This morning, as the New York Police Department monitors our article about their Commissioner Raymond Kelly lying about past NY gun confiscations on national radio, a startling new document has been revealed.
Despite repeated denials from gun-control advocates insisting that no gun confiscations willl take place, Page 3 of an official New York State document entitled NY SAFE FACT SHEET – GUN OWNERS – WHAT THE LAW MEANS TO YOU states that gun-owners must surrender certain property. The document, located at http://www.nysenate.gov/files/pdfs/NYSAFE-Fact-Sheet.pdf specifically calls for owners of certain magazines to “surrender it to law enforcement officials” within a year of they don’t “permanently alter” it or “dispose of it to another person outside New York State.”
New York State Senator John A. Defrancisco, one of the 18 Republicans who voted against the bill, posted an official press release on his website Friday january 18th, which stated “Related issues: Gun Control -Here is some helpful information on how the NY Safe Act of 2013 will impact gun owners. Please click on the attachment below.” [For a full list, see our complete compilation, Statements of 19 State Senators who opposed the New York gun ban.]
The 5 page PDF document (page 5 is left blank) states in part, on page 3:
All gun owners:
- If you own a large capacity magazine greater than 10 round capacity that was a grandfathered magazine as a result of the 1994 Federal Assault Weapon Ban, within a year, you must do one of the following: dispose of it to another person outside New York State, surrender it to law enforcement officials, or permanently alter such to only accept 7 rounds.
- If you own a 10 round magazine for your gun, you will be allowed to keep such magazine but only be able to load it with 7 rounds unless you are at an exempted location such as a shooting range or competition. In 90 days from enactment you will no longer be able to purchase 10 round magazines, only 7 and lower capacity magazines.
- Starting in one year, to purchase ammunition, the seller will perform a check to verify that you are not prohibited under the Federal Law disqualifiers (see last page) from possessing a firearm, and will not sell you ammunition if you are prohibited.
On pages 2 and 3 of the document, the line “There is an exception to this for transfers to immediate family members – spouses and children” appears three separate times, applying to certain pistols, rifles and shotguns.
“If you own any other type of pistol, there are no further requirements or restrictions on the pistol itself. However, starting in 60 days from enactment, any private sales of pistols will require a National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) by a firearms dealer to effectuate the transfer. There is an exception to this for transfers to immediate family members – spouses and children.” (page 2)”If you own any other type of rifle, there are no further requirements or restrictions on the rifle itself. However, starting in 60 days from enactment, any private sales of rifles will require a NICS check by a firearms dealer to effectuate the transfer. There is an exception to this for transfers to immediate family members – spouses and children.” (page 2)
“If you own any other type of shotgun, there are no further requirements or restrictions on the shotgun itself. However, starting in 60 days from enactment, any private sales of shotguns will require a NICS check by a firearms dealer to effectuate the transfer. There is an exception to this for transfers to immediate family members – spouses and children.” (page 3)
Page 1 of the document explains that people will be required to give their social security number and other personal data but that they may retain certain privacy provisions if they qualify for privacy, such as if they are a police officer: (emphasis added)
“If you are currently a pistol owner with a valid pistol permit:
Pistol Permits for all legal owners remain valid. In all counties with the exceptions of NYC, Suffolk, Nassau and Westchester, your permit will continue to have no expiration. NYC, Suffolk, Nassau and Westchester have variants of the no expiration provisions – these will also continue. Every 5 years you will need to verify the following information on your pistol permit to the New York State Police: name, DOB, gender, race, residential address, social security number, the firearms possessed, and if you want, your e-mail address. The purpose of the recertification is to update information. This recertification process will not be in place for one year. Once it is in place, you will have up to four years to do your first recertification. If you still have not recertified after four years, you will receive a notice to recertify. Once you have completed the recertification, you must recertify every five years thereafter. If you do not recertify, your permit will no longer be valid and you will need to reapply. You will now be able to keep your pistol permit information private. Newspapers around the State have been releasing personal pistol permit information. You will now be given the opportunity to shield your pistol permit information from disclosure as a public record under Freedom Of Information Law provisions if you have a reason to retain your privacy on this matter. Reasons range from your employment as a police officer,status as a victim of domestic violence, or many other reasons including the belief that you could be the subject of unwarranted harassment upon disclosure. No FOIL requests are being processed for 6 months while opt out forms are being created and permit holders are given time to submit such to the county that holds your permit. If you do not opt out at this point, you may do so at any time in the future.
Page 4 of the document notes that anyone “who, having been a citizen of the United States, who has renounced his citizenship” is subject to “Federal Disqualifiers” and is “banned from possessing firearms in New York State.” In addition, Page 4 warns people that they must know about those they live with and covers collectors items over 50 years old, stating in part,
“Safe Storage:If you live with someone you know to be disqualified from owning a gun because of a criminal conviction, a mental health issue, or because they have a current order of protection out against them, then you are under an obligation that before you leave your gun out of your immediate possession or control, you must first securely lock the gun in a safe or other secure container, or render it incapable of being fired by using a gun locking device.
Relics and Curios:
If you own a gun that falls within the definition of an assault weapon and/or a corresponding high capacity magazine for such a weapon, which is 50 years old or more, it is considered a relic and curio. The value as a collectable or antique of such is understood, and although both must be registered with the New York State Police within 1 year, they may continue to be bought and sold in and out of the state so long as registration information is kept current.