Here is how it starts. American gun owners know that an unconstitutional law is no law at all. We also have a tradition of resisting tyranny.
The actions of a bunch of lawless state legislators will not be followed by the people. By passing their new law they have made honest, law abiding citizens criminals. The people understand… if they are criminals they will disobey the law.
An attempt to disarm citizens will not work. It has been shown time and again that people have guns in even the most legally gun-free areas. Chicago and New York city have the strongest gun laws. So does the entire country of Mexico. In those places it is not just illegal to have a gun but the consequences are severe. Still the people keep guns. It’s just those who obey the laws who don’t. The unarmed become victims of the armed criminals. Those criminals may be civilians or they may be police or military. History has shown that all groups in power become corrupt when the people are defenseless.
After Democrats in New York rammed a sweeping assault on the right to keep and bear arms through the legislature that failed to exempt police officers from the draconian restrictions, gun owners and even some lawmakers are planning what has been dubbed potentially the largest act of civil disobedience in state history. According to news reports, gun rights activists are urging everyone to defy far-left Governor Andrew Cuomo’s new registration mandate while daring authorities to “come and take it.”
Analysts say the legislation, passed in a frenzy last week in the wake of the Newtown shooting, represents the most brazen infringement on the right to keep and bear arms anywhere in the nation. Among other points, the so-called SAFE Act seeks to limit magazines to just seven bullets, require virtually all of the estimated one million semi-automatic rifles in the state to be registered with authorities, mandate reporting of patients who express indications that they may have thoughts about hurting themselves or others by doctors, and more.
Aside from being unconstitutional, experts on gun violence also point out that the draconian schemes are a bad idea: Studies have repeatedly shown that more guns lead to less crime, and the phenomenon is obvious across America — just compare Chicago or D.C. to Alaska or Wyoming. The mandated reporting requirements for doctors, meanwhile, have come under fire from across the political spectrum. Whether it will even be possible to enforce the bill, however, remains to be seen.”