Issues: Gun Control

Bill would bring NY into compliance with federal gun law

The Assembly and Senate have passed legislation that would require New York to report data to the Federal Bureau of Investigation on firearm ownership so New York would be in compliance with the Gun Control Act. The federal law prohibits people convicted of misdemeanor domestic-violence crimes from buying or owning firearms. The bill now goes to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is expected to sign it.

June 21, 2011
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Squadron in Albany Times-Union: N.Y. Needs Gun Microstamping Law

By Jerry Jennings, Daniel Squadron and Brian Kavanagh

In 2009, 481 people in New York were murdered with guns, including seven in Albany. Some 2,797 robberies were committed with firearms around the state, 96 of them right here in Albany.

Law enforcement officials use the tools available to them to solve these crimes. But, unfortunately, not all crimes are solved. In a significant number of these unsolved crimes, shell casings are retrieved, but no gun is left behind.

June 17, 2011
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Statement From Senator Peralta On Microstamping Bill

"I applaud my colleagues in the Assembly for taking an important step toward making microstamping the law in New York," said State Senator Jose R. Peralta, Senate sponsor of the microstamping bill. "This legislation has the support of law enforcement and mayors from throughout the state. This is the third time it has been passed by the Assembly. The Senate owes it to the countless victims of gun violence in New York to pass this legislation too. I am calling for a floor vote in the Senate. It's time to stand up to the NRA and be counted."

May 25, 2011
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Closing a 'gap' in gun laws

Legislative Gazette

A gun control bill was passed by the Assembly last Wednesday that is aimed at closing a loophole in the courts' ability to prevent people who are ordered to undergo treatment for mental illness from possessing a firearm. 

April 19, 2011
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Senator Gianaris Bill Protecting People From Hidden Dangers

The Western Queens Gazette wrote an article about Senator Gianaris' bill regarding the outlawing of concealed vehicular compartments These hidden spaces can be extremely dangerous and can aid drug, gun and human trafficking.

State Senator Michael Gianaris’ (D-Astoria) legislation making it illegal to install or possess a concealed compartment in a vehicle passed through the New York State Senate Codes Committee.

Law enforcement personnel nationwide as well as within New York state have witnessed a surge in the number of hidden compartments found in motor vehicles, which often aid drug and gun trafficking. With the advent of advanced electronics, concealed vehicular compartments have become even more difficult to find.

April 13, 2011
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Senator Gianaris Bill Protecting People from “Hidden Dangers”

Gianaris Bill Outlawing Hidden Compartments in Vehicles Passes Through Committee

Queens, NY – Senator Michael Gianaris’ legislation (S2510) making it illegal to install or possess a concealed compartment in a vehicle passed through the New York State Senate Codes Committee.

Law enforcement personnel nationwide as well as within New York State have witnessed a surge in the number of hidden compartments found in motor vehicles, which often aid drug and gun trafficking. With the advent of advanced electronics, concealed vehicular compartments have become even more difficult to find.

April 11, 2011
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NRA Concerned Peralta Bill Would Limit Availability of Semi-Automatic Handguns

The introduction by State Senator Jose Peralta of a bill requiring microstamping on all new semiautomatic handguns prompted the National Rifle Association yesterday to caution that, if passed, the availability of such firearms in New York “will be in serious doubt.” 

On its website, the NRA’s lobbying arm, the Institute for Legislative Action, added, “Make no mistake, this is a gun ban and it must be stopped.” 

Senator Peralta welcomed news of the NRA’s challenge to the bill. 

February 21, 2011
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2/19/2011: Operation SNUG Seminar

During the Stop the Violence event hosted by SNUG on February 19, 2011, many were present to show support for the group’s effort. New York State Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica) was among those present to show her appreciation and gratitude for the group’s efforts in removing guns from high crime areas. She also thanked them for their endless campaign to educate the public about guns, gangs and violence. Senator Huntley continues to support SNUG and their valiant mission to end violence from neighborhoods and communities around New York.

February 19, 2011
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Don't Shoot NY - March and Rally Presented by: Operation SNUG

Assemble at 2:30 PM, march begins at 3:00PM sharp. Participants will march from United nations Plaza to Times Square for rally. RALLY BEGINS at 3:30 PM - Times Square (Broadway at 42nd Street, NYC)CO-SPONSORS (list in formation):

February 27, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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January 10, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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10/12/2010: Improving The Quality Of Life In South Jamaica

News From New York State

Senator Shirley L. Huntley

For Immediate Release: October 5, 2010

Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | arodrigu@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

-MEDIA ADVISORY-

Improving the Quality of Life in South Jamaica

October 12, 2010
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10/4/2010: Emergency Town Hall Meeting

 

Emergency Town Hall Meeting

 To address the violence and stop crime in our community

 Who: Senator Shirley L. Huntley

 Assemblywoman Vivian E. Cook

 Councilman Leroy Comrie

 Community Leader Ruben Wills

 When: Monday, October 4, 2010 @ 7:30 PM

 Where: Bethel Emmanuel Temple C.O.G.I.C

 106-23 154th Street

 Jamaica, New York 11433

October 4, 2010
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Annual National Night Out

News From Senator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: July 29, 2010Contact: Ami Shah | shah@senate.state.ny.us | (518) 455-3531

Senator Huntley Encourages Participation in ‘National Night Out’

Tuesday, August 3rd is America’s Night Out Against Crime

In an effort to increase public awareness and encourage participation in local anticrime efforts, Senator Huntley (D-Jamaica) notes that Tuesday, August 3rd (between 7:00 pm and 10:00 pm) is National Night Out — “America’s Night Out Against Crime.” An event which is beneficial to all.

July 28, 2010
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Aubertine: Vote Upholds Rights of Sportsmen, Gun Owners

 

Microstamping bill costly to local government, threatens jobs, infringes on 2nd Amendment rights

June 15, 2010
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