Lead contamination bill

A new lead contamination bill I’m suspicious of has been introduced, S-8050.

State legislature will not accept SCOTUS ruling

I have been repeatedly warning that the state legislature has no intention of going along with any positive SCOTUS decision in NYSRPA v. Bruen.

From new bill A-8684, An act to amend the penal law, in relation to prohibiting firearms in certain locations:

“… (a) Any form of public transportation, including but not limited to railroads, ride sharing services, paratransit services, subways, buses, air travel, taxis or any other public transportation service; (b) Food and drink establishments; or (c) Large gatherings, which for the purposes of this section shall mean a gathering together of fifteen or more persons for amusement, athletic, civic, dining, educational, entertainment, patriotic, political, recreational, religious, social, or similar purposes …”

No companion bill yet.

Assembly bills Reported

The following bills have been Reported and sent to Rules:

  • A-8736, Amends the definition of disguised gun to include any firearms that are designed and intended to appear to be a toy gun. Companion S-7796 on 3rd Reading.
  • A-8741, Amends the “Scott J. Beigel Unfinished Receiver Act” relating to unserialized frames or receivers. Companion S-7736 passed Senate.
  • A-8786, Criminalizes the sale of ghost guns; requires any person licensed as a gunsmith or a dealer in firearms to register with the Division of Criminal Justice Services any unserialized firearm, rifle or shotgun, finished frame or receiver, or unfinished frame or receiver. Companion S-7705 passed Senate.

Next week’s legislative agenda

Assembly Codes agenda for 1/19 @ 1:30pm:

  • A-8735, Requires the Division of Criminal Justice Services to publish quarterly reports providing information related to firearms, rifles and shotguns used in the commission of crimes in the state of New York. Companion is S-7760.
  • A-8736, Amends the definition of disguised gun to include any firearms that are designed and intended to appear to be a toy gun. Companion is S-7796.
  • A-8786, Criminalizes the sale of ghost guns; requires any person licensed as a gunsmith or a dealer in firearms to register with the Division of Criminal Justice Services any unserialized firearm, rifle or shotgun, finished frame or receiver, or unfinished frame or receiver. Companion is S-7705.

Senate Codes agenda for 1/18 @ 12:00pm:

  • S-50, Relates to manufacturers’ reporting the sale or distribution of firearms. Companion is A-2560.

WCFOA endorses Rob Astorino

Westchester County Firearm Owners has endorsed Rob Astorino in the Republican primary for Governor.

Here is a copy of their press release (PDF).

Legislative update

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State legislation:

  • S-7705, Criminalizes the sale of ghost guns; requires any person licensed as a gunsmith or a dealer in firearms to register with the Division of Criminal Justice Services any unserialized firearm, rifle or shotgun, finished frame or receiver, or unfinished frame or receiver, passed the Senate. Companion is A-8736.
  • S-7716, Relates to the Firearm Violence Research Institute; makes technical changes to the institutes procedures, goals and activities, on 3rd Reading.  No companion.
  • S-7736, Amends the “Scott J. Beigel Unfinished Receiver Act” relating to unserialized frames or receivers, on 3rd Reading.  Companion is A-8741.
  • S-51, Includes attachments to electronic devices within the meaning of the term “imitation weapon,” and S-687, Clarifies the definition of imitation weapon, have been Reported.

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More gun control coming in ’22

WAMC interviewed Assemblywoman Pat Fahy and she says what I already knew: more gun control is coming in Albany next year:

“With the new legislative session days away in Albany, we’re speaking with members of the Senate and Assembly about their expectations for 2022. It will be Governor Kathy Hochul’s first budget process, and it comes just ahead of an election. Capital Region state Assemblywoman Pat Fahy is a Democrat from the 109th district, who chairs the Banking CommitteeI’ve carried major gun legislation, and we are going to continue to do more …”

The two big issues I believe will come up are microstamping, bills A-7926/S-4116 and A-8131/S-7456, and banning lead hunting ammo A-5728/S-5058 which the Fudds won’t call BS on.

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