Issues: Gun Control

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

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

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

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
January 10, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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 | | (518) 455-3531


Improving the Quality of Life in South Jamaica

October 12, 2010

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

Annual National Night Out

News From Senator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: July 29, 2010Contact: Ami Shah | | (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

Aubertine: Vote Upholds Rights of Sportsmen, Gun Owners


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

June 15, 2010

6/5/2010: Senator Huntley Supports Mother's Against Guns (MAG)

Senator Huntley stood in solidarity with the community on Saturday, June 05, 2010, expressing to them that we must work as a group to gain control of our community(s). Senator Huntley is encouraged by the programs available to address violence and illegal guns; such as Mother’s Against Guns (MAG), founded by Elizabeth Bishop-Goldsmith and Cash for Guns Program. The Senator further expressed that it is our duty as elected officials to try and make our communities as safe as possible. Senator Huntley believes these programs are great initiatives to curbing violence and she will always be there to support the community in any way possible.

June 5, 2010

News12: Officials put focus on gang violence

YONKERS - Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand announced over the weekend she's working on several bills aimed specifically at dealing with the gang problem in Yonkers and the rest of New York State...

State Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins, who joined Gillibrand to make the announcement in Yonkers, said she believes the combined efforts at the federal, state and local levels will allow local communities to get a handle on gang violence...

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News 12 - (04/27/10)

April 29, 2010

Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Discuss Gang And Gun Violence Prevention Efforts in the City of Yonkers

On Sunday, April 25th Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins joined Senator Kristen Gillibrand at the Yonkers YMCA to host a productive roundtable discussion with federal, State and County government officials, City Council Members and more than two dozen civic leaders, clergy members, community-based organization leaders, law enforcement officers and health and education professionals, on violent crime prevention through youth development and anti-gang initiatives in the City of Yonkers.

April 29, 2010
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