These laws have nothing to do with solving or preventing crimes. It is about disarming regular law-abiding Americans. That's one of the things Communists (and their kissing cousins, the fascists) do to maintain power. You can not successfully unleash the leftist mobs on your opponents if your opponents are able to defend themselves.Hard to get there since most democrats and a significant number of republicans in NY do not support the 2A or are hesitant to do so in public. In fact, as you know it is impossible to have a reasonable discussion designed to determine: (1) what are legislators attempting to accomplish; (2) are the laws enacted furthering said goal.
Also perhaps analyzing how previously passed laws have been effective, for example:
-Did the requirement that ammunition be purchased through an FFL reduce gun related crimes?
-Did the prohibition on 10 round magazines reduces gun related crimes?
-How is micro stamping going to reduce crime? In fact it may aid in resolving a crime in that the micro stamp will identify the weapon in a county like Nassau and Suffolk where there is a gun registry. However, it will not assist in resolving a crime unless the crime is done by a lawful gun owner who has possession of the weapon. It is rare of a lawful handgun owner to commit a crime.
-Did the prohibition against a threaded barrel prevent any crimes or simply just increased the cost of ownership?
-Have legislators thought about how restrictive rules prevent gun owners from training? In light of the recent increase in handgun purchases I am concerned there will be a significant number of individuals who have purchased guns and will never train on proper use, clearing and cleaning procedures. I am afraid of a traffic infraction resulting in a stop and me unwittingly violating a gun law.
None of the above research has been done. However, I am sure that in the future someone will just draw a correlation between handgun accidents and increased gun ownership in order to facilitate additional restrictions.
-Progress will only be achieved by objective use of data.
-We all support safety but not the use of misinformation in order to continue to further restrict lawful ownership
Lastly, I am surprised how in a place like NY, whicjh already has so many restrictions, legislators can come up with new restrictions and proposed legislation every month.