Legislative update

Senate Codes Committee agenda for Tuesday, February 27 @ 11:30am:

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. Companion A-7555.

City of Albany calls for Gun Violence Hotline

The City of Albany Common Council will hold a Public Safety Committee meeting on Tuesday, February 20 at 5:30pm to discuss Resolution 9.12.24R calling upon the state legislature to implement a Gun Violence Hotline and “consider toughing laws regarding the use and possession of illegal handguns.”

Legislative update

A-5873, Requires Extreme Risk Protection Orders to be reported to the statewide computerized registry of orders of protection and certain warrants of arrest, advanced to 3rd Reading. Companion S-3340 on 3rd Reading.

S-8586, Requires a criminal history background check for the purchase of a three-dimensional printer capable of creating firearms; prohibits sale to a person who would be disqualified on the basis of criminal history from being granted a license to possess a firearm, introduced as a companion to A-8132.

Legislative update

Assembly Codes agenda for Tuesday 2/13 @ 11:00am:

A-5873, Requires Extreme Risk Protection Orders to be reported to the statewide computerized registry of orders of protection and certain warrants of arrest. Companion S-3340.

Legislative update

A-8569/S-8044, Defines the term “mass shooting” for purposes of emergency response measures and access to emergency funding as a shooting incident in which at least four people are murdered with a firearm, rifle, or shotgun, passed the Assembly and Senate.

Senate Codes agenda for Monday, February 5 @ 11:30am:

S-138A, Relates to certifying instructors in small arms practice; provides that after December 31, 2026 individuals certified as an instructor in small arms practice shall seek recertification subject to the standards and curriculum promulgated by the Division of Criminal Justice Services. Companion A-6663A.

Legislative update

A-8569, Defines the term “mass shooting” for purposes of emergency response measures and access to emergency funding as a shooting incident in which at least four people are murdered with a firearm, rifle, or shotgun, advanced to 3rd Reading. Companion S-8044 passed Senate.

S-2364A, Establishes an “operation SNUG” program within the Division of Criminal Justice Services which provides grant awards to reduce, prevent or respond to gun violence, has been Reported. Companion A-7302.

S-3340, Requires Extreme Risk Protection Orders to be reported to the statewide computerized registry of orders of protection and certain warrants of arrest, advanced to 3rd Reading. Companion A-5873.

Legislative update

Senate Codes agenda for Monday January 22:

S-2364A, Establishes an “Operation SNUG” program within the Division of Criminal Justice Services which provides grant awards to reduce, prevent or respond to gun violence. Companion A-7302.

Assembly Codes agenda for Tuesday January 23:

A-8569, Defines the term mass shooting for purposes of emergency response measures and access to emergency funding. Companion S-8044.

States begin tapping Medicaid to fund antigun activists

One of Everytown’s top agenda items which has not gotten much attention is tapping into Medicaid to fund gun control. The Columbian has a story about it:

“To tackle America’s gun problem, a growing number of states are using Medicaid dollars to pay for community-based programs intended to stop shootings … So far, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, New York, and Oregon have passed laws approving the use of Medicaid money for gun violence prevention, said Kyle Fischer, policy and advocacy director for The Health Alliance for Violence Intervention, which has lobbied for the federal and state Medicaid policy changes allowing this spending … In Illinois, which two years ago became one of the first states to approve Medicaid spending for violence prevention, Chicago CRED hopes to get approval for its program this spring. Arne Duncan, the former U.S. education secretary who leads the violence prevention group, said getting paid by Medicaid will be worth the wait and that he hopes his state’s experience will make it more expeditious for others. “We’re trying to build a public health infrastructure to combat gun violence,” Duncan said. “Having Medicaid start to be a player in this space and create those opportunities could be a game changer.” …”

No. What they’re trying to build is a government funded infrastructure to attack 2A civil rights. I have yet to see any pro-gun organization comment on this.

No one does this

New bill S-7640, Prohibits gun industry members from directing advertising, marketing, promoting, designing, or selling certain firearm-related products in a manner that would encourage unlawful purchase, possession, or use by underage individuals in the state; provides criteria for determining whether a gun industry member reasonably appears to support, recommend, or encourage underage individuals to unlawfully purchase a qualified product.

What legitimate business encourages the illegal purchase and misuse of their product?

None.

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