New York State Code article 265.27 Unlawful possession of certain ammunition feeding devices:
It shall be unlawful for a person to knowingly possess an ammunition feeding device where such device contains more than seven rounds of ammunition.
Look, it doesn’t matter in this scope what your beliefs on gun control are. It doesn’t matter if you think all guns should be banned altogether, or if we should all own rocket launchers. In this scope, I can understand it if New York set the magazine capacity at 7. I wouldn’t agree with it, but I would understand it if they want to limit the firepower people have to SEVEN bullets at a time. Instead, they FUCKTARDEDLY decided the best thing to do was to make the magazine capacity 10 rounds, but you’re only allowed to load 7 rounds into the magazine. That is literally the worst solution. Not only will it only limit law-abiding citizens, it won’t do anything to reduce the number of 10 round magazines in circulation. It completely defeats the purpose.
What is the point of this law? To make criminals out of regular citizens? Or is it to prevent things like Sandy Hook, where the perpetrator was able to get off too many shots too quickly? Because if he had a 10 round magazine, I’m pretty willing to bet that he would put 10 fucking bullets in it. Why would a mass murderer on a shooting spree obey the law that says you can have a 10 round magazine but only put 7 bullets in it?
Why would he be like “Oh shit, it’s a misdemeanor if I put an eighth round into this magazine, I don’t want to have to pay a $200 fine, but yeah 26 counts of murder, several more counts of assault with a deadly weapon, and possession of a firearm within 1000 feet of a school, yeah I don’t mind taking the rap for those crimes if I even live through this. I really don’t want to load in that eighth round though, I’m totally going to follow that law. That’s just proper manners.”
Again, I’m not arguing for or against gun control here. I’m arguing against the way they decided to IMPLEMENT the gun control. Regardless of whether or not you believe in high capacity magazine bans, or gun control at all, or if you believe all guns should be banned nationwide. If you believe in a total ban, that’s your decision, and while I don’t agree with it, I will defend your right to express it. But I want to acknowledge the fact that NOBODY I’ve spoken to actually believes that this law will somehow lower the firepower of criminals to 7 rounds if you’re allowed 10 round magazines. Why not just keep the magazine capacity 7 rounds if the point is to reduce the firepower to 7 rounds at a time? If you’re a psycho who is out to murder several people at a time, I seriously doubt that you’re going to be careful enough not to violate this particular law while you do it.