Cuomo’s “ghost guns” proposal

The writing on the wall for this has been apparent for almost a year so this comes as no surprise:

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Thursday said he will propose banning the sale of untraceable “ghost gun” components in New York to individuals who can’t legally possess a firearm. The governor’s proposal, the 18th that he has announced in advance of next week’s State of the State address, would also limit the sale of major gun components, including receivers, to licensed gun dealers … Cuomo is calling for legislation that would require those purchasing firearm parts to have the same eligibility requirements as they would need for a completed firearm and that all major parts receive a serial number. He is also proposing to ban individuals from obtaining major components of a firearm, rifle or shotgun online, but they could be shipped to a licensed gun dealer where they would be picked up in person. The proposal would also prohibit individuals who are prohibited from possessing a firearm, rifle or shotgun from owning a major gun component, creating misdemeanor and felony offenses for those who violate that measure …”

Of course it will be bad, but we’ll have to wait for the bill to be introduced to see what exactly he wants as there are multiple proposals floating around.

“… State Sen. Brad Hoylman, D-Manhattan, has already sponsored a bill that would make it a felony for anyone other than a licensed gunsmith to assemble a firearm …”

Hoylman has two bills S-2143A, which was just amended today, and S-6230. The version that passed last year (with NRA-endorsed Republican support) and was signed by the Governor was A-763/S-1414A.  The bill that Everytown lobbyists were promoting last fall was S-6716.

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