A-6762A amended

A-6762A, Relates to the dangers to the safety and health of the public caused by the sale, manufacturing, importing and marketing of firearms, has been amended and resubmitted to Economic Development. Companion to S-1048A.

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S-1048A amended

S-1048A, Relates to the dangers to the safety and health of the public caused by the sale, manufacturing, importing and marketing of firearms, has been amended and resubmitted to Consumer Protection.

NYAGV was discussing this bill during their Zoom meeting before I got booted off. Multiple statement made by legislators and politicos over the last two years or so leads me to believe that their next big target, after the ghost guns bugaboo dies down, is some sort of manufacturer and dealer liability legislation.

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Junior hunting update

I’ve seen a lot of nonsense over the years on how legislation moves in Albany, but this is a new one.

State budget bills are supposed to only include appropriations.  Governor Cuomo tried including a proposal to drop the age to 12 to hunt wildlife with a gun in EnCon bill A-3008C/S-2508C. That was removed when the bill was amended last week.  What passed in a different bill A-3005C/S-2505C was a 2-year pilot program for 12 year olds to hunt deer only with a gun north of Westchester.  They stuck that under criminal justice and public safety of all places.  Never saw that before.

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Wednesday’s Newsbits:

Armed Citizen:





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Budget bill hunting provisions removed

Budget bill A-3008C/S-2508C has been amended and resubmitted to Assembly Ways & Means and Senate Finance.

The bill originally contained provisions lowering the age for a hunting license and permitting hunting with a crossbow. These appear to have been removed.

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Weeding out the worst

The race for Manhattan District Attorney is going to be a huge free-for-all in the June Democrat primary. There isn’t going to be a good 2A pick, but stuff like this can help in weeding out the worst of the lot:

Do not sit out the primary. Make the best pick possible at election time.

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Calls to close the “ghost gun” loophole

No action in the Assembly on A-613 or A-2666 yet.

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Everytown lobbying update

Even though access to the LOB/CAP is limited due to COVID restrictions, Everytown’s lobbyists at Ostroff Associates have been busy pushing the agenda.

In addition to lobbying on “executive budget provisions”, which I assume are appropriations geared towards handouts to antigun legislators cronies back home, they have been working on the following bills with a multitude of electeds and staff:

  • A-614/S-14, Enacts the “Jose Webster Untraceable Firearms Act.”
  • A-2666/S-13, Enacts the “Scott J. Beigel Unfinished Receiver Act” in relation to unfinished frames or receivers.
  • A-5505/S-1049, Relates to the “Community Violence Intervention and Prevention Act.”
  • S-1048, Relates to the dangers to the safety and health of the public caused by the sale, manufacturing, importing and marketing of firearms.
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Senate EnCon advances lead ammo ban

Senate EnCon advanced bill S-5058, Prohibits the use of lead ammunition in the taking of wildlife on state-owned land and on land contributing surface water to the New York city water supply.

During the meeting Sen. Patty Ritchie asked if the bill was for both rifles and shotguns (Yes). She said she heard from her constituents regarding the shortage of ammunition and asked if there was any “grandfather clause.” The response was the bill would take effect in January 2023.

Sen. Rachel May chimed in saying she had also heard from her constituents about the ammo shortage and said she hoped to work with Ritchie to address their concerns later.

That was it. Fudds who for years refused to standup to politicians are in for a surprise when the legislature passes this bill and they can’t go hunting.

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Bellone floats run for governor

The Daily News reports:

“As Gov. Cuomo faces growing calls to resign, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone is taking steps toward a possible gubernatorial run. In recent days, Bellone has been speaking with “some of the top national consultants who are here in New York,” along with “bigtime donors,” said a source close to the Democratic politician …”

Given the number of extremist candidates the Democrats have put up for various state offices recently, Bellone looks like a moderate.

His record on guns:

3/6/13, “Suffolk County Approves Gun Control Bill For Psychiatric Patients

4/18/13, “Suffolk County Will Participate in New York State’s “Gun Violence Awareness Month”

11/19/14, “Lawmakers sustain veto of take-home guns for COs

7/18/15, “A.G. Schneiderman Announces More Than 1,000 Firearms Turned Into Law Enforcement Through Gun Buyback Program“:

“Initiatives like this provide residents an opportunity to dispose of unwanted weapons anonymously, helping to reduce the possibility of such weapons being used in situations of domestic violence, accidental discharge or injury to children and young adults playing with weapons,” said County Executive Steve Bellone. “I thank Attorney General Schneiderman for hosting this gun buyback initiative in Suffolk County.

6/11/18, “Governor Cuomo Kicks Off Bus Tour to Pass Red Flag Gun Protection Bill“:

“Governor Cuomo has consistently shown himself to be a national leader on enacting common sense gun safety measures. This most recent legislation will empower teachers–and allow them to do what they truly want to do–teach. Now is the time to stand to protect our children and end gun violence in New York once and for all, and I will work tirelessly with our local leaders to ensure that this legislation becomes law.”

1/10/19, “Hochul, Parkland Victim’s Mother Push Gun-Control Measures“:

“… Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone introduced Beigel Schulman to the audience, which was filled with town, county and state elected officials, students, and members of Moms Demand Action …”

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