The New York Legislature adjourned this summer, and gun owners were able to successfully hold back all but one anti-gun related bill during the 2011 legislative session. However, these issues are still alive for the 2012 session, and the NRA will to continue to work against these anti-gun bills.
Of the nearly 200 gun bills introduced, only one was passed and signed into law. Assembly Bill 698D, sponsored by Assemblyman Amy Paulin (D-88), will require the transmission of misdemeanor domestic violence convictions to the federal NICS database. This bill is duplicative of federal law.
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The NRA will continue to support Senate Bill 459, sponsored by state Senator Mike Nozzolio (R-54), which would eliminate the expensive and unsuccessful Combined Ballistic Identification System (COBIS). This gun control gimmick costs taxpayers four million dollars annually, while failing to prevent or solve a single gun crime. This bill passed in the Senate by a 38 to 22 vote in June, and the Assembly must pass this legislation before it goes to the Governor.
On a positive note, hunters were victorious in several counties, where rifle hunting seasons were approved and signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo.