I think this is the RPI student that invented the holster about a year ago…..
From WAMC via Gun Politics of NY:
A Capital Region startup focused on firearm safety has begun shipping a one-of-a-kind locking gun holster.
Latham, New York-based Vara Safety expects to ship thousands of locally assembled advanced holster safes that employ strategically placed biometrics to properly secure any handgun, yet allow immediate release.
Vara Founder and CEO Timmy Oh says the devices are on the cutting edge of gun safety technology “that allows people to have both personal protection and effective gun safety, mainly because currently those two values are mutually exclusive.” The holsters are manufactured in Rochester.
Vara touts support from organizations including the Center for Economic Growth. Here’s a link to the company website.
A Rensselaer County man, working in New Lebanon, fired an unregistered H & K 9mm handgun across a field in the vicinity of a parked pickup truck. State Police stated the man fired at the pickup truck, however, it has not been verified that the man intentionally fired at the truck. The bullet went through the truck body and landed in the bed of the truck.
The truck owner contacted the police when he discovered a bullet hole in his truck. State police investigators identified the shooter and he was arrested for felony criminal possession of a weapon and two misdemeanors — reckless endangerment and criminal mischief.
After the man was arraigned at Court, his spouse says he made a flippant comment in the parking lot about how it would be easier to kill himself than deal with New York State laws. She says the comment was taken out of context, and he wasn’t remotely serious about it.
Troopers used the comment to file Red Flag paper work in Rensselaer County. “State Police filed the Extreme Risk Protection Order because during the course of the investigation, it was determined that Robert King could pose a threat to himself or others,” Trooper Aaron Hicks said in a statement. The paperwork was reviewed by state Supreme Court Judge Patrick J. McGrath.
Seized guns included antiques and family heirlooms.
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.