NY Microstamping and Anti-Gun Bills on the Move in Albany

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U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- This week, a trio of anti-gun bills were passed out of Senate committees with the only opposition coming from minority Republicans.  The Senate Consumer Protection Committee passed S.1048A, by Sen. Zellnor Myrie, on a 5 to 2 party-line vote.  This ill-conceived legislation contends that illegal use of firearms is a public nuisance and attempts to hold manufacturers responsible.  Rather than hold criminals accountable, anti-gun legislators are looking to scapegoat an entire industry.  This legislation is nothing more than New York’s attempt to flout federal law and the 2005 Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act.

On Wednesday, the Senate Codes Committee passed S.4116, by Sen. Brad Hoylman, on a party-line vote of 8 to 4.  This bill would require all new semi-automatic pistols to be equipped with microstamping technology.  This essentially would ban the sale of traditional handguns.  Microstamping is easily defeated with common household tools.  Criminals are also able to foil microstamping by simply using revolvers, which do not eject casings, or long guns.  They could also pick up casings and even misdirect investigations by dropping other spent cartridges.  Microstamping is a failed concept and not a single state in the country has successfully implemented it.  This bill has floated around Albany for well over a decade and has gone nowhere for a good reason.  It doesn’t work.

The Codes Committee also passed S.5026, by Sen. Pete Harckham, which mandates police seize firearms when responding to domestic disturbance calls.  The ability to do this already exists, however, this legislation removes discretion by changing “may” to “shall” and arbitrarily extends the period for which police must hold seized guns.  By removing discretion and mandating all firearms be seized, the bill could tragically disarm victims and completely obliterate their ability to protect themselves.

​Right now, New York City has some of the worst crime we have witnessed in decades!  First, New York Democrats and their anti-gun Governor ushered in bail “reform,” returning violent criminals back to the streets, and now they have doubled down on the same failed gun control proposals they have been passing for years.  While defunding the police and allowing felons to vote is their idea of making the streets safer, innocent citizens are paying the price for their failed leadership.  This perfect storm of blunders has literally resulted in a public safety crisis in the country’s largest city.

These three bills are now on the Senate floor calendar and could have a vote as early as Monday.​ Make your voice heard today!  Please contact your state Senator and respectfully ask that they oppose these bills and get serious about making New York safe.​


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Arny
Arny
21 days ago

Any NYer supporting this nonsense should NOT be allowed to leave their utopia when the SHTF.

StLPro2A
StLPro2A
22 days ago

Politicians with laws never stop bad guys with guns.
They only control the good guys, which is their true agenda.
Politicians’ anti-gun ownership agendas are intended to protect their tyrannical asses from patriots with AR-15s and “high” capacity magazines, for what those politicians are/intend to do to America rights, freedoms, liberties, Those anti-gun laws shoukd be named “Protecting Politicians’ Traitorous Asses Act.

RayJN
RayJN
21 days ago
Reply to  StLPro2A

Their policies are no blunders! They are deliberate. If there is sound coming out of their mouths, that is how you can tell they are lying. They do not care how many die to satisfy their lust for power!

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
22 days ago

Look how well the micro stamping law has worked for Kommiefornia and then you will have a very good idea of how it will work for New York.
Good luck. Next will be a list of approved guns that you cannot buy.

uncle dudley
uncle dudley
23 days ago

I’ve said over and over why would a gun maker or parts company want to stay in New York when there is such hate for the firearms industry.
As long as the people keep voting for these democrats in their government I can’t feel sorry for them, they get what they deserve.

Arny
Arny
21 days ago
Reply to  uncle dudley

The question now is did they vote for these people ?