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New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's Anti-Gun Package is Headed to the Senate!

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

As expected, the Democrat led Assembly moved quickly this past Monday by passing their anti-gun package, which included the following legislation:  

 

A 673A, creates new crimes of failure to store a weapon "safely" and negligent storage

 

A 2302, prohibits the retail sale of a handgun that does not contain a "child proofing" or integrated safety device

 

A 4471, bans the sale, use and possession of .50 caliber firearms 

 

A 2837, outlaws many types of ammunition commonly used on shooting ranges and for safety and training purposes 

 

A 2466A, drastically expands the state's ban on so-called assault weapons

 

A 9280, imposes criminal penalties and legal liability on licensed firearm dealers for any criminal activity that occurs after the retailer has sold the firearm to a qualified buyer, further requires the retailer obtain exorbitant insurance policies to pay for the actions of criminals, and requires retailers place all firearms in fire-proof safes or vaults during non-business hours  

 

These bills now move to the Senate.  Please contact your State Senator at (518) 455-2800 and ask him or her to oppose the above listed bills.  We will continue to keep you posted on any movement of these measures.

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