Sunday’s Newsbits:





Everytown staffer running for Assembly

Found this useful nugget of information at the Columbia Daily Spectator:

“The Columbia University Democrats hosted a New York State Assembly District 69 candidate forum on Wednesday, allowing candidates in the competitive race to share their platform with students and Columbia community members … [Melissa Rosenberg] said her platform draws upon her background as a policy analyst with the Supportive Housing Network of New York and nationwide gun violence prevention with Everytown for Gun Safety. For Rosenberg, these crises will not disappear or be remedied with incremental changes. “I think we need to see more bold changes,” Rosenberg said. “And I’d be one to advocate for that wholeheartedly.” …”

Victory in this race shall be defined as Rosenberg losing.  Any of the other candidates winning is better than her.

We can narrow it down a bit more, though:

“… [Micah Lasher], who grew up on the Upper West Side and previously served as the Director of Policy for the State of New York under Gov. Kathy Hochul, highlighted his efforts to enact gun safety laws following mass shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde …”

A big victory shall be defined as both Rosenberg and Lasher losing.

This is no way should be construed to mean that either of the other declared candidates are much better on gun rights. However, these two bigots have expended much personal effort to deny citizens their rights and need to lose.

2A advocates should not sit out this race which will effectively be decided in the June Democrat primary.

School Anti-Violence Education Act

A-4917B, Enacts the “School Anti-Violence Education Act”; creates a school anti-violence education program; provides that funding will be provided through the omnibus school violence prevention grant program, has been amended and resubmitted to Education. There is no companion bill.

This is just another money-funnel to leftist groups who will in turn promote the legislative agendas and re-election campaigns of politicos who diverted public monies to them.


Friday’s Newsbits:

Armed Citizen:



S-6980A passed Senate.

S-6980A, Requires the dissemination of written materials regarding child access prevention and the safe storage of firearms to students and/or persons in a parental relationship to such students at the beginning of each semester or quarter of the regular school year beginning on and after July 1, 2024, passed the Senate. Companion A-7517A.

Bowman v. Latimer

City & State has a good story, “Who’s endorsing Jamaal Bowman and George Latimer?

CD-16 has a heavy Democrat enrollment advantage and the winner of the party primary will likely walk through the general election.

Just because both Bowman and Latimer stink on 2A does not mean there isn’t opportunity to influence the election and make our voices heard.

These are the choices:

  • Support Latimer. If he wins he has to give up the Westchester County Executive seat giving us a roll of the dice on the open seat.
  • Support Bowman. Make an example out of Latimer for bringing up gun control before an election.

I believe the former is the better course of action, but I could get behind the later.

Sitting at home and doing nothing is not an option. If you choose not to decide you still have made a choice.

Blakeman looks to deputize armed residents

1010 WINS reports:

Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman confirmed Wednesday that he’s looking to deputize armed residents in the event of a county-wide emergency like a hurricane … Blakeman said the special deputy sheriffs will not run around the county and act like police officers, instead they’ll keep order in the county in case of an emergency, such as a severe weather event like Superstorm Sandy. “They would be protecting our utilities, they would be protecting government buildings, they would be protecting shopping malls if there was looting,” Blakeman told 1010 WINS …”

Notice that neither Blakeman nor any of the other electds, including those who claim to support 2A, still won’t come out in public and call BS on Gov. Hochul’s signature gun control law and demand it’s repeal, but they will engage in nonsense in Nassau and Westchester.