I recommend that everyone watch the video on the "HOME" page of our state website. It deals with the 'two-house' bills A412 and S476. Note that two-house bills have a much higher probability of being passed into law than one-house bills.
Below is an interpretation of this proposed legislation followed by the contact information for our elected officials in Albany.
Please either call or send an email stating your opposition to these bills.
The information below will help you to explain your opposition:
New York State Proposed Legislation
Anyone under 21 years of age, in possession of a firearm or ammunition, but who does not have a hunting license or permit, would be in violation of the law.
Unlawful possession of a firearm by persons under 21 is a violation.
A person under the age of 18 who violates the provisions of this law shall be adjudged a juvenile delinquent.
U.S. Constitution, Second Amendment states: “A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms SHALL NOT be infringed.”
NY State Civil rights Code, Article II, Section 4 states: “A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms CAN NOT be infringed.”
A412/S476 violates both the Second Amendment and NYS Code:
- Þ Defacto requirement to purchase a hunting license for anyone under the age of 21 in order to possess an otherwise legal firearm and/or ammunition.
- Þ Raises questions about other, legally used devices, such as starter pistols, guns used as props in theater etc., cartridge-powered construction tools and safety flare guns.
Call or send an email today!
Brian Manktelow Pam Helming
NY Assembly District 130 NY Senate District 54
District Office: District Office:
Phone: 315-946-5166 Phone: 315-568-9816