D’Esposito couldn’t keep quiet

The Supreme Court knocked down an ATF rule prohibiting bump-stocks saying the agency overstepped it’s authority in a 6-3 decision.

Gunsense advocates are unhappy and looking at the dissenting opinion for some salvation:

If they are unable to bring themselves to fully support gun rights in public, now would be a good time for quishy politicos to be quiet on the issue.

Congressman Anthony D’Esposito failed to restrain himself:

This will get him nothing at election time.

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Gun control in AD-109 Democrat primary

There will be a Democrat primary on June 25th in the 109th Assembly District and the Altamont Enterprise has a breakdown of the candidates.

Of note in the story is this nugget:

“… [Dustin Reidy] said he had built coalitions in the county legislature and was proud that the gun legislation he authored, called DISCOVER, for Detailed Instruction Supporting Community Violence Education and Reduction, had bipartisan support. “Everyone supported it,” he said …”

That legislation prohibits lawful carry on county property.

In addition, according to his campaign website, “As a County Legislator, Dustin was endorsed by Moms Demand Action because he authored and passed three important pieces of legislation on the issue.

Another county legislator, Andrew Joyce, is also running in the primary and he supported DISCOVER, although he does not mention gun control on his website.

The district has a more than 5 to 1 Democrat enrollment advantage so whomever wins the primary will likely coast through the November general election.  Sitting out the primary is not an option.  I consider Reidy to be the worst of the bunch so victory shall be defined as him losing.  If both Reidy and Joyce lose that shall be defined as a big victory.

Vote accordingly on the 25th.

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Gun control advocacy event Monday

There will be a gun control advocacy event at 10:00am Monday, June 3rd at the Million Dollar Staircase, State Capitol, Albany.

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Everytown lobbying report

Here is the list of bills which Everytown’s Albany lobbyists advocated for so far this session:

  • A-565A/S-2086A, Relates to establishing a voluntary waiver of the right to purchase firearms, rifles or shotguns.
  • A-5873/S-3340, Relates to the reporting of Extreme Risk Protection Orders.
  • A-5996, Relates to amending the constitution to prohibit an immediate vote to be called on budget bills. Companion S-4285.
  • A-6665A/S-6537A, Relates to the frequency and implementation of lock-down drills in schools.
  • A-7489A/S-7364A, Relates to the regulation of three-dimensional printed firearms.
  • A-7517A/S-6980A, Requires the dissemination of materials regarding child access prevention and the safe storage of firearms.
  • A-7555A/S-7392A, Relates to the dangers to safety and health and the creation of a public nuisance caused by the sale, manufacturing, distribution, importing, and marketing of firearms.
  • A-7717A/S-8589, Relates to who can be a petitioner for an Extreme Risk Protection Orders.
  • A-8333A/S-7802, Requires the Division of Criminal Justice Services to certify the technological viability of personalized handguns and to establish requirements related to the sale of personalized handguns.
  • A-9862A/S-8479A, Requires payment card networks to use certain merchant category-codes for firearm and ammunition dealers.
  • S-4598C, Provides funding for school anti-violence education programs through the omnibus school violence prevention grant program. No companion.
  • S-4818, Establishes a 10 day waiting period for the purchase of any firearm. Companion A-5696.
  • S-7365A, Requires reasonable controls and procedures to be taken with respect to the sale, manufacturing, importing and marketing of pistol converters. Companion A-10053.

Not all these bills are in sync with their companions.