Lead ammo ban on EnCon agenda

A-703, Prohibits the use of lead ammunition in the taking of wildlife on wildlife management areas, state forests, forest preserves, state parks or any other state-owned land that is open for hunting and on land contributing surface water to the New York city water supply, is on the Assembly EnCon Committee agenda for Tuesday, May 7 @ 11:00am.

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Banning hunting

WIBX reports:

“Bills to outlaw competitive hunting competitions in New York State could become law this year if a handful of legislators in the Assembly and the Senate have their way. The bill, A-722, has been introduced in the Assembly’s Environmental Conservation Committee every year since 2003; however, with a now Democratic controlled Senate, this is the first time a similar bill was introduced in the Senate [S-4253]…”

Fudds ought to take this seriously.  There have been bills introduced for years that would banning all hunting by redefining cruelty to animals.  City legislators don’t care about hunting as there isn’t any in their urban districts.  Having sat in lobbying meetings with Fudds represented, I know legislators have no respect for them as they never, ever back up their positions.

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Elena Kagan goes hunting and shooting

I found this interesting story on Elena Kagan on CNN’s religion blog:

“… She recalled paying a courtesy call on Sen. James Risch (R-Idaho) shortly after her nomination to the court by President Obama in May 2010.  Risch asked her about gun rights, and remarked she may not realize how important the issue was to some Americans, especially in his home state.  She admitted never having owned or fired a gun before.  “But I told the senator if I was fortunate enough to be confirmed, I would go hunting with Justice Scalia.”  And she has, joining her conservative colleague on an excursion to a Washington-area shooting range and on several hunting trips, until now never reported.  Her host at the synagogue event was surprised.  “You’re Jewish,” deadpanned Rabbi Mitchell Wohlberg.  “Yeah, but it turns out, it’s kind of fun,” said Kagan, laughing.”

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Animal Rights Lobby Day

Animal Rights Lobby Day sponsored by the Humane Society of the United States and the New York League of Humane Voters will be held in Albany in the LOB/CAP on March 24 from 11:00am to 4:30pm.

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News of the day

The entire Suffolk Co. FNRA committee has resigned en masse.  I’m not involved with FNRA so I don’t know how it all works, but it appears to involve disputes over how the NRA Foundation operates these committees and how grant monies are allocated.

In a follow-up to the Ostego Co. legislature stating their opposition to gun control back in December, one of the four legislators who voted against the resolution sent in a LTE to the Daily Star.

Toy gun nonsense S-118A has been Reported in the Senate.

The DEC has come up with a 10-year plan for pheasant management.

The CNY Sportsman’s Show is this weekend in Oneida .

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