“Westchester County’s Board of Legislators narrowly passed legislation Monday night that bans gun shows on county property … Legislator Ken Jenkins, D-Yonkers, the original sponsor of the bill, was joined by his Democratic colleagues in the passage of this measure which was first proposed after the school shooting which took place in Newtown, Conn. “To profit from this is just not the business Westchester residents want to be in,” Jenkins said …”
Two state legislators are reportedly considering seeking the Democrat nomination as well.
The Westchester gun show this past weekend was a big success with larger than expected turnout. The County Center is a good location and hopefully they will be able to go back to having 2-3 shows there every year.
Rob Astorino deserves a shoutout for standing up to antigun politicians:
“… [County Executive Rob Astorino] vetoed legislation Thursday that moved to ban gun shows on county-owned property. “I tried to look at this issue not in the emotional way, as some people wanted me to do it,” he said. “There was no justification to ban a gun show based on the facts and based on the law.” …”
Other downstate politicians, especially Republicans, should take note of Astornio’s actions. He called BS on the anti’s hysterics and proved they don’t have the ability to motivate opposition turnout.
… “We have to consider whether our law is unconstitutional,” said Legislator John Nonna, D-Pleasantville, the chairman of the legislation committee. “We should examine whether our gun-storage law is subject to a constitutional challenge.” …
I suspect they’re going to end up changing it. Spano was the driving force behind all the antigun initiatives in the county and with him gone I don’t think there will be much cheerleading for it.