New gun laws firing in 2014

New gun laws firing in 2014

Feinstein gunThe New Year brings a fusillade of new gun laws Californians must follow. Capital Public Radio reports:

Some California gun owners say they’re confused about the new gun laws that will take effect in 2014. 

The law causing the most confusion doesn’t take effect in 2014.  It will ban lead ammunition for hunting when it takes effect in 2016.  

At the Just Guns store in Sacramento, Troy Alvarez was picking up three boxes of ammunition for target shooting over Christmas break.  The ammo is legal, but the magazine he currently has for his pistol will be illegal July 1st.  A new law bans magazines with more than ten bullets.

“I’m not real familiar of, with the new law as it applies to maybe grandfathered pistols and clip size,” Alvarez says.

All sales of ten-round clips will be illegal January 1st.

The group Gun Owners of California says it will likely take legal action to prevent  enforcement of the law. 

Also in January, people who buy long guns must register them and pass a safety test.

New York state has imposed such a law on long guns for several years now. When it further tightened gun laws with its “SAFE” law, the gun registry lists were used to go out and seize the formerly legal guns of citizens. Gov. Andrew Cuomo promised the seizures wouldn’t happen because of the law. But the Blaze reports:

Despite promises from the president and a host of other politicians who are pushing for more gun control that nobody is coming for your guns, the confiscation of guns and gun permits has apparently started in some form in New York State. One attorney representing several people who have been forced to surrender their guns spoke with TheBlaze and alerted us to some disturbing facts:

  • Gun owners are losing their 2nd Amendment rights without due process.
  • HIPAA Laws are likely being compromised and the 4th and 5th Amendments are being violated in some of these cases

How did confiscation start happening so quickly? Apparently the gun grabbing was triggered by something inside the NY SAFE Act — New York’s new gun law — that has a provision apparently mandating confiscation of weapons and permits if someone has been prescribed psychotropic drugs.

People considered “insane” include those who have been prescribed anti-anxiety drugs. Such drugs also are part of some dieting regimens. So someone needing to lose a few pounds after holiday feasting could end up with his guns seized.

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