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Kingston Councilman explains resolution

Batavia rallies for 2nd Amendment rights

They bill they are protesting is H.R.5087, but there are other versions including H.R.5007 and S.2095.

They’re not serious either

More political theater in Congress:

“… At a news conference, Schumer laid out a three-point Democratic plan to push forward on guns … At the top of the list is expanded background checks, closing the so-called “gun show loophole.” … Gillibrand took a more aggressive posture on the assault-weapons ban than Schumer, saying Wednesday that a military-style semiautomatic rifle such as the AR-15 … “has no place in the civilian world.” Schumer also pushed forward on letting family members and friends petition courts to take away guns from individuals shown to be a danger to themselves or others … “

This stuff is DOA and they know it.

Republicans are moving on:

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is moving to banking reform legislation — not gun control … next week in the Senate … After that, McConnell hopes to move to legislation addressing sex trafficking, according to GOP sources … A Senate GOP aide said a limited bill to strengthen background checks for firearms purchases could come to the floor at any moment as soon as Democrats agree to let it move forward … “We tried to get it cleared yesterday, but the Democratic leader objected,” McConnell said …”

S-2135 has 49 bi-partisan co-sponsors.  What’s up with the bill?

Ed Morrissey notes Fix-NICS would likely pass

“… Fix-NICS would almost certainly pass for two reasons. One: It addresses an actual problem that actually contributed to a mass shooting … Two, and more importantly: Fix-NICS doesn’t intrude on the right to bear arms …”

… and Democrats don’t really want that:

“… “A lot of us have a feeling that 2018 is going to be the first year in which this issue is a true liability to Republicans who refuse to break from the NRA at all,” said Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), who organized the meeting. “We also want to make sure that all of these new entrants into the issue stick with us into the elections. I’ve never had a meeting like this before with that many members of Congress and every anti-gun-violence group.” …”

Murphy still believes gun control groups will be able deliver votes around their issues despite having never been able to do that before.

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Former NRA President: Reciprocity Will Be Law by End of 2018

Reciprocity bill S.446 is currently stalled at 39 co-sponsors, none Democrat, with no action taken since committee introduction last year.

Cuomo on who New Yorkers are

Govenor Cuomo swore in George Latimer as Westchester County Executive yesterday and brought up gun control:

“… Cuomo also used the opportunity Sunday to take a swipe at Republican lawmakers in Washington and warn that New York is in the midst of dark times.  “They’re making statements about who we are as a people, who we are as a society, what our character consists of, how we treat one another. They’re trying to take decades of process and civil rights and human rights and roll it all back … They want to roll back our gun safety laws. All across the board,” Cuomo said …”

Pot, meet Kettle:

“… The Republican Party candidates are running against the SAFE Act — it was voted for by moderate Republicans who run the Senate! Their problem is not me and the Democrats; their problem is themselves. Who are they? Are they these extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay? Is that who they are? Because if that’s who they are and they’re the extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of New York, because that’s not who New Yorkers are …”

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