Friday’s Newsbits:




Albany declaring June “Gun Violence Prevention Month”

City of Albany Resolution 63.61.24R, Declaring June 7, 2024 to be National Gun Violence Awareness Day and proclaiming June 2024 as National Gun Violence Prevention Month, is on the Common Council’s agenda for June 3.

Gun control response to Hamas protests

Hamas supporters have been holding protests across the City and State, threatening violence against Jews and destroying property.

The response from Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris? More gun control, of course:

“A high-ranking member of the state Senate is proposing amending state law to prohibit the open carry of shotguns and rifles – though there is an exception for hunters included in the proposal. State Sen. Michael Gianaris, D-Astoria and Senate deputy majority leader, introduced S.9137 on Tuesday in the state Senate … “Reasonable restrictions on the open carry of long guns would lead to safer communities through a decrease in the rate of violent crime,” Gianaris wrote in his legislative justification. “The lack of licensing and restrictions on the open carry of long guns has allowed bad actors to display these weapons while engaging in various forms of intimidation including protests, counter-protests, intimidation in front of places of worship and places of reproductive health, and even at voting locations with the intent to intimidate voters.” …”

If enacted this legislation would be as effective as the City’s Gun Free Zone signs.

A companion was just introduced A-10052.

Res 375-2024

Some virtue signaling nonsense introduced to the Clown Council by Jumaane Williams: Res 375-2024, recognizing June as Gun Violence Awareness Month in New York City.

Blakeman looks to deputize armed residents

1010 WINS reports:

Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman confirmed Wednesday that he’s looking to deputize armed residents in the event of a county-wide emergency like a hurricane … Blakeman said the special deputy sheriffs will not run around the county and act like police officers, instead they’ll keep order in the county in case of an emergency, such as a severe weather event like Superstorm Sandy. “They would be protecting our utilities, they would be protecting government buildings, they would be protecting shopping malls if there was looting,” Blakeman told 1010 WINS …”

Notice that neither Blakeman nor any of the other electds, including those who claim to support 2A, still won’t come out in public and call BS on Gov. Hochul’s signature gun control law and demand it’s repeal, but they will engage in nonsense in Nassau and Westchester.

City of Albany Resolution 9.12.24R

Several City of Albany Councilmen have introduced Resolution 9.12.24R, a nonsense resolution that says:

“… the Council calls for those in possession of handguns, whether legal or illegal, to stop using these weapons in moments of anger or retribution and instead calls for individuals to reach out for help in settling disputes or arguments …”

These are unserious people.

Gun Violence Intervention Hotline

New bill introduced to the NYC Council Committee on Public Safety:

INT 82-2024, Requires the Office for Neighborhood Safety and the Prevention of Gun Violence to establish a three-digit emergency hotline, known as the Gun Violence Intervention Hotline, to aid individuals seeking assistance with mental health and supportive services and programs related to gun violence intervention.