“Ghost guns” lawsuits

Both A.G. Tish James and Mayor Eric Adams have filed lawsuits against so-called “ghost guns” manufacturers today.

As expected the new public nuisance law is being used by James.

Here are the pressers:

Possible agenda items

Possible agenda items for the upcoming special session:

“… Hochul said Friday she would like to see the state pass specific gun-free zones — schools, places of worship and events over a certain size, and that private places be gun-free unless they note otherwise. She’d like to see further requirements for the storage of a firearm, like in a vehicle, as well as additional permitting requirements, such as increased training prior to being eligible for a permit …”

Would not be surprised to see things like these as well:

Nassau Legislator Josh Lafazan, who is running for Congress, is calling for new measures to ban the concealed carry of handguns on all county properties. This new measure includes parks and beaches, NICE buses, and the campus of Nassau Community CollegeSuffolk County Executive Steve Bellone also announced Saturday a plan he says will strengthen Suffolk’s red flag laws … Bellone wants the state to expand the scope of the state’s red flag law, increase education and increase monitoring on social media.”

Hochul calls legislature back

Gov. Hochul has called the state legislature back into session on Thursday June 30 to try and moot the SCOTUS decision with new gun control laws.

NYC gun owners celebrate SCOTUS ruling

I’m quoted in this Gothamist article, “NYC gun owners celebrate Supreme Court ruling on concealed-carry“:

“… Jacob Rieper, who runs the pro-Second Amendment blog Gun Politics New York, said in the short term he expects gun owners to face more restrictions, as lawmakers scramble to pass new legislation to regulate permits. “The Legislature’s absolutely not going to just let this slide,” he said. “They’re going to throw as much up against the wall as possible to see what sticks.” But Rieper expects those attempts to make their way to the Supreme Court, too. And when they do, he thinks the justices will rule in his favor. He also thinks the decision could help nudge along bills in Congress that would ease gun carrying rules — both for New York residents and out-of-towners. “I think this case is going to help move legislation at the federal level that’s going to force New York to become more like the rest of the country,” Rieper said …”

Vote for Astorino in the GOP primary

There is a Republican gubernatorial primary next Tuesday. Two of the candidates have public records on 2A, two do not. This is how they break down on the issues:

Based upon their record, both Astorino and Zeldin can be labeled as pro-gun.  However, Astorino demonstrated a willingness to stand up for gun rights when it was not necessarily politically advantageous for him to do so.  That makes him the best choice for 2A activists.  Republicans should vote for Astorino in the June 28 primary.

NYC calling for new carry law

The NYC City Council is expected to pass a resolution calling for the state legislature to enact a new restrictive carry law.

SCOTUS nukes Sullivan Act

SCOTUS just nuked the Sullivan Act in a 6-3 decision.

The reaction from electeds has been hilarious.

Albany, however, won’t let this ruling go unchallenged. I expect the legislature will be called back over the summer to pass new restrictions. It will be a broad-based attack, throwing everything up against the wall to see what sticks.