James joins anti-Ghost Guns coalition

Attorney General Letitia James has signed on to a 19-state coalition trying to pressure the ATF to regulate “ghost guns.”

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.

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Adams leading in fundraising

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.

For 2A advocates the candidate chocies will likely include bad, worse, or indifferent with the latter being the “best” option.

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NYPD doesn’t believe that

Queens D.A. Melinda Katz held a “gun buyback” last week:

“… “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.” …”

NYPD doesn’t believe that:

“… 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.” …”

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Revolving door

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.

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And so it begins …

And so it begins:

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris called for “common-sense” gun reform laws in messages marking the eighth anniversary of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School …”

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Block the Biden agenda

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.

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Where’s the problem?

According to the NYPD:

“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% …”

It’s not just the City that has seen a big increase, it’s all over the state (Albany, Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo).

Has any elected called out the Governor and/or the legislature for the obvious failure of the state’s gun control laws including Cuomo’s signature SAFE Act? No.

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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Newsbits

Saturday’s Newsbits:

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Firearm storage survey

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Making Otsego Co. a gun-law sanctuary

The Otsego County legislature will consider a resolution making the county a “gun-law sanctuary” at the next meeting of the Public Safety & Legal Affairs Committee scheduled for Thursday, December 10 @ 12:00pm.

The meeting will be live streamed off their Facebook page.

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