A-10487 introduced

A companion to S-7929, Relates to notifying certain individuals of their ability to seek an Extreme Risk Protection Order, has been introduced to the Assembly Judiciary Committee, A-10487.

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Friday’s Newsbits:

Elections:

Guns:

Jurisprudence:

NRA:

Politics:

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Beau Harbin’s NRA questionnaire

The Cortland Co. Democratic Committee endorsed county legislator Beau Harbin in the party primary for the open AD-125 seat.

Here is his signed NRA-PVF candidate questionnaire.

Other Democrat candidates include:

Registered Democrats out number Republicans about 2.3 to 1 in the district. There is no GOP opponent running in the general election, only Libertarian Matthew McIntyre.

H/T: Ranjit Singh.

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Gun shop owner protests in downtown Rochester

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State Senate looks to return with gun control on tap

It’s looking as if the State Senate will return to session next week. It is unclear if the State Assembly will as well.

At least one legislator, Brad Hoylman, wants to bring up one or more of the “ghost gun” bills:

Bills include S-2143A, S-7762 and S-7763.

Hoylman’s fresh push on the issue is meant to coincide with federal legislation introduced last week by Senate Democrats including Chuck Schumer.

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Palo Mayombe practice no reason to carry a gun

I found this story regarding the case of U.S. v. Cruz, 19-cr-775 on the Inner City Press website:

“… Eric Cruz was up for sentencing on gun charges on May 18 and in his defense submission was this: “Mr. Cruz’ possession of the firearm at issue was solely for use in the ceremonial practice of his religion, Palo Mayombe. Firearms hold only symbolic meaning in the ritual practice of the religion and involve no violence or threat of violence.” U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein weighed this claim against the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 and found it wanting … Judge Hellerstein said, He is citing a Cuban religion as a basis for having a gun. But a loaded gun? He cites the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 – government must show a compelling interest. But that does not require the US to do handstands… I find that there is not a burden on this religion, and that even if there were it would be acceptable to control guns … Judge Hellerstein ultimately imposed a sentence of 21 months in custody, to be followed by three years of supervised release …”

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SCOTUS relisted all 2A cases again

No action either way by SCOTUS today on any of the gun cases.  They are relisted for next time.

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Monday’s Newsbits:

Elections:

Jurisprudence:

Legislation:

Politics:

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Lewis v. Cuomo

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Gunsense Karen running against Suozzi

Congressman Tom Suozzi is no friend of the 2A.

He is in a Democrat primary next month against Melanie D’Arrigo.

From her campaign website:

“Thoughts and prayers haven’t stopped the rampant gun violence in our country. We need meaningful action. I support Common Sense Gun Safety Laws to ensure our families are safe from those who intend to do us harm. That includes expanding background checks, closing gun show loopholes, banning assault weapons and high capacity magazines, enacting a federal red flag law and implementing a national licensing program. As a volunteer for Moms Demand Action, I am proud to be acknowledged as one of their Gun Sense Candidates for 2020.”

Her picture looks like she wants to speak to the manager about this.

Gunsense Karen

Latest FEC reports show she has about $60,000 in cash on hand compared with Suozzi’s $2.2 million.

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