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Brooklyn Lawmakers Want to Severely Tighten Ammo Sales

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If two New York lawmakers from Brooklyn are successful at passing new draft legislation aimed at tightly restricting the sale of ammunition in the state, will legitimate gun owners there turn to reloading so they can maintain their firearms proficiency?

State Sen. Roxanne Persaud (D-19) and Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon (D-52), backed by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, drafted a bill that would place a strict limit on the number of bullets a gun owner could purchase over a 90-day time period. That cap would be no more than twice the amount of the capacity of the weapon every 90 days.

If two Brooklyn lawmakers have their way, no one in the state could buy this much ammo all at once.
If two Brooklyn lawmakers have their way, no one in the state could buy this much ammo all at once.

MSS looked in vain for actual language such a bill might contain, with no luck. BrooklynEagle.com reported that under the proposal, Section 270.00 of the New York State Penal Law would be amended to restrict ammunition sales.

In particular, Persaud and Simon said that under the current code, only pistols and revolvers are specifically regulated. The bills’ sponsors say this creates a “loophole” for those seeking to purchase ammunition for AR-15s and other semi-automatic rifles.

Penalty for the violation of this law would also be increased from a Class B misdemeanor, or not more than three months in jail and not more than $500 in fines, to a Class E felony, or up to four years in prison with a minimum of one year.

Based on their public statements, it’s evident that the two lawmakers know next to nothing about the subject of firearms and ammunition. Manufacturers don’t package ammunition with random numbers of cartridges. Would retailers in the state have to sell onesies and twosies to comply?

However, because anti-gun legislators in New York have a history of defying logic, the NRA has said they “will treat this legislation as another serious attempt to infringe on your constitutional right to self-defense.”

There were no mentions that handloading components might be similarly restricted. So we would assume legal, law-abiding New York State gun owners would respond to such a law with a wave of do-it-yourself activity and begin buying presses, powder, and primers. If so, Midsouth Shooters Supply will be here to help them.

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13 thoughts on “Brooklyn Lawmakers Want to Severely Tighten Ammo Sales”

  1. I has to wonder if these people elected to FOLLOW the wishes of those that voted for them, not just a few, The the laws of the country and each state has laws in force to assist in governing such things. To twist the intention of the rights of all to fit a few will have more problems down stream. It will also send those that wish to, to go else where for their needs. It seems there is less thought of everyone’s right get lost in stupidity over good thinking.

  2. This has to be one of the stupidest ideas they have come up with. Good god what are these elected officials thinking of besides not getting elected again

  3. Another “end around” play on the constitution. Thank the Lord above I don’t live in New York or Kaliforneea!

  4. seems like the democrat’s are restricting the gun laws in new york state, After they ban the legal guns will baseball bats be next, how about bows and arrows..

  5. Quote: “State Sen. Roxanne Persaud (D-19) and Assembly member Jo Anne Simon (D-52), backed by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, drafted a bill that would place a strict limit on the number of bullets a gun owner could purchase over a 90-day time period.”

    Based on the text of the article, it appears they have only suggested limiting the “bullet” anyway, not the whole “cartridge.”

    Apparently, like most liberal/Marxists they don’t really understand the items they’re trying to control. Let me make this simple, the bullet is what comes out the muzzle of the barrel when the gun is fired. The cartridge is inserted into the chamber to prepare for firing.

    Shouldn’t be a problem continuing to purchase loaded ammo under this bill, considering the “wording.” Another example of the stupidity of the ‘enemy.” They still haven’t learned anything, and let’s not tell them! 😉

  6. Wouldn’t it be more dangerous to restrict a gun owner’s ability to practice with their firearm? Don’t the anti gunners always bemoan untrained firearm owners who don’t practice? It’d be a bit difficult to become proficient with approximately 20 rounds of ammo every 3 months.

    As the article said, this has no logic to it.

    I don’t see this bill actually going anywhere, but if it did and I were an enterprising individual I’d open a gun shop right on the border in a neighboring state.

  7. This will not stop any gun owner from getting their hands on ammo. What is big brother going to do? Kick the door in, demanding to see a receipt on how many bullets they purchased in Pennsylvania, or Vermont, or some other city in New Yalk? Tell me, do you have to have an ” ammo purchase Permit” in New Yalk? And will the ” good people” of Brooklyn really PUT UP WITH THIS CRAP???. Maybe they should do a pilot trial program in the Bronx first to see how that “works”!!! Good Luck to all New Yalkers. You live with and VOTED these morons into office, now do something about it. Kick their caboose out!!!

  8. More crap from the Peoples Republic of NewYorkastan. I know , I live there. The people in The Big Apple are to stupid to realize they are being lead off the cliff of Socialism so where does 2nd Amendment issues fit in with their lives, I doubt that they even know what an Amendment is. At least the Upstaters understand what’s going on. We came very close to an armed march on Albany when Cuomo slipped the NY Safe Act past us, a lot closer that some people will or want to admit. Something like this, if passed would be the straw that broke the camels back and things could really get ugly and no amount of lip service would be enough to stop people once they have committed themselves …………………

    1. To Ken:

      I doubt you live here in NYC. Among other things, you refer to NYC as “there” and not “here”, which is a dead giveaway that you don’t live “here”. Also, if you’re going to call people “to stupid” you should first learn how to spell the word “too”. People like you really don’t help our cause.

      To Robert: What you don’t understand about NYC politics is that this is liberal Democratic country. Voting a conservative or a Republican into local office is impossible here. Dems outnumber Republicans here by 10-1. The only way to fight back crazy measures like this is to educate folks like these two lawmakers who apparently know nothing about firearms. However, even that may prove to be futile since these lawmakers are simply looking for a cause to help propel their careers. As crazy as it sounds, an ill-conceived measure like this will be well-received by constituents. Although I may be spinning my wheels, I plan on going to see these two lawmakers in the coming weeks in an effort to educate them. I figure it can’t hurt, and might help.

  9. I’m getting sick of the general liberal stupidity that exists.

    We might as well restrict driving to only 1,000 miles a year, because cars kill.

    We might as well limit people to eating only 1000 calories a day since obesity kills as well…..

  10. Another useless, idiotic law proposed by another two idiots who don’t know the difference between a clip and a magazine, let alone breech and muzzle. Make no mistake, these morons have but one objective, regardless of how many times they spout off about “common sense gun laws”. That objective is to insidiously chip away at our Rights under the Second Amendment until Confiscation is the only thing left.

  11. Not to be a wise A55, but if the new law limits buyers to so many BULLETS over a 90 day period, wouldn’t that include reloading components? The idiot lawmakers may THINK “bullet” mean “round of ammunition”, but in reality means the projectile only. If written that way, it would limit the number of actual BULLETS they could buy (for reloading) as well as loaded rounds of ammunition.

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