It’s looking as if the State Senate will return to session next week. It is unclear if the State Assembly will as well.
At least one legislator, Brad Hoylman, wants to bring up one or more of the “ghost gun” bills:
Bills include S-2143A, S-7762 and S-7763.
Hoylman’s fresh push on the issue is meant to coincide with federal legislation introduced last week by Senate Democrats including Chuck Schumer.
Fox News reports:
“A Democratic primary challenger to Rep. Eliot Engel picked up another endorsement from a progressive organization in his bid to oust the powerful incumbent in New York City’s 16th Congressional District. Jamaal Bowman, a Bronx principal, got the endorsement from Democracy for America (DFA) on Tuesday in his bid to topple Engel … Earlier this week, Engel won the endorsement of a major gun violence prevention organization, Brady: United Against Gun Violence … Brady cited Engel’s support for expanded background checks and an assault weapons ban and as well as authoring the Safe Gun Storage Act of 2019, an effort to improve firearm locks and safes that hasn’t passed. “Eliot Engel has championed gun violence prevention throughout his time in Congress, working to make New York and all of our communities safer,” Brady President Kris Brown said in a statement. “… Rep. Engel has shown that he understands the need to prevent gun violence in all of its forms. He is an essential partner in this work who is not afraid to act.” …”
The bill referenced is H.R.4691.
The only way to knock out Engel is a Democrat primary. Registered Dems outnumber Republicans better than 4-1 in the district. Vote for Bowman to poison Brady endorsements.
Assemblyman David Buchwald pledged to support a national version of the SAFE Act if elected to Congress:
“… “I have long advocated for tougher gun safety laws in New York, and I’m ready to tackle this issue in Congress,” he said. “The first bill I ever voted for as an Assemblymember was the New York SAFE Act, banning assault weapons, expanding background checks, and providing New York the strongest gun laws in the nation. I’ve never been afraid of the NRA, and I wholly reject their warped view of the Second Amendment. I’ll go to Congress ready to stand up for common sense, with a real gun safety agenda for all Americans.” … Buchwald’s proposal would ban assault-style weapons and enact universal background checks. He would also support a national “safe storage” provision that’s now in effect in New York …”
From his 2013 press release:
“Assemblyman David Buchwald helped pass the landmark New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act of 2013 (NY SAFE ACT) supported by Governor Cuomo. In light of recent acts of gun violence in our state and around the country, this legislation gives New York State the most comprehensive set of gun laws in the nation. “One of my top priorities is ensuring the safety of our families and our community,” said Assemblyman David Buchwald (D-Westchester). “As we’ve seen in recent tragedies, the consequences of dangerous weapons falling into the wrong hands are too great to ignore.” …”
He’s not afraid of NRA because NRA has never put any effort into any race he’s been involved in. Given the number of declared Democrat candidates, knocking him out in a primary for a less 2A-offensive candidate is a possibility.
Bill number for the so-called “Gun Violence Prevention and Community Safety Act” is H.R.5716.