Ulster Sportsmens livestream tonight with Erich Pratt

The Federated Sportsmen’s Clubs of Ulster County will be hosting a livestream meeting with GOA Exec. V.P. Erich Pratt and attorney for Antonyuk case Stephen Stamboulieh. The range of discussion will be centered around the CCIA lawsuit.

Livestream will start @ 7:00pm tonight.


Republican legislators’ amicus brief denied

Albany Republican legislators’ amicus brief in support of the plaintiffs in Antonyuk v. Nigrelli was denied because the plaintiffs do not want their help.

Mayor Walsh pushes Congress for more gun control

Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh is pushing Congress for more gun control:

“… Walsh has specific asks—he said that Congress needs to establish universal background checks regardless of whether someone is purchasing a gun from a store, online or at a gun show. He wants to see harsher penalties for those caught trafficking guns across state lines. Walsh also called for gun manufacturers themselves to be held accountable and face legal repercussions …”

He’s not getting any of this and he knows it. He’s just trying to divert attention away from all the existing gun control laws which he supported and which have obviously failed.


Wednesday’s Newsbits:

FPC sent me a message about looking for plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging the body armor ban. Interested parties can submit their contact information here.



NYAGV’s legislative agenda

Here are the bills New Yorkers Against Gun Violence are pushing for this legislative session:

  • A-2105/S-214, Expands eligibility for victims and survivors of crime to access victim compensation funds by removing the mandatory law enforcement reporting requirement and providing alternative forms of evidence that would show that a qualifying crime was committed.
  • A-2893/S-580, Makes community violence prevention services available, to the extent permitted by federal law, to any Medicaid beneficiary who has received medical treatment for an injury sustained as a result of an act of community violence and has been referred by a certified or licensed health care provider or social services provider to receive community violence prevention services from a qualified violence prevention professional.
  • A-4917/S-4598, Enacts the “School Anti-Violence Education Act”; creates a school anti-violence education program; establishes a school anti-violence education fund.
  • A-9553/S-270, Imposes an excise tax on the sale of ammunition to be deposited into the firearm violence intervention fund to help victims of and witnesses to violence.


Silence from Republican “leadership”

Notice that neither of the Republican legislative leaders Will Barclay and Robert Ortt have sent out any pressers regarding the supporting brief they filed for Antonyuk v. Bruen.

This is not an oversight.

Contrast their behavior to that of Claudia Tenney who sent out this presser, “Congresswoman Claudia Tenney Leads Congressional Amicus Brief to Supreme Court in Defense of Second Amendment Rights.

They’re playing games.


Friday’s Newsbits:





Albany Republicans file supporting brief

A bunch of Republicans in the Assembly and Senate have filed a amicus brief in support of 2A in the Antonyuk v. Bruen case:

At least one of those Republicans who added their name to the brief, Senator Andrew Lanza, voted FOR the so-called SAFE Act.