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New York: Today's Senate Committee Agenda Contains Anti-Gun Proposals

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

New York: Today's Senate Committee Agenda Contains Anti-Gun Proposals

The deeply flawed SAFE Act remains strongly opposed by law-abiding gun owners and sportsmen in New York State, and yet lawmakers in Albany continue to push for more gun control.  New York already has some of the most restrictive gun laws in the country, but the assault on the constitutional rights of New Yorkers continues in 2015. 

The Senate Codes Committee will be meeting today, April 28, at 1:00 p.m.  Among the bills on their agenda are two anti-gun proposals:

Senate Bill 2050, sponsored by state Senator Daniel Squadron (D-26), would ban .50 Caliber rifles which are almost exclusively owned by collectors and competitive shooters.  Anti-gun legislators have never been able to demonstrate cases where this gun has been used in a crime.  This legislation would have zero impact on public safety and would do nothing but add insult to injury to the state’s already beleaguered firearms community. 

Senate Bill 2491, sponsored by state Senator Liz Krueger (D-28), would force gun owners to lock up their guns in the home which would only give criminals an advantage. This legislation is dangerous in that it renders firearms useless in self-defense situations. S.2491 would create six new crimes within article 265 of the penal law and creates felony penalties.   Every household is different and firearms storage should be a matter of personal responsibility not mandated by legislation.

Please contact members of the Senate Codes immediately and respectfully ask them to oppose these two anti-gun bills.  Contact information for members of the Senate Codes Committee is provided below.

Senate Codes Committee Members:

Senator Michael Nozzolio (R-54), Chair
(518) 455-2366
nozzolio@nysenate.gov

Senator Andrew Lanza (R-24), Vice-Chair
(518) 455-3215
lanza@senate.state.ny.us

Senator Phil Boyle (R-4)
(518) 455-3411
pboyle@nysenate.gov

Senator John DeFrancisco (R-50)
(518) 455-3511
jdefranc@nysenate.gov

Senator Adriano Espaillat (D-31)
(518) 455-2041
espailla@nysenate.gov

Senator John Flanagan (R-2)
(518) 455-2071
flanagan@nysenate.gov

Senator Patrick Gallivan (R-59)
518-455-3471
gallivan@nysenate.gov

Senator Martin Golden (R-22)
(518) 455-2730
golden@nysenate.gov

Senator Joseph Griffo (R-47)
(518) 455-3334
griffo@nysenate.gov

Senator Jesse Hamilton (D-20)
518-455-2431
Hamilton@nysenate.gov

Senator Liz Krueger (D-28)
(518) 455-2297
lkrueger@senate.state.ny.us

Senator Thomas O’Mara (R-58)
518-455-2091
omara@nysenate.gov

Senator Marc Panepinto (D-60)
(518) 455-2760
Panepinto@nysenate.gov

Senator Bill Perkins (D-30)
518-455-2441
perkins@senate.state.ny.us

Senator Diane Savino (D-23)
(518) 455-2437
savino@senate.state.ny.us

Senator Daniel Squadron (D-26)
518-455-2625
squadron@nysenate.gov

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