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Rep. Tonko on gun control, universal background checks

NYSRPA - 23 August 2019 - 5:15pm

Link to H.R.8

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NYSRPA - 23 August 2019 - 7:08am

Friday’s Newsbits:

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Erie Co. D.A. discusses Red Flag Law before it takes effect

NYSRPA - 22 August 2019 - 4:46pm

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Pete King becomes first Republican to support AWB

NYSRPA - 21 August 2019 - 7:54am

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Trump insists US already has ‘strong’ background checks

NYSRPA - 21 August 2019 - 7:44am

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Ithaca Mayor joins #localgovs4gunsafety

NYSRPA - 20 August 2019 - 4:20pm

I believe Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick is the first local to jump on this “new” bandwaggon:

I'm furious. And tired of waiting for the feds to act on gun violence. They won't.

So my friends and I are working together to pressure gun makers.

If they want our business, they need to demonstrate a commitment to keeping guns out of the wrong hands. pic.twitter.com/0qn4BjeKbc

— Svante Thee Mayor (@SvanteMyrick) August 5, 2019

This is unlikely to succeed for two reasons:

  1. It was done before and nearly bankrupted Smith & Wesson.
  2. The market share of even large cities can dry up and blow away with negligible impact on the firearms and ammunition manufactures.
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Gillibrand: Buybacks ‘the biggest tool in your toolbox’

NYSRPA - 19 August 2019 - 6:51pm

Jump to the 4:11 mark:

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Pete King signs onto new AWB

NYSRPA - 19 August 2019 - 4:27pm

Shocking news: Pete King is the first (RINO) Republican to sign on to the new “assault weapons” ban.

The bill in question is H.R.1186.

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Swamp Watch: The lavish elitist lifestyle of Wayne LaPierre

NYSRPA - 19 August 2019 - 3:22pm

Watch the latest video at foxnews.com

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NYSRPA - 19 August 2019 - 7:41am
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Antigun rallies across the state

NYSRPA - 18 August 2019 - 7:46pm

Co-ordinated gun control rallies organized by Mayor Bloomberg’s proxy Everytown are taking place across the country and state.

Here is some media coverage of the one in Rockland:

Here is coverage from Buffalo:

All of this is staged with the help of a willing media in an attempt to convince squishy Republicans to allow a vote on one or more bills in the Senate.

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Declared #NY19 candidates

NYSRPA - 18 August 2019 - 1:25pm

Incumbent Congressman Antonio Delgado continues to shill for more gun control:

Glad to see my colleagues in the House taking action following the shootings in El Paso & Dayton to address gun violence. We will continue to call on Senator McConnell to #DoSomething & take up the House-passed bipartisan background check legislation, HR8. https://t.co/Oy5NCkD6R4

— Antonio Delgado (@DelgadoforNY19) August 18, 2019

So far three Republican challengers have declared their intent to seek the party’s nomination to run against him next year in CD-19. Anthony German appears to be the most serious among them. I do not know his position on 2A.

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House Judiciary to hold hearings on gun bills

NYSRPA - 16 August 2019 - 12:56pm

The Hill reports:

“… The Judiciary Committee is poised to return to the beltway on September 4, the Wednesday before the lower chamber’s six-week long recess is set to end. [Congressman Jerrold] Nadler says the panel will examine three gun violence prevention bills, and then hold a hearing on military-style assault weapons later in September …”

Brady chimes in:

JUST IN: @RepJerryNadler is calling the @HouseJudiciary back from recess to hold urgent hearings on gun safety legislation.

Sept 4: Hearing on high-capacity magazine ban, #DisarmHate, extreme risk laws

Sept 25: Hearing on assault weapons ban

Let's

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Brindisi pushes universal background checks

NYSRPA - 15 August 2019 - 4:19pm

Congressman Brindisi spoke to the Observer-Dispatch on a number of issues including guns:

“… As he’s said before, Brindisi said he believes there are “common sense” reforms lawmakers could enact without restricting a person’s Second Amendment rights. He believes the House supports and has approved such regulations with recent legislation, saying the onus is now on the Senate — specifically, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — to bring these measures to a vote. “We passed a bipartisan bill in the House on background checks. Mitch McConnell can call the Senate back tomorrow to pass that same bill,” he said. “He’s not doing that. I don’t know why, but it should be done.” …”

The bill in question is H.R.8.

The reason McConnell isn’t hot on it is twofold:

  1. The universal background check is unenforceable and would have zero impact on crime.
  2. Gun control is a stinker of an issue.  Bringing it up would end all chances of the Republicans retaking control of the House and would jeopardize their current majority in the Senate.

“… “I don’t think anyone wants to restrict a law-abiding gun owner’s right to have access to a firearm,” he added, “But more has to be done to keep firearms out of the hands of dangerous people, criminals, people who are violently mentally ill, folks who commit domestic abuse. They should not have access to firearms.”” …”

All of this is already illegal.

If he’s not trying to restrict gun rights then prove it by co-sponsoring the reciprocity bill H.R.38.

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Gillibrand open to prosecuting AW owners who don’t turn them in

NYSRPA - 15 August 2019 - 1:55pm

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Leftists try intimidating Rep. Katko

NYSRPA - 14 August 2019 - 6:18pm

WRVO reports on attempts to intimidate Congressman Katko:

“Protesters in Syracuse are demanding Rep. John Katko (R-Camillus) do something on gun control following the recent shootings … Donna Oppedisano, a teacher at Jamesville-DeWitt High School, said her worst nightmare is the shooting of students in her school. She said she was outraged when she saw an advertisement for Kevlar backpacks for kids to carry to school. “What will it take Representative Katko, for you to stand up in support of sensible gun measures?” Oppedisano said. “Universal background checks. Why won’t you stand up for universal background checks? Why won’t you stand up for a ban on assault weapons?” … Speaking with reporters in Oswego last week about the shootings, Katko said the rhetoric on both sides of the aisle needs to tone down … Katko is pushing a red flag bill he introduced last year that would take guns away from someone deemed a threat. He is less concerned with universal background checks, he said, which already passed the House, and currently exists in New York State. Katko’s spokesperson would not say if he would support a ban on assault weapons.”

Even though it appears to have been only a handful of wackos (Oppedisano has done this before, see examples 1, 2 and 3) I don’t trust Katko on 2A.

The “red flag” bills he sponsors are H.R.744 and H.R.6747.

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Cuomo to address NYC Bar

NYSRPA - 14 August 2019 - 5:48pm

Governor Cuomo is going to hold a gun control event tomorrow, 8/15 @ noon at the New York City Bar Association, 42 W. 44th St., Manhattan.

I’m going to assume it will be a rehash of his 4-Point Plan he wants the Democrat presidential candidates to endorse.

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Gun Kingpins bill A-674/S-6649

NYSRPA - 14 August 2019 - 1:31pm

A follow-up to last week’s post about Gun Kingpins, Assembly bill A-674 now has a Senate companion S-6649.

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