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Friday’s Newsbits:

Volunteer coordinator needed for Wyoming County Fair August 10-17. Volunteer would be responsible to set up / organize staff / take down the “Assemblyman DiPietro” booth in the commercial building. Email Vanessa at Dipietro4you@gmail.com if you are interested in the coordinator position or to volunteer to man the booth during Fair week.

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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is holding multiple events across New Hampshire today, including events on gun control and health care.

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How NRA can be effective

The Hill reports:

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) may face a primary challenge from a first-time candidate who played a key role in organizing Albany’s first sexual harassment hearing in nearly three decades …”

This is how the NRA can be effective in NYC politics: Tell members to vote for anyone but Maloney in the primary. With turnout low it won’t take much to push her off the cliff like Joe Crowley.  There is no need to get into a discussion about the other candidates and their stance on gun rights.  It’s real simple.  Does the incumbent support 2A?  No.  Vote for their opponent.

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Inappropriate response

The NRA responded to Senator Gillibrand’s missive by release a copy of her 2008 letter praising the organization:

“One day after Kirsten Gillibrand slammed the National Rifle Association (NRA) as the “worst organization in this country,” the group on Monday posted an effusive letter it received from Gillibrand in 2008 in which she praised “the work that the NRA does to protect gun owners rights” and said she hoped to work with it “for many years in Congress.” … “I want to be very clear that I always have and always will believe that the correct interpretation of the 2nd amendment [sic] is that it applies to an individual’s right to carry guns, and does not apply generally to the National Guard or a group of individuals in a State,” Gillibrand wrote to Cox, following what she described as a meeting with him the previous August …”

If NRA thinks this is going to embarrass her it won’t work.  Our elected officials have done so much worse than flip-flop and lie on issues.

The reason for the flip-flop is because Democrats, especially NYC-area ones, don’t see the NRA and 2A as important because NRA refuses to get involved with Democrat politics.  I have had elected Democrats explicitly say this is the problem, not so much guns themselves.  The only way to get back at them is to be involved in their selection and election processes, especially the primaries where most urban races are decided.  This is what other groups do and there is nothing stopping NRA from doing the same.

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Gillibrand: ‘The NRA Is the Worst Organization in This Country’

She wasn’t saying any of this when I met her years ago at the Poughkeepsie FNRA dinner.

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Thursday’s Newsbits:

Today at 6:00pm Assemblyman David Weprin will participate in Queens Borough President Melinda Katz’s Queens town hall meeting on gun control, Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Queens.

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