Comment: Is There a Constitutional Lawyer Here Today?

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Is There a Constitutional Lawyer Here Today?

My question to you (sir or madam) is this.

It appears to me the requirement to register existing semi-automatic firearms owned by private citizens enacted by Governor Cuomo and his sycophantic legislature amounts to an ex post facto law which violates Article 1, Section 10 the U.S. Constitution (see: http://lawbrain.com/wiki/Ex_Post_Facto_Laws and http://www.usconstitution.net/xconst_A1Sec10.html ).

Effectively New York State government is punishing people for not registering their previously purchased and legally owned semi-automatic firearms prior to this new law. The punishment for non-compliance will ultimately be jail time.

How is this law not ex post facto?