- New York mayor calls for national action on guns
- Mayor Walsh’s new Office to Reduce Gun Violence among several measures aimed at improving safety
A new lead contamination bill I’m suspicious of has been introduced, S-8050.
I have been repeatedly warning that the state legislature has no intention of going along with any positive SCOTUS decision in NYSRPA v. Bruen.
From new bill A-8684, An act to amend the penal law, in relation to prohibiting firearms in certain locations:
“… (a) Any form of public transportation, including but not limited to railroads, ride sharing services, paratransit services, subways, buses, air travel, taxis or any other public transportation service; (b) Food and drink establishments; or (c) Large gatherings, which for the purposes of this section shall mean a gathering together of fifteen or more persons for amusement, athletic, civic, dining, educational, entertainment, patriotic, political, recreational, religious, social, or similar purposes …”
No companion bill yet.
The following bills have been Reported and sent to Rules:
Democrat gubernatorial candidates cash on hand:
Republican gubernatorial candidates cash on hand:
The City of Syracuse is hiring a Director of the Mayor’s Office to Reduce Gun Violence.
From the job description:
“The Director will focus on synchronizing the city’s anti-gun violence initiatives while working alongside residents, community stakeholders, law enforcement and violence prevention experts to identify factors perpetuating gun violence in Syracuse and implement strategic solutions informed by proven best practices to address them. The Director will be tasked with supporting existing and developing new interventions which produce measurable outcomes.”
I’m going to go out on a limb and say the person ultimately hired (at $65,000/year) is going to be a politically-connected crony of either the Mayor, another elected official, and/or local political parties.
“A member of Eric Adams’ transition team approached the commanding officer of the NYPD gun licensing division in December to ask about obtaining gun permits for civilians who would potentially be assigned to protect City Hall. The head of the NYPD License Division, according to four sources briefed on the conversation, was troubled by the pitch, made by Tim Pearson, a retired NYPD inspector serving on the Adams transition team … Police sources said another reason the request was irksome: The NYPD License Division was previously embroiled in a corruption investigation where two businessmen were arrested and later convicted for trying to bribe Mayor Bill de Blasio and numerous NYPD officials. Questions raised in the case included whether special treatment existed in the awarding of gun permits …”
Of course there’s more:
“… The mayor’s office also confirmed that during that December meeting at One Police Plaza, Tim Pearson inquired about getting a gun permit for himself. He was told he had to apply through his home county of Nassau …”
He’d still need approval by the NYPD to let him carry inside the City with a license issued in Nassau. As Adams tried getting CCWs for his district staff when he was in the State Senate I have no doubt he’d make a phone call on behalf of his buddy Tim.
Assembly Codes agenda for 1/19 @ 1:30pm:
Senate Codes agenda for 1/18 @ 12:00pm: