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Gov. Cuomo’s New Concern Over Government Registries

Monday, December 14, 2020

Gov. Cuomo’s New Concern Over Government Registries

NRA has long opposed any kind of database of law-abiding gun owners, or similar licensing schemes. We have cited many objections, including concerns over the potential for misuse of such information. After a recent demand that states supply the federal government with personal information of people who receive future COVID-19 vaccinations, many have started using the same arguments.

The demand for vaccine information on individuals came as part of the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC) Interim Playbook that outlines how the pending vaccine, or vaccines, will be distributed once approved.

A number of organizations representing health officials at the state level sent a letter to the CDC with their concerns about the federal plan, which included how the information would be used, and how the data collection might affect the general publics confidence in the program.

Ironically, some of those who object to this new call for a centralized database of vaccine recipients encourage such treatment of gun owners.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) objected to the vaccine-related database, claiming that it would discourage illegal aliens from being vaccinated, and alleged the federal government would use the information to deport those who are in our country illegally. If anyone would know about people being afraid of government abuse of information, and not taking part in a government program because of such fears, it would be Governor Cuomo. After all, New Yorks SAFE Act and other draconian anti-gun laws are the poster child for otherwise law-abiding citizens not complying with a law over fear of it being misused.

The NY SAFE Act includes a politically-motivated definition, and ban, on assault weapons,but allowed those who had such firearms prior to the law going into effect to keep them, provided they are registered with the state. Likely fearing that such a registry would later lead to a road map for the state to follow if it should change the law to require the guns be surrendered, it is estimated that the vast majority of those who lawfully possessed such guns prior to the SAFE Acts enactment simply chose to ignore the registration requirement.

Bureaucratic incompetence in New York that has led to law-abiding gun owners being wrongly accused of being prohibited of owning firearms in the states existing database certainly doesnt help ease the minds of Empire State gun owners.

Cuomo has experienced similar problems with the states handgun database, another component of the SAFE Act, initially caused, once again, by incompetence.

Perhaps Gov. Cuomo should reexamine his own states gun owner registration regime given his  new-found concerns over the dangers of government registration.

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Biden’s Executive Order Targeting Gun Ownership

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Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Biden’s Executive Order Targeting Gun Ownership

On Tuesday, Joe Biden issued an executive order on gun control that could accurately be described as a mile wide and an inch deep.

Columnist thinks gun owners can be shamed out of their rights

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Monday, March 20, 2023

Columnist thinks gun owners can be shamed out of their rights

At least one of the joyless scolds that predominate in gun control circles thinks they’ve stumbled onto a novel anti-gun tactic. According to Colorado Newsline Editor Quentin Young, gun control supporters should try to shame gun ...

Updates to ATF Final Rule on Stabilizing Braces

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Monday, January 30, 2023

Updates to ATF Final Rule on Stabilizing Braces

On Monday, January 30, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives’ (ATF) published the final Factoring Criteria for Firearms with Attached “Stabilizing Braces” rule for public inspection in the federal register.

U.S. Taxpayers Funding “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation Orders

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Monday, March 20, 2023

U.S. Taxpayers Funding “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation Orders

Texans are paying for so-called “Red Flag” gun confiscation orders in New York. North Carolinians are bankrolling Extreme Risk Protective Orders (ERPOs) in New Jersey. Louisianans are footing the bill for gun confiscation orders in Maryland.

Washington: Senate Committee Hearing California-Style Gun Ban & Waiting Period Bills

Friday, March 17, 2023

Washington: Senate Committee Hearing California-Style Gun Ban & Waiting Period Bills

On March 23rd, at 8:00AM, the Senate Committee on Law & Justice will hear House Bill 1240, a comprehensive gun ban bill, and House Bill 1143, to impose a waiting period and training mandate for acquiring ...

Florida: Senate’s Constitutional Carry Passes Committee

Thursday, March 9, 2023

Florida: Senate’s Constitutional Carry Passes Committee

Today, the Senate Fiscal Policy Committee voted 11-6 to approve Senate Bill 150, constitutional carry, with an amendment aligning the language with the House’s version. It will now go to the full Senate for further consideration.

The New Mexico Legislature Finishes Its 2023 Regular Session

Sunday, March 19, 2023

The New Mexico Legislature Finishes Its 2023 Regular Session

The New Mexico Legislature wrapped up at noon on Saturday, March 18.  Below is a list of gun control bills which passed and extreme anti-gun legislation which NRA-ILA worked to defeat with pro-Second Amendment lawmakers, members of the firearms ...

Michigan: Senate Passes Gun Control Schemes

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Michigan: Senate Passes Gun Control Schemes

Today, the Senate passed anti-gun bill packages to criminalize private transfers, require firearms be made unavailable for self-defense, and allow Second Amendment rights to be suspended without due process. They will now move to the House for further ...

Washington: Updates on Anti-Gun Bills

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Washington: Updates on Anti-Gun Bills

Three major anti-gun bills still remain active in the Legislature, while others are likely defeated for the session. The NRA provided testimony and strong, united opposition to these bills throughout the legislative process thus far.

Florida: House Judiciary Passes Constitutional Carry

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Florida: House Judiciary Passes Constitutional Carry

Today, the House Judiciary Committee voted 17-6 to advance House Bill 543, the constitutional carry bill. It will now go to the House floor for debate.

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