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Delgado supports H.R.8

NYSRPA - 18 February 2019 - 10:20am

I went to another one of Rep. Delgado’s town halls on Saturday.

I did not get picked to ask a question this time either.  As Delgado listed off the things he has done so far he did say he supported the universal background check bill, H.R.8.

The meeting itself was very educational.  Anyone who wants to know why John Faso, and the Senate Republicans, lost should go to one of them as it will be obvious what their problems are.

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Out of Order podcast

NYSRPA - 15 February 2019 - 10:54am

I was a guest on James Kaleda’s podcast Out of Order:

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Rensselaer Co. Resolution P/47/19

NYSRPA - 11 February 2019 - 7:42pm

The Rensselaer County Legislature will take up Resolution P/47/19 expressing their opposition to so-called “Red Flag” gun control laws at tomorrow’s regular meeting of the county legislature.

Given the state legislature already passed A-2689/S-2451 a couple of weeks ago this is little more than a political stunt by the GOP-majority county legislature.

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DiPietro on Safe Storage bill

NYSRPA - 11 February 2019 - 7:20pm


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Singas’ advocating for mandatory storage

NYSRPA - 11 February 2019 - 3:18pm

More evidence that at some point during this legislative session the state legislature is going to take up one of the mandatory firearms storage bills:

DA Singas joined LA City Attorney @Mike_Feuer and @everytown at @ProsecutorsAGV in Houston today to discuss strategies to keep kids safe in schools and to promote safe fun storage. Send your ideas to our Task Force at

— Nassau County DA (@NassauDA) February 11, 2019

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Morelle wants security standards for gun stores

NYSRPA - 10 February 2019 - 7:17pm

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Second Amendment Guarantee Act

NYSRPA - 8 February 2019 - 10:02am

Rep. Chris Collins has reintroduced his “Second Amendment Guarantee Act“:

“… The Collins bill would prevent states from implementing any regulations on weapons that are more restrictive than what is required by federal law. Passage of the bill would void most of the language included in New York’s Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act of 2013 signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo …”

Current bill is H.R.1072 with Tom Reed, Elise Stefanik and Lee Zeldin as co-sponsors.

It went nowhere in the House last session and did not have a Senate companion.  I do not see it doing any better this time around.  It’s primarily purpose is public relations for Collins.

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Do the same thing in the Senate

NYSRPA - 7 February 2019 - 9:28am

House Democrats held hearings on gun control legislation.

It was their typical circus with our own Jerrold Nadler as ringmaster:


We have seen this over and over on so many issues championed by the Left and Republicans never learn from it.

Here is what they should do: The Senate should hold a similar hearing on reciprocity and only invite pro-gun speakers to testify in favor of it. There should be a full court press with antigun advocates excluded. Pro-gun politicians should publicly mock gun control positions, denigrate the astroturf advocates and shout-down the gun control politicians when they interrupt. There is no reason for them to just sit back and hope the issue of gun control will simply go away. Same with the NRA. They need to push pro-gun Congressmen on this.

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Legislative reload

NYSRPA - 30 January 2019 - 6:22pm

The legislature is not done with gun control as State of Politics reports:

“A bill meant to ban guns manufactured through 3-D printers is expected to be tweaked after concerns were raised it would cover too many firearms as initially written … The bill sought to restrict the possession of so-called “ghost guns” and require firearms have “each major component” be detectable by a metal detector …”

SoP links to bill S-2143, but I believe the one under consideration is A-763/S-1414 as that was the one moved to the floor in both chambers.

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It’s not over

NYSRPA - 29 January 2019 - 5:30pm

Not surprisingly the gun control bills sailed through both houses of the legislature today.

It is not over:

“The package of gun control measures that state lawmakers are set to approve today and Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to sign won’t be the last of the new Democratic majority in the state Legislature, officials indicated on Tuesday. Lawmakers will approve bills banning the sale and possession of bump stocks, an extension of the waiting period for background checks, block teachers and other school employees from having firearms on school grounds and a “red flag” bill barring the possession of a gun for those deemed to be too dangerous … Lawmakers for now are not taking up other measures that have been proposed over the years, such as the microstamping of bullets, a bill that would bar the printing of 3-D guns and the requirement that guns be stored in a secure location …”

My guess would be they will wait for another atrocity to exploit as an excuse.

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Gun bills on floor calendar

NYSRPA - 28 January 2019 - 6:07pm

The following bills have moved to the floor calendars in both chambers:

  • A-763/S-1414, criminal possession or manufacture of an undetectable firearm, rifle, or shotgun
  • A-2690/S-2374, extension of up to 30 calendar days for background checks
  • A-1213/S-2438, access foreign state records concerning previous or present mental illness of applicants for firearms license
  • A-2684/S-2448, prohibits the possession, manufacture, transport and disposition of rapid-fire modification devices
  • A-2685/S-2449, municipal gun buyback program
  • A-2686/S-2450, mandatory firearms storage
  • A-2689/S-2451, “extreme risk protection orders”

Voting is expected Tuesday.

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Rep. Delgado’s Town Hall Meeting

NYSRPA - 28 January 2019 - 8:24am

Congressman Antonio Delgado held his first town hall meeting in Dutchess on Friday.

I did not get picked to ask a question, but a gradeschooler did about gun control. Delgado said he supports universal background checks, H.R.8, and banning bump-stocks. He made it a point to say he doesn’t have a problem with NRA members, but the BoD represents gun manufacturers.

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Sen. Carlucci pushes for gun control

NYSRPA - 28 January 2019 - 7:07am

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