Even though access to the LOB/CAP is limited due to COVID restrictions, Everytown’s lobbyists at Ostroff Associates have been busy pushing the agenda.
In addition to lobbying on “executive budget provisions”, which I assume are appropriations geared towards handouts to antigun legislators cronies back home, they have been working on the following bills with a multitude of electeds and staff:
- A-614/S-14, Enacts the “Jose Webster Untraceable Firearms Act.”
- A-2666/S-13, Enacts the “Scott J. Beigel Unfinished Receiver Act” in relation to unfinished frames or receivers.
- A-5505/S-1049, Relates to the “Community Violence Intervention and Prevention Act.”
- S-1048, Relates to the dangers to the safety and health of the public caused by the sale, manufacturing, importing and marketing of firearms.
Back in January I said Mimi Rocah was going to use the D.A.’s office to push to Moms agenda.
She’s wasted no time starting with that:
“The Westchester District Attorney’s Office is partnering with Moms Demand Action, a grassroots movement of Americans fighting for public safety measures to protect people from gun violence, to address the issue of gun violence in Westchester County, DA Miriam E. Rocah announced today … The DA’s Office will partner with all local schools to provide free resources for families to learn more about secure storage of firearms. Additionally, Moms Demand Action will provide free virtual training about their secure firearm storage program, Be SMART …”
Pure propaganda designed to scare kids about guns.
Senate EnCon advanced bill S-5058, Prohibits the use of lead ammunition in the taking of wildlife on state-owned land and on land contributing surface water to the New York city water supply.
During the meeting Sen. Patty Ritchie asked if the bill was for both rifles and shotguns (Yes). She said she heard from her constituents regarding the shortage of ammunition and asked if there was any “grandfather clause.” The response was the bill would take effect in January 2023.
Sen. Rachel May chimed in saying she had also heard from her constituents about the ammo shortage and said she hoped to work with Ritchie to address their concerns later.
That was it. Fudds who for years refused to standup to politicians are in for a surprise when the legislature passes this bill and they can’t go hunting.
The Daily News reports:
“As Gov. Cuomo faces growing calls to resign, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone is taking steps toward a possible gubernatorial run. In recent days, Bellone has been speaking with “some of the top national consultants who are here in New York,” along with “bigtime donors,” said a source close to the Democratic politician …”
Given the number of extremist candidates the Democrats have put up for various state offices recently, Bellone looks like a moderate.
His record on guns:
3/6/13, “Suffolk County Approves Gun Control Bill For Psychiatric Patients”
4/18/13, “Suffolk County Will Participate in New York State’s “Gun Violence Awareness Month””
11/19/14, “Lawmakers sustain veto of take-home guns for COs”
7/18/15, “A.G. Schneiderman Announces More Than 1,000 Firearms Turned Into Law Enforcement Through Gun Buyback Program“:
“Initiatives like this provide residents an opportunity to dispose of unwanted weapons anonymously, helping to reduce the possibility of such weapons being used in situations of domestic violence, accidental discharge or injury to children and young adults playing with weapons,” said County Executive Steve Bellone. “I thank Attorney General Schneiderman for hosting this gun buyback initiative in Suffolk County.
6/11/18, “Governor Cuomo Kicks Off Bus Tour to Pass Red Flag Gun Protection Bill“:
“Governor Cuomo has consistently shown himself to be a national leader on enacting common sense gun safety measures. This most recent legislation will empower teachers–and allow them to do what they truly want to do–teach. Now is the time to stand to protect our children and end gun violence in New York once and for all, and I will work tirelessly with our local leaders to ensure that this legislation becomes law.”
1/10/19, “Hochul, Parkland Victim’s Mother Push Gun-Control Measures“:
“… Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone introduced Beigel Schulman to the audience, which was filled with town, county and state elected officials, students, and members of Moms Demand Action …”
S-5058, Prohibits the use of lead ammunition in the taking of wildlife on state-owned land and on land contributing surface water to the New York city water supply, is on the Senate EnCon agenda for today.
The meeting will livestream starting at 11:30am.
Rob Astorino is planning on making another run for Governor next year and is looking for support. He did run as pro-gun back in ’14 and had not he been screwed over by Senate Republicans I believe he could have knocked out Gov. Cuomo.
The House passed H.R.8 – Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021 227-203 with 8 Republicans voting Yes and 1 Democrat voting No.
One of those Yes votes was from Long Island Rep. Andrew Garbarino (R-2).