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Kathy Hochul Strikes Again, This Time With Her Unconstitutional Gun Laws

By Ian Gargan

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Governor Kathy Hochul of New York is formulating a plan to strip away the Second Amendment rights of New Yorkers in the aftermath of a 6-3 ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court in favor of the NYS Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen. Hochul, hopefully only the interim governor, who assumed the gubernatorial seat after disgraced former Governor Andrew Cuomo stepped down, did not find the decision favorable. In the manner of a four-year-old child who is losing a game, she has decided that if she can’t win, then she will just change the rules.

After the confetti had fallen following her victory in the primaries, she signed a package of gun reform legislation that will hurt legal gun owners while only making New York a safer place for criminals. The legislation raises the age to purchase a rifle to twenty-one (the age to join the military remains at 18). It also introduces new hoops for legal gun owners to jump through to exercise their second amendment rights. The outrageous new requirements include 16 hours of classroom training, two hours of live range training, and an 80% written test score. But it doesn’t end there.

Following all the training and testing, one must then meet with a licensing officer for an interview. At that time, you will provide them the names, ages, and contact information for all members of your household. The next step is to provide four character witnesses from outside your household. These witnesses must attest that you are of “good moral character.” But who is truly the judge of good moral character? Terms like this are in place to make a review process impossible in the event the application is denied. In that case, how would one prove they are of good moral character?

If you manage to skate past the character assessment, you are now ready for the last step in this gauntlet – you will need to provide the licensing officer with all your social media accounts. The licensing officer will browse through your current and past posts to find any statements, photos or meme’s that could disqualify you from your exercising your constitutional rights. (Having second thoughts about posting those pics of Fido in his camouflage sweater?)

Hochul claims “we’re tightening the red flag laws to keep guns away from dangerous people.” But in places like New York City, most crimes are committed with illegally owned guns. Mayor Adams bragged about the NYPD pulling twenty guns off the street a day, which just reinforces how many potentially illegal guns are flooding the streets of NYC. And with the new cashless bail policies, criminals could just go home and grab a different gun.

The attack on law abiding gun owners is so off the mark it can only be about one thing: Control! As evidenced by her overreaching Covid protocols, Hochul loves the power to control the citizens of New York. In a press conference she was asked if she had statistics supporting the idea that legal gun owners were the cause for the violence in her state, to which she replied, “I don’t need to have numbers. I don’t need to have a data point.” Who needs facts, right? I know when I’m at the doctor, they don’t order tests. They just prescribe my meds based on how the doctor feels. If he thinks my blood pressure is high, it’s probably high and I don’t dare question it.

So, despite every hurdle being cleared and hours on paperwork, lessons, background checks,  friends writing letters and social media scrutiny, it has been deemed that certain places in New York should be completely gun-free zones. These places include churches, Times Square, libraries, arenas, theaters, stadiums, playgrounds, polling places, parades, bars and restaurants, and privately owned businesses, unless they have a sign saying they permit concealed carry on their premises. It’s the equivalent of posting a sign saying “Unarmed People Here.”  What a wonderful way to alert a crazed shooter to where the innocent victims are. Hochul would prefer citizens leave their guns in their oft-robbed cars while attending church.

I hate to speak in clichés but the only one who can stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. If we are going to make it difficult for people to protect themselves, that’s one thing. But to make them sitting ducks is quite another.

Let’s hope for a massive turnout this year where we vote in a more reasonable and Conservative governor for New York. Someone who is less focused on stripping constitutional rights and more focused on offering a decent public education. If Kathy Hochul remains in charge after November, who knows what tyranny will be unleashed.


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Kin
3 months ago

CHAPTER 6
Civil Rights
ARTICLE 2
Bill of Rights
SECTION 2
Supreme sovereignty in the people – § 2. Supreme sovereignty in the people. No authority can, on any
pretence whatsoever, be exercised over the citizens of this state, but
such as is or shall be derived from and granted by the people of this
state.
SECTION 4
Right to keep and bear arms – § 4. Right to keep and bear arms. A well regulated militia being
necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to
keep and bear arms cannot be infringed.

Legislation | NY State Senate (nysenate.gov)

She’s acting outside of her authority as Governor, she’s actively violating NYS civil rights law, not just defying the Supreme Court,

tika
4 months ago

the cause of America’s downfall lies between the ears of those in our government.

Jack Thomas
4 months ago

Gov. Hochul of New York has signed restrictive gun control measures that obviously hurt law-abiding citizens, an arrogant assault on the 2nd Amendment despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling overturning the state’s archaic concealed-carry gun law. This action clearly undermines the authority of our nation’s highest court. It flies in the face of the rule of law when a politician imposes new laws defying a legal court decision they disagree with. This cannot be allowed to stand. It’s one thing if the President were to ask Congress to amend a law to make it compatible with the Constitution; it’s an entirely different matter when a governor deliberately tries to thwart the ruling of a federal court because they don’t like a judicial decision affecting their state. Steps should and must be taken to block New York from implementing these draconian and unreasonable firearm regulations.

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that New York’s concealed-carry law is unconstitutional and violates the 2nd Amendment rights of its citizens. Gov. Hochul and the Legislature should not have the final say in this matter. To allow the governor that advantage simply erodes the integrity of our justice system and the authority of the High Court, rendering its ruling “moot.”

Robert Dapper
4 months ago

Shut up and sit down! You the law abiding, tax paying citizen, are not among the chosen. They are the home invaders, bodega,thieves, arsonists, gang bangers, subway rapists,and degfenerates, Hochul, and her dem pals love and protect. At. Some point I hope she and her ilk, find the voters and the constitution are stronger than they are.

mark
4 months ago

NYC is like CA. both are lost causes at this point and it would take many years to correct that , and i really dont think for one minute there are enough ,,WE THE PEOPLE,,, voters in either place to change things ,,

breachplug
4 months ago

Only totalitarians, like most of the “elected” state and federal democrat government officials, are democrats in name only, but in reality are really “communists”!  In is plainly evident their political objectives are to remain in power, at any cost, and destroy the freedoms we are guaranteed by the US Constitution to advance their despicable socialist ideas.
They have literally destroyed and removed our freedom of speech through their propaganda ministers located in CNN, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, The New York Times, Twitter, et al. They violate every ORDER rendered by the US Supreme Court when they intentionally violate the US Constitution (Roe vs. Wade, red flag mandates suppressing the 2nd Amendment, prohibited the freedom of religion with illegal mandates during Covid from governors to the pretender in the White House).  Additionally, they deny protection to the Supreme Court Judges from domestic liberal radicals as guaranteed by the constitution. Their goon squads, BLM and Antifa, rule the streets of American when so directed to with riots, under the pretense of “peaceful demonstrations” destroying property, intimidating and injuring anyone in their way with immunity (exactly the way the of the Nazi Sturmabteilung (SA) committed “Kristallnacht”, acceptable destructive acts against the Jews in Germany 9-10 November 1938). Their henchmen in the Department of Justice investigate and arrest concerned parents as “domestic terrorists”, yet, deny or investigate a list of clients (Hollywood liberals, political individuals) exists which would implicating them in financing Epstein’s sex bordello consisting of minors (of course a list exists, how did the convict his girlfriend is the wasn’t a list of clients?).
“We the People . . . are Pissed! This country cannot tolerate this subversion much longer; our freedoms are steadily being taken away from us headed toward total elimination, in other words, the creation of a “United Socialist States of America” is bound to occur. Any hope to eradicate these usurpers violating our rights by electing Republicans in November may be only a cofferdam solution. In reality it may already be too late; the intentional erosion of our laws and morals, coupled with the lack Christian beliefs may be too far along to hope for redemption! During the entire 1850’s the Republicans and Democrats endlessly debated and compromised to end slavery. Then in 1861, like today, the Democrats, and those blind, uneducated, sycophant socialist individuals who support their way of thinking are no longer willing to compromise. Now, we are faced with the same conundrum, will we be able to preserve the Union, or will history repeat itself?

Gabe Hanzeli
4 months ago

We need a law that makes it a felony to create a rule or law that is found unconstitutional. Any elected person or person paid by the government who creates or enforces should be guilty of a felony.

Isn’t it weird that the democrats are screaming about abortion being a constitutional right (while it isn’t) at the same time they are trying to take away actual constitutional rights.

Craig Driver
4 months ago

“The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes…. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.” – Thomas Jefferson, Commonplace Book (quoting 18th century criminologist Cesare Beccaria), 1774-1776

JR Fox
4 months ago

Is it me or does she always have a crazed look on her face?

Morbious
4 months ago
Reply to  JR Fox

Leftists often have that look.

Gabe Hanzeli
4 months ago
Reply to  JR Fox

she is a biden appointee. she is probably high on cocaine half the time.

Lawrence Greenberg
4 months ago

Under the skin, every Democrat is a dictator wannabe who thinks the Constitution is something they can chose to ignore if it suits their purposes.

anna hubert
4 months ago

Her ideas are troubling but that there are people voting for the likes of her is scary and scarier yet that they are allowed to vote

Patrick Stephens
4 months ago

Second Amendment

Second Amendment Explained

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.

Dennis Belotti
4 months ago

This Traitor to the Constitution who defies the SCOTUS decision is setting the stage for all Blue states to make their own laws.
There is no way to stop these rats from destroying America.

Patrick Stephens
4 months ago
Reply to  Dennis Belotti

Second Amendment

Second Amendment Explained

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.

JR Fox
4 months ago
Reply to  Dennis Belotti

There is a way, but will people decide to use it before it’s too late?

Toni
4 months ago

Absolutely un-American on so many levels…BTW, if my Dr ever just gave me meds because that’s how they “feel” without any bloodwork, CatScan, MRI, BP check, electrocardiogram etc, I would be walking out the door immediately…this is how dumb this useless human being is…careful New Yorkers! If she wins you will be no more than California 2.0…you are almost there as it is…

jocko
4 months ago

PERHAPS SOME illegal WILL”TAKE CARE OF” her AND her F…… FAMILY ????? libs = CANCER

pkv
4 months ago

Exactly the kind of politician this country doesn’t need. She serves no purpose except her own.

R Anthony Botti
4 months ago

what in holy hell happened to her??? ten years ago she was endorsed for re-election by the NRA and was happy about it. does she not realise it was unnecessary under prevailing conditions for her to have abandoned her political independence and carry water for the ship sinking around her?

Dave
4 months ago

So, what happens if one doesn’t subscribe to any of the ‘approved’ government social media organizations?

PaulE
4 months ago

She already signed a new gun law within days of the Supreme Court making its ruling on CC. Thus nullifying the intent of the Supreme Court ruling in NY state. The new process is designed to be more expensive, much more tedious and detailed to solve the issue the Supreme Court ruled on and deliver the same result. Which is virtually no one, but a few very wealthy and politically-connected individuals will ever have a CC permit in NY state. I fully expect every Democrat run state in the country will quickly mirror this law in their own state.

As for getting rid of Governor Hochul this November, that is at best a coin toss. NY state is a deep blue Democrat state and given the recent election of yet another progressive Democrat as Mayor of New York City recently, it is clear most Democrats in the state haven’t experienced enough pain and suffering yet to actually vote for anyone who is NOT a Democrat.

John
4 months ago

This excuse for a woman should read the US Constitution and the second amendment that also says shall not be infringed. That means not hindered in any way. If she was confronted with a person with a gun she could say you can not do that as she is being shot. What stops a person with a gun is another person that will shoot back.

PaulE
4 months ago
Reply to  John

If someone approached her with a gun, her state provided security detail would quickly end the threat by lethal force. She wouldn’t have to say a word.

Bill T
4 months ago
Reply to  PaulE

Do as I say, and don’t worry about what I do

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