Dead gun bill coming back to life

Dead gun bill coming back to life – Normally, I’d be writing about the opening of the bass fishing season. It opened across the state today, and I’m sure every man, woman and child worth their weight in spinnerbaits will be on the water somewhere. But things are never normal in this state, and while catching bass is a lot of fun, there is always something more demanding. As you may have heard, the state Senate withdrew Bill S6005 on Tuesday because the democrat majority couldn’t get the 32 votes needed to pass. But as gratifying as that was, I wouldn’t exactly call the withdrawal an early Father’s Day... read more

Kepert and Browning To hold Press Conference and Address Community on Pine Barrens Commission Decision to Assert Jurisdiction Over Gun Range

Kepert and Browning To hold Press Conference and Address Community on Pine Barrens Commission Decision to Assert Jurisdiction Over Gun Range Farmingville, NY – Councilwoman Connie Keppert and Suffolk County Legislator Kate Browning will hold a press conference and address the community on the long-awaited Pine Barrens Commission decision to assert jurisdiction over the Suffolk County Trap, Skeet and Sporting Range. It is expected that dozens of local residents and civic leaders from the area will also attend to show their support for the decision. When: Saturday, June 19 at 9:30 am SHARP Where: Directly in front of the Trap and Skeet facility at 165 Gerard Road, Yaphank, NY 11980 Directions: From LIE take Exit 67 Yaphank Rd. South, go .9 miles & go left on Gerard Rd. From Sunrise Highway take Exit 57 North, turn right on Horseblock Rd. and make left onto Gerard... read more

NYAGV trying to intimidate Golden

New Yorkers Against Gun Violence is trying to intimidate Sen. Martin Golden and get him to vote for the microstamping bill. Sen. Golden’s Albany office number is 518-455-2730.  His Brooklyn office is 718-238-6044.  He needs to hear from people, especially from current and retired law enforcement... read more

Aubertine: Vote Upholds Rights of Sportsmen, Gun Owners

Aubertine: Vote Upholds Rights of Sportsmen, Gun Owners – New York State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine today said the lack of votes for proposed microstamping legislation on the Senate floor is a victory for Upstate New York, law abiding gun owners and our economy. He stood with fellow gun owners and sportsmen in voting against legislation to require new semi-automatic pistols to have micro-stamping technology that marks... read more

Microstamping bill laid aside

S-6005A has been laid aside for now. The bill was brought to the floor.  Senators Eric Schneiderman, Dan Squadron, Craig Johnson, Eric Adams, Liz Krueger, Velmanette Montgomery, Bill Perkins, Ruben Diaz, Malcolm Smith and Suzi Oppenheimer spoke in favor of it. A slow roll call was called for. Voting began. When they were getting to the end of the alphabet, the bill was laid... read more

Bloomberg pushing microstamping in Albany

On Tuesday, June 15, Mayor Mike Bloomberg and members of his Mayors Against Illegal Guns coalition will be holding a press conference in Albany in order to push for passage of S-6005A in the State Senate.  This mandatory microstamping bill will effectively prohibit the sale of all new pistols sold in New York State. Everyone needs to keep calling all members of the Senate.  If you’ve called once before, do it again.  Here is a complete listing of all members of the state legislature with phone, fax and... read more
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