I found an interesting quote by Michael Moore in this Breitbart article:
“… There were Hillary offices in many towns, campaign offices. There was door-to-door campaigns, but you couldn’t get a yard sign. And I learned long after the election, when I was making my last movie in 2018, from one of her top campaign people, he told me, he said, ‘That’s correct, it was on purpose. We were afraid that if there were too many Hilary yard signs, it would remind the Trump voters that, ‘Oh, yeah, that’s right, I’ve got to get out and vote against her.’ So they’re afraid. They start with the fear of the Trump voter, and that’s what’s going on now …”
That explains all the Joe Biden signs I’m seeing. They’re concerned about turnout even in New York where Democrats have a ~2.2 to 1 enrollment advantage over Republicans.
The New York Law Journal reports that the much ballyhooed “Red Flag” gun control law the legislature passed last year, A-2689/S-2451, isn’t being widely applied.
It doesn’t have to be to meet the anti-gunners goals:
Since all three of these were achieved in a sense “Red Flag” has been a big success. As with all other gun control laws, public safety isn’t the goal.
Mike Bloomberg announced plans to try and buy Florida for Joe Biden:
“Billionaire and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is planning to spend at least $100 million in the crucial battleground of Florida in support of Democratic nominee Joe Biden, a source familiar with the plans confirmed to CNN … “Mike Bloomberg is committed to helping defeat Trump, and that is going to happen in the battleground states. Mike’s substantial investment in Florida, in addition to his contributions to the DNC and to voter protection and restoration efforts this cycle, will mean Democrats and the Biden campaign can invest even more heavily in other key states like Pennsylvania, which will be critical to a Biden victory,” top Bloomberg adviser Kevin Sheekey told CNN …”
Bloomberg couldn’t buy himself the nomination and he’s able to speak coherent sentences.
Attorney General Letitia James signed onto an amicus brief in support of California’s ban on magazines holding over 10 rounds.
I don’t see any mention of this from her office so here is the press release from the Washington, D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine, “AG Racine Leads 18-State Coalition Supporting California’s Ban On Large-Capacity Magazines“:
“… In the amicus brief, the states collectively urge the Ninth Circuit to rehear the case en banc and argue that California’s ban on large-capacity magazines is a reasonable and lawful restriction because:
- The Second Amendment permits states to enact common-sense gun safety measures: The brief explains that states are entitled to adopt reasonable restrictions on firearms to protect public safety. Restricting access to large-capacity magazines is a reasonable restriction because it reduces firearm injuries and deaths without infringing individuals’ core Second Amendment right to self-defense.
- States have a responsibility to prevent gun violence and protect public safety: The brief notes that states have primary responsibility for ensuring public safety. This includes a duty to reduce the likelihood that their citizens will fall victim to preventable firearm violence and to minimize fatalities and injuries when such violence occurs. Population density, economic conditions, and the strength of local law enforcement all vary widely across the country, and all may have an impact on crime and effective crime-fighting efforts. The brief notes that deciding how best to protect the safety of state residents is a question better suited to legislatures than courts.
- Courts have allowed states to regulate large-capacity magazines to protect the public: Every other court of appeals has allowed states leeway to respond to gun violence within their borders by regulating large-capacity magazines.
Collecting signs and literature for a local candidate:
The Chenango County Democratic Committee announced their endorsement for AD-122:
“… Rick Shaw of Downsville was endorsed in the NYS 122nd NYS Assembly district race. “A common man with common sense,” he was born and raised in Delaware County, was a Health and Safety Coordinator for DCMO BOCES for 25 years, and still works as a consultant since his retirement. Rick supports common sense revisions the NYS SAFE Act and Bail Reform Act, supporting mental illness treatment initiatives, supporting agricultural business initiatives, repairing deteriorating infrastructure and reducing taxes …”
What exactly those “common sense revisions” he supports are is a mystery, but I would guess it involves sucking up to the Fudds. On his campaign website he has this:
“… An avid outdoorsman, Rick enjoys spending time on his property that has been in his family for 4 generations. Making sure property owners’ rights are preserved, Rick will fight for hunters’ rights …”
The Daily Messenger has some information on the candidates running in AD-131:
“… Another controversial issue — gun laws — sets the candidates apart. The SAFE Act, passed in 2013 in the wake of the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, prevents criminals and the dangerously mentally ill from buying guns, cracks down on illegal guns and bans the most dangerous assault weapons. Additional gun-control measures were passed last year that ban bump stocks, allow people to seek a court order to ban dangerous people from having guns, and bar school districts from letting teachers be armed. [Republican Jeff Gallahan] thinks the gun laws go too far and threaten law-abiding citizens. [Democrat Matt Miller], who gained experience with firearms in the military, sees gun reform measures addressing public safety and not infringing on Second Amendment rights. In stressing their key issues and strengths, Gallahan says he will fight to end bail reform, support the Second Amendment, and use his leadership and business skills to advocate for the district …”
FWIW, NRA endorsed Gallahn and he has the support of the local SCOPE chapter as well.
The district has a roughly 35K to 28K Republican enrollment advantage.
Senator Zellnor Myrie’s bill targeting gun dealers and manufactures S-8926A has been amended and resubmitted to Rules.
The new language is a total rewrite of the original bill. It targets firearms specifically.
No Assembly companion (yet).