What I find interesting is its relationship with urban flight...People use to bemoan the flight of affluent (mainly white) people from urban areas, but now affluent (mainly white) people are returning, and it is bemoaned as gentrification. That's not to say I agree with the way things are going, but where is the magical, ideal median?
Contrary to what that article says it is a felony not a misdemeanor if you own a certain number of "assault weapons" There are a lot of people out there that are going to have no idea what they have in the safe at home is going to make them a felon. Most people assume it just applies to AR15s and AKs and those type of rifles but for example these Ruger 10/22s are now illegal assault weapons in NYS.
I had to send a bunch of stuff out of state that I wasn't able to modify into compliance.