New York State and it’s governor acted with great haste in the wake of the Newtown tragedy, writing and enacting even tougher gun control laws than they already had.
But a state permitted to legislate like a three year old who has just discovered a spider on their arm is destined to make mistakes. Government should never EVER be encouraged to do something NOW! It will screw it up. There is very little that a state or federal government need address that it cannot first study at great length and detail. My suggestion would be months, years, and more often than not, never. The people will be safer and more well fed on the fruits of their own labor when their government is at rest, or acting–when necessary at all–with the speed of a sloth.
In the case of New York, their triumphal achievement was to restrict magazines to a size (seven) that does not exist for almost every weapon ever made, while it was still illegal to purchase the ten round magazine the law was supposed to have permitted for range practice.
The answer? Make the sale of ten round magazines legal in all cases but make it illegal to put more than 7 rounds in them.
I kid you not.