Assembly bill A-1054A, Requires the creation and imposition of restrictive commercial practices and stringent recordkeeping and reporting; provides that such measures shall be promulgated by the superintendent of state police; restricts premises of sales; requires employee training; prohibits straw purchases; imposes additional license conditions, has been amended and resubmitted to Economic Development.
There is no Senate companion.
Antigunners in Nassau are unhappy the local Friends of NRA chapter will be holding their annual dinner in New Hyde Park in a few weeks. A protest is planned and local politicians are promoting it:
“… “While reasonable people across this country are looking for common-sense solutions to reduce the number of guns on our streets, the Nassau County Friends of the NRA plan on giving them away at their upcoming fundraiser in New Hyde Park,” state Sen. Anna Kaplan (D-Great Neck) said. Kaplan went on to say, “I look forward to standing in solidarity with Long Islanders who’ve had enough of the NRA and their backwards agenda, as we protest the event on September 19th at the Inn at New Hyde Park.” …”
“… “Last year I stood with activists to ask The Inn at New Hyde Park to reconsider hosting the [National Rifle Association] annual fundraiser. We were told it was too late for them to cancel the event,” [Sen. Jim Gaughran] said in a tweet. “What I can’t understand then, is why The Inn is hosting them again this year.” Gaughran’s letter said that the country is “in the midst of a gun violence epidemic” and that organizations like the NRA are ignoring “pain, suffering and loss” caused by gun violence. “We must stand firmly united against the NRA’s blanket refusal to support common-sense gun safety reforms,” Gaughran wrote …”
An event on Facebook currently shows 45 people will be attending the protest. Who knows how many will actually show up.
The Fray reports:
“Assemblyman Jonathan Jacobson has introduced two bills in response to the recent mass shooting in Dayton that would forbid anyone other than a law enforcement officer from owning a bullet-proof vest and make it a separate crime for a civilian to wear a bullet-proof vest while committing any other offense. “Unless you are actively working in law enforcement or in a handful of occupations, there is no legitimate reason to purchase or own a bullet-proof vest,” Jacobson, a City of Newburgh Democrat, said in a statment. “Bullet-proof vests are necessary to protect those whose professions put them at risk of injury. Otherwise, bullet-proof vests are used by those hoping to protect themselves while committing crimes.” …”
That’s just nonsense.
Bills in question are A-8538 and A-8539.
The Daily News writes:
“Democrats in New York and around the country pounced on President Trump and Republicans for their inaction on gun violence as the nation reels from the 25th mass shooting this year. “They’ll send thoughts and prayers to Odessa and Midland. Like they did after El Paso,” Mayor de Blasio tweeted. “They’ll stall and wait out the anger. Like they do every time. We have to BREAK the cycle. We need leaders to LEAD. Mitch McConnell: Bring the Senate back to pass commonsense gun control NOW.” … Gov. Cuomo was exasperated as well, demanding in a terse statement, “Mr. President: DO SOMETHING. “How many more families will lose loved ones, how many more communities will be torn apart?” he said. “How many more tragedies will it take before “leaders” act? The bloodshed must end now …”
Attempting to shame the Trump might be more effective were it not for the fact that Democrats, especially these two, have been dumping on him constantly about every little thing. Trump simply has nothing to gain by kowtowing to their hysterics and as Politico notes:
“Following Saturday’s shootings in West Texas, President Donald Trump on Sunday remained firm that his “administration is committed to working with Congress to stop the menace of mass attacks” but did not include universal background checks as part of the solution this time …”
Why should he? Aside from the fact that they don’t work and are unenforceable does anyone really believe that if Trump took De Blasio’s/Cuomo’s advice either one of them would praise him in public, let alone endorse him for re-election? Of course not. Republicans, especially New York Republicans could learn a lot from this.
The Epoch Times was soliciting comments for a story on California gun laws so I decided to chime in:
“… “Advocates for gun safety and gun rights such as Jacob Rieper, editor of “Gun Politics New York,” the state will only see a difference in gun-related crime rates by “[scrapping] most of the gun control laws and [giving everyone] the right to carry.” Furthermore, he told The Epoch Times, news outlets should “stop making these killers into celebrities by broadcasting their names and faces on TV all the time.” …”
Not exactly what I sent in, but close enough.