New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Nearly a year after passage of New York state’s new gun law, dealer sales of popular AR-15 semi-automatic rifles have ended in New York and arrest data show more than 1,000 gun possession charges in New York City were boosted from misdemeanors to felonies because of the changes.
Key measures of New York’s tough new gun law have kicked in, meaning owners of firearms now reclassified as assault weapons are required to register the guns. There are also new limits on the number of bullets allowed in magazines.
There was double talk from Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday, as he reversed positions on guns and taxes. Cuomo tried to sell a tax “hike” as a tax “cut.”