Newsbits

Wednesday’s Newsbits:

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Politics:

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A-3216 lowers hunting age

A-3216, Relates to lowering the age for universal hunting licenses from 14 years old to 12 years old, has been introduced to Assembly EnCon.

Gov. Cuomo said he supports lowering the age from 14 to 12 as part of the state budget.

No Senate companion yet.

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Encounter with SAFE Act mental health provisions

Guest column on one person’s encounter with the mental health provisions of the SAFE Act.

My-Encounter-with-MHL-9.46 (PDF)

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Infiltrating Democrat primaries

I have said for a long time that gun owners need to be involved in Democrat politics.

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Broome Co. Saw a Big Rise in Pistol Permit Applications in 2020

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Thursday’s Newsbits:

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Imitation weapons bills advancing in Senate

Bills S-51, Includes attachments to electronic devices within the meaning of the term “imitation weapon”, and S-687, Clarifies the definition of imitation weapon, have been Reported.

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Another “ghost guns” bill A-2556

Another “ghost guns” bill has been introduced A-2556, Relates to requiring all firearms manufactured, crafted or built by private individuals to have an identifying serial number.

I believe this bill will be voted on this session.

No Senate companion yet.

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Gun sales surge locally amid protests and politics

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NRA wants to re-incorporate in Texas

NRA announced their intention to dissolve the current New York incorporation and re-incorporate in Texas. As part of this move they are filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

“… Today, the NRA announced a restructuring plan that positions us for the long-term … The plan can be summed up quite simply: We are DUMPING New York, and we are pursuing plans to reincorporate the NRA in Texas. To facilitate the strategic plan and restructuring, the NRA and one of its subsidiaries have filed voluntary chapter 11 petitions … chapter 11 proceedings are often utilized by businesses, nonprofits and organizations of all kinds to streamline legal and financial affairs. Under the plan, the NRA will continue what we’ve always done … No major changes are expected to the NRA’s operations or workforce …”

I’m sure there is more to the bankruptcy filing than just this and as time goes on it will become apparent.

Tish James offered her response:

“The NRA’s claimed financial status has finally met its moral status: bankrupt. While we review this filing, we will not allow the NRA to use this or any other tactic to evade accountability and my office’s oversight.”

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