New York Passes Sweeping Anti-Gun Bills Disarming Teachers, Requiring 30-Day Waiting Period

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (right) is expected to sign all six bills. (Photo: Andrew Cuomo Facebook)

Proving once again that the gun ban lobby will never, ever be satisfied, the New York state legislature just passed six additional restrictions to lawful gun ownership in the Empire State.

Among other anti-gun measures, the new laws ban “rapid-fire” modification devices, prohibit armed teachers in schools, mandate a 30-day waiting period for delayed NICS checks, and allow gun confiscation without due process.

“The anti-gun rights leftwing lunatic politicians in New York will not be happy until every firearm is banned and confiscated,” Second Amendment Foundation Founder Alan Gottlieb told GunsAmerica. “Believe me this is just the beginning. That is why it is so important that United States Supreme Court hears the gun rights cases that are currently filed with the high court.”

Even though New York already has some of the strictest gun control laws in the state, the legislature has signaled that they have more planned for the coming months.

“It will not be six years, believe me, between sensible gun laws,” said Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, referring to the time gap between these laws and New York’s infamous SAFE Act.

SEE ALSO: New York Dems to Push These 4 Gun Control Measures in 2019

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo reiterated the senator’s commitment.

“Sometimes history irrefutably bears out your actions,” he said at a news conference on Tuesday. “Today is the next evolution in this ongoing crusade.”

While New York gun owners brace for the next wave in Cuomo’s crusade, they’ll have to acclimate to a half-dozen new restrictions on their Second Amendment rights.

Among the worst is a “red flag” law that allows the confiscation of firearms without due process. While the National Rifle Association has angered gun rights advocates with their support of some red flag laws, they oppose New York’s version “because it does not contain strong due process protections for respondents who could potentially lose the Second Amendment rights.”

“This legislation is perhaps one of the more dangerous in the package as it would become a widely used instrument to take away someone’s constitutional rights with little or no due process,” the NRA said on its website.

SEE ALSO: New York Law Would Check Social Media Before Issuing Gun Licenses

Another piece of legislation prohibits local school districts from allowing teachers to be armed. Only law enforcement officers, school resource officers or other security personnel can carry a firearm on school property.

Yet another bill will mandate a 30-day waiting period to process delayed NICS background checks. Under federal law, an FFL can transfer the firearm to the buyer after three days, even if the background check has not been completed. This ensures that Second Amendment rights are not restricted due to processing errors, as often happens to people with common names like John Smith.

Now a delayed background check may suspend a New Yorker’s rights indefinitely. According to the FBI, a NICS check is only valid for 30 days, which means that if a background check gets lost in the bureaucracy, the FFL will have to renew the background check once those thirty days are up.

If the check gets delayed again, the buyer may never receive his or her firearm, especially since the FBI has instituted no appeals process for a delayed check.

Other bills will ban bump stocks (along with any other “rapid-fire” modification device), mandate safe storage of firearms, and ban 3D printed firearms.

***Buy and Sell on GunsAmerica! All Local Sales are FREE!***

About the author: Jordan Michaels has been reviewing firearm-related products for over four years and enjoying them for much longer. With family in Canada, he’s seen first hand how quickly the right to self-defense can be stripped from law-abiding citizens. He escaped that statist paradise at a young age, married a sixth-generation Texan, and currently lives in Waco. Follow him on Instagram @bornforgoodluck.

{ 52 comments… add one }
  • Tricia Kennemer February 3, 2019, 8:17 pm

    Our Constitutional rights supercede state law.
    It can’t happen unless the people allow it.

  • Stan d. Upnow February 3, 2019, 10:21 am

    It’s time sane NY-ers did a “Mussolini” on this POS, Andrew Cuomo.

  • Jimmy February 2, 2019, 2:04 pm

    These are all illegal orders!! Every damn one of them! Law enforcement know they are illegal but yet they illegally enforce them anyway. If you do not take a stand it will get worse! You all have to say to he’ll with everyday life stand up for our constitution!!

  • JOHN February 2, 2019, 12:58 pm

    1. NO CRIMINAL FOLLOWS THE LAW.
    2. NO GUN LOADS, TARGETS, AND FIRES ITSELF!
    3. THE JOB OF THE POLICE IS TO WRITE CITATIONS AND ISSUE SUMMONS. IT IS NOT TO PROTECT YOU OR YOUR PROPERTY!
    4. A LAWSUIT AGAINST POLICE FOR FAILING TO PROTECT INDIVIDUALS AND PROPERTY WAS RECENTLY DISMISSED FOR THAT REASON!
    5. AN ILLINOIS STATE TROOPER TOLD ME WHAT HIS JOB WAS AND WASN’T DURING THE SIUE RIOT DURING THE SPRING QUARTER 1992. THEY MADE ZERO ARRESTS AND OVER 400 CARS WERE TOTALED!

  • Beachhawk February 2, 2019, 5:08 am

    Andrew Cuomo and the leftwing fanatics in the New York legislature are as dumb as fence posts if they think criminals are going obey these or any other gun control laws. All these laws do is burden honest, hard working, tax paying citizens and grab more money for state bureaucrats to spend on pet projects.

    • Stan d. Upnow February 3, 2019, 10:24 am

      Do you not understand that Cuomo and his minions are Progressive-Socialists that are fulfilling their agenda of total gun control? It’s not about stopping criminals. Their “laws” target average citizens in the relentless effort to disarm them.

  • Gary Hull February 1, 2019, 6:56 pm

    The government of New York never ceases to amaze. It seems they are doing their best to outpace the California goons. Now they are going for the utmost outer regions of common sense. Now they want to kill babies that have survived birth (legal murder) and restrict all gun owners to the point they can\’t protect themselves (hoping they get killed). Wake up democrats, don\’t you see how outrageous and dangerous your party has become? They will be coming to your homes with their FBI goon squads next and we won\’t be sorry. Gary

    • Stan d. Upnow February 3, 2019, 10:29 am

      “Wake up democrats…”

      LOL, do you seriously believe that the ignorant imbeciles that vote for a candidate(or incumbent) solely because
      of their race, or because they get freebies from the govt., know or care about issues the rest of us do?

  • Gary Hull February 1, 2019, 6:52 pm

    The government of New York never ceases to amaze. It seems they are doing their best to outpace the California goons. Now they are going for the utmost outer regions of common sense. Now they want to kill babies that have survived birth (legal murder) and restrict all gun owners to the point they can’t protect themselves (hoping they get killed). Wake up democrats, don’t you see how outrageous and dangerous your party has become? They will be coming to your homes with their FBI goon squads next and we won’t be sorry. Gary

  • 2ALoudnProud February 1, 2019, 6:30 pm

    I live in one of a handful of states allowing civilian firearm purchase with only federal regulation and minimal, reasonable state regulation. What’s troubling to me, is that people like my friend Alex here, are relocating to my state and bringing their politics with them. Once residents, they are voters. I left NY many years ago to escape a state government whose objective was to tax its citizens into poverty (unless you’re already poor), revoke any rights you have and promote political correctness, inclusiveness and social justice to the point of obsurdity.

    I now am SERIOUSLY concerned at the mass exodus I see of people like this moving here resulting from the oppression from their home states. I can only pray, that they are people seeking relief as I did and not looking to re-establish another NY or the like!

    • Stan d. Upnow February 3, 2019, 10:37 am

      I’d be worried too. Look what liberals from Commiefornia have done to Colorado! It’s happening now in my state of FL, where a Progressive-Socialist black candidate came TOO close to capturing the governorship.

      The insanity of fleeing a state(or country) that is oppressive, then trying to turn your new abode into the place you left!

    • Robert Lee III February 3, 2019, 11:16 am

      @2ALoudandProud, The migration of northern and midwestern progressive, liberal socialist and the like has been a problem to the South for decades! As with illegals, they do not want to assimilate into our great culture that they are attracted too, they want to change it into the failed, disgusting places they came from.
      They first came to escape their terrible climates and then their terrible taxes and laws. Now, as a Southerner, we are being pilfered once again by Northern aggression and oppression.
      You sir, may be one good out of a barrel of terrible people, but we are being overrun by your brethren. It seems you now see and feel what the South has felt for hundreds of years!
      It pains me to see our hospitality and giving way of life fleeting, at the hands of rude and hateful Northerners.
      Long live the kind, peaceful, caring, giving, live and let live lifestyle of the South!

  • Larry White February 1, 2019, 12:44 pm

    The slow, insidious transformation of a citizen into a serf.

  • Richard February 1, 2019, 12:22 pm

    No wonder New Yorkers all wind up in Florida !

    • Jaque February 1, 2019, 4:50 pm

      Where they quickly take over home owners associations, become mayors and councilmen, and start imposing their communist New York ways.

      • Stan d. Upnow February 3, 2019, 10:43 am

        And the muslims are following the same model; even worse!

  • AJ February 1, 2019, 10:19 am

    It’s funny how all of the scum scream bloody murder when you say burning the flag should be illegal. But then they want to take away the rights of other citizens.

  • Area 52 February 1, 2019, 10:16 am

    I don’t know why the bother passing a law on banning bump stocks. No one in NY can legally own a gun that will accept them. They ban over ten round magazines with no grandfathering. So how is a NY resident going to use a bump stock?

    • David A Welsh February 1, 2019, 6:20 pm

      You say they “ban,” nut they can’t, as bans and waiting periods are unconstitutional. Ignore unconstitutional “laws.”

      • e February 3, 2019, 11:04 am

        And end up in jail?! The thugs with badges will take you in and say that the courts will figure it out. Thousands of dollars later, time away from your family, loss of your job, and you may get to go home. Better hope you didn’t have a single forgotten item stuffed away in a drawer that got “banned” in one of the last ridiculous laws.
        The people in the rural areas of NY need to make a stand at the bridges going into NYC. The sheeple in the big cities are willing to give up rights they don’t often use and definitely don’t understand.
        DEM guns is scary.

  • Roy Hall February 1, 2019, 9:45 am

    This is silly, first of all all toy guns should look like toy guns with red barrels and made of clearly plastic. I have a brother on law who went through police academy and then became very frightened he he as a police officer could be shot so he quit the same day and never went back.all he needs is his feathers.

  • Ro February 1, 2019, 9:10 am

    It’s like CAR INSURANCE. Drive for years and not have any accidents. It’s money wasted and you got NOTHING for it. Own a gun for years and have fun with it. Sell it and get all your money back and buy another one….
    Oh, yeah. It can save your life, in the meantime.

  • Grampy Tom February 1, 2019, 9:05 am

    What is the difference between Mussolini and Cuomo? Mussolini made the trains run on time!

    • David A Welsh February 1, 2019, 6:24 pm

      Maybe baby-killing commie Coumo will end up like Mussolini, if the people would turn off their idiot boxes and put their drinks and joints aside long enough to hive a damn.

    • krinkov545 February 1, 2019, 7:27 pm

      The difference is Mussolini is a facist swine burning in Hell as we speak. Cuomo is sodomite commie pig that will be burning in Hell someday soon.

    • Stan d. Upnow February 3, 2019, 10:45 am

      You forgot one major difference—- Mussolini got what he deserved. I wish the same fate for Cuomo.

  • Frank February 1, 2019, 8:47 am

    Cuomo’s gangster like tactics to repeal the Second Amendment of the Constitution is not surprising coming from meatball like him but out right murder of babies in the end of a third trimester is fair game?
    Attempting to protect the children in our schools from gun violence by demonizing guns, then passing a bill that condones Murder = Hypocrite.

  • Mike S. February 1, 2019, 8:36 am

    They’re just trying to protect their newly legalized baby killers from civilized folks.

  • Bones February 1, 2019, 8:33 am

    Steven..A+ man ..you’re correct about the gun restrictions in Wild West towns and such..you’re also spot on about fear..as Rick I think is trying to allude to ,laughably IMO.Yep 99% of gun nuts and COPS have fear..scared shitless for the most part…and they use the protection of there weapon to mask that fear.Yea they draw an imaginary line for no one to cross and are swift in using their bad decision making to pull their hair trigger .Then they use the second amendment to soothe their conscious.. DONT get me wrong ..it’s better to have and not need than to need and not have.But also like Rick alludes to but fails to understand is…RESPECT IS A TWO WAY STREET.any fool …cop or Rick can pull a damn trigger when they are about ready to shit themselves..that’s the EASY PART ….the hard part is being intelligent tactful and calm enough to make the right decision instead just pulling and blasting when the law seems in your favor.. I turn down and deescalate situations with my loaded weapon all the time.Intelligent men create their own luck also…complete situational awareness…cops and regular men alike take many things for granted..it’s more simple than you think when you actually have skills…I don’t mean to sound so harsh and offensive..but most men are idiots..probably most reading this…

    • Average Joe February 1, 2019, 12:53 pm

      You’re so fucking smart and cool. Now get over yourself and realize you are not Super Man. There’s nothing special about you. There are more people with great situational awareness and tact than you think. It’s not a super power and definitely not something to be patting yourself on the back for, all the while berating countless individuals you don’t know. This lack of faith in fellow man combined with “I’m so much better than you and here’s why….” makes me sick.
      Yes, it’s important to be like this. No, you are not king doo-doo for being situationally aware. Oh, and singularly able to de escalate a situation. Like fucking magic.
      Anyone can take a Tom Givens, Masaad Ayoob, hell, a well reputed local instructor, class and learn the same things, In a short time, without the attitude and apply it effectively throughout life. The difference is they know the masses can learn. You have given up on your fellow man, while developing a superiority complex. Please don’t talk to people. You are a crappy firearms ambassador.

    • Stan d. Upnow February 3, 2019, 10:53 am

      You can go back to playing your video games now, Bones.

      Most men Aren’t idiots, but You are!

    • mike February 3, 2019, 1:50 pm

      Get up and clean your moms basement!

  • Keith Zeiger February 1, 2019, 8:22 am

    These actions of Cumo, and some others, are simply amazing. Ban some things to “protect life” and authorize the murder of a newborn on the day of delivery. How does that make sense?

  • AZpaul February 1, 2019, 8:20 am

    This is why we need a federal law that prevents states laws that expands beyond them.

  • Griffendad February 1, 2019, 8:12 am

    Soon NY will carry out DNA research on the NRA gene so future gun owners can be aborted just before they’re born.

    • Stan d. Upnow February 3, 2019, 10:56 am

      Don’t give the bastards any ideas.

    • e February 3, 2019, 11:10 am

      down the rabbit hole we go 😉

  • Eric Haulenbeek February 1, 2019, 7:59 am

    Cuomo is nothing more than an elitist snob who uses the guise of “gun control” because honesty doesn’t work for these progressive loons. Cuomo is your typical gun grabber. He couldn’t care less if we become statistics or not. His mind is set on eliminating the value of our second amendment. The way to fight these liberal creeps is to never give an inch… and never give up your gun! It will never be theirs to take away, not for ANY reason!

  • George February 1, 2019, 7:41 am

    Typical of the peoples republic of New York. Seems to be the eastern corral for the sheeple of this country. It’s funny to see these anti gun comments that make no sense at all. If your a cop and your so afraid of people legally carrying guns that you would even consider shooting them, you need to find another job. And if you somehow equate gun ownership to being responsible for murder then you need to lay off the video games. We need to ban liberals, that would go farther in lowering crime rates than these foolish guns laws.

  • The SGM February 1, 2019, 7:07 am

    The Cuomo Clan along with the NY State Democrats are following the Pelosi/ Schumer Progressive plan of social engineering which finds the US Constitution to be waivable or only a guide when it is in their way.

  • Roger Dodger February 1, 2019, 6:46 am

    And I thought my state was bad…looks like NY is still on my list of places never to move to.

  • steven schreibstein February 1, 2019, 4:25 am

    Two of my favorite lawmen from the history of The “Wild” west are Wyatt Earp and James Butler Hickok. Talk about gun control. You couldn’t carry your pistol or your rifle or your shotgun in Tombstone, or in Dodge city or Hayes city or in a hundred other little towns in the “Wild” west. And there was no such thing as a license to carry one either. No exceptions. Some NRA types at the O.K. corral thought they had second amendment rights. They wound up mighty dead for their politics. But today’s wannabe’s and gun nuts like to forget that, even though its shown on every TV show and movie about those guys.

    I was a cowboy as a young man – and a Deputy Sheriff. Carried a pistol on my hip for 42 years. It was an important tool when it was needed. Fortunately, 99% of the time off the ranch it wasn’t needed. I don’t carry in New York State any more – its not safe. Cop sees it, he’ll probably just kill you, and in court he’ll say “I was in fear for my life.” Yeah, these young cops today are a fearful, skittish bunch. I never shot anybody because we weren’t allowed to be “In fear for our lives” back then, 50 years ago. We had no bullet-proof vests, not even walkie talkies. In a valley, often even the patrol car radio couldn’t send or receive sometimes. One man patrol cars. You were on your own. Backup was 20 miles away. But still, before you pulled the trigger on some bad guy you had better see the knife or the gun, and they’d better be facing you. Fear was a thing you may have felt for a minute, but you would never admit it. And admitting to it would not be a defense for shooting an unarmed man. That kind of defense would just make you a disgrace and a pariah in your hometown and pretty much guarantee a lifetime of unemployment if you escaped jail back then.

    No, not safe to carry a pistol in New York anymore – not with these cops running around who are always in fear for their lives – like that Cleveland cop who shot that 12 year-old kid who had an airsoft replica that scared that cop so bad that 2.5 seconds after he rolled up he drew and fired and killed the kid. Bad mistake, but understandable – that replica gun looked 100% real – and that cop was fearful. Fearful. Terrible thing, fear. It makes mistakes happen – it makes tragedies happen, this fear thing. If you’re a licensed carrier in New York – or anywhere – be afraid – be very afraid – because the cops are too. They are not the men that Earp and Hickok were, and they are not the men we knew as kids who inspired some of us to become lawmen. No, these men are in perpetual fear for their lives – and that could kill you quicker than Wild Bill Hickok ever would’ve.

    • Dr Motown February 1, 2019, 6:39 am

      So these cops are trigger happy killers because of the NRA and law-abiding citizens who want to carry? Please clarify your rant

      • Roy Hall February 1, 2019, 9:40 am

        This is silly, first of all all toy guns should look like toy guns with red barrels and made of clearly plastic. I have a brother on law who went through police academy and then became very frightened he he as a police officer could be shot so he quit the same day and never went back.all he needs is his feathers.

    • RSConsulting February 1, 2019, 7:45 am

      Couple of points here (regarding cops walking around in fear):

      Back in the “good old days”, there was RESPECT for LEO. You didn’t sass them, and you definitely didn’t pull a gun or knife on them (never bring a knife to a gunfight). Nowadays they’re spit on, assaulted, and the “bad guys” don’t think twice about shooting them. So yeah – if I was a copper today, and a perp even moved to point a weapon my way, they’d get 3 center mass with zero hesitation.

      Ohio incident: Was the cop quick to shoot? I dunno – regardless of the age of the kid (many gangs specialize in “baby-killers”, because they are disposable and typically don’t get charged as adults), when a cop rolls up on a report of a person brandishing a firearm in a public park, he tells the guy don’t move and the guy reaches for the gun – yeah, I’d be in fear for my life. If you saw the picture of the “replica gun” (which had no orange tip) I (as a GUNSMITH) would almost need to have it in my hand to determine it wasn’t the genuine article.

      With cops being gunned down on the street, simply for being a cop – is it SOCIETIES FAULT for somehow making this acceptable – or – the cops fault for simply WANTING TO MAKE IT OFF SHIFT ALIVE that day?

      Since I don’t live anywhere my rights are curtailed (dodged the BIG ONE here in FLA by keeping Gillum out, otherwise, I had plans to move to Texas) – as daily carrier for 30+ years, EVERY INTERACTION WITH LEO I have, is done in such a manner as to make them feel as secure as humanly possible. And my OBVIOUS CONCERN FOR THEIR SAFETY (usually) makes that interaction very pleasant (and appreciated by the LEO), regardless of the initial reason for the interaction.

      The Wild Wild West was a different place and time. People “came to town” to shop, drink, gamble and whore. Most of the “townfolk residents” were employed or associated with the businesses setup to support the surrounding area (mining, farming, ranching) and folks coming to town for the “nightlife” were asked to surrender their weps to minimize the all-too-frequent drunken firearms incidents. Depending on whose view you subscribe to – the OK Corral folks were looking for a fight, and got one.

      Rick

  • Alex February 1, 2019, 4:01 am

    Selling a something which only purpose i killing in coward way, is atrocious, hope that a law making gun makers and gun traders responsible for the lifes lost w your guns and bullets being approved. You are a murderer as well as those who have pulled the trigger

    • Brian February 1, 2019, 6:46 am

      Let me see if I have this correct. A civilian carrying a pistol made by, say Glock, is a murderer because he carries it. But a police officer who carries the same Glock, perhaps only 1 serial number away from the one owned by the civilian, is not a murderer.

      Do you comprehend that given the murder rate in the US, it would take about 10,000 years to equal the death toll of 3 countries from the 20th century where only police and military were armed? And those 100 million+ murders of disarmed civilians happened in a space of only about 50 years.

      Historically, government is a greater threat to your life and liberty than even natural disasters. The only things that have killed more people than government are the plague, small pox, and malaria. And I’m not sure about the last two.

    • kimberpross February 1, 2019, 9:44 am

      Cuomo, Bloomberg, Da Blasio all would like to rewrite the Bill of Rights, not only the 2A, but 1A, 4A and any other of those pesky God given rights of liberty that get in their way of controlling the people. Open your eyes. Realize that new mass transit train that looks like a cattle car and the conductor dressed in brown with black boots offering free rides to the docks isn’t a new high speed train. I know, that is an outrageous thought and not possible. That is probably what the Jews in Europe thought less than 100 yrs. ago.

    • pjw February 1, 2019, 11:56 am

      Alex,
      Your a person who assumes the moral high ground, because you dismiss out of hand the argument of someone who holds the opposing view. Reverting to name calling and vilification makes the accuser feel
      superior, but does nothing to bolster their argument. Alex my own experience of being an armed citizen
      for the past thirty four years the persons who lawfully carry are not endangering society. Alex enjoy your
      life and retain your positive perspective.

    • Rooster February 6, 2019, 2:20 pm

      Alex, you’re a troll who’ll never see this, but here goes. F@ck off.

  • Robert Merritt February 1, 2019, 3:41 am

    I am glad that I do not live in the state of New York, and if I did live there it would be time to throw in the towel and move to another state that is not run by a bunch of tyrants.

    • ted February 1, 2019, 10:09 am

      Just moving IS NOT THE ANSWER, THE PROBLEM WILL EVENTUALLY FIND YOU IN THE NEW STATE !
      It needs to be fought like a cancer and stopped where it is NOW, or it WILL spread to all other parts of the country ! Wake up SHEEPLE .

Leave a Comment

Send this to a friend