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Niagara Co. opposes gun raffle prohibition

NYSRPA - 20 October 2019 - 10:51am

The Niagara County Legislature passed a resolution IL-068-19 expressing their opposition to state legislation A-1413 and S-6738 prohibiting gun raffles at the last meeting of the county board on October 15th.

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Attorney files lawsuit against “Red Flag” law

NYSRPA - 20 October 2019 - 7:37am

WENY News

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Bullseye campaign targets

NYSRPA - 19 October 2019 - 6:14pm

Interesting campaign “literature” being given out by Linda Blom Johnson’s campaign in the JD-3:

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Newsbits

NYSRPA - 19 October 2019 - 8:11am

Saturday’s Newsbits:

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Primary for Gianaris

NYSRPA - 17 October 2019 - 11:54am

The City reports:

State Sen. Michael Gianaris’ vocal opposition to scuttling Amazon’s New York headquarters has put a target on his back: He faces a likely primary challenge for the first time since being elected to the State Senate in 2010. Justin Potter, a newcomer to politics and to the Democratic Party, has registered a campaign committee and says he’s exploring a run to dislodge Gianaris, who has held the seat since 2011 …”

I have no idea what Potter’s position on the issues are, but it doesn’t matter. Democrats outnumber Republicans in SD-12 by better than 7 to 1. The only way to knock Gianaris is in a primary where turnout is very low. 2A advocates should support Potter in order to stick it to Gianaris.

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White Plains gun shows pushed Damon Maher into office

NYSRPA - 17 October 2019 - 11:03am

Westchester County legislator Damon Maher is running for re-election and wants everyone to know what prompted him to run for office in the first place:

“What accomplishments in your past would you cite as evidence you can handle this job? … We also banned the gun show from our County Center as soon as our new Democratic majority took office, the must-do item that pushed me into elective politics in the first place …”

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DA: Three people in Onondaga County lose right to gun ownership after showing ‘red flags’

NYSRPA - 15 October 2019 - 5:39pm

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Dutchess Democrats attack Molinaro, Truitt

NYSRPA - 15 October 2019 - 3:12pm

The Dutchess County Democrats are trying to attack Marc Molinaro and County Legislator Will Truitt by somehow implying that guns = hate (I guess).

First off, Truitt didn’t shoot that donkey picture and they deleted his comment:

Second, that Molinaro letter is old. As far as I’m concerned he burned his bridges during last year’s laughable gubernatorial campaign.

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Covill runs for re-election on her record

NYSRPA - 15 October 2019 - 1:42pm

Westchester County Legislator Kitley Covill is running for re-election on her record:

“I am running for re-election to continue the work I have started, and to ensure that the people of Legislative District 2 have the voice they need from a well-qualified, experienced legislator. Since starting my first term as a County Legislator in 2018, I voted for critical legislation to support our district including … an end to gun shows on county property …”

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Judge Dolan’s position statement

NYSRPA - 15 October 2019 - 1:35pm

As a sort of follow-up to my previous post on surveying judicial candidates is this position statement from Sullivan Co. Judge Dolan’s campaign page:

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Newsbits

NYSRPA - 14 October 2019 - 1:12pm

Monday’s Newsbits:

At 7:30 pm today Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams will hold a candlelight vigil for victims of the Crown Heights mass shooting at the intersection of Utica Avenue and Michael Griffith Street. The vigil will include “clergy leaders, anti-gun violence advocates and elected leaders … At the vigil, Borough President Adams and other participants will call attention to the pervasive double-standard around mass shooting incidents, where shootings in urban areas are treated with less urgency than those in suburban and rural communities, despite accounting for most of the gun violence in the U.S. He will also highlight the role that handguns play in driving the gun violence crisis in the country.”

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Walter advocates gun control for Westchester

NYSRPA - 13 October 2019 - 9:20am

The Yonkers Times reports:

Ruth Walter, the Democrat running for Westchester County Legislature in the 15th District, has unveiled her plan to address gun violence in Westchester … Walter has proposed two specific plans to help keep Westchester residents safe from the threat of gun violence. Similar to laws adopted in New York City and Suffolk County, Walter said that, as a county legislator, she will advocate for the creation of a gun offender registry in Westchester County … Walter said she also supports New York State’s Red Flag Law, which provides a critical resource to remove guns from people who are a threat to themselves and others. As a legislator, Walter said she will work to implement a “Red Flag mandatory notification” policy so that anyone who is a victim of domestic violence or reports domestic violence is given information about the law and how to petition the courts to remove guns …”

Walter is a zealot.  This is why local elections are important.

“… Usually, the issue of gun safety and violence does not come up in county legislative races. However, in this race, Walter has been able to contrast her views with that of her opponent, Republican County Legislator Gordon Burrows. Burrows accepted the endorsement of the Westchester County Firearms Owners Association in his elections in 2013 and 2015. According to Walter, the WCFOA is a local, NRA-like pro-gun organization that opposes common-sense gun laws, including opposing banning gun shows at the county-owned Convention Center even though such shows included neo-Nazi and confederate paraphernalia. Burrows voted against banning gun shows at the Westchester County Center in 2017 and 2018 …”

Scott, Mario and the guys at WCFOA do a great job with limited resources.

“… The race between Walter and Burrows is a rematch of their 2017 contest, in which Burrows won, becoming one of the few republicans to win in Westchester during a “blue wave” of democratic progressive turnout. The question in this race, and in the several other notable county board races coming Nov. 5, is: Can Walter and democrats encourage and excite their majority base of county democrats to come out during an election year in which there is no race for county executive, governor or president …”

Antigunners have never been able to turn out a voting block around their issues and the most immediate and noticeable effect of this blue wave was tax increases. Hopefully this will help Burrows.

2A advocates in Yonkers and Bronxville should support Burrows for re-election.

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Arfcommer running for Mayor

NYSRPA - 10 October 2019 - 6:42pm

AR15 hometown forum member Matt Arcuri is running for Mayor of Utica this fall.

Visit his page Matt Arcuri for Utica Mayor.

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Newsbits

NYSRPA - 9 October 2019 - 3:25pm

Wednesday’s Newsbits:

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Rep. Rice introduces domestic violence bill

NYSRPA - 8 October 2019 - 7:39am

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Rep. Delgado meets with SCOPE

NYSRPA - 7 October 2019 - 8:27pm

Congressman Antonio Delgado met with members of Schoharie SCOPE:


 


It’s nice Delgado did that, however, his voting record shows open hostility to 2A.  He has run Facebook ads saying he won’t take NRA money (as if they offered any), and he has sent out fundraising e-mails based upon his gun control stance. If he genuinely wants to discuss guns this needs to stop.

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Newsbits

NYSRPA - 7 October 2019 - 8:05am

Monday’s Newsbits:

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Adam Bello proposes new law to prevent gun shop thefts

NYSRPA - 3 October 2019 - 7:25am

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S-6716 Assembly companion introduced

NYSRPA - 2 October 2019 - 5:52pm

A companion to S-6716 has been introduced to Assembly Rules as A-8650.

The bill relates to possession of unfinished frames by persons other than a gunsmith. The meat of the bill is this:

“UNFINISHED FRAME OR RECEIVER” MEANS A FRAME OR RECEIVER OF A FIREARM, RIFLE OR SHOTGUN WHOSE FIRE-CONTROL CAVITY IS COMPLETELY SOLID AND UN-MACHINED, AND WHICH MAY READILY BE MADE INTO A FUNCTIONAL FRAME OR RECEIVER THROUGH MILLING, DRILLING OR OTHER MEANS AND INCLUDES ANY OTHER OBJECT, PART OR COMBINATION OF PARTS WHICH IS NOT A FUNCTIONAL FRAME OR RECEIVER BUT IS DESIGNED OR INTENDED TO BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE AND CAN BE READILY MADE INTO A FUNCTIONAL FRAME OR RECEIVER.

The language is similar to INT 1553-2019 which the Clown Council passed a couple weeks back.

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NYSRPA - 2 October 2019 - 3:47pm

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