New York’s Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo is rescinding his ban on 10-round magazines after realizing that most gun manufacturers don’t make magazines smaller than 10 rounds.
His original restrictions were that no magazines holding more than seven rounds could be sold within the state, but he realized after-the-fact that such a rule turns into a de facto ban on almost every magazine manufactured.
Speaking on March 20, Cuomo said the state needs to allow the sale of handgun and rifle magazines that hold 10 rounds, “but New Yorkers will still be required to keep no more than seven bullets in them.”
Not coincidentally, the ban on 10 round magazines was the first ban rammed through a state legislature and signed into law following Adam Lanza’s heinous crime at Sandy Hook Elementary. Looking back on it, Cuomo now sees that “it was rushed to a vote in the Legislature after closed-door negotiations on Jan. 15.”