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Primary for Gianaris

The City reports:

State Sen. Michael Gianaris’ vocal opposition to scuttling Amazon’s New York headquarters has put a target on his back: He faces a likely primary challenge for the first time since being elected to the State Senate in 2010. Justin Potter, a newcomer to politics and to the Democratic Party, has registered a campaign committee and says he’s exploring a run to dislodge Gianaris, who has held the seat since 2011 …”

I have no idea what Potter’s position on the issues are, but it doesn’t matter. Democrats outnumber Republicans in SD-12 by better than 7 to 1. The only way to knock Gianaris is in a primary where turnout is very low. 2A advocates should support Potter in order to stick it to Gianaris.

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DA: Three people in Onondaga County lose right to gun ownership after showing ‘red flags’

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Dutchess Democrats attack Molinaro, Truitt

The Dutchess County Democrats are trying to attack Marc Molinaro and County Legislator Will Truitt by somehow implying that guns = hate (I guess).

First off, Truitt didn’t shoot that donkey picture and they deleted his comment:

Second, that Molinaro letter is old. As far as I’m concerned he burned his bridges during last year’s laughable gubernatorial campaign.

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At 7:30 pm today Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams will hold a candlelight vigil for victims of the Crown Heights mass shooting at the intersection of Utica Avenue and Michael Griffith Street. The vigil will include “clergy leaders, anti-gun violence advocates and elected leaders … At the vigil, Borough President Adams and other participants will call attention to the pervasive double-standard around mass shooting incidents, where shootings in urban areas are treated with less urgency than those in suburban and rural communities, despite accounting for most of the gun violence in the U.S. He will also highlight the role that handguns play in driving the gun violence crisis in the country.”

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Rep. Delgado meets with SCOPE

Congressman Antonio Delgado met with members of Schoharie SCOPE:


 


It’s nice Delgado did that, however, his voting record shows open hostility to 2A.  He has run Facebook ads saying he won’t take NRA money (as if they offered any), and he has sent out fundraising e-mails based upon his gun control stance. If he genuinely wants to discuss guns this needs to stop.

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With Chris Collins out, Brady’s push Nate McMurray

Congressman Chris Collins resigned his seat today amid corruption charges.

The Brady’s wasted no time in plugging his antigun challenger from last time around, Nate McMurray:

This article from the Buffalo News last year outlines McMurray’s position on gun rights:

“… Nathan McMurray and Michael Ian Black joked and talked politics and it all went well – until the topic turned to the right to keep and bear arms. “He really blasted me for saying I was for the Second Amendment,” recalled McMurray, a Democrat. “It was a slightly awkward scene,” added McMurray’s friend Matt Sabuda, who saw the confrontation unfold when the politician and the comedian met at Buffalo’s Helium comedy club last spring. Black, who did not respond to a request for comment, lashed into McMurray even though the Democratic candidate favors a ban on assault weapons, a ban on bullet-spewing “bump stocks” and universal background checks for gun buyers – stances that put him far to the left of his Republican opponent …”

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Pothole Al delivers for NSSF

Back in the spring I reported that the NSSF hired Park Strategies to represent them in Albany.  I stated, “[NSSF] would get more action by dumping a bag of money off the balcony into the Well of the LOB than having Park Strategies on retainer.”

Now that the legislature is in recess and paperwork has been filed with JCOPE, what exactly did Pothole Al deliver to NSSF?

According to the reports file during the May/June period Park lobbied Senators Brian Kavanaugh and George Amedore on bill S-6151.  That’s it for the entire session.  Park charged $6000 per month plus expenses for just this.  Contrast that to the scores of people Everytown contacted in both chambers plus the executive branch on the same bill.

Park’s semi-annual report also says they sent a “Communication to the entire legislature” on bills A-763, A-1251, A-2690, S-1414, S-2277 and S-2374.  That’s a fancy way of saying they sent a letter in the mail or by courier.  Legislators get tons of crap like that.  It’s not the same as having a face-to-face sit down.  Those aren’t hard to get, just call the office and make an appointment.  I know as I’ve done it before.  Meanwhile Everytown and NYAGV were busy meeting with the actual electeds and promoting other gun control bills as well.  If someone were paying me $6K+ per month I’d go around to each office and not try phoning it in.

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