The anti-gun crowd held a rally this week at the capital, along with Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver renewing their calls for the Senate to take action on Speaker Silver’s anti-gun laundry list.
The nine-bill package, which passed the Assembly in January, includes A 673A, creating crimes of failure to store a weapon “safely” and negligent storage; A 2302, prohibiting the retail sale of a handgun that does not contain a “child proofing” or integrated safety device; and A 4471, banning the sale, use and possession of .50 caliber firearms. Also included are A 2837, outlawing 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; and A 9280, imposing criminal penalties and legal liability on legitimate licensed firearm dealers for any criminal activity that occurs after the retailer has sold the firearm to a qualified buyer and would further require the retailer obtain exorbitant insurance policies to pay for the actions of criminals. This bill would also require retailers to place all firearms in fireproof safes or vaults during non-business hours.
Please contact your State Senator TODAY at (518) 455-2800 and urge them to oppose these measures.