“… His first vote was to oppose the SAFE Act, a gun regulation law that passed in the middle of the night under a “message of necessity” that bypassed usual procedure giving lawmakers three days to review bills … Borelli had sharp criticism of the governor, who worked with Democrats to push the SAFE Act through quickly. “I think the governor is wrong on a lot of things that he does policy-wise,” Borelli said. The way the SAFE Act was passed, “It’s just wrong,” Borelli said. “It shows the way he does business, it’s just constantly a fight between personalities, it’s totally egotistical, it’s totally self-centered.” Cuomo spokeswoman Dani Lever said, “The SAFE Act is making New York safer and saving lives.” Borelli replied, “OK … how?” …”
Not expecting an answer given that the City’s murder rate is up from last year.
Nov 4, 2015 Elections 2015
We won two of three major races for State Supreme Court with Craig Doran winning in the 7th District (Cayuga, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne and Yates counties) and Gretchen Walsh in the 9th District (Dutchess, Putnam, Orange, Rockland and Westchester counties).
We won two of three local judicial races, Brenda Freedman in Erie County and Victoria Campbell in Orange County. We also picked up Pat Russo as Rensselaer County Sheriff plus a few local seats in Nassau and Saratoga counties.
Vote against mailings were successful in three of four races, Senate District 52, Monroe county and part of Nassau county.
All in all, not bad. It is also a heck of a lot more than anyone else did. Telling people to go vote only works if there are candidate recommendations and coming up with those requires a lot more effort than simply writing self-aggrandizing e-mail solicitations.
Oct 31, 2015 Elections 2015
Endorsements and a special election voting guide for Tuesday’s general elections are on the PVF website.
Unlike some people, I don’t make grandiose statements with no follow through just for fundraising appeals. I point to specific actions taken in support of 2A rights including, but not limited to:
- NYSRPA Political Victory Fund endorses Amos Goodman for Suffolk Co. Legislature
- NYSRPA Political Victory Fund endorses Rockland Co. Sheriff Louis Falco for re-election
- Gwen Johnson stands up to special interests
- NYSRPA Political Victory Fund endorses Paul Czajka for Columbia County District Attorney
- Neddo secures New York State Rifle and Pistol Association endorsement
The decision underscores the need to have higher quality judges on the bench. To that end we’ve endorsed 3 candidates for state supreme court and 3 candidates for county courts this year. While the SAFE lawsuit moves through the federal, not state, court system, the more good judges we have at all levels of the judiciary the better.
Sep 5, 2015 Elections 2015
I am writing in support of Dutchess County Legislator Gwen Johnson. Back in April, she stood with us at a press conference outside City Hall to express her opposition to a proposed city ordinance prohibiting the keeping of firearms readily available for self-defense.
On behalf of the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, I would like to thank her for having the courage to stand up to the outside special interests lobbying for such a law and encourage voters to support her in the Sept. 10 Democratic primary.