Last weekend I stopped by the Tanner Gun Show in Denver on my way to a condo project I have been working on. I don’t normally get down to Denver much so this was an opportunity to hit the show without a lot of extra driving.
One of my goals was to pick up a second (or replacement) magazine for the old .22 rifle that my dad gave me a couple of years ago. It it the one the girls like to shoot as it has a basic 4 x scope and virtually no kick. The original mag is pictured above on the left. It is a bit beat up but still works, considering it was the only one I have for that rifle I thought it would be nice to have a second one that can be loaded while the other is in use. This will help the girls in their back and forth use.
The new magazine (on the right) holds 7 rounds, the original holds 8. This old mag would be illegal in New York under their new “SAFE” gun laws. Not only would it be illegal to use, but its mere possession. So having this old mag in my range bag, pocket or home would make me a criminal. Possession there of this is a Class D violent felony.
Just to give you an idea of how stupid this law is, here is a list of “other” crimes that are NOT classified as severe as simple possession of that little metal box that can hold a mere 8 rounds.
120.70 – Luring a child | E Felony
121.11 – Criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation | A Misdemeanor
125.10 – Criminally negligent homicide | E Felony
130.20 – Sexual misconduct | A Misdemeanor
130.25 – Rape 3rd degree | E Felony
130.40 – Criminal sexual act 3rd degree | E Felony
130.52 – Forcible touching | A Misdemeanor
130.53 – Persistent sexual abuse | E Felony (repeat child molester, must be caught and convicted in two separate cases before the charges even reach this level)
130.65A – Aggravated sexual abuse 4th degree | E Felony
130.85 – Female genital mutilation | E Felony
135.05 – Unlawful imprisonment 2nd degree | A Misdemeanor
135.10 – Unlawful imprisonment 1st degree | E Felony
135.45 – Custodial interference 2nd degree | A Misdemeanor
135.50 – Custodial interference 1st degree | E Felony
135.55 – Substitution of children | E Felony (switched at birth)
135.60 – Coercion 2nd degree | A Misdemeanor
150.01 – 5th degree Arson | A Misdemeanor
150.05 – 4th degree Arson | E Felony
178.10 – 4th degree Criminal diversion of prescription medications and prescriptions | A Misdemeanor
178.15 – 3rd degree Criminal diversion of prescription medications and prescriptions | E Felony
220.28 – Use of a child to commit a controlled substance offense | E Felony
240.05 – Riot 2nd degree | A Misdemeanor
240.06 – Riot 1st degree | E Felony
240.08 – Inciting to riot | A Misdemeanor 240.10 – Unlawful assembly | B Misdemeanor
240.15 – Criminal anarchy | E Felony
240.20 – Disorderly conduct | Violation
240.61 – Placing a false bomb or hazardous substance 2nd degree | E Felony
250.45 – Unlawful surveillance 2nd degree | E felony (Hidden cams for sexual gratification)
255.25 – Incest 3rd degree | E Felony
263.11 – Possessing an obscene sexual performance by a child | E Felony
263.16 – Possessing a sexual performance by a child | E Felony
So rape and child exploitation, arson, negligent homicide etc., are considered lesser crimes.
Ya, that makes a lot of sense!