Take Action Today! - Jim Krywalski, Allegany SCOPE Chapter Chairman
Allegany County’s SCOPE Chapter sends this warning and call to action to all defenders of the 2nd Amendment.
For those that don’t believe they need to get involved in 2nd Amendment defense, since they believe it does not affect them, guess what, they are coming after you, too. NY State Senate Bill S1605 Requires a Mental Health Evaluation to Buy Firearms
Legislation pre-filed in the New York State Senate by State Senator James Sanders (D-10th Senate District) will require anyone wishing to purchase a firearm to first pass a mental health evaluation. Senate Bill 1605 has been referred to Committee where it awaits a hearing.
Contact your state senators and ask them to OPPOSE Senate Bill S1605.
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Current New York law requires purchases to go through a licensed Federal Firearms Licensee and passing a federal background (NICS) check to transfer any firearm.
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S1605 would require the mental health check prior to initiating the background check. The implementation of a mental health evaluation for firearm transfers constitutes unprecedented government regulation and overreach. The mental health requirement would even apply to a father giving a treasured firearm to his son or daughter.
Violators of the new law would face non-violent Class D felony charges and up to 7 years in prison. For comparison, some other Class D felonies in New York include robbery, burglary and vehicular manslaughter. If you are convicted of any felony, you lose your right to own a firearm and your right to vote.
Are you a hunter who doesn’t believe the gun grabbing will affect you? Are you a member of a Rod & Gun Club who doesn’t want to talk politics? Jacob Hupp, the Associate Director of State Services for the Sportsmen’s Alliance said, “In addition to the clear violation of second amendment rights, this legislation unfairly targets the hunting and sport shooting community by creating barriers that limit access to the outdoors. As it becomes more difficult to legally obtain a firearm in New York, it also becomes more difficult to drive participation in hunting and shooting sports.”
To read the full bill S1605: https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2021/s1605