One telling quote that I found via Weer'd in an abc article about the snafu is this:
State Senator Eric Adams, a former NYPD Captain, told us he's going to push for an amendment next week to exempt police officers from the high-capacity magazine ban. In his words, "You can't give more ammo to the criminals"
Wait... it's like he's saying that he knows criminals aren't going to follow the ban. So, tell me Senator Eric Adams, if you already knew that criminals were going to ignore the new restrictions, what was the point? Sounds like an arbitrary way to make criminals out of honest men.