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New York Targets Glock For Ban Due To MACHINE GUN Conversion


Well, well, well, looks like New York is taking a shot at being the first state to put the brakes on Glock.

Yeah, because that’s the source of violence in New York, not the violent groups they turn a blind eye to. Idiots.

But Glock’s not the only company.

They’re targeting any pistols that can easily transform into machine guns.

A Democrat, big surprise, Sen. Zellnor Myrie is leading the charge with a new proposed law.

Critics say Glocks are too easily converted into automatic weapons.

So called Gun safety groups (read gun banning groups) are furious about this.

Dems are willing to go through any mental gymnastics rather than deal with the real issue.

Not to mention Dem leaders just flat out want to disarm the public.

HuffPost reports:

New York may become the first state to bar gun companies from selling pistols that can easily be converted into machine guns.

A proposed law, introduced Tuesday by Democratic state Sen. Zellnor Myrie, takes aim squarely at Glock. The Austrian company, whose polymer-framed pistols have played a dominant role in the handgun market since the 1980s, has faced growing criticism from gun safety groups for declining to modify a design that easily converts into an automatic weapon.

“Any business operating in New York State must take basic responsibility for its behavior in the marketplace,” Myrie said in a press release. “When an industry knows the harm its products are causing, but refuses to take meaningful steps to prevent it, government must step up to protect New Yorkers.”

If the bill passes, gun dealers who continue to sell easily convertible pistols could face felony charges.

The bill defines “convertible pistols” as those that “can be converted into a machine-gun solely by the installation or attachment of a pistol converter.”

A separate proposed law would require firearms manufacturers to take “reasonable steps to prevent the installation and use of a pistol converter.” If that bill were to become law, companies that fail to take such action could be sued under a New York law passed in 2021 that allows people affected by gun violence to sue for damages in civil court.

Glock did not immediately respond to a request for comment. But if Myrie’s bill were to become law, the company would likely challenge it, leading to a prolonged legal battle.

Tom King, the president of the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, said the proposed law’s language was “very vague,” contending that aftermarket tinkerers would keep finding ways to modify firearms.

“An engineer or an inventor or a designer can overcome whatever the new characteristics of the redesigned firearm would be,” King told HuffPost. “Technology moves on.”

Glocks are not the only firearms that can be turned into a machine gun, but they are the ones that are most commonly altered in this way. Unlike many popular pistols, Glocks typically feature a removable slide plate. When a Glock pistol is fired, the recoil from the explosion within the gun forces the slide back. As it resets, a part called the trigger bar rises to catch it, which holds back the firing pin, preventing another shot.

Replacing the slide plate with a small device popularly known as a “Glock switch,” however, allows the shooter to toggle into fully automatic fire. The switch works by holding down the trigger bar, which prevents it from resetting.

Such devices, generically called “autosears,” have long been available for many brands and types of firearms, including semiautomatic rifles. But the ease with which Glocks can be converted into machine guns has created a thriving black market targeting the company’s pistols.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives recovered more than 31,000 such devices over the last five years. Many are shipped from foreign countries and sold on websites providing false information about their legality. They can be made cheaply on 3D printers.

Here’s a small family owned shop. How will this bill affect them?

They won’t be able to sell this gun, which happens to have a sweet Christian message written across it.

The liberals Moms Demand Action organization will be gathering to support this unconstitutional bill, of course.



 

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