The Governor and legislature agreed to some gun control as part of state budget negotiations:
Closing the Out-of-State Gun Loophole: The FY 2021 Enacted Budget includes legislation to prohibit individuals from obtaining a gun license who commit serious offenses out-of-state that would disqualify them from obtaining a gun license if committed in New York. This will provide greater consistency in New York’s licensing scheme and ensure individuals who are prohibited from purchasing a firearm are not able to do so. The Enacted Budget also includes legislation to require all state and local law enforcement agencies in the state to opt in to the ATF’s crime gun trace data sharing program and submit crime guns recovered through the ATF’s eTrace system. Additionally, the Enacted Budget includes legislation to amend the Mental Hygiene Law to allow New York to share reports of individuals who are a danger to themselves or others with other states.
Removing Guns from Domestic Abusers: The FY 2021 Enacted Budget authorize law enforcement to remove guns from the scene of a domestic violence incident. It would also establish a domestic violence misdemeanor to ensure abusers lose access to firearms immediately upon conviction. Further, it would authorize law enforcement officers to seize weapons from the home of an individual who becomes subject to a protective order arising out of a domestic dispute.
This crap is buried in A-9505B/S-7505B.
The Daily News has remarks from the sponsor:
“Domestic violence incidents are emotionally charged and highly volatile,” said Assemblymember Nily Rozic (D-Queens) …“Having a gun in the household amplifies the risk of a domestic violence incident turning deadly.”
I do not believe this is all the gun control the legislature will take up this year. It depends upon whether they continue the session until June or end early because of coronavirus.
The NRA has filed a lawsuit against the state over Gov. Cuomo’s closure of “non-essential” businesses:
… “There isn’t a single person who has ever used a gun for self-defense who would consider it nonessential,” said Wayne LaPierre, NRA CEO & Executive Vice President. “This is clearly another assault by Gov. Cuomo on the NRA, on the rights of New Yorkers to defend themselves and their families, and on our Second Amendment freedoms. The NRA will continue to fight all such attacks until Gov. Cuomo recognizes that constitutional rights are for every New Yorker and every American – and not just for politicians and their privileged friends.” …
Attorney General Letitia James issued a response:
… “Everyone — including the NRA — must follow the law and all executive orders of New York. We will aggressively defend the state against yet another legal assault by the NRA.” …
Dark Storm Industries has filed a lawsuit against Gov. Cuomo over the shutdown of “non-essential” businesses.
Here is a link to their complaint (PDF).
The Lewis Co. Clerk’s office is now doing pistol license amendments remotely thru FFLs.
A “Big Ugly” could be coming out of Albany soon:
I assume this would include at least some new gun control legislation, like the “ghost guns” crap. It depends how far along they are with the bills, if they’re on their final revision or not. They cannot be part of the actual budget, but would be standalone bills the legislature agrees to take up.