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Nassau County Gun Sense Panel

NYSRPA - 22 March 2018 - 5:52pm

Nassau County Gun Sense Panel

Tuesday, April 3rd @ 7:30 p.m.

Temple Beth Israel in Port Washington


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Moms in Albany

NYSRPA - 21 March 2018 - 6:19pm
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Political hit from Kingston City Council

NYSRPA - 21 March 2018 - 1:03pm

The Kingston City Council has on the agenda for today a memorializing resolution calling for more gun control.

I’ve seen a bunch of these, mostly from the NYC Clown Council, but this one goes a bit further targeting local legislators (and by that they mean John Faso and George Amedore) requesting they turn down donations and campaign support from all “FOGs” (Firearm Ownership-Advocacy Groups) and return any previously received.  Basically, gun owners should not be allowed to organize and vote on the issue.

Here is a copy of the agenda.

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NYSRPA - 19 March 2018 - 11:04am

Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon has introduced legislation to prohibit gun raffles:

“… “It boggles my mind that anyone would think this was a good thing to raffle off,” Simon said …”

The key thing here is that it boggles her mind, not those of normal, rational thinking adults.  Raffles with gun prizes are common.  I’m going to a shoot this weekend that is having one.

She doesn’t even give a reason for this in the justification statement of the bill jacket:

“Currently in New York State it is legal to raffle off a firearm in a game of chance. Many times games such as these are open to all individuals regardless of age. Firearms should not be raffled off in this manner. Firearm related violence is a significant public health and safety problem and weapons should not be given away in games of chance.”

Assembly bill is A-10091. There is no Senate companion.

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Depends how serious he is

NYSRPA - 19 March 2018 - 8:58am

Governor Cuomo’s latest idea:

“… This year I have proposed a number of reforms, including preventing individuals with a history of domestic violence from purchasing or owning guns. Today I am proposing that New York extend the background check waiting period to up to 10 days, in order to keep our schools and our communities safe …”

If he is serious the Senate Republicans will cave so fast heads will spin.  However, I am not 100% sure Cuomo is going to push the issue.  He is proposing, not demanding like he did with SAFE, and it comes across like it is part of the usual budget negotiations where they throw lots of stuff up against the wall to see what sticks.

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Interview with Syracuse Mom

NYSRPA - 17 March 2018 - 11:33am

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It’s always been about Andrew

NYSRPA - 16 March 2018 - 3:49pm

As sort of a follow up to my previous post, “Progressive Dems Question NRA Ads“:

“A coalition of progressive Democrats are criticizing TV ads released by the state committee that knock House Republicans over gun control over concerns the spots are a stealth campaign commercial for Gov. Andrew Cuomo … Democratic committee members questioned the effectiveness of the ad given its intent to criticize Republicans on gun control. “The ad buy is not targeted to a region in which there are close swing districts, nor does it mention any Republican by name,” the letter states. “It appears to be a re-election ad.” …”

That’s because it is a re-election ad.

Cuomo doesn’t personally care about gun control.  His SAFE Act was nothing but a miscalculated attempt at raising his national profile for a possible presidential bid down the road.  So is this.  So is just about everything else he does.  Cuomo isn’t an ideologue.  He’s an ego-manic.  The Democrat Party is nothing but a tool for him to advance his own political standing.

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New project

NYSRPA - 13 March 2018 - 4:39pm

I am starting a new project: Oust incumbent Assemblywoman Didi Barrett and replace her with Town of Clinton Councilman Dean Michael.

The first order of business is to get the candidate before as many people as possible to pitch their campaign.  Here are a couple of pictures from last night’s meeting of the Columbia County Sportsmen’s Federation of Dean addressing the delegates:

Two other candidates running in the April 24 special elections, Chris Tague and Jake Ashby, were their as well doing self promotion:

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He acted like a fool

NYSRPA - 13 March 2018 - 9:53am

Here is the new advertisement the Governor is running:

I do not think it is very effective. It reminds people about his phony SAFE Act which is still very unpopular north of I-84.

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Intimidation and jello

NYSRPA - 12 March 2018 - 1:58pm

According to the Daily News:

“Nearly a month after the Parkland, Fla., school mass shooting, Gov. Cuomo is set to kick off a gun-control campaign touting his work on the issue and targeting seven New York congressional Republicans. The six-figure campaign, which kicks off this week, will include a mix of television and digital ads and an online petition effort organizers say is meant to galvanize grassroots support …”

Baloney.  Gun control does not have grassroots, only astroturf.

This is Cuomo’s attempt to intimidate Congressional Republicans.  It’s not an inherently bad idea on his part considering the backbones of local Republicans have the structural integrity of warm jello when confronted by loudmouth leftists.  If these guys are smart (and for most that’s doubtful) the targeted Republicans will turn this attack on them around and use it to fundraiser off of.

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Greene Co. license amendments

NYSRPA - 11 March 2018 - 2:51pm

Larry DiDonato at the Register-Star writes:

The Greene County Sheriff’s Office is seeking to disseminate the following notification to all Greene County Pistol Permit holders:


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Batavia rallies for 2nd Amendment rights

NYSRPA - 11 March 2018 - 11:33am

They bill they are protesting is H.R.5087, but there are other versions including H.R.5007 and S.2095.

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Better choice for Republicans

NYSRPA - 11 March 2018 - 10:03am

The Poughkeepsie Journal reports:

Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro hasn’t even publicly launched his campaign for governor. Behind the scenes, though, Molinaro’s maneuvering already has him within striking distance of locking up the Republican nomination to challenge Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the fall. The Dutchess Republican has secured about 41 percent of the weighted vote of New York’s Republican delegates in the last week, assuming they vote for who their county chairs endorsed …”

Good.  Senator John DeFrancisco’s campaign has been as bad as Brian Kolb’s.

If the Republicans are to have any chance of knocking out Cuomo their candidate needs to be a contrast to the current administration.  Molinaro has done a decent enough job as County Executive so he can run on that.  There are no major scandals in his administration to distract from real issues and he’s not eligible for AARP which is a big plus.

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#NY21 Candidates for Congress on Gun Control

NYSRPA - 10 March 2018 - 8:05am

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Saratoga Springs bans gun shows at city-owned properties

NYSRPA - 9 March 2018 - 3:49pm

You knew that after Westchester did it more would follow:

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