In the furor over the new gun law in New York almost unnoticed is the provision that will apparently (according to AP – I haven’t seen the actual text yet):
“Require pistol permit holders or those who will be registered as owners of assault rifles to be recertified at least every five years to make sure they are still legally able to own the guns.”
Currently pistol permits are issues for life. Now they are only good for five years. Anybody with any experience in obtaining a pistol permit in New York knows that some judges just refuse to approve them. And so when you’re turned down on renewal you’ll have to turn them in. I hope I’m wrong but this is what it looks like, confiscation by degrees.