Rocah to push “red flag”

Mimi Rocah was sworn-in as Westchester D.A. this afternoon and she’s made it clear pushing for “red flag” gun control implementation is high on her agenda:

“… She also said she’d target rising gun violence in the county by taking steps including a mandatory red-flag notification for domestic violence victims to tell them they can have guns removed from their partners’ possession. “We must get guns off the street and out of the hands of violent offenders,” Rocah said. “And, while there are no simple answers, there is more we can do.” …”

Believe it.  She’s going to use the D.A.’s office as a bully pulpit to push for whatever nutty schemes Moms come up with just like Jeanine Pirro did when she held the office.

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Monday’s Newsbits:

Armed Citizen:

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S-14/A-613

A companion to S-14, Enacts the “Jose Webster Untraceable Firearms Act”, has been introduced to as A-613 to Codes.

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Pre-filed legislation begins to appear

The following bills have been re-introduced for the 2021-22 legislative session which begins on January 6.

Assembly Codes:

  • A-352, Relates to the unlawful purchase or possession of a body vest.
  • A-353, Relates to the unlawful wearing of a body vest.
  • A-383, Adds ammunition to the list of prohibited items to purchase or dispose of after certain convictions.
  • A-412, Establishes the offense of unlawful possession of firearms by persons under twenty-one.
  • A-483, Relates to the criminal possession of a firearm or magazine digitally made.

Senate Codes:

  • S-13, Enacts the “Scott J. Beigel Unfinished Receiver Act” in relation to unfinished frames or receivers.
  • S-14, Enacts the “Jose Webster Untraceable Firearms Act.”
  • S-50, Relates to manufacturers’ reporting the sale or distribution of firearms.
  • S-65, Restricts the sale of ammunition to only individuals authorized to possess such weapon.

Senate Consumer Protection:

  • S-51, Includes attachments to electronic devices within the meaning of the term “imitation weapon.”
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Thursday’s Newsbits:

Gun Industry:

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GOP A.G.s back NRA in lawsuit against Letitia James

NRA cannot simply bullshit away Tish James lawsuit against them.

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463,070 guns sold in New York

24/7 Wall St. reports:

“The Federal Bureau of Investigation tracks gun sales and publishes a list of how many are handled as part of its National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). Each month, the figures are reported by state. Nearly everyone put through this system qualifies as a buyer … Gun sales have soared in the past year. They have reached 35,758,249 through November …”

Number of guns sold in New York through November: 463,070.

This is why ammo is hard to come by.

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Good thing he’s backtracked on carrying

Normally I don’t care who chooses to exercise their 2A rights to carry. There are exceptions, however.

Gotham magazine reports on Mayoral candidate Eric Adams:

“… He once said in an FAQ NYC podcast interview that he would forego a police detail if elected mayor and carry his own gun (he’s backtracked on both, to a degree) …”

Here’s an old video Adams made when he was in the State Senate. At the 4:04 mark he points the gun at his face and has his finger on the trigger.

It’s good that he’s backtracked on carrying.

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Suffolk Co. range bills update

Update on the Suffolk County shooting range bills.

Res 1801-2020, Requiring an environmental hazard mitigation plan to address lead waste upon closure of County-owned recreational shooting ranges for 90-days or longer, has been tabled.

No action on Res 1652-2020, Requiring legislative approval for future contracts involving recreational shooting ranges on County property. It is still in the Environment, Parks & Agriculture Committee.

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