Dem's now have senate majority here, some recent bills that will probably now be passed. Makes it a crime to not lock up your guns A76A - Passed NYS Assembly 2008 Creates crimes related to the unsafe storage of a weapon and criminally negligent storage of a weapon to protect children, and others, from injury and death due to unauthorized access, discharge and use of weapons. All new handguns need a child safety lockout A829 - Passed NYS Assembly 2008 Proscribes persons, firms or corporations engaged in the retail business of selling firearms from selling, delivering or transferring child operated firearms; defines "child operated firearm" to mean a pistol or revolver manufactured 1 year after the effective date of these provisions which does not contain a childproofing device or mechanism incorporated into the design of such pistol or revolver to effectively preclude an average 5 year old from firing same Bans 50 Cal, NO grandfathering A2772A - Passed NYS Assembly 2008 Bans the sale, use or possession of 50-caliber or larger weapons and directs the division of state police to embark on a program whereby persons currently in lawful possession of such weapons may be reimbursed for the fair market value thereof upon turning such weapons in to a designated officer. Stricter assault weapons ban, need to register grandfathered weapons A7331A - Passed NYS Assembly 2008 This bill would replace the definition of an "assault weapon" with a new, stricter definition that relies on the characteristics of the weapon and includes definitions of assault weapon devices that are designed to enhance the lethality of these weapons. In addition, the bill would exempt persons in lawful possession, control or use of an assault weapon from misdemeanor violations if they: render the weapon permanently inoperable, surrender the weapon or register the weapon with the ballistic databank. Pistols to microstamp ammo A9819A - Passed NYS Assembly 2008 Requires all semiautomatic pistols to be equipped with a microscopic array of characters that identify the make, model, and serial number of the pistol on the firing pin, which would copy the characters onto the cartridge case of discharged ammunition.