Gun bills slide through Senate Codes

Today’s Senate Codes meeting.

First bill is S-13, Enacts the “Scott J. Beigel Unfinished Receiver Act” in relation to unfinished frames or receivers.

No discussion on the bill.

Motion to advance the bill.

Seconded by Kaminsky & Savino.

Voting.

Palumbo & Gallivan vote No.

Bill goes to Rules.

Second bill is S-14, Enacts the “Jose Webster Untraceable Firearms Act.”

No discussion on the bill.

Motion to advance the bill.

Seconded by Savino & Kaminsky.

Voting.

Gallivan votes No.

Palumbo votes No recommendation.

Chair Jamaal Bailey mentions Parkland shooting, saying they (the legislature) are doing all they can (on gun control).

Bill goes to Rules.

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Lead bill on Senate EnCon agenda

Senate EnCon will livestream their next meeting on Tuesday @ 11:00am.

On the posted agenda is S-914, Establishes environmental standards for ambient lead and lead contamination.

This looks suspicious and may impact gun clubs and shooting ranges.

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Senate Codes to take up “ghost guns” bills

Senate Codes Committee will livestream Monday at 11:30am.

On the posted agenda are S-13, Enacts the “Scott J. Beigel Unfinished Receiver Act” in relation to unfinished frames or receivers, and S-14, Enacts the “Jose Webster Untraceable Firearms Act.”

S-13 defines “unfinished receiver” as so to criminalize the sale and possession of metal and plastic sheets, billets, rods, wires, powders and granules.

S-14 defines “unfinished receiver” as per S-13 and would criminalize replacing the grips, attachment of an optical sight, and the replacement of a broken pin, screw or spring on any firearm.

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Suffolk range assessment bill passes

Suffolk County bill IR 1001-2021, Conducting a Preliminary Environmental Site Assessment in support of an environmental hazard mitigation plan for lead waste after County-owned recreational shooting ranges close, passed the county legislature.

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Microstamping returns

Microstamping has been reintroduced to the Senate as S-4116.

No Assembly companion yet.

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Democrats aren’t happy

Democrats aren’t happy.

You would think with Biden/Harris in the Whitehouse, a slim majority in the House and a 50+1 Senate, they would all be in a good mood. They’re not. It’s like they know something bad is waiting to happen …

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Newsbits

Wednesday’s Newsbits:

Elections:

Gun Industry:

Jurisprudence:

NRA:

Politics:

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Gun buyback ‘tremendous success’

Attorney General James Takes Dozens of Guns Off the Streets at Brooklyn Gun Buyback in Joint Effort with DA Gonzalez and NYPD

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Think before you donate

I am seeing a bunch of postings from people on various antigun bills which have been reintroduced in Albany. IMHO the posters are more interested in soliciting funds for their organizations than in legitimately generating opposition to the gun control agenda in New York.

What is going on now is the reintroduction of bills for the current 2021-22 legislative session. Most bills from the previous session are renumbered and automatically reintroduced at the start of a new two year session. Just because a bill has been reintroduced does not imply action will be taken on it or even that there is new interest in it. Trying to get people worked up over this is not helpful to the 2A cause. Activism is a finite resource and wasting it fringe issues that won’t come up means it is less likely to be directed in areas where it might make a difference.

Knowing this, out of all the crap bills out there, how can we tell which are the most likely to see activity this session?

Based upon my experience here are the clues to look for:

  1. Electeds have been talking up the issue.  For example, “ghost guns” bills A-2666/S-13 and A-613/S-14.
  2. Bills that have been voted on it past sessions.  Examples include mandatory storage A-1180, restrictive commercial practices A-837, and .50 cal prohibition S-2892.
  3. Lobbyists are actively working the issue in the LOB/CAP.

If you receive “alerts” full of hyperbole combined with solicitations for cash, think carefully before you donate.  Make sure your money is going to be spent wisely.

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Newsbits

Wednesday’s Newsbits:

Jurisprudence:

Legislation:

NRA:

Politics:

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