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    NY Democrat Introduces Expanded Background Checks for Gun Shows

    NY Democrat Introduces Expanded Background Checks for Gun Shows - On May 19, Representative Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)14% (D-NY-12th District) introduced legislation to expand background checks to gun shows. Titled the Gun Show Loophole Closing Act, Maloney’s legislation would require a background check on any private sale conducted at a gun show. Maloney did not name one criminal or high profile attacker who got his or her gun via a private sale at a gun show, but Breitbart News has named a plethora who got their guns via background checks.


    Senator Panepinto Calls on Senate Republicans to Get Serious on SAFE Act

    Senator Panepinto Calls on Senate Republicans to Get Serious on SAFE Act - Senator Marc Panepinto (D-Buffalo) issued the following statement calling out Senate Republicans on their broken promises regarding commonsense SAFE Act reforms: “Senate Republicans should immediately enact crucial SAFE Act reforms in order to be taken seriously by the people of New York. For two years, they have danced around addressing any commonsense provisions within this flawed legislation that they brought to the Senate floor and passed under their majority in the Senate. That is unacceptable given the growing level of discontent and concern that honest law abiding citizens and gun owners across this state have displayed. Instead of making empty promises, they should realize that they can no longer have it both ways with their doublespeak. While I have cosponsored numerous bills to address these issues, it is no secret that only the Senate Republicans can allow these reforms to come to the Senate floor for an actual vote. That is why I am calling on Senate Republicans to get serious on reforming the SAFE Act and allow these meaningful proposals to be debated and addressed by the end of this session.”


    Mayor promises to shoot down Poughkeepsie Common Council’s gun proposal

    Mayor promises to shoot down Poughkeepsie Common Council’s gun proposal - A number of public officials on the local, county and state level Thursday voiced their opposition to a Poughkeepsie Common Council proposal to create further gun storage requirements. The Safe House Ordinance, proposed by Alderwoman ShaRon McClinton in reaction to a slew of accidental shootings of children by other children, would require gun owners to keep their guns locked and stored when not in their immediate possession, enclosed in either a carry case, or locked enclosure, or locked in a manner to prevent them from being fired, according to City of Poughkeepsie Mayor John Tkazyik.


    Cayuga County Legislature committee holds off on vote for SAFE Act resolution

    Cayuga County Legislature committee holds off on vote for SAFE Act resolution - The Cayuga County Legislature isn't sure it wants to get involved either way with proposed state legislation to repeal the SAFE Act. Though it wasn't just the SAFE Act. The county Legislature's Government Operations Committee had six resolutions on its agenda Tuesday night that expressed opinions to the state government on various issues, none of which passed. As far as the SAFE Act, which toughened the state's gun ownership laws, some legislators questioned whether the body had anything to add to the debate. "Do we as a group have something to offer on the SAFE Act, other than 'We don't like it?'" asked Legislator Joseph Runkle, R-Sennett.


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