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Mon Dec 9, 2013, 07:15 PM

26. "Conservative Sites Stoke Hysteria About New York Gun Confiscations"

"Conservative Sites Stoke Hysteria About New York Gun Confiscations"

Conservative sites have been circulating this NYC gun confiscation notice and claiming it as evidence of a gun grab after Sandy Hook. But the law referenced in the notice isn't news at all. It's a law that has been on the books since 1991.

Sites like Infowars and the Blaze are presenting the letter as a horrifying new manifestation of laws passed since the Newtown Massacre. "And so it begins," reads the headline at conservative site Gateway Pundit, suggesting that recent laws are to blame.

These sites are either mistaken or deliberately misleading their readers. The notice below has nothing to do with the 2013 SAFE Act, NY's controversial post-Sandy Hook law.

Actually the letter enforces a 22-year-old city statute banning rifles holding more that 5 rounds. Here's the letter in full, via the Blaze: (bold emphasis mine; italics in original)


RICHMOND BORO GUN CLUB, INC. v. CITY OF NEW YORK Scroll down to Factual Background

On July 30, 1991, at the request of then-Mayor David W. Dinkins and with the support of then-Police Commissioner Lee P. Brown as well as various other city officials, the New York City Council enacted Local Law 78 prohibiting the possession or transfer within New York City of "assault weapons" and certain ammunition feeding devices. Administrative Code 10-303.1(a), 10-306, 10-131(i)(6).


N.Y. ADC. LAW 10-306 : NY Code - Section 10-306: Disposition, purchase and possession of ammunition and ammunition feeding devices

Apparently "the Democrats" are so intent on "confiscating your guns" it's taken the NYPD (they're an arm of the Democratic Party, right?) 22 years to get moving on it.

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