Dick is delusional

Richard Aborn, the former head of Handgun Control, Inc., has always had a tenuous grasp on reality and even that thread is slipping away:

“The Supreme Court is on the verge of ruling on a case that could overturn New York state’s gun carry law … “The NYPD has always been quite careful about who they give permission to to carry guns and that has really kept the number of people carrying guns, lawfully, way down,” said Richard Aborn of the Citizens Crime Commission … But with the Supreme Court poised to overturn New York’s strict gun carry laws, the big worry is the people who have been issued permits to have guns in their homes … Conceivably, they could be turned into concealed carry permits because of the Supreme Court decision … Aborn says another concern is whether relaxed permit rules will spark a demand for new permits from people who now don’t own a weapon.

Not only is that going to happen, it’s who those new gun owners will likely be: Working-class blacks and browns in run down neighborhoods in the Bronx and Brooklyn.  That’s why politicos from the City are shitting themselves.  They do not want that.

Newsbits

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Executive Order 19

Mayor Eric Adams issued Executive Order 19 creating a so-called Gun Violence Task Force.

Here is a copy of the order.

Congressman Jacobs is not a smart man





Make firearms unable to shoot “rapid fire”

Assemblyman Phil Steck is drafting bill requiring manufacturers make their firearms unable to be modified to shoot “rapid fire.”

It failed, so let’s have more of it

The Extreme Risk Protection Orders bill, a.k.a “red flag”, was signed into law in ’19 with much fanfare:

“… The red flag law “will save lives and doesn’t infringe on anyone’s rights,” Cuomo said Monday in New York City. Cuomo was joined at a signing ceremony for the red flag bill by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, as well as various gun control advocates …”

The Senate sponsor promised his bill would do great things:

““New York already has some of the strongest gun laws in the country — in large part because of the SAFE Act, which we enacted five years ago with Governor Andrew Cuomo’s leadership. Thanks to a combination of smart laws, good policing, and community-based intervention programs, New York has the third lowest rate of gun-related death in the country. “But every year, 900 New Yorkers are killed by guns. That is 900 too many. We can — and must — do more. And we must act now, before the legislative session ends … we cannot continue to risk New Yorkers’ lives by failing to adopt this proven measure. “For more than a year, Senator Hoylman, Assemblymember Simon, and I have worked with our legislative colleagues and a growing coalition of gun violence prevention advocates, mental health organizations, law enforcement officials, district attorneys, and healthcare organizations to build support for Extreme Risk Protection Orders in New York State … “The Governor’s bill — including a friendly amendment to our legislation, which would permit educators to request Extreme Risk Protection Orders — is a very important step forward in our efforts to enact this reform in New York and stop preventable gun violence …”

What happened next?

“At the end of last school year, Gov. Kathy Hochul says then 17-year-old Payton Gendron said for a class project about what he wanted to do next was to commit murder and suicide. Police said it triggered a mental health evaluation but Gendron was released with no further action. “I want to find out what happened with the application of our Red Flag Law, which I championed around the state, that when there’s early warning signs that someone can do harm to themselves or others, there has to be an examination as to whether not there are guns in the house that this person has access to,” Hochul said … State Sen. Brian Kavanagh, a Democrat from Manhattan who co-sponsored the legislation that passed in 2019, said this case should be fully investigated, but the state has issued roughly 1,500 ERPOs in the last three years and he has every reason to believe they may have saved other lives. “We have every reason to believe that if you issue orders when someone is a danger that you are decreasing the chances of harm in that case,” he said. “It’s important that if people who had access to this individual at that time and had reason to believe he was dangerous failed to act and get a Red Flag order in place that we learn from that and don’t repeat that mistake in other instances.” …”

Kavanuagh has “has every reason to believe [his bill] may have save other lives”, but no facts to actually back that up.

What to do next?  Admit failure?

Of course not:

“… Legislators in the final days of the scheduled session are considering whether to make it mandatory to report a “red flag” if someone makes a violent threat that could pose an extreme risk to themselves or others, according to a source familiar with discussions …”

Adams’ ghoulish response to critics

Things aren’t going well for Eric Adams so he’s trying whining to Congress about gun control:

“New York City Mayor Eric Adams in an interview on Sunday pointed to the recent fatal shooting of a 12-year-old Brooklyn boy to repeat his call for Congress to pass stricter gun control laws. Adams, appearing in a pretaped segment on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” said critics who argue New York’s strict gun control laws show that restrictions have been ineffective in stopping a rise in gun violence, should “go visit” Kade Lewin, the 12-year-old who was shot and killed in a parked car Thursday while eating dinner with his family …”

The City and State implemented all the gun control the antis wanted and it is clear they don’t prevent “gun violence.”  Rather than admit the obvious failure of those policies, Adams wants his critics to visit the grave of an innocent victim of those policy failures because … what?  That doing so will somehow convince the critics that were wrong to point out the failure of his dumb ideas in the first place?

If Adams is this bad now after a few months in office how bad is he going to be after four years?

Recognizing June as Gun Violence Awareness Month

Res 93-2022, Recognizing June as Gun Violence Awareness Month in New York City, has been introduced to the City Council on behalf of Public Advocate Jumaane Williams.

The purpose of this?

Recognition of the month of June as Gun Violence Awareness Month by local and state officials will increase efforts to protect all New Yorkers, especially those who are disproportionately affected by such violence, by furthering the dialogue with our local, state and federal partners to help examine the causes of gun violence and create meaningful solutions in an effort to prevent the violence from peaking again in the summer.

Just more of the same nonsense Williams has built his reputation on.