So most of the gun stores in my county were raided by the New York State Police yesterday. “During the 10-month probe, five Nassau County gun shops illegally sold assault weapons to undercover DA investigators and members of the New York State Police,” nassaucountyny.gov reports. “As a result of the investigation, Rice’s office has arrested and charged four store owners and five of their employees.” Imagine this happening with all of the bakeries or hair salons in your county. We’re talking about the horrors of . . . adjustable stocks. OK, stocks that can be modified to be adjustable . . .
Rice said that shop owners were breaking the law by temporarily modifying the weapons to appear as though they lacked the required characteristics of an assault weapon. However, the temporary modification was easily reversible, thereby making them full-fledged assault weapons. For example, a pin was placed in the stock of a weapon in an attempt to prevent its collapse. However, the pins were designed to be easily removable making the stock collapsible.
While those who willing broke the law should get what they deserve, buying a NY-compliant AR is like buying a Lincoln Navigator with disabled power seats. But imagine the loophole: instead of abolishing the firearms, abolish all the dealers selling them.