DC – GUN POLITICS – Gun Handle Groups Quietly Lobbied for Looser Gun Law in Work to Undermine SCOTUS Case



Some of the country’s major gun handle groups quietly lobbied earlier this summer time for a New York law that loosens restrictions on exactly where legal gun owners can take their firearms in order to undermine a pending Supreme Court case, records show. Everytown for  Gun Safety and Giffords both lobbied New York lawmakers on Assembly Bill A07752 and Senate Bill S6151 which permitted law-abiding gun owners to legally transport their firearms to new places like shooting ranges and competitions, according to New York disclosure records. All but one particular of the legislatures lobbied by the gun handle groups voted to loosen the travel restrictions and preempt a New York City ordinance that is at the moment the topic of a lawsuit that is becoming viewed as by the Supreme Court. The two  gun handle groups spent a total of $21,275 amongst Could and June on the lobbyists who influenced the firearms transport bills. Everytown spent an more $1,275 on lobbyists who influenced the firearms transport bills and other gun-connected bills. Neither Everytown, Giffords, nor a quantity of the Democrats who have been lobbied by the groups would comment on their work to influence the legislation. The New York State Rifle and Pistol Association (NYSRPA), the gun rights group whose case against the transportation restrictions is at the moment pending just before the Supreme Court, stated the groups have been attempting to undermine the case by advocating for the new transport law.  [full article]