Paterson to Grannis: ‘You’re fired’

Paterson to Grannis: ‘You’re fired’ — Using the catch phrase from the hit TV show The Apprentice, state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Alexander “Pete” Grannis joined the ranks of the unemployed last Thursday, following in the footsteps of hundreds of other DEC employees who, over the course of his tenure, are no longer working at the...

Seward Receives NRA Endorsement

Seward Receives NRA Endorsement — The National Rifle Association (NRA), has announced their endorsement of State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) in his campaign for re-election. Along with the endorsement, the NRA also awarded Senator Seward an “A+” rating, the NRA’s highest...

Mayor Ryan Joins Mayors Against Illegal Guns

Mayor Ryan Joins Mayors Against Illegal Guns — Mayor Matt Ryan has joined Mayors Against Illegal Guns in releasing Trace the Guns: The Link Between Gun Laws and Interstate Gun Trafficking, a report analyzing 2009 crime gun trace data from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). The report, which examines previously unreleased data that the ATF provided to Mayors Against Illegal Guns, shows that states with weak gun laws are still disproportionately the top sources of guns that law enforcement recovers in out-of-state crimes. The report also finds that that states with weak gun laws supply a greater proportion of guns recovered in crimes shortly after their initial purchase—a measure that the ATF considers a key indicator of illegal...

Andrew Cuomo and the Gunmaker Litigation

Andrew Cuomo and the Gunmaker Litigation — There are many reasons to be glum about the impending coronation of dynastic heir Andrew Cuomo, now leading in the New York governor’s race against a GOP opponent (Carl Paladino) who at first polled decently but has since...

Aubertine: One of Us, Standing Up for All of Us

Aubertine: One of Us, Standing Up for All of Us — The New York State Rifle and Pistol Association issued its ratings today, giving State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine its highest score of an “A” for his defense of our Second Amendment Rights—the only candidate in his race to receive this...

NRA endorses Aubertine

Aubertine, too, gets an ‘A’ from NRA — Saying it “does not endorse conservatives, it endorses Second Amendment supporters,” the National Rifle Association’s Political Victory Fund, the leading group in support of gun owners’ rights, has endorsed Democratic state Sen. Darrel Aubertine for re-election, giving the Senator an A...
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