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What would happen if a NY gun law is ruled unconstitutional

NYSRPA - 14 January 2019 - 7:21pm

Assemblyman DiPietro just shared this:



This is exactly what the state legislature will do if some aspect of New York gun law is ruled unconstitutional by SCOTUS. They will rewrite it with slightly different wording and punctuation and start the judicial process all over again.

The only way for permanent change is for gun owners to be involved with Democrat party politics and their selection and election processes.

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First bills to watch

NYSRPA - 12 January 2019 - 1:05pm

The state legislature begins their regular session on Monday.  In addition to the bills Governor Cuomo said he wanted passed there are others which I believe the legislature will take up.

Here is the list of ones that need to be watched:

  • A-425, “Children’s Weapon Accident Prevention Act”, mandatory firearms storage
  • A-451, relates to a ban on undetectable firearms, receivers and magazines
  • A-503, “Nicholas’s law”, mandatory firearms storage
  • A-506, mandatory firearms storage
  • A-763, establishes certain crimes relating to the criminal manufacture or possession of an undetectable firearm
  • A-773, relates to the criminal possession of a firearm or magazine digitally made
  • S-101, limits educational institutions ability to authorize the possession of a weapon on school grounds
  • S-1083, creates the “New York State Firearm Violence Research Institute”
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City of Auburn Resolution 49-2018

NYSRPA - 11 January 2019 - 3:37pm

The City of Auburn passed Resolution 49-2018 calling for passage of “red flag” gun control legislation at the state and federal level.

It actually passed last March, but city officials are trying to get some political mileage out of it by bringing it up now:

@MayorQuill & Council support @NYGovCuomo's call for NY to pass Red Flag Bill, preventing individuals who show signs of being a threat to themselves or others from purchasing or possessing guns. (Auburn City Council Res. 49-2018) https://t.co/LeghB3RMU7

— City of Auburn, NY (@_cityofauburn) January 11, 2019


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Cuomo’s agenda items

NYSRPA - 11 January 2019 - 10:36am

Governor Cuomo outlined his gun control agenda for this session. It includes:

  • “red flag” bill
  • prohibit bump stocks
  • extend background check waiting period to 10 days

It is important to note that this is just what Cuomo is asking for. It does not mean that the full legislature won’t pass addition legislation which the Assembly supported in previous sessions. I am expecting them to do just that. There are already three versions of mandatory storage introduced.

Here is some commentary on the proposals from Rochester media:

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Rep. King’s priority item

NYSRPA - 9 January 2019 - 2:17pm

Rep. Pete King has a long history of being a RINO.

That tradition continues in the new Congress:

“… Tuesday, on the eighth anniversary of the 2011 Tucson shooting that gravely injured Giffords and left six people dead, a bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced gun legislation to extend existing background check requirements to almost all gun sales and most gun transfers, including Internet sales, at gun shows and person-to-person transactions, with certain exemptions for immediate family. The bill is co-sponsored by Reps. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., and Peter King, R-N.Y., and includes four additional original GOP co-sponsors: Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania, Fred Upton of Michigan, Chris Smith of New Jersey and Brian Mast of Florida …”

The bill has not yet been assigned a number.  You can see the draft in Thompson’s press release from yesterday.

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First bills

NYSRPA - 5 January 2019 - 7:07pm

The first gun bills for the 2019-20 legislative session are now onlineSenator Ortt introed a bunch of pro-gun bills, but they are all DOA.  The bad stuff is not publicly available yet.

The session begins Wednesday when Governor Cuomo will give his State of the State address and the regular sessions start next Monday the 14th.

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LI Congressional delegation’s gun control priority

NYSRPA - 3 January 2019 - 10:28am

I have a pretty good idea what the Long Island Congressional representatives gun control agenda will be.

First, Newsday reports:

“… Suozzi and Rice also said they will push for comprehensive immigration changes, including legalizing “Dreamers” brought here illegally as children, and gun safety legislation, such as tightening background checks, and campaign finance and voting bills …”

Second, Politico reports:

House Democrats are planning to move several high-profile bills to combat gun violence soon after they take power in January … With backing from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and key chairmen, Democrats will move to require federal background checks on all gun sales … Rep. Mike Thompson of California … said he will introduce the universal background checks bill early next year. Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), who has co-authored background-checks bills with Thompson in the past, has told reporters he will back this latest effort as well …”

With the collapse of the Nassau GOP machine RINO King should switch parties.

Fortunately the fundamentals of gun control have not changed since the election.  It still isn’t popular no matter how the media tries to spin it and there isn’t a legitimate grassroots pushing for it.

The Daily News refuses to accept this:

“… smart money says that even a House-passed bill will be dead on arrival in the Republican-led Senate. Why?”

Because your editors are out of touch with reality.

Don’t expect Minority Leader Schumer to go all out for this proposal either.

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Paying off cronies

NYSRPA - 2 January 2019 - 12:51pm

From Governor Cuomo’s office:

“Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced more than $3.1 million to fund SNUG, New York’s street outreach program, in seven communities across the state. The SNUG program aims to curb gun violence and save lives by intervening in the aftermath of shootings to prevent retaliation, working with high-risk youth to connect them to services and programs, and other community engagement initiatives …”

By “community engagement initiatives” the Governor means funneling money to operations run by his political cronies who, in turn, use the money to essentially pay off violent degenerates in their districts.  Four years ago Vice reported how funds were being misused in Harlem and of similar problems in other cities.  Everybody knows this is B.S.

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Gun-Werkz works

NYSRPA - 2 January 2019 - 11:31am

Gun-Werkz sent me a bottle of their gun cleaner to test.

After yesterday’s Hangover 100 I used to clean my gun.

According to their website the cleaner, “Efficiently removes the toughest carbon and lead fouling with ease.” They are not kidding. It is so much better than Hoppe’s No. 9 there is no comparison.  It is supposed to be non-toxic as well.  They do not say what is is made of but it smells of peppermint.  My gun is clean and literally smells minty-fresh.

Highly recommended.

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Attend these events

NYSRPA - 27 December 2018 - 1:48pm

Returning to the topic of making new friends, there are three upcoming events area gun owners should attend: Sen. Jen Metzger Swearing-in Ceremony on the 2nd, Swearing In Ceremony for Senator-elect Kevin Thomas on the 5th and the Swearing In Ceremony For Jim Gaughran on the 6th.

None of these people were supportive of 2A during the election with Gaughran campaigning on a gun control platform.  Nevertheless, with the Republicans permanently out of power local gun owners will have to have a relationship with them.  As these events are generally only attended by the most politically active these are good opportunities for gun owners to show they are part of that group even though the home team didn’t win this time around. Smile, shake their hand and tell them you’re part of their voting constituency.  This will not stop the crap that is about to rain on us this session, but it could impact what happens after that (and there will be another gun control push after this one.)

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Hoylman’s agenda

NYSRPA - 27 December 2018 - 1:19pm

The New York Law Journal asks incoming Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Brad Hoylman what his agenda items are:

Q: Have you thought about what your first priorities will be as the new chair of the Judiciary Committee?

A: I look at the priorities through the lens of the Senate Democratic agenda, and at the top of that list is the Child Victims Act … Certainly another one in a similar theme is creating what’s called an Extreme Risk Protection Order, as it pertains to gun safety. It would allow individuals, family members or police to seek a court order to temporarily restrict an individual’s access to a handgun if they’re in danger of harming themselves or other people. It’s a top priority among gun safety advocates and Senate Democrats …”

No surprises here.

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Akshar’s survey results on social media checks bill

NYSRPA - 21 December 2018 - 12:20pm

Bill S-9191 for 2017-18 session.

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