http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/17/ny-gun-control-laws-anger-police-retired_n_2495417.html Apparently in their haste to pass what they claim as "sweeping" new gun legislation, NYS legislators forgot to make ANY exemptions for law enforcement and retired law enforcement. So now, the 7-round magazine restriction and assault weapons ban would also apply to police as well. OOPSIE! The elitism in the NYS LE agencies are sickening. With a vast majority thinking that they are entitled to more rights than us common citizenry. Well, this new development may finally show them how we law abiding citizens feel about not having adequate tools to defend our lives and homes. This may even gain momentum to get the whole AWB and silly magazine capacity restriction removed. My personal take on it? While I appreciate the police force putting their lives on the line maintaining order out there, that DOES NOT make them any "better" or "qualified" than law abiding Mr. Joe Citizen who has a family and children to protect and look after. Sure, Mr. Retired Cop has a family and assets to protect and he could legally use an AR-15. Why is Mr. Joe Citizen, who is also a contributing and honorable person, not allowed to have an AR-15 or even a semi-auto handgun with a standard factory magazine?