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New York: Anti-Gun Bill Held in Committee

Friday, February 13, 2009

This week, Senate Bill 1069, introduced by State Senator Carl Kruger (D-27) was held in the Senate Codes Committee.  S1069 will give the State Police broad authority to outlaw firearms based what they look like, how they are assembled, the materials they are made with and whether they are "readily" detectable by "standard security equipment."  

The bill (as well as its companion, Assembly Bill 4057) does not provide a definition of "standard security equipment" and does not contain any testing procedures, thus allowing the Superintendent of the State Police the sole discretion to arbitrarily decide which guns should be banned.  This could have major implications for the availability of all types of firearms in New York State. 

We will keep you posted if there is any further activity on S1069/A4057.  We encourage our members to please call your lawmakers TODAY and urge them to oppose S1069/A4057. 

State Assembly Members can be reached by phone at (518) 455-4100.  To find your Assembly Member, click here

Your State Senator can be contacted through the Senate switchboard at (518) 455-2800.  To find your State Senator, please click here.

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