An Indian Lake man was jailed Thursday after he was found to illegally have numerous guns, including an assault rifle and illegal ammunition clips, police said.
He has at least one criminal conviction that barred him from owning weapons, and was found to have guns that included a semiautomatic rifle that was deemed an "assault" rifle as well as illegal high-capacity ammunition clips, the website showed.
For those who are versed in gun, you'll immediately spot the error. They're magazines, not clips. I've had that pointed out to me before. Don't enjoy the refresher.
If the Post Star is going to jump the gun on an article with an extremely sensitive subject matter such as New York’s gun control, ( After all that was the main objective to this particular article ) then it really needs to pay closer attention to actually printing factual information.
It was reported that the suspect was in possession of numerous high capacity ammunition clips, ( Anything over ten rounds in NY is illegal keep that in mind )
Someone correct me if I’m wrong, but ammunition clips were never produced to hold more than ten rounds, ( the average size was between 8 to 10 rounds ) Ammunition clips are used to actually speed load a rifle with a fixed box magazine. On the other hand, an actual rifle magazine is a removable box magazine which is more commonly found on most modern weapon platforms today, and come in a wide array of sizes.
With that said, If the article actually stands true, then it’s quite obvious that the Post Star has stretched the truth yet once again, as ammunition clips in NY are 100% legal to own and use.
This entire article is just another classy attempt by the Post Star to keep yesterday’s tragic school shooting fresh on our minds and to keep pushing its Leftist agenda. - SeeksTheTruth
I have my doubts about how truthseeking he actually is. Anyway:
Thanks for all the gunsplaining on clips versus magazines. I'm sure that's a very important point.
He has at least one criminal conviction that barred him from owning weapons,
So, should this guy have possessed the guns and clips or magazines? Have his second amendment rights been trampled? He was jailed for illegal possession of guns. That makes it a news story with or without the occurrence of a school massacre. Or should this story only be reported if he had killed someone? Or not even then because it would prejudice people against innocent guns which we all know don't kill people. - KR