Incumbent Onondaga Co. D.A. William Fitzpatrick is a longtime strong supporter of more gun control:
“… The District Attorneys Association of the State of New York has proposed a more complete ban on assault weapons, requiring background checks on all gun sales and tracking large purchases of ammunition … Fitzpatrick, a Republican and a hunter, said last week there was no reason not to tighten up New York’s guns laws to include more penalties for people who use illegal guns in crimes, more frequent renewals for gun licenses and revocation of gun licenses for people found mentally incapacitated or ordered to undergo mental health treatment …”
He is facing off this election against to Democrat challenger Chuck Keller who ran against him in ’19.
Fitzpatrick is entrenched in the office and but the mailers his campaign has sent out after losing the Conservative Party endorsement give me hope that he’s vulnerable this year. Keller does not have a public record on guns that I am aware of, however, Fitzpatrick keeps pushing the gun control narrative and needs to go.
2A supporters should back Keller’s efforts to secure the Conservative line and vote for him in the November general election.
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.
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.
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.
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.