The following gun bills were discussed at yesterday’s meeting of the Public Safety Committee:
- INT 1553-2019, Prohibits the possession of unfinished frames or receivers.
- INT 1548-2019, Requires the NYPD to report quarterly on the number of 3D-printed guns and so-called “ghost guns,” defined as firearms assembled using an unfinished lower receiver, that are seized by the department.
- RES 866-2019, Resolution calling on Congress to pass, and the President to sign, H.R. 7115 the 3-D Firearms Prohibition Act.
A typical tactic of the Left is to make up some phony issue, in this case “ghost” guns, get some of their elected supporters at the local level to pass legislation and/or memorializing resolutions which addresses the “problem”, and use this a mechanism to push for state and/or federal action on similar bills.
With astroturf advocating in Albany this week for even more gun control, I knew the Clown Council was going to chime in on this.
They did not disappoint:
“It will be a crime to own parts that can be used to forge homemade untraceable guns, under new legislation two City Council members are introducing Wednesday, the Daily News has learned. The bootleg weapons — which do not have serial numbers — making them impossible to trace, are commonly referred to as “ghost guns” … City Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal (D-Manhattan) said it is “unnerving” that anyone with an internet connection and enough technical expertise can make a customized gun at home … Daneek Miller (D-Queens), who co-sponsored the bills with Rosenthal, said the NYPD has told him police have recovered some ghost guns but did not have a specific number … Miller thinks the bill is a chance to make a statement that might lead to federal legislation down the line. “New York City should be a leader, getting ahead of this,” Rosenthal said …”
Bill numbers are RES 866-2019 and INT 1548-2019.
The Resolution calls upon Congress to enact H.R.7115 from the 2017-18 session. The Introduction amends local law.
Congress passed H.R.1222/S.94 last week.
According to the summary:
“This bill allows a state to use federal funds to cover a higher percentage of the costs for the construction and expansion of public target ranges. Specifically, a state may use specified federal grant funds to pay up to 90% of such costs (rather than 75%, as under current law). Additionally, amounts provided for these purposes shall remain available for five fiscal years (rather than two, as under current law).”
The bills passed with a voice vote which isn’t recorded.
There are a few public ranges in the state that might benefit this including Blue Mountain in Westchester and the Suffolk County Trap, Skeet and Sporting Clays range.
At 1:00pm today New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams will speak on a gun violence panel, 2019 National Action Network Convention, Sheraton Times Square Hotel, 811 Seventh Ave., Manhattan.
The House voted for the so-called Violence Against Women Act which NRA opposed due to it’s gun control provisions.
Tom Reed screwed us over:
“… Rep. Tom Reed (R-N.Y.), who ultimately did vote for the bill, said he opposed the “red flag” gun control provisions that were added but supported other expansions, such as transgender protections. “To me, it was the gun issue that they were really playing politics with,” Reed told reporters this week. “We’re talking about a constitutional freedom, and they’re going down a slippery slope of not having that due process right protected.” …”
Who exactly is playing politics here? Reed. He says he opposed the gun control provisions, but ends up voting for the bill with those provisions in it.