Make new friends

Gun owners cannot continue to pretend that the Republicans are going to save 2A rights in the state. We must have a relationship with Democrats.

A good opportunity to start building that for Ulster residents is for them to attend the Swearing-in Ceremony of Juan Figueroa, the newly elected sheriff, on the 28th.

What we can expect from the Senate Republicans

This article in the Press-Republican gives a good idea how the new minority Republicans in the State Senate are going to behave:

“… [Betty Little] said she is braced for the possibility that Democrats will try to enact stronger gun control laws with initiatives that would likely be seen as burdensome by hunting enthusiasts and other gun owners in her district. “They ought to have more of a focus on (enforcement connected to) people gaining guns illegally,” the senator said, contending that measures that burden lawful gun owners have no public safety value. “The gun laws in New York state are among the strictest in the entire country. They (gun control proponents) really ought to be advocating elsewhere.” …”

True.  Now, how exactly are you going to stand up for 2A rights?

“… While some of her GOP colleagues say they will be vociferous in exposing what they see as flaws in Democratic legislation, Little said she is “not the boat-rocking type” and will likely take a more moderate approach to working out differences over the agenda as it emerges …”

Little is fucking useless.

This is exactly why the Republicans lost.  They do not challenge the basic premise of the Democrat agenda.  She has learned nothing from the last election, nor from those in years past.  The more Republicans act like Democrats the less Republicans get elected.

Newsbits

Tuesday’s Newsbits:

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Thursday’s Newsbits:

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Have not learned a thing

If there was any doubt as to whether or not the Republicans learned anything from the last election, the answer is No, they haven’t.


Election Coda

As expected Governor Cuomo stomped all over Marc Molinaro to win a 3rd term.

Results in New York were pretty bad for gun owners.

In Congress:

In the State Senate, Democrats destroyed the Republicans:

My local pick came up short:

Other county races:

There were a few bright spots, though:

Newsbits

Tuesday’s Newsbits:

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GOP rally in Kinderhook

The Columbia County GOP held a rally in Kinderhook this evening, mostly for Congressman Faso:

Someone made a 2A sign.

Columbia Co. GOP Rally

Left to Right

Assemblyman Jake Ashby, County Clerk Holly Tanner, Congressman John Faso

Columbia Co. GOP Rally

Center for Voter Information

Gun issues have been largely absent from the CD-19 race between incumbent John Faso and challenger Antonio Delgado with both candidates being mostly quiet about it.

A Left-leaning group calling itself the Center for Voter Information sent out a mailer which highlights the difference between the candidates.  I have received two copies of this:

Center for Voter Infromation

I don’t think this is a very effective mailer, but with the latest poll having this race too close to call even a small impact could make a difference in who wins this race.

Robocall for Truitt

I just received a robocall from NRA for Will Truitt.

This is definitely a winnable race.  DACC dumped roughly $250,000 on incumbent Assemblywoman Didi Barrett.

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