- Cuomo proposes NY ban on buying gun components online
- State looks to further crack down on ‘ghost’ guns
- Pinkerton: The Attacks in New York and Texas Move the Gun Control Debate in the Direction the Founders Wanted
- After Hanukkah Stabbing, Some Ultra-Orthodox Jews Are Arming Themselves
- Monsey attacks prompt a call to arms as weapons training, self-defense courses surge
- With expanded Red Flag laws, educators are now key to thwarting school shootings
“Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Thursday said he will propose banning the sale of untraceable “ghost gun” components in New York to individuals who can’t legally possess a firearm. The governor’s proposal, the 18th that he has announced in advance of next week’s State of the State address, would also limit the sale of major gun components, including receivers, to licensed gun dealers … Cuomo is calling for legislation that would require those purchasing firearm parts to have the same eligibility requirements as they would need for a completed firearm and that all major parts receive a serial number. He is also proposing to ban individuals from obtaining major components of a firearm, rifle or shotgun online, but they could be shipped to a licensed gun dealer where they would be picked up in person. The proposal would also prohibit individuals who are prohibited from possessing a firearm, rifle or shotgun from owning a major gun component, creating misdemeanor and felony offenses for those who violate that measure …”
Of course it will be bad, but we’ll have to wait for the bill to be introduced to see what exactly he wants as there are multiple proposals floating around.
“… State Sen. Brad Hoylman, D-Manhattan, has already sponsored a bill that would make it a felony for anyone other than a licensed gunsmith to assemble a firearm …”
Hoylman has two bills S-2143A, which was just amended today, and S-6230. The version that passed last year (with NRA-endorsed Republican support) and was signed by the Governor was A-763/S-1414A. The bill that Everytown lobbyists were promoting last fall was S-6716.
- Antonacci resigns from NY Senate to become state Supreme Court judge
- D.A. Scarpino to face Democrat primary challenger
- Will NRA get insider info from a former Oklahoma City ad agency employee? A judge will likely decide
- Assemblyman Schmitt appointed co-chair of N.Y. Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus
- Suozzi to speak on gun-violence prevention at Temple Beth Sholom
- A Month After Binghamton Protests, Congressman Reed Calls For Answers
- Orthodox Jews Start Open Carrying in New York After Anti-Semitic Attacks
The Lockport Journal reports:
“… New York will soon criminalize weapons that are undetectable by an X-ray machine or metal detector. The law taking effect Jan. 27 prohibits the manufacture, sale, transport and possession of undetectable firearms, rifles and shotguns as well as their major components. Another new law will set statewide standards for gun buyback programs across New York. Many municipalities and groups already host programs aimed at allowing people to get rid of unwanted or illegal guns. But supporters of the new law say the programs do not occur everywhere and lack consistent standards …”
From the bill text:
“Any person who holds a valid gunsmith license pursuant to Section 400.00 of the Penal Law, and who manufacturers any firearm, shall ensure that each manufactured firearm shall include global positioning technology to allow such firearm to be tracked if stolen.”
I’ve read a lot of stupid shit in bills over the years but this is near the top of the list.
In a Texas a man armed with a rifle entered a church with intent to kill and was taken down by an armed citizen.
In New York a man armed with a machete entered a rabbi’s home, encountered no resistance, and stabbed five people.
What was the reaction by our politicians?
Several state representatives called for the National Guard to patrol Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods in the City.
As far as I can tell not a single one has come out in support of repealing our oppressive gun control laws. One, however, did try to use the Texas incident as an excuse for more gun control:
Gun violence has devastated communities & often targets the places we hold most sacred. Nobody should have to worship, or simply exist, in fear. Republicans need to work with us to #EndGunViolence & start caring about people more than the NRA. #EnoughIsEnough https://t.co/CAoJtaxv3q
— Carolyn B. Maloney (@RepMaloney) December 29, 2019
Republicans didn’t have the brains or the balls to stand up for 2A:
It's not an oversight on their part.
— Gun Politics in NY (@gunpoliticsny) December 29, 2019
Neither did NRA:
@NRA you give nationwide distribution to the latest stupid shit from Marion Hammer and are dead silent here. You have a perfect opportunity to promote #2A RTC and you say nothing. Is it really asking too much to bang out a 2-3 sentence presser and e-mail it to the LCA? https://t.co/Z6A1z7H9Z5
— Gun Politics in NY (@gunpoliticsny) December 29, 2019
There is a bright side, though:
PHOTOS: Orthodox Jews seen open carrying rifles in Rockland County, NY following a string of anti-semitic attacks in NYC, including last night's stabbing attack inside a synagogue in Monsey, NY that left 5 stabbed – 1 in critical condition. pic.twitter.com/l3ywnpplrB
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) December 29, 2019
- NRA Secures New Documents in Bid to Revive Selective Enforcement Claims Against NY Officials
- NRA: New Evidence Backs Claim Andrew Cuomo Violated Its Free Speech
It is usual for there to be 200+ gun control bills in Albany so I am not surprised when a new batch are (re)introduced year after year.
However, it is clear the Governor and legislature are looking to enact more gun control in 2020 and I have the feeling they are looking for something different so they can again claim they are the most “progressive” on the issue.
S-7064, Prohibits persons named on the No Fly List maintained by the Terrorist Screening Center administered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation from obtaining or renewing a license to carry, possess, repair and dispose of firearms, and S-7065, Requires a purchaser of any firearm, rifle or shotgun to submit to a mental health evaluation and provide the seller with his or her approval to purchase such firearm, were just pre-filed for the ’20 session. They are reloads from previous years. I don’t know if the legislature will move them, but they do fit the bill of what I believe politicos are looking for.
The Wayne County Board of Supervisors recently passed RES 512-19 which calls upon the state legislature to makes changes to the so-called SAFE Act with respect to requiring all firearms seizures be done with a court order and that any person who has their firearms seized has the right to know the name of the accuser making claims which the court order is based upon.
This sounds reasonable and because of that the legislature won’t do it.