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NY Governor Hochul Signs Ten-Bill Gun Control Package



On Monday, Democrat New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed a 10-bill package of gun laws after multiple recent mass shootings across the country. The package included a law raising the age to legally purchase a semiautomatic rifle from 18 to 21 – despite rifles being responsible for only 3% of murders and the vast majority of mass shootings being committed with handguns.

“Gun violence is an epidemic that is tearing our country apart. Thoughts and prayers won’t fix this, but taking strong action will,” Hochul said in a statement. “In New York, we’re taking bold steps to protect the people of our state. I am proud to sign a comprehensive bill package that prohibits the sale of semiautomatic weapons to people under 21, bans body armor sales outside of people in select professions, closes critical gun law loopholes and strengthens our Red Flag Law to keep guns away from dangerous people—new measures that I believe will save lives.”

“I am thankful to Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins, Speaker Heastie, and all our legislative partners for acting with the urgency and thoughtfulness that this issue demands,” she added. “While we are taking expedient action to enhance New York State’s nation-leading gun laws, we recognize that gun violence is a nationwide problem. I once again urge Congress to follow our lead and take immediate action to pass meaningful gun violence prevention measures. Lives depend on it.”

Lieutenant Governor Antonio Delgado (D) also released a statement calling for “common-sense” gun restrictions.

“There is a scourge of gun violence in our country due to the pervasiveness of illegal firearms. Year after year, our neighborhoods are flooded with illegal guns and ghost guns, tormenting families and law-abiding citizens every day, but yet the national response does not change,” Delgado said. “In New York, we just passed common-sense gun safety legislation and more kids will live to see their high school graduation because of it. In the fight to save lives, New York is leading the way.”

After Hochul announced the 10-bill package last week, the National Rifle Association released a statement slamming Democrats for “exploiting” the recent mass shootings.

“While exploiting tragedy to pass their gun ban agenda, they have completely turned their backs on New Yorkers. They have left thriving cities to decay. Even more incredible, there is not one, single school safety bill in the mix. That is disgraceful!” the statement said.

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  1. Alfred

    June 7, 2022 at 4:38 am

    New Yorkers will be the guinea pigs. In a year or two, we’ll see if NY’s rates of gun violence are any lower than the rest of the country’s.

  2. Leslie

    June 7, 2022 at 6:37 am

    I’m sure all the criminals are worried. What a stupid reaction from a stupid woman. This solves nothing. Its an easy, lazy bandaid.

  3. WillyB

    June 7, 2022 at 10:19 am

    Does the “red flag” law include preventing gun purchases by people who have been on dangerous behavior altering drugs? Drugs like Prozac, Xanax, Ambien, Trazodone, Zoloft, Paxil, Ritalin, Luvox, Effexor, or Celexa? Of course not. Big Pharma makes a lot of money off those drugs–the drugs found in nearly every case of mass murders and suicides, especially younger murderers. Big Pharma funds a lot of campaigns, too. Cross them and you lose, or in some cases, expose them and die. John Noveske made that mistake. Big Pharma is part of the deep state.

  4. Lisa

    June 7, 2022 at 1:33 pm

    Great. Thank you for pushing more NY’ers to my State.😒 No brainer, controll your gangs members and quite letting hard core prisoner’s out. You’ll be back here within 6 months with the same gun problems. See ya then.

  5. Robert Sandal

    June 7, 2022 at 3:36 pm

    In the meantime the leftist Dems policies are sending criminals the wrong message that there’s no consequences for their crimes and encourage more crimes!

  6. Vetmike

    June 7, 2022 at 4:12 pm

    Don’t let the facts get in your way.
    None of this addresses the real issues: African American boys being raised by single moms, two long years of isolation and a refusal to act on the knowledge that someone (based on tweets, facebook posts or whatever) could become a danger to society. Moreover, by NOT addressing the violence of Antifa and BLM, the Left has encouraged them to even more violence. Two Antifa fanatics throw molotov cocktails on a police car and get their charges reduced to nothing more than a slap on the wrist and a wink wink but let one Conservative enter the Peoples’ House and he will be held without bond for two years awaiting trial.

  7. Dave

    June 7, 2022 at 6:54 pm

    So absolutely senseless…ie. stupid!

  8. Shania

    June 7, 2022 at 9:37 pm

    Chicago has the strictest gun laws. Enough said.

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Gunman In Highland Park Shooting Was ‘Dressed In Women’s Clothing’




The suspected gunman who opened fire at a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois, on Monday was wearing women’s clothing as a disguise, police announced Tuesday.

The attack killed six people and injured dozens more, according to Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek. The suspect, 22-year-old Robert E. Crimo III, was apprehended by police later that day near Lake Forest, Illinois.

“During the attack, Crimo was dressed in women’s clothing,” said Sgt. Christopher Covelli, of the Lake County Major Crime Task Force, FOX 10 reported. “Investigators do believe he did this to conceal his facial tattoos and his identity and help him during the escape with the other people who were fleeing the chaos.”

“He brought a high-powered rifle to this parade,” Covelli said. “He accessed the roof of a business via a fire escape ladder and began opening fire on the innocent Independence Day celebration-goers.”

“After the shooting, Crimo blended in with the crowd and walked to his mother’s home in the area where he borrowed her vehicle, Covelli said. A member of the community spotted Crimo driving and called 911,” FOX 10 reported. “Crimo was pulled over and arrested during a traffic stop about five miles north of the shooting.”

Investigators have interrogated Crimo and reviewed his social media but have not been able to determine a motive for the attack, Covelli said.

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Democrats Introduce ‘Transgender Bill Of Rights’



On Tuesday, House Democrats introduced a “Transgender Bill of Rights” to “protect and codify the rights of transgender and nonbinary people under the law and ensure their access to medical care, shelter, safety, and economic security.”

Led by Democrat Reps. Pramila Jayapal (WA), David Cicilline (RI), Marie Newman (IL), Mark Takano (CA), and Ritchie Torres (NY), HR 1209 proposes “amending the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, including gender identity and sex characteristics in public accommodations and federally funded programs and activities.”

“As we witness Republicans and an extremist Supreme Court attack and roll back the fundamental rights of trans people across our country, and as state legislatures across the country target our trans community with hateful, bigoted, and transphobic attacks, we are standing up and saying enough is enough,” said Jayapal, the chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and co-chair of the Transgender Equality Task Force.

“Our Trans Bill of Rights says clearly to the trans community across the country that we see you and we will stand with you to ensure you are protected and given the dignity and respect that every person should have,” Jayapal added.

The bill seeks to increase the ability of children to get permanent and life changing surgeries by “eliminating unnecessary governmental restrictions on the provision of, and access to, gender-affirming medical care and counseling for transgender and nonbinary adults, adolescents, and children.”

The bill will additionally ensure that biological male students are allowed to compete in girls’ sports by amending federal “education laws to ensure that they protect students from discrimination based on sex, including gender identity and sex characteristics, and guarantee students’ right to participate in sports on teams that best align with their gender identity.”

Federal education laws will also be amended to allow students to :use school facilities that best align with their gender identity,” meaning that biological males would be allowed to use girls’ restrooms and locker rooms.

The bill expands beyond “transgender rights” to also ban states from making laws restricting abortion by “codifying the right to abortion.”

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