S-6716 Assembly companion introduced

A companion to S-6716 has been introduced to Assembly Rules as A-8650.

The bill relates to possession of unfinished frames by persons other than a gunsmith. The meat of the bill is this:

“UNFINISHED FRAME OR RECEIVER” MEANS A FRAME OR RECEIVER OF A FIREARM, RIFLE OR SHOTGUN WHOSE FIRE-CONTROL CAVITY IS COMPLETELY SOLID AND UN-MACHINED, AND WHICH MAY READILY BE MADE INTO A FUNCTIONAL FRAME OR RECEIVER THROUGH MILLING, DRILLING OR OTHER MEANS AND INCLUDES ANY OTHER OBJECT, PART OR COMBINATION OF PARTS WHICH IS NOT A FUNCTIONAL FRAME OR RECEIVER BUT IS DESIGNED OR INTENDED TO BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE AND CAN BE READILY MADE INTO A FUNCTIONAL FRAME OR RECEIVER.

The language is similar to INT 1553-2019 which the Clown Council passed a couple weeks back.

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A-7921/S-6196 to Governor

A-7921/S-6196 has been sent to Governor Cuomo for signing.

The bill would allow firearms possession on certain properties owned by SUNY ESF.

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With Chris Collins out, Brady’s push Nate McMurray

Congressman Chris Collins resigned his seat today amid corruption charges.

The Brady’s wasted no time in plugging his antigun challenger from last time around, Nate McMurray:

This article from the Buffalo News last year outlines McMurray’s position on gun rights:

“… Nathan McMurray and Michael Ian Black joked and talked politics and it all went well – until the topic turned to the right to keep and bear arms. “He really blasted me for saying I was for the Second Amendment,” recalled McMurray, a Democrat. “It was a slightly awkward scene,” added McMurray’s friend Matt Sabuda, who saw the confrontation unfold when the politician and the comedian met at Buffalo’s Helium comedy club last spring. Black, who did not respond to a request for comment, lashed into McMurray even though the Democratic candidate favors a ban on assault weapons, a ban on bullet-spewing “bump stocks” and universal background checks for gun buyers – stances that put him far to the left of his Republican opponent …”

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Pothole Al delivers for NSSF

Back in the spring I reported that the NSSF hired Park Strategies to represent them in Albany.  I stated, “[NSSF] would get more action by dumping a bag of money off the balcony into the Well of the LOB than having Park Strategies on retainer.”

Now that the legislature is in recess and paperwork has been filed with JCOPE, what exactly did Pothole Al deliver to NSSF?

According to the reports file during the May/June period Park lobbied Senators Brian Kavanaugh and George Amedore on bill S-6151.  That’s it for the entire session.  Park charged $6000 per month plus expenses for just this.  Contrast that to the scores of people Everytown contacted in both chambers plus the executive branch on the same bill.

Park’s semi-annual report also says they sent a “Communication to the entire legislature” on bills A-763, A-1251, A-2690, S-1414, S-2277 and S-2374.  That’s a fancy way of saying they sent a letter in the mail or by courier.  Legislators get tons of crap like that.  It’s not the same as having a face-to-face sit down.  Those aren’t hard to get, just call the office and make an appointment.  I know as I’ve done it before.  Meanwhile Everytown and NYAGV were busy meeting with the actual electeds and promoting other gun control bills as well.  If someone were paying me $6K+ per month I’d go around to each office and not try phoning it in.

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20 rounds every 120 days

David DiPietro reports that Jo Anne Simon has introduced a new bill limiting ammunition purchases to 20 rounds every 120 days.

No bill number yet.

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INT 1553-2019 passes

The Clown Council passed Helen Rosenthal’s bill INT 1553-2019 which prohibits “possession of unfinished frames or receivers, which are used to create so-called “ghost guns,” unlicensed untraceable firearms.” Violation is a Class A Misdemeanor.

What does this mean?

From the bill text:

“Frame or receiver.” Part of a firearm, rifle, shotgun or assault weapon that provides housing for the hammer, bolt or breechblock, and firing mechanism, and that is usually threaded at its forward portion to receive the barrel. “Unfinished frame or receiver.” A piece of any material that does not constitute the frame or receiver of a firearm, rifle, shotgun or assault weapon but that has been shaped or formed in any way for the purpose of becoming the frame or receiver of a firearm, rifle, shotgun or assault weapon with modification by the user and that is not engraved with a serial number that meets or exceeds requirements pursuant to subsection (i) of section 923 of title 18 of the United States code and regulations issued pursuant thereto.

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