According to the Post:
“Mayor Bill de Blasio warned Monday night that all city agencies will be seeing funding cuts on anything unrelated to battling the coronavirus pandemic as the city struggles with mounting bills and falling tax revenues. “Every agency will be asked to help,” de Blasio told reporters during a City Hall press conference. “We have to make these cuts in light of an ever-worsening budget situation” …”
de Blasio should start by cutting the $55,000 allocated to the New Yorkers Against Gun Violence Education Fund by the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice for FY 2020. This was almost double the $30,000 given in FY 2018 and FY 2019.
A good way to tell what legislation is coming down the pike in Albany is to check which bills are actively being lobbied on. Here is the report January and February.
New Yorkers Against Gun Violence:
Everytown for Gun Safety:
A-7847, Relates to the manufacture, assembly, possession, license and disposal of ghost guns.
S-2143A, Relates to the manufacture, assembly, possession, license and disposal of ghost guns.
Ostroff Associates, Inc., contract lobbyists for Everytown:
General issue, “ghost guns”
Just because we are in the middle of a new Black Death Plague does not mean elected officials don’t have time to draft new gun control legislation.
New bill S-8028, Relates to providing parents of school children with information on the safe storage of firearms, was introduced to Education Committee by Senator Liu.
From the Justification statement:
“… Children are specifically vulnerable to the dangers of unlocked firearms. One study showed that households that lock both their firearms and ammunition have a 75% lower risk of self-inflicted firearm injuries, as well as an 85% lower risk for unintentional firearm injuries among children. This legislation will keep families updated and informed of their firearm storage responsibilities by having their child’s school provide them with information about safe storage. As a primary point of contact for children and families, schools are well positioned to disseminate this information. Wide distribution of safe storage information will help keep our children safe.”
I guarantee whatever literature the Department of Education comes up with will be cut and pasted from gun control advocacy organizations.
There is no companion bill in the Assembly yet.
Senate Codes Committee agenda for Monday, March 16 @ 11:30am:
- S-446, Establishes the “Safe Homes Act” authorizing law enforcement to remove firearms found on the premises where there has been a report of domestic violence.
- S-7762, Enacts the “Scott J. Beigel Unfinished Receiver Act”, relates to unfinished frames or receivers; establishes the crimes of criminal sale of an unfinished frame or receiver in the first, second and third degrees as class C, D and E felonies, respectively.
- S-7763, Enacts the “Jose Webster Untraceable Firearms Act”, criminalizes the sale of ghost guns and requires gunsmiths to register and serialize firearms, rifles, shotguns, and unfinished frames or receivers they assemble or manufacture.
UPDATE: Legislative sessions have been canceled today due to corona hysterics.
An Assembly companion has been introduced to the Stand Your Ground bill, A-10114.
As with the Senate version, it’s a Republican-only bill, meaning it’s going nowhere.