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NYSRPA - 27 December 2019 - 10:43am

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S-7064 & S-7065

NYSRPA - 27 December 2019 - 9:40am

It is usual for there to be 200+ gun control bills in Albany so I am not surprised when a new batch are (re)introduced year after year.

However, it is clear the Governor and legislature are looking to enact more gun control in 2020 and I have the feeling they are looking for something different so they can again claim they are the most “progressive” on the issue.

S-7064, Prohibits persons named on the No Fly List maintained by the Terrorist Screening Center administered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation from obtaining or renewing a license to carry, possess, repair and dispose of firearms, and S-7065, Requires a purchaser of any firearm, rifle or shotgun to submit to a mental health evaluation and provide the seller with his or her approval to purchase such firearm, were just pre-filed for the ’20 session.  They are reloads from previous years.  I don’t know if the legislature will move them, but they do fit the bill of what I believe politicos are looking for.

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Wayne County RES 512-19

NYSRPA - 26 December 2019 - 2:39pm

The Wayne County Board of Supervisors recently passed RES 512-19 which calls upon the state legislature to makes changes to the so-called SAFE Act with respect to requiring all firearms seizures be done with a court order and that any person who has their firearms seized has the right to know the name of the accuser making claims which the court order is based upon.

This sounds reasonable and because of that the legislature won’t do it.

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Tish James’ 2019 Year in Review

NYSRPA - 26 December 2019 - 11:41am

Attorney General Tish James released a self-aggrandizing 2019 Year in Review report highlighting how wonderful she is. It’s 61 pages long and lists “accomplishments” such as “Combating Gun Violence”:

Gun violence is a public health epidemic in New York and across the nation. Every loss of life and injury from gun violence is a devastating reminder of our shared responsibility to face this crisis head on and to support the communities that have suffered from its effects. Attorney General James is committed to catching criminals who traffic illegal weapons onto our streets, and holding them accountable. She has taken legal action to protect states’ rights to enact common sense gun safety regulations, including leading a multistate coalition to protect New York’s right to implement these critical measures, which is currently being heard by the United States Supreme Court. She has also partnered with law enforcement agencies across the state to host gun buyback programs and get illegal guns out of our communities. She will continue to pursue every avenue available to reduce gun violence in New York.

And “Stopping the Sale of Ghost Guns”:

The New York Attorney General’s Office was the first law enforcement agency in the nation to charge people for selling so-called ghost guns, or guns that are manufactured from parts sold over the Internet. These guns do not have serial numbers, so they are untraceable by law enforcement. Continuing on these enforcement efforts, in September 2019, Attorney General James directed 16 websites to cease and desist selling nearly complete assault weapons to consumers in New York. Attorney General James will continue to go after those that skirt the law to manufacture illegal and deadly assault weapons.

All of this is a set up for a future run either for Governor or Senate some time down the road.

Unfortunately I suspect next year’s report will include successful legal action taken against the NRA.

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