As a semi-retired police officer who makes annual trips to NY, I’ve been trying to follow New York State’s new draconian gun law. The latest hoopla over the hastily enacted law is that the NY legislature failed to place any exemptions for police officers into the law.
Some people are lamenting over the failure to include an exemption for police officers to carry a weapon onto school grounds. I might point out that Pennsylvania law does not have any such exemption either; more on that later.
Others point out that there is no exemption for police officers, on duty or off, to have their magazines loaded with more than 7 rounds each.
The state Patrolmen's Benevolent Association says it is working to enact appropriate exemptions from the law for active and retired police officers. One NY senator, Sen. Eric Adams, says he'll introduce an amendment to exempt law enforcement from the new law. Adams is quoted as saying, "You can't give more ammo to the criminals."
Now, stop and digest the senator’s statement for a minute. If the law is to make everyone safer and