franklin that you should all know. While public safety is very important, even to me, as a citizen; it has to be accounted for through the respect of the Bill of Rights and the US Constitution.
The gun control bill passed in New York limits the rights of citizens to keep and bear particular arms. Via death by 1000 cuts they will slowly make their way to stripping everyone of their rights. The Supreme Court of the United States of America ruled that you cannot ban common sporting arms in use today. This is exactly what New York state is doing (banning them), and this is a direct challenge by a federal judge to precedent set by the higher court. If overturned, he will be reprimanded.
A militia; being necessary to the security of a free state; the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
That means any arm designed to fire a projectile that is a bullet. In my mind, that is anything from .17 to .50BMG. I believe a firearm must be handheld to qualify under the rights we were born with. New York isn't the only one violating the Constitution: other states such as California, New Jersey and Maryland are doing it too.
As gun owners and United States citizens we cannot allow this tyranny to pass. Do not let the government strip you of your guns or your rights, and do not comply with their orders. I told my father yesterday that had I moved to the state of Michigan, I would have refused to comply with the handgun registration requirement. I downright refuse to give the government access to confiscate my weaponry, especially if the registration is a prerequisite to owning the firearm in that state.
Now is the time to join the Second Amendment Foundation, the National Rifle Association and many other gun rights groups to help fight for our freedoms. Our rights are in peril, and if you let them- they will come and take your guns. They are taking baby steps- but they will get to your doorstep if you let them.