Assembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle has voted, "yes," on most major gun legislation over the last few years. He admits lawmakers will spend time wrestling over the bill, but in the end, he thinks it will pass, "I do think there's going to be a great deal of consensus about that, there will clearly be people who will disagree," explained state assembly majority leader Joe Morelle who represents New York's 136th district, "but I think the broad consensus will emerge both in our house and in the senate in a way that will allow us to achieve much of what the governor talked about today."
State Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb has voted along party lines over the last few years, opposing gun legislation. In a statement he said a single bill will not stop a tragedy, and he wants to see a comprehensive approach, including public meetings with people from all walks of life who have been effected by gun violence.
Republican State Assemblyman Mark Johns represents Webster in the 135th district, and has voted in favor of gun legislation over the years. He released the following statement, "I am amenable to supporting reasonable legislation which protects the second amendment rights of our community's law abiding citizens and gun owners."
Ted O'Brien doesn't have a voting record yet, but the newly elected democratic assemblyman representing the 55th district issued the following statement, "actions such as an assault weapons and high capacity magazine ban and closing the private sales loophole are giant initial steps towards preventing innocent people from being killed."
Assemblymen David Gantt and Harry Bronson have voted, "yes" on gun legislation over the last few years.
Newly elected assemblyman Bill Nojay does not have a voting record just yet.