A new gun control bill was introduced Wednesday by Senator Biaggi:
“This week New York State Senator Alessandra Biaggi introduced … legislation that serve to protect survivors of domestic abuse against the threat of gun violence, and hold repeat offenders accountable for domestic violence. S-7125 creates a new crime of “Domestic Violence” in the Penal Code that aligns with federal criteria for inclusion in the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Checks System (NICS). This will ensure that the names of convicted domestic violence abusers are properly entered into the NICS and those individuals are prevented from accessing deadly firearms …”
No Assembly companion yet.
Governor Cuomo’s 2020 State of the State address is now online and it’s loaded with antigun stuff. As always we’ll have to wait for the bills to see what exactly he’s going for.
And at 6:30pm today Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul will attend the Everytown for Gun Safety reception, 151 E. 50th St., Manhattan. I expect she will thank them for coming up with Cuomo’s latest gun control proposals.
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.
The Lockport Journal reports:
“… New York will soon criminalize weapons that are undetectable by an X-ray machine or metal detector. The law taking effect Jan. 27 prohibits the manufacture, sale, transport and possession of undetectable firearms, rifles and shotguns as well as their major components. Another new law will set statewide standards for gun buyback programs across New York. Many municipalities and groups already host programs aimed at allowing people to get rid of unwanted or illegal guns. But supporters of the new law say the programs do not occur everywhere and lack consistent standards …”
Bills in question are A-763/S-1414 and A-2685/S-2449.