Kings County Politics reports:
“Challenging Stefani Zinerman, who has spent years focussing on issues germane to her neighborhood, in the race for the primarily black 56th assembly district covering Bedford-Stuyvesant and Northern Crown Heights is a progressive Crown Heights resident, Justin Cohen … He is also one of the founding members of Politicize My Death, an initiative whose shocking name demands gun law reform. Their website extends the offer for people to make a pledge that, in the case that they were victims of gun violence, their deaths could be used for political means to get gun laws changed. It also states clearly their opposition towards pro-gun lobbyists and the National Rifle Association …”
This guy gives Mimi Rocah a run for the money in the race for biggest antigun crackpot up for election in New York in 2020.
He’s a white guy running in a predominately black area so he’s clearly the underdog. However, as with all primaries, turnout will be low so it is possible he could defeat Zinerman.
From the bill text:
“Any person who holds a valid gunsmith license pursuant to Section 400.00 of the Penal Law, and who manufacturers any firearm, shall ensure that each manufactured firearm shall include global positioning technology to allow such firearm to be tracked if stolen.”
I’ve read a lot of stupid shit in bills over the years but this is near the top of the list.
Every year around this time a bunch of nanny-state busybodies try to suck the joy out of the holidays by releasing a list of toys they believe should not be sold to children.
“The Empire State Consumer Project has written a letter to the Hasbro board of directors, calling for them to remove assault-style toy weapons from their product line … The Nerf Ultra One and other nerf machine guns are the target of a letter from the Empire State Consumer Project. Director Carol Chittenden says the toys set a bad example for children. “It’s a matter of this being a very vulnerable consumer group. Children buy what they see and we’re not sure this is driven by market demand for assault weapon toys by children or the industry creating the demand,” said Carol Chittenden, director of the Empire State Consumer Project …”
“… Mary Lagana has seen the Hasbro commercial and agrees it is misleading. “It’s a little family sitting around looking at gifts and then grandma comes through and she has one of these big weapon kinds of things,” said Mary Lou Lagana, a Fairport resident … other shoppers think nerf guns like the nerf ultra one are too violent for children. “Actually kinda shocking to see that whole kinda round of bullets like on the gun itself. I would definitely not buy it wouldn’t recommend it. I think there are so many other toys and images that we could be introducing our kids to,” said Lisa Lagana, a Rochester resident. “There’s too much violence in our world, especially gun violence in the United States. So it’s not a good thing to set a precedent when your a kid of a gun like that,” said Debbie Cutter, a Canadaguia resident …”
I pity any small children who are related to these women. They’re getting itchy socks for Christmas.
Being a product of the SUNY system, I am not surprised by this, “Student activists protest tabling event promoting gun rights, criticize UPD for response“:
“Approximately 200 students congregated on the Spine on Thursday afternoon to protest after Binghamton University College Republicans and Turning Point USA (TPUSA), an organization that is not chartered by the SA, tabled in support of gun rights. The tablers held signs that read, “I’m pro-choice. Pick your gun” and “Coexist,” spelled out with rifles and other types of firearms … In a statement released by the College Republicans on Nov. 17, they said they were also promoting an upcoming event sponsored by the Young America’s Foundation (YAF) featuring economist Arthur Laffer. During the protest, which lasted approximately 45 minutes, protesters were heard shouting, “No justice, no peace, no racist police” and “Pack it up,” as well as other chants against both groups’ position …”
What does this chanting have to do either with 2A or free market economics?
“… According to Ryan Yarosh, senior director of media and public relations at BU, Binghamton’s New York State University Police (UPD) were dispatched to the Spine following reports of conversations becoming “loud, aggressive and possibly volatile.” “Police response was appropriate and important to make sure that every student involved in this matter was safe and remained safe,” Yarosh wrote in an email. “The incident ended and the crowd was able to be dispersed without anyone getting injured.” …”
Who was being loud and aggressive? Leftist snowflakes, not the Republicans.
“… After officers began separating the groups, some of the protesters turned their message toward UPD, shouting, “Who are you protecting?” The confrontation between UPD officers and protesters comes days after UPD was criticized for arresting Dheiva Moorthy, vice president of BU Progressives, member of the Frances Beal Society and a sophomore double-majoring in environmental studies and sociology, for tearing down Birthright International advertisements on multiple Off Campus College Transport buses. Birthright International aims to provide a nonjudgmental confidential zone to pregnant women seeking help, according to their website, but students have raised concerns that its advertisements are misleading because it presents pregnancy options with an anti-abortion view …”
Moorthy is so insecure she is unable to stand the mere sight of someone expressing a different point of view.
“… Sam Backner, a junior double-majoring in sociology and philosophy, politics and law, said the police response to the protest highlighted the injustices occurring on BU’s campus by UPD. “This is very much showing me how the police are actively working against people of color and communities of color at this school and protecting racist [President Donald] Trump supporters,” Backner said …”
The most racist thing Trump has done is lower black unemployment.
“… Jennifer Roman, a junior majoring in psychology and vice president of the Latin American Student Union (LASU), said she was not shocked to see the police response, given the discrimination present on BU’s campus. “I feel like [with] the administration and the staff you can tell there’s been a whole history of racism,” Roman said. “I was talking to the cops, and they were telling us to leave as if we were the issue. I feel so emotional. I feel like crying.” …”
Your behavior was the issue.
“… Lacey Kestecher, president of BU’s TPUSA chapter and a freshman majoring in business administration, said protesters were aggressive. “They took our tables,” Kestecher said. “They took our stuff. They were basically ripping it apart, and now we’re just watching everything.” …”
College is supposed to be about learning. Republicans should learn that this is how their opposition reacts and plan accordingly at future events.
“… After the protest, students and community members filled Lecture Hall 9 for “Pigs and Prejudice,” a previously planned event hosted by the Binghamton University College Progressives. Fliers posted around campus publicized a discussion surrounding the increase in the size of the UPD and over policing. The event turned into a student-led discussion on the protest and the reactions of those involved …”
This makes me suspect the outrage against the Republicans and Turning Point was planned ahead of time.
“… The Binghamton University College Democrats released a statement on Nov. 15 requesting the SA suspend the College Republicans for disregarding SA tabling rules and ban TPUSA from tabling in the future. The BU College Republicans also released a statement demanding the University protect their First Amendment rights by taking action against the protesters …”
The college Republicans should respond by requesting the Democrats be suspended for hate speech and attempting to cause a riot. They should report the protesters under the Red Flag law as well.
As for the protesters, here’s some advice for you:
The era of peace and love is officially over, replaced with political correctness and virtue signaling:
“Protesters in Syracuse are demanding Rep. John Katko (R-Camillus) do something on gun control following the recent shootings … Donna Oppedisano, a teacher at Jamesville-DeWitt High School, said her worst nightmare is the shooting of students in her school. She said she was outraged when she saw an advertisement for Kevlar backpacks for kids to carry to school. “What will it take Representative Katko, for you to stand up in support of sensible gun measures?” Oppedisano said. “Universal background checks. Why won’t you stand up for universal background checks? Why won’t you stand up for a ban on assault weapons?” … Speaking with reporters in Oswego last week about the shootings, Katko said the rhetoric on both sides of the aisle needs to tone down … Katko is pushing a red flag bill he introduced last year that would take guns away from someone deemed a threat. He is less concerned with universal background checks, he said, which already passed the House, and currently exists in New York State. Katko’s spokesperson would not say if he would support a ban on assault weapons.”