Statement Regarding Fifty
Caliber Ban Legislation in New York
by John Burtt
Chairman, Fifty Caliber Shooters Policy Institute
The Anti-Gun New York State
Matusow (D-89th A-District) has introduced A-1534
with the intention of banning individual ownership & possession of all fifty
caliber rifles and their metric equivalent, as well as the ammunition for the
rifles by all law abiding gun owners in the state of New York. An identical
has been introduced in the New York State Senate
by Senator Roy Goodman
If we (and I mean all
shooters) don't take immediate action on these bills, all gun owners stand to
lose freedoms that have existed since the beginning of our country. The fifty
caliber rifle has been in existence since the mid 1800’s.
We cannot stand by and let
this happen. All gun owners must stand united in the protection of freedom, for
if our foes are successful in banning the 50 Browning rifles, (and their metric
equivalent), tomorrow they will be back for your pre-64 Model 70 30.06.
Gun owners in Great Britain
and Australia have learned a horrible lesson. If the Gun Grabbers are not
defeated, then they truly will stop at nothing to disarm everyone except the
military and the police.
Sponsors of these bills feel
very confident because the .50 caliber rifle is the “only” gun they want to
ban today. What about tomorrow? And the day after that?
One of the many problems I
have with the above-mentioned "legislation" is the wording used by
both sponsors of the bills when it comes to the justification to steal our guns.
They characterize our guns as being "powerful weapons meant only to be
in the hands of the military". They
castigate owners of fifty caliber rifles as "...domestic terrorist
organizations, religious cults, (now there's a terrifying catch-all phrase),
international drug traffickers, and violent criminals (this after 26.5 yrs as a
police officer) where the weapons serve absolutely no purpose other than that of
para-military use." Now just how long do you think it's going to take
before they tell us the .475 or the .338 or
the .308 is "Powerful weaponry"?
Don't you see it coming? This
is their new "Assault Weapon" phrase. Anything that can be called a
"Sniper Weapon" or "Powerful Weaponry" will be up for grabs
next!!! If you don't think this
fight is your fight just because you don't own or shoot a .50 BMG, you're wrong.
They just haven't come for your gun yet. But THEY WILL!! If you let them win
this battle, will you let them win the next unconstitutional battle too?
They don't even care that the
fifty caliber has only been used in one documented criminal incident in the
United States. As long as they can paint everyone with the brush of
"...domestic terrorist organization, religious cult, international drug
trafficker or violent criminal" everything is just fine. Why do you suppose
they are trying so desperately to take our "non-crime" guns away from
The Fifty Caliber Shooters
Policy Institute (FCSPI) needs your help to defeat gun grabbing Politicians
today! Please take a moment right now and write, email or call in opposition to
these anti-rights gun bans from the links below. We're asking for help from
every shooting discipline in America. If the gun grabbers get us, it's just a
matter of time before they get everyone. If you don't believe me, just read the
language of the bills, linked above and below. The language and the lies are
just incredible. The are trying to ban guns that our great grandfathers owned,
and we must stop them in their tracks.
If you want to help us
financially, FCSPI desperately needs your financial help today. To step up our
lobbying efforts on behalf of your rights, your contribution of $100/50 or $20
will go a long way in helping us win this fight. Contributions are not tax
deductible as FCSPI engages in grassroots political lobbying.
The rights you save will
be your own
Fifty Caliber Shooters Policy Institute
The Fifty Caliber Shooters Policy Institute was founded last year to combat
these unprecedented attacks on the rights of gun owners.
New York State Assembly Bill 1534
New York State Senate Bill 742
Contact Public Servants and Say NO
KeepAndBearArms.com Note: When you read the text of
these bills, you will see that they are trying to ban ALL .50 caliber guns
including handguns, as well. To demonstrate how far-reaching into American
history these socialists would like to go with their eraser, please click
here to see a revolver made around 1870 -- banned under the above proposed
legislation. Then do a quick search online to find guns made long before that
that would be outlawed -- and help stop this assault on YOUR FREEDOM.
Other Relevant New York
Fifty Caliber Gun Must Stand
(statements regarding Feinstein's
by John Burtt, Chairman, FCSPI
New York State Constitution
New York State Constitution
ARTICLE XII Defense Section 1.
The defense and protection of the state and of the United States is an
obligation of all persons within the state. The legislature shall provide for
the discharge of this obligation and for the maintenance and regulation of an
New York State Assembly
New York State Bill Search
New York State Laws
New York State Consolidated Laws
New York State Consolidated Laws Civil Rights
ARTICLE 2 Bill of Rights
Section 4. Right to keep and bear arms. A well regulated militia being necessary
to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms
cannot be infringed.
Penal, Title WA400 -- The Sullivan Law of 1917