Brady Campaign to NY Legislature: Thanks for Gun Law


The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, a national organization lobbying for state and federal gun-control laws, wrote a letter to New York’s legislative leaders thanking them for the controversial law passed earlier this month.

The letter, dated Monday, is addressed to Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, D-Manhattan; Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos, R-Nassau County; Independent Democratic Conference Leader Jeffrey Klein, D-Bronx; and Senate Democrats Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, D-Yonkers.

It thanks the Legislature for its “bold action in passing the NY Safe Act,” as Gov. Andrew Cuomo dubbed the law. The first gun-control law in the nation since the Newtown, Conn., massacre, the law bans assault weapons, limits bullets in a magazine to seven and increases penalties for illegal gun use, among other provisions.

“This country stands at a crossroads between passing sensible life-saving gun measures, and continued deference to extremists and a powerful gun lobby,” Dan Gross, the campaigns president, wrote. “Those on the other side seek the paint this debate as a battle between intrusion and the preservation of liberty.

“Your leadership not only proved this argument to be a false choice, but also provided a balanced and comprehensive law for New York that can be a model for other states and the federal government,” Gross continued.

Here’s the full letter:

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  1. Yea, thanks for requiring me to undergo a background check the next time I need to purchase a box of shells for deer or duck hunting. Should be an interesting experience when I need a couple box of shells for skeet and trap shooting!

    The question is, what business will be selling a box or two of ammunition to hunters and target shooters and have the time and means to setup such a system, and how long will we have to wait for the background check to be completed? I would guess we can expect WalMart, Gander Mt. and Dicks to get out of the ammunition business,

    There is always the adjoining states, so maybe not such a big problem after all!