NYS Gun Kingpin Legislation
We are pressing for an end to illegal guns in New York State. The passage of the New York State Gun Kingpin Legislation can help to get us there. As the state experiences a dramatic increase in violence and shootings, we say, “Enough is Enough!” We demand the passage of the New York State Gun Kingpin Bill of 2019 to effect this change. The bill which is sponsored by New York State Assembly member Amy Paulin (A674) and in the New York Senate by Senator Robert Jackson (S6649), would stiffen the penalty for selling illegal guns and deter gun traffickers from bringing illegal guns into our state. Lawmakers need to act now to Stop Another Violent End!
New York State Gun Kingpin Legislation
Since 2015, Assembly member Amy Paulin has introduced a bill that would establish the A-I felony of operating as a major firearms trafficker, for which a person is guilty if the person either sells 20+ guns in a year or possesses 20+ guns with the intent to sell. The current bill is A674(Paulin)/S6649(Jackson) of 2019. This bill is needed to deter traffickers from bringing guns into our community, because under the current law, regardless of whether an individual sells 10 guns or 10,000, the highest criminal charge is first-degree sale of a firearm, a class B felony.