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More Anti-Gun Bills Introduced in the Empire State

Friday, February 27, 2009

Several other anti-gun bills have been introduced this week in Albany. 

Assembly Bill 5884, sponsored by State Assemblyman Adriano Espaillat (D-72), would make a firearm manufacturer liable to the state if its guns cause injury or death to a state employee acting within the course of his or her official duties.  The bill makes exceptions for manufacturers who sign a so-called “code of conduct.”  Among the many components of the “Code of Conduct” is a provision under which manufacturers must agree not to sell more than one gun per month to any individual.  A5884 has been referred to the Assembly Judiciary Committee. 

Also introduced were Assembly Bill 5844, sponsored by State Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg (D-20), which would create crimes of failure to store a weapon safely and negligent storage.  A5844 has been referred to the Assembly Codes Committee.  

Senate Bill 2379, sponsored by State Senator Frank Padavan (R-11), would outlaw the possession of frangible ammunition.  S2379 has been referred to the Senate Codes Committee.  The companion bill is Assembly Bill 2881, sponsored by State Assemblyman David Koon (D-135).  A2881 has been referred to the Assembly Codes Committee. 

Please call your lawmakers TODAY and urge them to oppose A5884, A5844 and S2378/A2881.  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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