Ambition

The Hill reports:

“Supporters of stricter controls on firearms are preparing to mount a multistate push to close loopholes and restrict access for those who pose a risk to themselves and others, reflecting a new focus for a movement long pilloried as nothing more than gun-grabbers … Few states plan a more ambitious approach than New York, where Democrats won control of the state Senate — and with it, complete control of state government for only the second time in two generations. Democrats there are now planning bills to ban bump stocks and 3D-printed weapons, create a gun violence research center within the State University of New York system and expand the reach of hate crime bills, among other proposals. “With Republicans controlling our Senate, they have resisted a lot of the common sense proposals that have gotten more traction in other parts of the country,” said New York state Sen. Brian Kavanagh (D), who is sponsoring several measures this year. “Republicans had a one-seat majority, and they used it very effectively to block things.” …”

Keep in mind this is just the first wave of crap heading our way. I think they will pass it early in the session to show supporters how “progressive” the new legislative majorities are.

Session calendar


I suspect the gun control bills will come up before March as there are enough votes for them to pass even with a few Democrat defections. The state budget is due April 1 and the legislature will likely spend all of March haggling over the details.

Senate Committee Chairs


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Democrats look toward “common sense” gun laws

New Senate leadership and agenda

Andrea Stewart-Cousins has been elected as the new Senate Majority Leader for the 2019-20 session.

Her agenda:

“… Stewart-Cousins said among the top priorities for the Senate Democrats will be enacting the Reproductive Health Act, which would codify the abortion rights in the U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade into New York law, strengthening gun control laws and instituting early voting in New York …”

It is reasonable to assume that the gun control agenda will include the laundry list of items the Assembly approved in years past including Gov. Cuomo’s ‘red flag’ proposal, mandatory storage, strict dealer liability, heavy triggers and microstamping.

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Lawmakers propose including social media in gun background check

Proposal requiring gun owners open up social media and online searches

Current bill was introduced as S-9191, but it will have to be reintroduced with a new number in January at the start of the 2019-20 session.

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