This is thanks to an August 28th article by Eric Wagner.
Assembly Bill A. 1589, introduced by Democratic Assemblyman Thomas Abinati and co-sponsored by Taylor, D’Urzo, Ortiz, Vanel, Jaffee, Paulin, Benedetto, Seawright, Arroyo, and Cook, will require you to take and pass a mental health evaluation, approved by the NYS mental health commissioner, as PROOF you are not crazy, prior to obtaining a gun, even if the gun is given to you through inheritance or as a gift from immediate family. There are no exceptions. It leaves it up to the commissioner of mental health, an unelected regulator, to come up with a evaluation for you to follow to PROVE you can have a gun. The people of New York will have no say in the plan because it will be made up by an agency and not by voted for by the public.
You can look forward to such future distortions of this planned law as, ….anyone who is (insert here…a republican, raises their voice when they are called Fredo, in a militia, a member of the NRA, etc.) must be unstable and not be able to have a gun.
This bill appears to be a virtue signalling pander put forth by left wing democrats who want to look like they are doing something. It’s even a little crazy that this bill was submitted.
How about if you don’t have a criminal record and you are not adjudicated mentally defective, it’s your 2nd amendment right to own a gun to protect yourself and your family!