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Numerous Anti-Gun Bills Proposed in the Empire State!

Friday, January 23, 2009

In the New York State Legislature, anti-gun lawmakers have wasted no time introducing a number of bills.  They include Assembly Bill 497, sponsored by State Assemblyman Sam Hoyt (D-144), which would study "safe and secure" storage methods for retailers, Assembly Bill 506, sponsored by State Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh (D-74), would initiate a "gun violence" prevention program in public schools carrying an anti-gun message to youngsters, Assembly Bill 555, sponsored by State Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh (D-74), would mandate storage methods for law-abiding gun owners, Assembly Bill 1326, sponsored by State Assemblyman Steve Englebright (D-04), would mandate handguns be equipped with technology which would prevent them from being operated by children, Assembly Bill 1093, sponsored by State Assemblywoman Amy Paulin (D-88), would impose new requirements on firearm retailers and require they obtain insurance to cover criminal acts committed after the legal sale of a firearm and  Assembly Bill 1536, sponsored by State Assemblywoman Amy Paulin (D-88), would ban the private transfer of firearms.

Also introduced were Senate Bill 66, introduced by State Senator John Sampson (D-19), which would institute renewable handgun licenses statewide and Senate Bill 118, sponsored by State Senator John Sampson (D-19), which would establish a training requirement and proof of need to defend against imminent injury or death for pistol license applicants. 

We will keep you informed as these bills are scheduled to be heard in committees, and we will be sure to keep you posted on any additional legislation affecting your right to keep and bear arms.  Be sure to call your lawmakers today and respectfully tell them you OPPOSE the above-mentioned bills.

Please contact your State Assembly Member today at (518) 455-4100 and respectfully urge him or her to vote "NO" on these NRA-opposed measures.  To find your Assembly Member, click here.  Please contact your State Senator today through the Senate switchboard at (518) 455-2800 and respectfully urge him or her to vote "NO" on these NRA-opposed measures.  To find your State Senator, please click here.
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