“… There are 242 co-sponsors to the bill,” [Congressman Jerrold Nadler] said. “I hope we can stop it in the Senate.” That will likely happen, according to New York’s senior senator, Charles Schumer. “It’s come up in the past and the Senate’s defeated it,” he said. Schumer also said the bill would allow gun owners into the state without permission from law enforcement officials, which he said was not wanted …”
That isn’t what happened. When is came up last year it had 58 Yea votes, just short of the 60 needed to prevent Schumer’s promised filibuster. The ’10 elections should have added 6 pro-gun votes meaning there should be enough support now to end debate on the bill and bring it to the floor for a vote. Schumer isn’t saying this.