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Gun Legislation & Politics in New York
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Bad sign for Senate Republicans

18 August 2018 - 4:06pm

Senate Republicans have a reason for concern:

“One Republican and three Democratic candidates for the State Senate and Assembly from the Hudson Valley did not meet the deadline for filing financial disclosures, according to a report issued by the Joint Commission on Public EthicsRepublican 39th Senate District candidate Thomas Basile’s form was delivered to staff in Albany earlier this week, according to his campaign spokesman Robert Driscoll, who said Basile’s opponent, Democrat James Skoufis, is “so desperate to get voters to forget that New York’s most corrupt politician bankrolled him for years, he’ll take any occasion to smear Mr. Basile.” But, Skoufis said Basile’s submitting the form “yesterday” still made the filing 24 days late …”

Skoufis is right.

SD-39 is an open seat that now has a roughly 15K Democrat enrollment advantage.  That the Republicans don’t have their stuff together at the point is not a good sign for them.

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Ashby’s letter to Cuomo

16 August 2018 - 2:58pm

Assemblyman Jake Ashby wrote a letter to Governor Cuomo regarding his attacks upon the NRA and its effect on local gun clubs:

City & State has some more information in their op-ed, “Cuomo administration shouldn’t put NRA on financial blacklist.

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Jim Gaughran’s gun control statement

15 August 2018 - 7:22am

Jim Gaughran is running for SD-5 against steaming pile of crap Carl Marcellino.

Demonstrating once again that there is no reason for Republicans to cave on the issue, Gov. Cuomo rallied with Gaughran despite Marcellino’s past support for the SAFE Act.

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Truitt addresses Columbia Co. Sportsmen

14 August 2018 - 2:28pm

Will Truitt last night speaking at the monthly meeting of the Columbia County Sportsmen’s Federation:


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Talking Tough

14 August 2018 - 12:25pm

Jumaane Williams who is challenging Kathy Hochul in the Democrat lt. gubernatorial primary released this ad:

Based on production, not subject matter, it is an effective ad.

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Be like Pine Tree

11 August 2018 - 11:46am

The Pine Tree Rifle Club in Johnstown is one of my favorites because these guys do stuff and are not afraid to invite politicos to the club.

More clubs need to do this. The excuse I most often is hear is that doing so would jeopardize their tax status. Nonsense.

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Not cheap

10 August 2018 - 5:52pm

Governor Cuomo is running his anti-NRA advertisement on WABC-TV during the 5 o’clock newscast.

He has 36+ million dollars in his campaign account, but still it cannot be cheap running ads during prime-time in the NYC market.

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Difference between NRA and Planned Parenthood

9 August 2018 - 10:59am

Saw this in my Twitter feed:

Reached by phone, Robin Chappelle Golston of Planned Parenthood says the organization is well aware of @MarcosCrespo85 voting record on women’s reproductive rights, and they are not supporting him for re-election. Crespo voted against the Reproductive Health Act this year & last

— Zack Fink (@ZackFinkNews) August 8, 2018

This is the reason Planned Parenthood gets taken seriously in Albany and NRA does not. When someone goes against PP’s agenda, they pull their support. NRA does not.

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Gun owners react to Cuomo’s lawsuit with NRA

8 August 2018 - 7:26am

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NRA should use the finger

6 August 2018 - 6:19pm

Governor Cuomo is running a new ad touting his latest pissing contest with the NRA:

What Cuomo said at 0:13 is very instructive for those unaware of Albany politics. He makes it clear he has no respect for his opposition, will get in their face and do whatever it takes to humiliate and defeat them.

There is only one way to respond to this: Do the exact same thing back at the Governor.

Back in May I suggested NRA tell members to Vote for the Homo, Not the Cuomo in the Democrat primary. Cynthia Nixon is already driving Cuomo nuts and the possibility of tens of thousands of NRA members voting against him in a primary where turnout is already expected to be low would force him to spend a lot of time and money defending himself and further weaken his standing on the national level. It is the only things guys like Cuomo understand.

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Truitt for Assembly campaign kick-off 2

6 August 2018 - 5:24pm

Following up his Dutchess kick-off, I attended Will Truitt’s Columbia County Campaign Kick-Off:

I cannot stress how important it is gun owners, both as individuals and as representatives of clubs/federations, attend these events and yes, pay for those which are fundraisers like this one was.

As we get closer to election time there will be lots of campaign events all over the state.  I recommend those in Orange County attend Colin Schmitt’s Campaign HQ Grand Opening on the 26th.

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Maloney introduces companion to S-3304

3 August 2018 - 3:16pm

Carolyn Maloney is the latest antigunner to jump on the 3D printed gun bandwagon.

According to the Post:

“… “The idea of untraceable, undetectable guns available to anyone, even violent criminals and domestic abusers, with the click of a mouse is utterly terrifying,” said Maloney, who co-sponsored the legislation with Reps. Brad Schneider of Illinois and Ted Deutch and Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida. “The administration’s decision to allow the online publishing of 3-D printable gun blueprints is an insult to the countless families who have suffered from our national epidemic of gun violence,” she said …”

I sometimes wonder if they actually believe the nonsense they’re spewing.   I know she gets talking points from advocacy groups, but even being an old fart, she has to have at least some vague understanding of how the internet works.  To suggest she could block information from being posted online is something even gradeshoolers would not believe.

The House bill has not yet been numbered.  Here is the draftSenate companion is S-3304.

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Ortiz bill

3 August 2018 - 9:12am

Assemblyman Felix Ortiz has introduced some sort of gun control bill:

3D Guns must be regulated. My @NYSA_Majority bill will help police control them in NYS. @NYAGV1

— Felix W Ortiz (@Felixwortiz) August 2, 2018

I cannot figure out which bill he is talking about. Ortiz is an attention whore and introduces all sorts of garbage proposals and S-9145 does not have a companion.

H/T: Kings County Politics

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1 August 2018 - 6:09pm

Follow up to my previous post: Senator Brad Hoylman has introduced a bill S-9145 creating “the offense of unlawful dissemination of instructions for the assembly of a weapon and the sentencing for certain offenses regarding ghost guns.”

Fuck him.

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