Large Number of Anti-Gun Bills Filed in Albany, New York
Please Contact Your State Legislators Today!
New York State currently holds the title for introducing the most oppressive & civil rights violating anti gun rights bills so far this year…AmmoLand
Albany, New York --(AmmoLand.com)- The following anti-gun bills have been referred to various committees in the New York State Senate and Assembly and are awaiting action.
Please take the time to contact your lawmakers and urge them to oppose the following list of anti-gun bills:
- Assembly Bill 801A and its Senate companion, S 1598A, would require five-year renewals on pistol licenses.
- Assembly Bill 1093 and its Senate companion, S 1715, would create liability for legal firearm retailers when criminals misuse firearms.
- Assembly Bill 1275 and its Senate companion, S 1712, would outlaw the private sale and transfer of long guns.
- Assembly Bill 1326 and its Senate companion, S 5228, would outlaw all handguns sold in the state not equipped with so-called “child-proofing” measures.
- Assembly Bill 2881 and its Senate companion, S 2379, would ban the sale of common self-defense and hunting ammunition.
- Assembly Bill 2884 would prohibit gun shows on public property.
- Assembly Bill 2885 and Assembly Bill 2910 would establish standards for guns sold in the state and would allow the state police to prevent ANY firearm they deem unsafe from being transferred into the state.
- Assembly Bill 3200 and its Senate companion, S 2953, would require ammunition coding or bullet serialization.
- Assembly Bill 3346 would outlaw affordable handguns commonly used for self-defense.
- Assembly Bill 3477 and its Senate companion, S 1188, would expand the failed 10-year-old, ballistic imaging program to include even more firearms.
- Assembly Bill 4441 and its Senate companion, S 4338, would prohibit the manufacture, sale or transfer of handguns not equipped with so-called “smart gun” technology.
- Assembly Bill 5844 and its Senate companion, S 3098, would prohibit keeping firearms available for self-defense in the home.
- Assembly Bill 6157 and Assembly Bill 6294 and their Senate companion, S 4084, would drastically expand the state’s ban on so-called “assault weapons” to include virtually all semi-automatic rifles and pistols that can accept detachable magazines.
- Assembly Bill 6468B and its Senate companion, S 6005, would outlaw the sale of all semi-automatic handguns not equipped with so-called “microstamping” technology.
- Senate Bill 4752 would ban certain firearms based upon bore diameter.
On a positive note, during one of the state’s worst fiscal crises, the NRA would like to highlight worthwhile legislation. Assembly Bill 5427 and Assembly Bill 6388 and their Senate companion, S 1152, seek to eliminate the state’s ballistic imaging database (COBIS). New York taxpayers should be outraged that over the last decade nearly 50 million dollars have been spent on this supposed crime-fighting tool that has resulted in ZERO prosecutions.
Call your lawmakers and urge them to support A 5427, A 6388 and S 1152 and do away with this wasteful program TODAY. Also, politely remind them that many of the NRA-opposed bills listed above will cost millions of taxpayer dollars, and like COBIS, without reducing crimes.
State Assembly Members can be reached by phone at (518) 455-4100. To find your Assembly Member, please click here. Your State Senator can be contacted through the Senate switchboard at (518) 455-2800. To find your State Senator, please click here.
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