Here in Albany, the legislative session can really be divided into two categories. There is the fight over the budget and, when that’s done, there is everything else.
As you likely saw on the news, Governor Hochul and her allies just completed the state’s budget for the next fiscal year. And with that behind them, they are trying to see if they have the votes to pass A-7771/S-3018!
This legislation has everything Albany Democrats want all wrapped into the same bill.
Mental health exams for gun owners. Civil liability insurance requirements. Total registration of long guns. Drug tests as a condition of buying a firearm. Live fire tests. It’s the most horrific gun control bill that I’ve ever seen!
But, as you’ll read in the below letter, I believe that we can defeat this legislation if gun owners stand together.
You see, this bill is so bad that vulnerable Democrats who are facing tough re-elections this year DO NOT want to have to vote on this. And when you add in Joe Biden’s poll numbers, many Democrats are in a full-on panic here in Albany!
So please read the full alert that we’ve prepared for you, and then take immediate action by signing your petition against this legislation!
If this legislation passes, it will END the Second Amendment as we know it here in New York State. And once we lose our gun rights, we will never get them back!
Take action TODAY!
— Aaron Dorr
By now you’ve heard about AB-7771, the massive gun control bill that has the support of over a dozen members of the State Assembly and would destroy the Second Amendment here in New York State should it pass into law.
Unfortunately, this legislation now has a Senate sponsor.
Senator Kevin Parker — a thug who should have been arrested long ago for telling Republican staffers in Albany to kill themselves — is the lead sponsor of this identical legislation (S-3018) in the State Senate.
This legislation is the kind of bill that would make China’s Chairman Mao smile. It’s designed to DESTROY the Second Amendment rights of millions of New Yorkers, leaving us helpless against criminals and tyrants alike.
It does that by adding a massive list of requirements before you would be ‘allowed’ to buy a rifle or shotgun. Some of these details include:
>>> Requiring gun owners to provide notarized proof that you’ve passed a state-administered mental health exam before you can buy any rifle or shotgun!
This is the very definition of tyranny. And you can bet that anyone who admits to being a Christian, voting for President Trump, or being proud to be an American will fail this test.
>>> Requiring gun owners to provide notarized proof that you’ve passed a state-administered drug and alcohol test before you can buy a rifle or shotgun!
This is blatantly unconstitutional. And anyone who says, ‘Well, I don’t want drunk people owning a rifle’ is missing the fact that this is just one more way to disarm us.
>>> Requiring gun owners to submit to a five-hour safety course every time you want to buy a shotgun or rifle, including a live fire shooting test where you need to score at least 90% to be able to possess the gun!
In other words, you shouldn’t be able to stop a home invader or your wife/daughter shouldn’t be able to stop a would-be rapist unless you can shoot as good as a police officer.
>>> Requiring gun owners to provide a receipt, documenting the safe that you’ll store the rifle or shotgun in should you be Disallowed to purchase it.
You see, if you’ve been able to jump through all of the hoops listed above and actually bought a long gun, the statists in Albany want to make sure that you could never access it in time to defend yourself against a criminal.
These stipulations won’t stop a single criminal from robbing, raping, or murdering his way across New York State. Criminals will ignore all of these laws, like they’ve ignored New York’s existing gun control laws.
But make no mistake, this legislation was never designed to stop violent criminals. It was designed to stop gun owners like you and me from being able to defend ourselves against criminals and tyrants!
Many gun rights organizations are afraid to talk about this. But the truth is that our gun rights have nothing to do with hunting. And while guns are the best tool for stopping criminals, even that isn’t the primary reason for the Second Amendment.
The real reason for the Second Amendment, the reason why our Founding Fathers codified this God-given right into our Constitution, is because it’s the final protection against overt tyranny!
Today’s raging socialists in Congress — and right here in our own state legislature — understand this. They know that before they can turn America into a socialist dictatorship, they have to deal with 100 million citizens who own 400 million guns.
That’s what legislation like AB-7771 is designed to do: set up the process to subjugate proud gun owners in America and ultimately disarm every single one of us.
But as I mentioned earlier, the AOC-style crazies in Albany have a real problem on their hands, as Joe Biden is rapidly becoming a millstone around their necks.
The few remaining moderate Democrats in the legislature, along with every single Democrat in a swing district, are rapidly getting scared that pushing legislation like this will cost them the Senate during the upcoming midterms!
That’s why I think that we can defeat this wicked legislation if enough gun owners stand with us and flood the legislature with calls, emails, and petitions opposing it!
The NYS Firearms Association is preparing a massive program to make this happen, using a combination of tools to engage hundreds of thousands of gun owners across the state. This program will include:
1. Ads and updates on our digital and social media platforms so gun owners can get this information (and be able to share it with other gun owners) FAST!
These platforms allow us to reach out to large numbers of gun owners in the most cost-efficient way available.
2. Real-time updates on this bill to tens of thousands of gun owners through our email program, allowing them to contact their legislators in Albany automatically!
NYSFA state-of-the-art email program allows gun owners to send a pre-written email directly to their specific legislator, making it easier than ever to take action!
3. A massive direct mail program to hundreds of thousands of gun owners, ensuring that our petitions pour into Albany!
Our direct mail program is incredibly effective at mobilizing gun owners. What’s more, Mark Zuckerberg and other Big Tech companies can’t censor these updates!
This is just the start. If needed, NYSFA will also be ramping up radio and cable TV ads in swing seats, to ensure that politicians in these swing districts are feeling the heat!
This is what makes the NYS Firearms Association different from every other organization in Albany. We don’t just wring our hands and complain while our freedoms are under attack, we confront the politicians that are doing it head-on!
Of course, the program that I laid out above is only going to be possible with support from NYSFA members like you. And that’s why I hope you’ll make a generous donation of $100 or even $250 after you’ve signed your petition.
I know it’s a lot. But we’re facing an unprecedented threat and we need to know how much ammo we can expend in this fight.
It’s been a long year for gun owners. But we’ve fought like hell and stopped almost everything in Albany last session, and Joe Biden hasn’t passed a single bill through Congress because of overwhelming pressure from gun owners!
We can do the same thing with AB-7771/S-3018; we can defeat this legislation. But I need your help. So please sign your petition and make a generous donation right away!
For New York State,
NYS Firearms Association
P.S. AB-7771, the gun control mega bill that we’ve told you about for some time, has now been sponsored in the Senate by Senator Kevin Parker. If passed, this legislation would make it all but impossible for ANYONE other than criminals to possess rifles or shotguns in New York State.
Through a combination of mental health tests, drug tests, and ridiculous live fire training exercises, AB-7771/S-3018 is designed to disarm gun owners, leaving us defenseless!
But this bill is so bad that even some of the Democrats in Albany are getting concerned that the blowback may hurt their re-election chances next year. That means that we may be able to stop this bill, if we take action.
Once you’ve signed your petition, you’ll have the chance to make a donation to help the NYS Firearms Association fight back against this legislation. I hope you’ll be generous!