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!
This is what is wrong with the system. Who let him go three times, DA Soares? Do you think this will be referred to the federal court system so he can go away for a federal crime? Of course this criminal gets logged into the gun violence archive (https://www.gunviolencearchive.org/incident/1322828) as a victim of gun violence, thus misleading the public into thinking this was a crime that happened to a law-abiding citizen.
Starting with racist Sullivan laws at the beginning of the last century to downstate politicians making life difficult for everyone who lives north of Westchester. NYC has gone out of it’s way to abuse gun owners and discourage gun ownership. Now that one of NYC most outrageous dictums is finally being challenged in an unbiased court, they are trying to escape judgement.
The City of Troy, Troy Police Department, Rensselaer County District Attorney’s Office, Troy African American Pastoral Alliance, President/Dr. Bishop Norman R. Macklin (New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church) and Reverend Charles Burkes (United Ordained Church) are co-hosting a gun buyback event in the Collar City on Thursday, May 30.
The purpose of the event is to reduce the amount of illegally possessed firearms available in the community, officials noted.
From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., guns may be turned in anonymously at the Troy Department of Public Works parking lot, located at 40 Orr Street.
Cash rewards will be handed out for the guns, including $200 for any working handgun (pistol or revolver), $50 for any working rifle/shotgun, $40 for any non-working, actual handgun (does not include BB/pellet, Airsoft, blank, replica, etc.).
Officials said the guns must be unregistered to receive a reward. Registered guns that are no longer wanted can be turned in for safekeeping.
Police also ask to make sure the gun is unloaded and brought in a container, bag, box, etc.