Black Rain Ordnance new rifle design evades NYC Safe Act laws

Black Rain Ordnance new rifle design evades NYC Safe Act laws

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WASHINGTON, April 5, 2014 – New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo might have though he won the battle against guns in New York by enacting strict new gun laws.  He may have thought he won the battle, but he knows he is losing the war.

The Safe Act, or the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act of 2013, bans the sale of weapons categorized as “assault weapons” requiring that owners register them with the state by 15 April 2014. The Safe Act singles out certain features commonly found on this class of weapon including bayonet mounts, grenade launchers and  “protruding pistol grips.”

With the new requirements gun manufacturers are altering their wares. H&H Firearms has been modifying its semi-automatic rifles to meet state law. Gun shops are offering services to replace the grip on non-compliant rifles, making them square with the new law.

Missouri based gun manufacturer Black Rain Ordnance Inc. has released a “New York Compliant” AR-15.  From the company web site:

“With the continual trampling of the 2nd Amendment in New York, Black Rain Ordnance is proud to announce their ‘New York Compliant’ rifles,” precision firearms manufacturer based out of Missouri declared on its website. “These rifles feature all of the quality and craftsmanship of the standard BRO-lines, but with the added features that allow for legal possession.”

Making the rifles compliant are the design that removes the pistol grip, has a low 10-round capacity magazine, non-threaded muzzle fixed stock and a Lo-Pro gas block. The company is offering 13 .223/5.56 and three 308/7.62 models

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The New York Safe Act (Wikipedia):

 

  • Bans possession of any “high-capacity magazines” regardless of when they were made or sold. The maximum capacity for all magazines is 10 rounds. .22 caliber tubular magazines are exempt from this limit. Previously legal “pre-1994-ban” magazines with a capacity of 30 rounds are not exempt, and must be sold within one year to an out-of-state resident or turned in to local authorities. The magazine limit took effect April 15, 2013.[8][9] Originally the law allowed only seven rounds to be loaded into a magazine, but this provision was struck down by a federal judge on December 21, 2013.[10]
  • Ammunition dealers are required to do background checks, similar to those for gun buyers. Dealers are required to report all sales, including amounts, to the state. Internet sales of ammunition are allowed, but the ammunition will have to be shipped to a licensed dealer in New York state for pickup. Ammunition background checks will begin January 15, 2014.[11]
  • Requires creation of a registry of assault weapons. Those New Yorkers who already own such weapons would be required to register their guns with the state. Registry began on April 15, 2013 and must be completed before April 15, 2014.[9]
  • Requires designated mental health professionals who believe a mental health patient made a credible threat of harming others to report the threat to a mental health director, who would then have to report serious threats to the state Department of Criminal Justice Services. A patient’s gun could be taken from him or her.
  • Stolen guns are required to be reported within 24 hours. Failure to report can result in a misdemeanor.
  • Broadens definition of “assault weapon” from two identified features to one. The sale and/or transfer of newly defined assault weapons is banned within the state, although sales out of state are permitted. Possession of the newly defined assault weapons is allowed only if they were possessed at the time that the law was passed, and must be registered with the state within one year.
  • Requires background checks for all gun sales, including by private sellers – except for sales to members of the seller’s immediate family. Private sale background checks began March 15, 2013.[11]
  • Guns must be “safely stored” from any household member who has been convicted of a felony or domestic violence crime, has been involuntarily committed, or is currently under an order of protection.[11] Unsafe storage of assault weapons is a misdemeanor.
  • Bans the Internet sale of assault weapons.
  • Increases sentences for gun crimes, including upgrading the offense for taking a gun on school property from a misdemeanor to a felony.[12]
  • Increases penalties for shooting first responders (Webster provision) to life in prison without parole.
  • Limits the state records law to protect handgun owners from being identified publicly. However, existing permit holders have to opt into this provision by filing a form within 120 days of the law’s enactment. [13] There also may exist issues with respect to “registered” owners in the new regulations vs “permit” holders under previous law.
  • Requires pistol permit holders or owners of registered assault weapons to have them renewed at least every five years.
  • Allows law enforcement officials to pre-emptively seize one’s firearms without a warrant or court order when there is probable cause the individual is mentally unstable or intends to use the weapons to commit a crime

Read : H.R. 2278: SAFE Act 



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  • True American

    This is great news and show how idiotic the law was to begin with, criminals will never comply

  • Verlon Peavy

    New Yorkeys can now sleep at night because Black Rain has tamed the evil AR and made it fuzzy bear cuddly.

  • RGZ_50

    That New York Compliant AR-15 is a nice piece of machinery. It does my heart good to see that the very firearm that the fascist Democrats had their shorts all in a bunch over, will be perfectly legal. To quote the late Frank Zappa, “Necessity is the Mothers Of Invention” :-)

  • Guest

    Prett messed up that the writer chose to commit libel and defamation by accusing the makers of breaking any laws by saying any one is EVADING the law. Makeing a gun that IS FULLY COMPLYANT with the law is no more any one evading the law then some one being a tax evader for using a legal tax loop hole to reduce there taxes owed. Or saying some one making sure they don’t go over the speed limit is trying to evade the law or trying to evade arrest. The writer should know ny has pretty straight forward laws against libel (the written form of slander)

    and also pretty easy to be sued for defamation for writing any thing about some one they do not know to be 100% true. Even repeating some thing someone said that turns out not to be 100% true is considered slander or libel in ny and unless the one that writes or says it can prove it 100% true they are guilty of slander/libel. also being its civil law and not criminal law the burden of proof is on the defendant in the case to prove they are not guilty or that they did not say or write the story. and I highly doubt any one else is pretending to be this writer so I doubt the writer could prove they didn’t write this story and use the words evades ny safe act. as if they are some how doing some thing that’s criminal. deceitful or dishonest.

  • J.James

    Pretty dam messed up that the writer chose to commit libel and defamation by accusing the makers of breaking any laws by saying any one is “EVADING” the law. Making a gun that IS FULLY COMPLIANT with the law is no more any one evading the law then some one being a tax evader for using a legal tax loop hole to reduce there taxes owed. Or saying some one making sure they don’t go over the speed limit is trying to “evade the law” or trying to “evade” arrest. The writer should know ny has pretty straight forward laws against libel (the written form of slander)
    and also pretty easy to be sued for defamation for writing any thing
    about some one they do not know to be 100% true. Even repeating some thing someone said that turns out not to be 100% true is considered slander or libel in ny and unless the one that writes or says it can prove it 100% true they are guilty of slander/libel. also being its civil law and not criminal law the burden of proof is on the defendant. in the case to prove they are not guilty or that they did not say. or write the story. and I highly doubt any one else is pretending to be this writer. So I doubt the writer could prove they didn’t write this
    story and use the words “evades ny safe act” As if the gun makers are are some how doing some thing that’s criminal. deceitful or dishonest. What they are doing is no more an evation of the law as a law mower company putting a spark arrested on a muffler to make the lawn mower engine California compliant and legal to sell and use in the state of California. Thats not evading a law thats complying and following the law. DIP STICK

  • $4875328

    Half of the aspects of NY_SAFE” are under challenge that non partisans expect Coumo’s AG to lose.
    And that gun looks scary, just like an AR does but the idea that either are more lethal than a mini 14 is just funny.
    All that Coumo did was massively pump up gun sales in NY