“New York City’s $340 fee for a 3-year ‘Residence Premises’ handgun license far exceeds the fee charged by any other U.S. jurisdiction for comparable licensure.” According to the Second Amendment Foundation’s Summary Judgment Motion, the Big Apple’s license fee “amounts to a prohibitive ‘poll tax’ just to exercise a Constitutional right.” In other words, like charging African Americans to vote, hitting-up NYC gun owners for a Benjamin-per-year to own a gun upon which they’ve already paid tax (and isn’t costing the City a dime) is unconstitutional gun control legislation by another name. And while we’re waiting for the federal court system to defend gun rights, again, still, how about a little gun registration scheme? Or a big one . . .
The New York City Council has referred Res 0844-2011 to committee. It’s a . . .
Resolution in support of S.2994, which would amend the New York State Penal Law to require firearm owners to register their firearms on an annual basis with the county clerk’s office in the county where the owner resides, except in New York City where residents would be required to register their firearms at their local police precincts.
Do you know why the framers of the New York State Constitution didn’t include a right to bear arms? Because they thought it was redundant. Is that funny or what?