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New York Members! Please Contact Your Representatives!

Monday, March 8, 2004

This week, several bills that would impact law-abiding gun owners, hunters, and sportsmen were reported out of the Assembly Codes Committee. They include A 3311, which would prohibit the sale of any pistol or revolver not containing a "child proofing" device, and A 4615C, which legislates how gun owners must store their firearms and creates new crimes and penalties. These bills now head to the full Assembly for consideration. Also reported out of Assembly Codes were A 7039 (same as S 4453) which bans the sale, use and possession of .50-caliber firearms; A 8542B, which would expand the current ballistic "identification" program to include rifles and shotguns; and A 8456A, which would place many new onerous restrictions and requirements on firearm dealers. These bills were referred to the Assembly Ways and Means Committee. Please contact your Assembly member and urge him or her to OPPOSE the proposals listed above.  Also, keep in mind that although the New York State Senate has rejected Governor George Pataki`s (R) plan for renewable pistol licenses and new state fees contained in budget bills S. 6056/A. 9556, the budget process won`t be over until it`s finally adopted by the Legislature.  It is important to encourage lawmakers to continue to stand firm in opposing the Governor`s plan. You can find contact information for your Representative by using the "Write Your Representative" feature at www.NRAILA.org
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