Comment: New York SAFE Act is Unconstitutional

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New York SAFE Act is Unconstitutional

I believe this law violates Article 1, Section 10 of the U.S. Constitution (prohibition of ex-post facto laws).

Here are two examples:

Example 1. A man buys a Persian rug from a dealer. The Persian rug was not stolen property and the purchase was legal. A month later, a state government enacts a statute that requires all owners of Persian rugs to register with the state. Failure to register the Persian rug will result in the owner charged with a criminal class A misdemeanor and may be sentenced up to one year in jail.

Question one - is example 1 an ex post facto law in violation of the Constitution if criminal punishment is levied upon the owner of the Persian rug who does not comply with the registration requirement?

Example 2. Substitute "semiautomatic shotgun" for " Persian rug".

Question two - is example 2 an ex post facto law and in violation of the Constitution if criminal punishment is levied upon the owner of the semiautomatic shotgun who does not comply with the registration requirement?

The answer to both examples is an unqualified "Yes". Laws that punish citizens for acts that were lawful prior to the enactment of the new statute are ex-post facto and prohibited by the Constitution.

Cuomo and his band of Albany elitists should be removed from office for violating their sworn oath of office to uphold the Constitution of the United States.