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    NYSRPA gives Lt. Gov. Candidate Kathy Hochul "F" rating

    NYSRPA gives Lt. Gov. Candidate Kathy Hochul "F" rating

    ALBANY, NY (09/02/2014)(readMedia)-- The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Political Victory Fund bestows a grade of "F" upon Democrat Lt. Governor candidate Kathy Hochul. NYSRPA has decided to make a special exception for Hochul to our long standing policy of how incumbents are rated.

    "We usually grade incumbents based upon their actions in office," said NYSRPA President Tom King. "Using that criteria, Hochul would have earned an "A"."

    It is common for political candidates to say whatever they think is necessary to get elected, but it is unclear to NYSRPA why Hochul feels the need to hide her record.

    "There's a reason not a single candidate in New York is sucking up to the gun prohibitionist groups," said King. "They're nothing but astroturf. They have never been able to turn out voters on their issue. Nevertheless, if it makes her happy, we'll give Hochul an "F" rating and tell everyone to support Tim Wu instead."

    Homeowner, son hold two would-be burglars at gunpoint

    Homeowner, son hold two would-be burglars at gunpoint - A homeowner and his son held two would-be burglars at gunpoint after the suspects tried to break into their home, according to Orchard Park Police. Officers were called to a home on Transit Road shortly after 1 a.m. on reports of two people in dark clothing trying to break in. A second call was received a short time later informing police that the suspects were being held at gunpoint by the homeowner and his son. Police arrived on scene and determined 18-year-old Jacob Rappleye and 22-year-old Anthony Guarino, both of Lancaster, used a ladder to climb up to a second story window and break into the home. Both are charged with attempted burglary, criminal mischief, and unlawful possession of marijuana. Rappleye was released on bail while Guarino was sent to the Erie County Holding Center. Police are continuing to investigate the attempted burglary.

    Astorino Finds Support at Sullivan Co. Friends with Firearms Gun Festival

    Astorino Finds Support at Sullivan Co. Friends with Firearms Gun Festival - When Rob Astorino campaigns in rural upstate communities, he knows talk of repealing the New York Safe Act is like music to the electorate's ears. "What day do you want to repeal the NY SAFE Act because we are going to get rid of that thing," he said during a a campaign stop at Hannofee Park. The legislature would have to vote to repeal the law before any governor could take action. Though trailing in the polls, Astorino found a warm and welcoming crowd at the Sullivan County Friends with Firearms Gun Festival. "It turned regular citizens who are legal owners into criminals overnight," said Astorino.

    Remington Arms’ layoffs “not about politics,” Cuomo says

    Remington Arms’ layoffs “not about politics,” Cuomo says - Gov. Andrew Cuomo today dismissed criticism that Remington Arms, the Mohawk Valley gunmaker, has laid off workers in New York because of the state’s gun-control laws, saying the company is consolidating operations in Alabama from all around the country.  The Ilion, Herkimer County, gun manufacturer indicated Monday that it is laying off 105 workers in New York as part of its expansion in Alabama.  The company has been critical of New York’s SAFE Act, the gun-control law championed by Cuomo in January 2013.  “The layoffs at Remington Arms are a function of Remington moving to the state of Alabama and consolidating operations all across the country,” Cuomo told reporters today at the State Fair in Syracuse. “I know we tend to think we’re New York it must be about us. Sometimes it’s not about us.”

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