Governor Andrew Cuomo's gun restrictive SAFE Act has been the source of much controversy in New York. The bill is a burden for gun owners who simply want to carry their firearms and it bans AR-15 assault rifles with military-style features.
Now, one Missouri-based gun manufacturer, Black Rain Ordnance, has produced an AR-15 rifle that is compliant with New York's rules. Based on Black Rain Ordnance's description of the new gun, it's easy to tell they're a little bitter (emphasis added):
With the continual trampling of the 2nd Amendment in New York, Black Rain Ordnance is proud to announce their “New York Compliant” rifles. These rifles feature all of the quality and craftsmanship of the standard BRO-lines, but with the added features that allow for legal possession.
New York Compliant Features:
- No Pistol Grip
- Non Threaded Muzzle
- Fixed Stock
- 10 Round Low Capacity Approved Magazine
- NEW Black Rain Ordnance, Inc. Lo-Pro gas block without the evil bayonet lug
Take a look at their new design:
Black Rain Ordnance is not alone in changing the style of its weapons. Many gun companies, like H&H Firearms, are making their own alterations to try and keep up with New York's new restrictive laws:
H&H Firearms, has been working on modifying its semi-automatic rifles to meet state law.
“It’s basically an AR-15 without the features,” a lawyer representing H&H Firearms told the Times Union.
“People are champing at the bit” for a legal version of the popular rifle, said the company’s manager Justin Reickart, adding that the modified rifles look “like a paintball gun.”
How ridiculous that gun manufacturers have to waste time and effort to comply with Cuomo's unfair legislation. Having to change their guns so much that they no longer look as threatening, is both cumbersome and dangerous. Now they may look like "paintball guns," but I'm sure it won't be long until liberal New York leaders demand they be no more intimidating than squirt guns.