NY May be Today’s Lexington & Concord:

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Preparations are already being made for mass resistance:

“I’ve heard from hundreds of people that they’re prepared to defy the law, and that number will be magnified by the thousands, by the tens of thousands, when the registration deadline comes,’’ said President Brian Olesen with American Shooters Supply, among the biggest gun dealers in the state, in an interview with the New York Post.

Even government officials admit that forcing New Yorkers to register their guns will be a tough sell, and they are apparently aware that massive non-compliance will be the order of the day. “Many of these assault-rifle owners aren’t going to register; we realize that,’’ a source in the Cuomo administration told the Post, adding that officials expect “widespread violations” of the new statute.

Threats of imprisoning gun owners for up to a year and confiscating their weapons are already being issued by governor’s office, headed by a rabid anti-Second Amendment extremist who suggested before the bill passed that “confiscation” of all semi-automatic rifles was being considered. If tens or even hundreds of thousands of otherwise law-abiding citizens refuse to comply, however, analysts say New York would either have to start raising taxes and building a lot more prisons, or give up on the scheme that experts say will do nothing to reduce violence and that lawmakers say is aimed at eventual confiscation.

Activists involved in the state-wide boycott against the unconstitutional statute who spoke to the Post almost taunted authorities, saying gun owners would essentially dare authorities to “come and take it away.”

According to the paper, leaders of some of the state’s hundreds of gun clubs, dealers, and non-profit organizations, citing the New York Constitution’s guarantee that gun rights “cannot be infringed,” are currently involved in organizing the resistance. Among the primary concerns is that, with registration, authorities would know where to go for confiscation, an idea already proposed openly by Governor Cuomo himself.

“They’re saying, ‘F— the governor! F— Cuomo! We’re not going to register our guns,’ and I think they’re serious. People are not going to do it. People are going to resist,” explained State Rifle and Pistol Association President Tom King, who also serves on the National Rifle Association board of directors. “They’re taking one of our guaranteed civil rights, and they’re taking it away.”

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  6 comments for “NY May be Today’s Lexington & Concord:

  1. Tor Munkov
    January 26, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Andrew Cuomo deserves to be impeached, stripped of his American citizenship, and then deported. He is the one most responsible for the subprime mortgage financial crisis. He is the imbecile that started the world wide financial crisis we still suffer from today, by mandating loans be made to minorities regardless of whether they had the means to repay the loans.

    http://www.cnbc.com/id/35694762/NY039s_Cuomo_Is_039Father_of_Subprime_Crisis039_Bove

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Cuomo

    Andrew Cuomo pushed government-sponsored lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to buy more home loans issued to poor homeowners, in an attempt to end discrimination against minorities. Some believe that this helped lead to the current subprime mortgage crisis. Edward J. Pinto, former chief credit officer at Fannie Mae, said “they should have known the risks were large. Cuomo was pushing mortgage bankers to make loans and basically saying you have to offer a loan to everybody.”

  2. MoT
    January 26, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    I’m as cynical as they come. To think that Fed-teat-sucking sheriffs would “suddenly” rediscover their spines is almost too comical to believe. Still, I find it amusing to see them at least put up the “act” of resistance. I’m assuming that the only reason there is any noise is because they’re getting an earful from their constituents and they don’t want to appear weak.

  3. methylamine
    January 26, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    The bigger question is: what can we do to help the gun-owners in New York?

    Physically go there?
    Send them ammo? Vests?

    If ya’ll have already, now is the time to make an absolute fool of yourself talking, yelling, arguing with everybody you know–and everyone you don’t know too.

    I wear my Infowars t-shirt with the Second Amendment written in the shape of an AK 47 to Whole Foods…even in Texas, that’s a conversation-starter. I’m clean-cut and my two little kids are in tow; so it’s hard to demonize me.

    Time to go crazy. Time to freak out.

    This is our last chance to speak out; after this, they will force us into a corner and words won’t work anymore.

  4. Eric_G
    January 27, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    Good luck with the fight. Relevant Eddie Murphy bit:

    http://youtu.be/PAG2X3G8hHw?t=37s

    • January 27, 2013 at 3:21 pm

      Let’s hope it doesn’t become necessary to fight. But if there’s no alternative – if the alternative is absolute submission and the degradation that entails – then better to fight and lose for the sake of maybe winning one’s liberty than to live and face the certainty of submission and degradation.

      • Jean
        November 28, 2013 at 12:35 am

        Eric,
        Can you still doubt the direction this is going?
        Still be optimistic?

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