WATCH: NY Gun Owners Burn Assault Weapon Registration Forms Mandated by ‘SAFE’ Act

Photo Credit: benwatts / Creative Commons In the state of New York, hundreds gathered near Sarasota Springs in a fiery act of civil disobedience aimed at gun control lawmakers.

According to the Post Star, “nearly a thousand gun registration forms were turned into ashes Sunday.” Under NY’s SAFE Act, those who possess what the State of New York considers to be military-style “assault weapons” have to register by April 15th.

“Once the Second (Amendment) falls, the rest will go with it. It’s an unconstitutional law, done in the middle of the night with no input from the public,” E.J. Stokes told the Post Star.

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  • disqus_9HmfSLuBjV

    Here we go America. State by state ‘We will not comply’

  • Charles

    HOORAY for them. It is time we true AMERICAN’S showed some GUTS !!!!!!

  • Dwightmannn

    Only fools need to register their guns. . . Nothing in the constitution says that we have to register anything. Lets start registering the political hacks that have made this “SAFE” act law, as criminals agin the people. . .

    • Phillip Ortiz

      Good point!! It also doesn’t say anything about registering to vote!
      PS Or automatic weapons.
      PS Or nerve gas.
      PS Or space aliens.
      PS Or Kenya.
      PS Or Benghazi.

      • Daninfla

        You are right, the Constitution says nothing directly about all of your BS, oops, sorry, PS points! However, it does say directly “shall not be infringed!” Now, you may have a doctorate in Constitutional Law, like Barry does, but obviously you do not have a dictionary to look up what infringe means.
        P.S. Your eloquence denotes some education, but it appears to be beyond the limits of your liberal, progressive and intolerant intelligence.

        • Phillip

          The entirety of the Second Amendment reads, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” To the best of my knowledge every US state has a militia (e.g., my state’s ‘National Guard’), and I have no quarrel with those units being equipped with any and all types of weaponry (including semi and fully automatic weapons). I do take exception with the fact that the assault weapon ban has lapsed, and that a number of those weapons have been sold/traded/etc. in the absence of any background checks. So, like ~80% of Americans, I believe that weapons designed to do great damage/carnage in a short amount of time should be possessed only by people who have a clear background. That, my friend, is what the NY SAFE Act is all about.

          • joespoint

            I think your “like ~80% of Americans” is more than a tad overinflated.
            Assault weapons are those that are used in an assault. If I used a kitchen spoon to assault someone, it would then be an assault weapon. Do you propose banning those as well?
            It’s an age old argument – in the wrong hands, anything can be used to “do great damage/carnage in a short amount of time”. That doesn’t mean those same items should be banned from law abiding citizens, simply because of your misguided fears. That, my friend is what the protests are all about.

          • 946towguy

            The term, “Assault Weapon,” was intentionally made up by the prohibitionists to create a bogeyman and trick the uneducated into believing that they were banning fully automatic, “Assault Rifles,” and ,”Machineguns.”

            These types love to confuse people with the differing, context based meanings between common language, legal language and military jargon/ terms of art.

            As a legal term, “Assault,” means an attempt, coupled with ability, to cause harm. This same term, in common language also usually includes, “Battery,” which is legally, the physical act of causing harm. In a military context, Assault refers to: “The concluding stage of an attack in which close combat occurs with the enemy”

            An, “Assault Rifle,” such as a military grade M-16 or AK74 is not the same as an, “Assault Gun,” such as a 152mm M551 Sheridan or a KV-2.

          • 946towguy

            You clearly have issues with both reading comprehension and legal research.
            You also present false assertions as fact.

            The Supreme Court has ruled that your strained interpretation of the Second Amendment is completely incorrect. The words have been fully deconstructed by historians, using the commonly accepted definitions and debate of the period.

            It is clear that the Second Amendment was ratified to both protect an individual right and to restrain the government from disarming the general population of military grade portable weapons.

            The term, “Well Regulated,” means properly equipped and trained.
            The “Militia”, as defined at the time of ratification, consisted of all able bodied male citizens between the ages of 18 and 45, capable of bearing arms for the common defense. This was further clarified by the Militia act of 1792, which actually REQUIRED all militiamen (ALL ABLE BODIED, FREE WHITE MALES BETWEEN THE AGES OF 18 AND 45) to own a military grade long arm and ammunition.
            “Security of a Free State,” means maintenance of status of our republic against all enemies, foreign and domestic

            Properly transliterated , in modern verbose language, the Second Amendment might read:
            A general population armed and trained to regular army standards, being necessary to secure the nation against all enemies, foreign and domestic, THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE to possess and carry military grade small-arms shall not be restricted by the government n any manner.
            Article 1, Sec 8 of the Constitution provides the 18 powers of the Legislative Branch of the federal government, while Art 1 Sec9 specifies prohibitions. Likewise, certain powers are delegated to the Administrative and Judicial branches. The 10th Amendment of the Constitution states that, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution,
            nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States
            respectively, or to the people.”

          • henryknox

            Every male over the age of 18 and not specifically restricted from owning a weapon is a member of the militia. What we should be looking into is passing a law requiring all militia members to own a firearm, kind of like Switzerland. The national guard hasn’t been a state unit since LBJ co-opted them during the Vietnam War. What he did was illegal.

          • 946towguy

            We did that. It was called the Second Militia Act of 1792, which was repealed amended in 1862 to include blacks. The act was superseded by the Militia act of 1903, which established the National Guard and made possession of arms by the unorganized militia (Draft age males) optional.

          • kap2002

            Well you are wrong.

        • Charles

          IT doesn’t take a doctorate, just good common sense, which most elected in DC doesn’t seem to have.
          IT must be something in the water up there !!!

      • vietnam6871

        Philip, stop drinking the Obama Cool-Aid. Anyone who can acquire Class III weapons (the ONLY fully automatic weapons to the uneducated you) has gone through more government scrutiny than Obama has to date. (Sorry, that is a bad analogy: he has gone through no legitimate legal scrutiny.) Anything less than a Class III IS NOT an assault weapon, you pull the trigger and only one bullet comes out the barrel. Who has assault weapons? Not even the police, the feds do but they use them only in dire straits. Who else has Class III – the bad guys. Limiting any magazine fed firearm has virtually no effect on the firepower to any well trained individual who can swap out a semi-automatic’s magazine in seconds so what difference does it make whether it holds 10 or 20 or 30 or? YOU JUST CARRY MORE MAGAZINES!!!
        Assault weapons have nothing to do with safety – it has to do with government control where it does not have the Constitutional right to do so. And we have every right and need to be as well-equipped as the government as you would find out if you ever read the Federalist Papers was the Founders’ PRIMARY reason why we need to be armed. They lived through King George, we are living through King Obama.
        DC elitists are looking for any way to slip by the 2nd Amendment so they can completely control us. Contrary to the current actions of the dolts in DC, this is not a dictatorship, it is a republic. it is governed by the rule of law, not of man. The socialist movement is in full swing by the current communist in the White House. Albeit he is a puppet to his masters but he is a communist/socialist. Frank Davis made sure of that. Internally he marches to the orders of Valerie Jarret and I would love to dissect that communist in a separate blog. We shall not be infringed from our ability to protect ourselves from our own government and it has become more than obvious that this is absolutely necessary. Obama has turned into the greatest gun salesman in the world. More guns have been purchased since his majesty took the throne than were purchased by Germany and Japan together during WW II.
        Are we paranoid? No, we happened to have vetted Obama before he took office and knew what we were getting – and we have been proven correct in our due diligence. The only thing preventing DC from Martial Law or some subversive variation of same is the fact that there are tens of millions of us who will fight back – totally outnumbering whatever could be thrown at us. (And yes, some of us have Class III weapons.) Obama continues to devastate military leaders who he knows will not back him in Martial Law. If he does proceed to that level, he will find out the hard way that most of the active military and National Guard will not side with him (and not one of my fellow veterans). I have many dear friends in the surrounding military bases who will not say out loud what they are thinking, but the grimaces, the look-aways when asked point blank where they stand tells me all I need to know. (And a few of them, in confidence, have told me of the total disgust they have for their commander in chief.) They will not fight their family and friends and neighbors. If it happens, it will be the last thing that Obama orders before DC is back in the hands of true Patriots. Standby for the repercussions of any negative government action against the peaceful March on DC on May 16th. We the People must take our government back from the communists/socialists/progressives/elitists (this includes both major parties) and the crony capitalists and lobbyists who feed them.

        • Phillip

          I believe that the primary point of disagreement between us is that you believe that freedom is rooted in, and ensure by, the 2nd Amendment, and I believe that it is the 1st Amendment that serves that purpose. The second point of disagreement is that we each believe the other to be complete fools.

          • vietnam6871

            The first amendment allows us to say what we are saying. The second amendment is there to protect the first, and all others, from tyranny. If you don’t believe that the White House has already been tyrannical, you are the only fool in the room.

      • 946towguy

        READ THE TENTH AMENDMENT!!!
        “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

        Therefore; whenever the United States desires to exercise power, it has the obligation of FIRST finding lawful authority in the Constitution.

        If the Constitution is silent on the matter, or if it is specifically prohibited, then the United States (Federal Government) lacks authority to act.

        As of 1791, the States or the People had authority in all other matters not prohibited to them.

        Then, in 1868, the 14th Amendment was ratified, which, among other things, extends the Bill of Rights to the several States. However, it has taken the Supreme Court a very long time to get to the current point of near complete incorporation. In the meantime, a substantial body of legislation has passed which is in violation of the Due Process Clause.

        So, if a power is delegated to the United States, is prohibited to the States, or is Denied to the United States or States by the Bill of Rights, then a State lacks power to act.

        I hope you are following me on this.

        Oh, and by the way, The Constitution is not silent on any of the above matters. You should try reading the Constitution.

        1)Automatic Weapons; U.S. Constitution, 2nd Amendment was intended to protect an individual right to possess small arms, “of a type in common use by the military at the time.” Since automatic weapons are currently in common use, they are specifically protected.
        2)Nerve Gas; Nerve gas is not a small arm in common use by our military. It is not issued to common foot soldiers. Keeping and Bearing nerve gas is restricted by treaty, which is covered by the Supremacy Clause.
        3)Space aliens; ART1, Sec 8, Clause 4: To establish a Uniform rule of Naturalization…
        4 and 5; ART 2 Sec 1, Clause 1.

    • Charles

      Dwightmannn, you are spot on !!!!!

  • Phillip Ortiz

    Sarasota Springs is in Florida. Did anyone bother to watch the newsclip?

    • Centerion

      You dumb ass. There may be a Sarasota Springs in Florida, but there is also a Sarasota Springs in New York! Google It!

      • Phillip Ortiz

        1. Name calling is silly and ridiculous, especially since
        2. SaraToGa Springs is in New York (SaraSoTa Springs is in Florida)… go ahead, Google it;
        3. The video clip (that apparently you did not watch) clearly refers to SaraToGa Springs;
        4. You owe me an apology for the name-calling, being wrong, and not doing any fact checking (via either Google or the video);
        5. If you don’t want to apologize, then perhaps you need to acknowledge your own foolishness by looking into a mirror and calling yourself a few unflattering names.

  • brabbie2002

    What they don’t know will keep them in the dark.
    We are going to need everything hidden from the government to protect ourselves from our own government! “Cuz its going to happen when the new civil war will hit that tipping point when all hell breaks loose and it will be us against them (the government of ovomit the Hitler wannabe).

  • brabbie2002

    Phillip Ortiz is just another name for a stooge for the liberals that ovomit sic’s on us. You find them on every web site that has the audacity to not back Little Hitler in his bid to take over our government! I personally think that it is ovomit himself as he seems to throw hissy fits at everyone – calling names, insulting parentage, etc. When he cannot stand the intelligence of one site, he will move to another to try and pander his way into the conversation. You can tell it is one of the stooges (and/or ovomit) by the wording, punctuation, ideas, etc. Must have a school for the likes of these “folk”. It doesn’t sound American to me, but there is free speech and all. Hopefully, they soon just fade out of our conversations!

  • PatrioticInfidelInPA

    What part of “I WILL NOT COMPLY” do the morons in political office “NOT UNDERSTAND”. Molon Labe!

  • Stealth

    Here in the STINKING, TOTALLY Liberal DISEASE-BRAINED state of Connecticut… 85% of owners…essentially told out Moron Governor and Legislature AND COPS… go screw yourselves!!

  • kap2002

    Stand up NY and start voting these libtards out of office.

  • James

    Way to go New York. Now recall every SOB that voted for or
    supported the act to take your guns. That is the only way these ass holes will learn that we the people take our right seriously and will fight to keep them.

  • SmithWinston6478

    “Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the people’s liberty teeth keystone… the rifle and the pistol are equally indispensable… more than 99% of them by their silence indicate that they are in safe and sane hands. The very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference. When firearms go, all goes, we need them every hour.” ~ George Washington, Address to 1st
    session of Congress

    “The Constitution shall never be construed to authorize congress to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.” ~ Samuel Adams

    “The great object is that every man be armed. Everyone who is able may have a gun.” ~ Patrick Henry

    “To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.” ~ George Mason

    “To conquer a nation, first disarm its citizens.” ~ Adolf Hitler