SuperBeetle wrote:Cuomo is an ass. Confiscation could be an option? How in the hell do you confiscate a weapon from someone who has it illegally? I agree Smitty, the revolution will begin. Lock and load. Of course, I always am.
Well first you make them illegal to possess and give the owner X amount of days to either turn it in or face jail time. Banning weapons not yet in existence is one thing but this is a whole other dynamic. If NY doesn't pass such legislation it wouldn't surprise me if it pops up somewhere else like California. That will most certainly be heading to SCOTUS and if any of the recent decisions are an indication it will go down in a ball of flames.
Realistically the only way they will ever make a dent is to use some backdoor legislation like banning lead or making it impossibly expensive to own a gun. The other option would be to push for repeal or modification of the Second Amendment. I'd welcome that because it would fail miserably and end this debate once and for all, that won't happen in our lifetimes.
Overall at most what I expect to happen is some modest proposals, background checks at gun shows etc. Feel good legislation.