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    Nobody seriously advocates disarming hunters.  (Taking down a deer with a .30-06 is a hell of a lot more humane than having me involuntarily do it in my expensive new car -- the deer walked away and likely spent the last hours of its life in extreme pain.  And I had a $4000 repair job on my hands.)

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      bring up.  As a Rental Car Agent, here in Buffalo, we have hundreds of vehicles that either hit deer or get hit by deer.  And yes, deer, once they're running don't stop, even if you are.  I personally had a deer clip my front bumper, after I came to a full stop when I saw it running up the embankment.  

      That said, legitimate and lawful hunters are the ones whom will be paying the price with the various gun control pushes throughout the nation.

      Democrat Pascrell in NJ wants to tax guns at 20% and ammo at 50%.

      Here in New York, our "SAFE Act", only effects hunter if they use a specific guns, rifles:

      To summarize, if you hunt with a centerfire rifle or a shotgun, the hunting regulations already limit the rounds to below what the NY SAFE Act requires. In that sense you should not be effected. If you hunt with a .22 or .17 rimfire rifle, then you will be effected in that you can only use a maximum 10 round magazine, and it can in turn only be loaded with 7 rounds.

      As for the psychological restrictions/aspects that are being pushed, that effects everyone but has done nothing notable here in New York.

      A year after SAFE Act, is New York safer?

      Since the major provisions of the law took effect in March, a total of 1,291 charges had been issued under the SAFE Act through Dec. 17, according to the state Division of Criminal Justice Services. Of those, 1,155 were for felony possession of an illegal firearm, which had been a misdemeanor prior to the new gun laws.


      The SAFE Act statistics show the vast majority of charges — a total of 1,078 — came in New York City.

      FYI, this is the part of the law that bothers me more than anything: New York's, SAFE Act:
      Allows law enforcement officials to pre-emptively seize one's firearms without a warrant or court order when there is probable cause the individual is mentally unstable or intends to use the weapons to commit a crime.

      -7.62; -5.95 The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.~Tesla

      by gerrilea on Mon Jan 13, 2014 at 07:38:00 PM PST

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