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NRA:

D’Esposito couldn’t keep quiet

The Supreme Court knocked down an ATF rule prohibiting bump-stocks saying the agency overstepped it’s authority in a 6-3 decision.

Gunsense advocates are unhappy and looking at the dissenting opinion for some salvation:

If they are unable to bring themselves to fully support gun rights in public, now would be a good time for quishy politicos to be quiet on the issue.

Congressman Anthony D’Esposito failed to restrain himself:

This will get him nothing at election time.

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Legislature in recess

The state legislature has gone into recess and is not scheduled to return until next January, although special sessions are always a possibility.

Here’s a breakdown of the gun bills which passed this session and will go to the Governor.

Gun control in AD-109 Democrat primary

There will be a Democrat primary on June 25th in the 109th Assembly District and the Altamont Enterprise has a breakdown of the candidates.

Of note in the story is this nugget:

“… [Dustin Reidy] said he had built coalitions in the county legislature and was proud that the gun legislation he authored, called DISCOVER, for Detailed Instruction Supporting Community Violence Education and Reduction, had bipartisan support. “Everyone supported it,” he said …”

That legislation prohibits lawful carry on county property.

In addition, according to his campaign website, “As a County Legislator, Dustin was endorsed by Moms Demand Action because he authored and passed three important pieces of legislation on the issue.

Another county legislator, Andrew Joyce, is also running in the primary and he supported DISCOVER, although he does not mention gun control on his website.

The district has a more than 5 to 1 Democrat enrollment advantage so whomever wins the primary will likely coast through the November general election.  Sitting out the primary is not an option.  I consider Reidy to be the worst of the bunch so victory shall be defined as him losing.  If both Reidy and Joyce lose that shall be defined as a big victory.

Vote accordingly on the 25th.

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Legislative update

This is the last week the state legislature has sessions scheduled and bills are moving:

  • A-2882/S-6649, Requires firearms dealers to post and provide written warnings to purchasers of dangers posed by access to weapons in the home, passed the legislature.
  • A-7717B, Relates to who can be a petitioner for an Extreme Risk Protection Orders, has been Reported. Companion S-8589A on 3rd Reading.
  • A-8333A/S-7802A, Requires the Division of Criminal Justice Services to certify the technological viability of personalized handguns and to establish requirements related to the sale of personalized handguns, have been Reported.
  • A-10356, Directs that statewide resources and information relating to child access prevention and firearm violence prevention and information on county and local specific laws and regulations related to child access prevention and the safe storage of firearms shall be provided to individuals at the time of issuance of a firearm license; directs the commissioner of the Division of Criminal Justice Services to conduct a a public awareness campaign on the safe storage of firearms and child access prevention, has been Reported.  Companion S-9760 introduced to Codes.
  • S-7365B, Requires reasonable controls and procedures to be taken with respect to the sale, manufacturing, importing and marketing of pistol converters, has been amended on 3rd Reading. Out of sync companion A-10053.

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