Skip to comments.NY Poised to Pass First Gun Bill Since Sandy Hook Shooting
Posted on 01/14/2013 12:08:01 PM PST by Tirian
A key New York Senate leader and the Assembly speaker said they expect the state Legislature to vote Monday to enact what would be the nation's first gun control measure following last month's Connecticut school shooting.
"I think when all is said and done, we are going to pass a comprehensive gun bill today," Sen. Jeffrey Klein told reporters Monday morning. "I'm very excited about it. I am very confident we are going to vote on a comprehensive bill that will be agreed on by the governor, the Senate and Assembly."
People familiar with closed-door negotiations told The Associated Press a tentative deal was struck over the weekend.
The tentative agreement would further restrict New York's ban on assault weapons, limit the size of magazines to seven bullets, down from the current 10, and enact more stringent background checks for sales. Other elements, pushed by Republicans, would refine a mental health law to make it easier to confine people determined to be a threat to themselves or others.
Senate Republicans also have included a further crackdown on illegal gun trafficking into New York, the people said. Most New York City gun crimes involve weapons illegally brought into the state, state and city officials say.
the sooner they do this the better to the current supreme court can shoot it down for the unconstitutional garbage it is.
There. Fixed it.
“Most New York City gun crimes involve weapons illegally brought into the state, state and city officials say.”
Of course this is true, everyone knows there are no guns in NYC.
Since this is being rushed through as a response to Sandy Hook, I'm sure they'll explain to the citizens of their state EXACTLY how these laws would have prevented the Sandy Hook killings, right?
I mean, if they wouldn't have stopped Lanza, then this would just be naked political opportunism, wouldn't it?
“I’m very excited about it.”
The jerk. I hope he gets primaried out.
“I’d like to know how some brainiac came up with seven rounds as a limit. “
That “brainiac” is smarter than you think:
That is as close to a defacto semi auto gun ban as you can have with out coming right out and saying so.
But not the PEOPLE!
Closed Door session so they can't hear what the people say.
It's an outrage that the NY State Republicans are agreeing to this rushed bill that won't do a thing for stopping incidents such as Sandy Hook. It will only try to make felons of law abiding citizens that have exercised their right to keep and bare arms.
While I suppose it is callous, I do somewhat lack sympathy for gun owners in NY state. They already put up with very onerous nonsense. To expect it to end short of outright confiscation is fantasy. I imagine some of them can’t move for various reasons, but I never even considered looking for a job in that state because of the gun laws.
I beleive this is unconstitutional on a Federal level.
I beleive this is unconstitutional on a State level as it is in violation of the State Consititution .
This is another “Ram.., ..Bam , thank you Ma’m “ emotional legislative reaction to get Cuomo higher in the Dem’s list for potential candidates for the next Presidential election.
It is a sign of leadership failure .
Jeffrey D. Klein’s Contact Information
Legislative Office Building, Room 304
Albany, NY 12247
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1250 Waters Place, Suite 1202
Bronx, NY 10461
Phone: (718) 822-2049
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Which will do absolutely NOTHING that the more than 10 thousand current state & local gun laws already on the books can't do.
But hey.....it feeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeels good.
Can you elaborate? All mine hold more than 7, but you could make 7 shot magazines by plugging the bottom end. Most who have ever duck hunted have plugged their 5 shots to hold 3.
sad part is that many have already lost their guns in boating accidents
All you people out there that think "something just has to be done to help stem the violence, blah blah blah"...had just bette