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NYC accused of putting price on 2nd Amendment

Discussion in 'Gun-Control Issues' started by glock39, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. glock39


    May 26, 2005
    Tyler, TX
    Yep, $340 for a pistol permit:wow:

    Historically, many of the early Gun Control laws were part of the "Jim Crow" laws designed for the express purpose of suppressing Blacks. After the Civil War, southern Democrats couldn't come right out and make it illegal for Blacks to own weapons. But they could design laws that made it prohibitively expensive for the overwhelming majority of Blacks to afford to comply with the law.

    New York City is following along in this tradition, by making it expensive enough to limit many of those who need to defend themselves the most from being able to afford to do so.
  2. ModGlock17


    Dec 18, 2010
    That's very interesting. Does it seem to work?

    I notice they don't do much reciprocity licensing with other states, since it would be cheaper to get out-of-state license.

  3. glock39


    May 26, 2005
    Tyler, TX
    Does it work at what? Preventing people from getting pistols? I'm sure it does prevent many people (single parent families, people stuck in low-income and high crime neighborhoods, etc) from being able to afford to get a legal pistol with which to defend themselves. If Republicans had done this, the Main Stream Media would already be screaming their heads off about racial discrimination. After all, if requiring people to get a photo ID in order to be able to vote is racist, then how could requiring poor people to pay unreasonable fees in order to defend themselves not be racist??

    I also wouldn't hold out any hope of NYC recognizing any other state's reciprocity unless they are either forced to do so by the courts, or else get a complete change of city government.
  4. Vic777


    Jan 23, 2006
    And with decades of Democratic rule, NYS is bankrupt and needs to steal as much of your money as it can.
  5. Gunnut 45/454

    Gunnut 45/454

    Jun 20, 2002
    Nope time for another slapping around by the SCOTUS- the fee makes there law unconstitutional! Understand that fee is just to be able to buy a pistol not carry it! That costs many thousands of dollars!:supergrin:
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2011
  6. ModGlock17


    Dec 18, 2010
    Exactly that.

    One can easily crosses into another state and get one a driver license and get one.

    Let me spell it out: feel good law, likely does not work.

    But looking at it another way, allowing guns easily would likely reduce democrat voter population in NY, especially ones who were busses into voting booths and registered by ACoRN.
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2011
  7. How does one go to another state and buy a handgun unless it's transferred through an FFL?
  8. ModGlock17


    Dec 18, 2010
    ... Driver license.

    If people want guns, they will get them, legal or not.
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2011
  9. ICARRY2

    ICARRY2 NRA Life Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    Considering we are taking about New York, I am surprised it only cost $340 and not $1340.
  10. Free Radical

    Free Radical Miembro Antiguo CLM

    Sep 11, 2005
    Four Corners
    Hoe does one buy recreational drugs?
  11. AlexHassin


    Dec 15, 2010
    That’s to apply. Also your address will make a big difference in it getting accepted or not.