I do not see a formal announcement from her office. Buried at the bottom of this presser from Wisconsin’s Attorney General is mention that New York signed onto Josh Kaul’s brief in support of a lawsuit brought by Everytown and the City of Syracuse. Their central argument appears to be that even though they are not guns, “ghost guns” are guns.
Next big race will be for Mayor of NYC next fall. There’s a multitude of declared Democrat candidates with Eric Adams is currently leading the pack in fundraising.
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— Eric Adams (@ericadamsfornyc) December 16, 2020
For 2A advocates the candidate chocies will likely include bad, worse, or indifferent with the latter being the “best” option.
“… “Every gun turned in this Saturday is a potential tragedy averted,” Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz said in a statement. “This is the public’s opportunity to help us put a stop to bloodshed by turning in firearms.” …”
“… The NYPD held only two buybacks this year — a reflection of the belief among police brass and city pols that the events are ineffective when it comes to preventing gun violence. … at an October event on gun policy NYPD Deputy Commissioner Susan Hermann said the events attract out-of-towners looking to make easy money. “It has minimal impact,” she said, according to The New York Observer. “Typically when we do gun buybacks, actually they’re often people from other states coming to give us — Pennsylvania, New Jersey people — coming into New York to sell their guns. That’s a good thing — it’s good for America to get more guns off the street. It doesn’t particularly reap a lot of benefits here in New York.” …”
More evidence that gun control, particularly in New York City, has never been about crime control:
“… Nearly 90 percent of suspects arrested on gun charges this year are back on the streets, which the NYPD says has fueled a historic spike in shootings that have left more than 1,756 dead or wounded. About 3,345 of the 3,793 perps arrested between Jan. 1 and Nov. 30 for firearms crimes — 88 percent — were let go, according to department data. Just 450 remain in jail, the NYPD told The Post …”
Have any gun control proponents commented on this? No.
I normally would not do this as I believe New Yorkers need to keep their $upport local, but now that Joe Biden has won the Electoral College we need to keep the Senate under Mitch McConnell’s control to block the antigunners agenda in Congress.
If you are able, consider making a donation to one or more of the following for the Georgia runoff elections to be held next month. I did.
“Statistics from the NYPD show a surge in gun violence that the city hasn’t seen in more than a decade. Shootings are up nearly 96% in the first eleven months of this year. In November alone, there were 115 shootings — a 112% increase from the same time last year. There were also 28 murders last month, driving the murder rate up 38% …”
Has anyone called for repeal of any of New York’s gun control laws? No.
Has anyone advocated 2A reforms for New York state? No.
Where is the problem?
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