Westchester license fee update

S-6659, Provides that the legislative body of the county of Westchester shall fix the fee to be charged for a license to carry or possess a pistol or revolver and provide for the disposition of such fees, has passed the Senate.  Companion A-7939 has been Reported and referred to Ways & Means.

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Gun control coming Tuesday

There was a shooting in Buffalo yesterday and Governor Hochul is planning on trying to exploit it for political gain this week.

From her presser:

“… On Tuesday in Albany, we had already planned to be announcing a comprehensive gun package to address further loopholes that exist in our laws …”

BOHICA!

Westchester license fee update

A-7939, Provides that the legislative body of the county of Westchester shall fix the fee to be charged for a license to carry or possess a pistol or revolver and provide for the disposition of such fees, is on the Assembly Codes agenda for Tuesday @ 9:30am. Companion S-6659 is on 3rd Reading.

Adams, Everytown call for ATF action

Mayor Eric Adams, acting as a proxy for Everytown, has sent a letter to the ATF asking they revoke the FFL of Polymer80.

From the presser:

“… “We must get ghost guns out of our communities, and those that manufacture them must be shut down,” said Mayor Adams. “Polymer80’s entire business operation presents a clear and present danger to public safety through New York and the entire country — not only selling guns, but also marketing an entire lifestyle brand that celebrates violence and lawlessness. As mayor of the largest city in America, a former police officer, and co-chair of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, I have a message for Polymer80: We will not surrender our city to a violent few. No one is above the law. And the law is coming for you.” …”

The City prohibited them in 2019 and the state followed suit in 2021 (here, here and here.)

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Imitation weapons bill passes

A-3998/S-687, Clarifies the definition of imitation weapon, has passed the legislature.

Post SCOTUS ruling rumor

Some rumor-mongering: Westchester is planning on sending letters to all pistol license holders saying to ignore any restrictions on their licenses post SCOTUS 2A ruling.

Legislative update

A-837B, Requires the creation and imposition of restrictive commercial practices and stringent recordkeeping and reporting to prevent gun and ammunition sales to individuals with a criminal record, has been amended and resubmitted to Economic Development. Out of sync with companion S-8780.

This week’s legislative agenda:

Senate Codes, Monday 5/9 @ 11:30am

  • S-4284, Relates to allowing the possession and sale of electronic dart guns and electronic stun guns for self-defense. Companion A-3236.

Assembly Codes, Tuesday 5/10 @ 3:00pm

  • A-8102A, Requires the court to order the search for and immediate seizure of firearms, rifles, or shotguns when a defendant willfully refuses to surrender such firearms, rifles or shotguns. Companion S-6363A.