As a follow-up to my previous post, Senator James Gaughran announced his plans to introduce legislation prohibiting gun raffles:
“… A prospective bill would outlaw making guns the prize for raffles commonly held by community groups and sportsman’s clubs in the latest move to tighten restrictions on firearms in New York. “You shouldn’t be able to simply walk into a catering venue and walk out owning a firearm,” said state Sen. Jim Gaughran, D-Long Island. “This law will protect public safety and advance New York’s commitment to common sense gun reform.” …”
Gaughran’s target is the local FNRA dinners, but it would also effect everything from local firearm/ambulance departments to gun/hunting clubs. This is a totally phony non-issue, but he doesn’t care.
Antigunners in Nassau are unhappy the local Friends of NRA chapter will be holding their annual dinner in New Hyde Park in a few weeks. A protest is planned and local politicians are promoting it:
“… “While reasonable people across this country are looking for common-sense solutions to reduce the number of guns on our streets, the Nassau County Friends of the NRA plan on giving them away at their upcoming fundraiser in New Hyde Park,” state Sen. Anna Kaplan (D-Great Neck) said. Kaplan went on to say, “I look forward to standing in solidarity with Long Islanders who’ve had enough of the NRA and their backwards agenda, as we protest the event on September 19th at the Inn at New Hyde Park.” …”
“… “Last year I stood with activists to ask The Inn at New Hyde Park to reconsider hosting the [National Rifle Association] annual fundraiser. We were told it was too late for them to cancel the event,” [Sen. Jim Gaughran] said in a tweet. “What I can’t understand then, is why The Inn is hosting them again this year.” Gaughran’s letter said that the country is “in the midst of a gun violence epidemic” and that organizations like the NRA are ignoring “pain, suffering and loss” caused by gun violence. “We must stand firmly united against the NRA’s blanket refusal to support common-sense gun safety reforms,” Gaughran wrote …”
An event on Facebook currently shows 45 people will be attending the protest. Who knows how many will actually show up.
The Columbia – Greene Sportsmens Association Banquet will be held on Saturday, September 14th at Kozel’s Restaurant on Route 9H in Ghent, NY. Doors open at 5:00pm. Tickets are available by calling 518-610-9041 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.