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Spending resources wisely

Being effective in politics means spending resources, time, effort and money, wisely.

This does not tick off any of those boxes:

“… Second Amendment supporters will host their own rally in Albany this coming Saturday April 14 from 2 to 6 p.m. at Empire State Plaza. The event is part of the nationwide “Americans for America: National 2nd Amendment Rights Rally,” said Garry Hoffman, director of law enforcement relations at Gun Owners of America: New York, a pro-Second Amendment organization …”

This is doomed to failure from the get-go.  I know this because the legislature is not in session on the weekends and none of them are going to see it.  Out of sight, out of mind.

What rally organizers fail to grasp is that all the legislators care about is themselves and anyone who can help or hurt them at election time.  Does holding a rally outside empty office buildings help or hinder someone’s election plans?  No.

Instead of wasting effort on this nonsense, here is an alternative: Hold a fundraiser for a pro-gun candidate and charge the price of a box or two of ammo as admission.

For example, Claudia Tenney has been outspoken in her support of 2A in Congress and she is in a tough re-election campaign against Anthony Brindisi who has been endorsed by the Giffords gun control group.  Helping her out with a shoot or BBQ would go a lot farther in support of 2A than holding up signs on a stick outside the CAP/LOB that nobody is going to see.

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Give Nick a call

If Republican Julie Killian thinks that advocating for more gun control is going to win her votes in the April 24 special election I suggest she give former Senator Nick Spano a call to see how well that worked out for him. Even after doing exactly what they wanted, NYAGV directors donated his opponent.

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Identifying the rat

Last month I warned about a possible Republican sell out on gun control.

With the passage of A-10272/S-8121 I knew someone caved.  It’s not hard to make an educated guess as to who and why, but I wanted something more concrete.

Buried in a State of Politics post is this nugget which identifies the rat:

“… The measure’s approval, which came with the aid of Democratic votes in the Senate, was a victory for Sen. Elaine Phillips, a Republican who represents suburban Nassau County and a swing district that Democrats have long hoped to flip …”

I’ll make a (not so) bold prediction: Philips gets neither an endorsement nor campaign contribution from gun control groups because of her vote and, assuming she has a Democrat opponent this fall, they will hammer her on the issue anyway.

 

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TVRGC Meet the Candidates

Tri-Village Rod & Gun Club hosted Assembly candidates Dean Michael (AD-102) and Jake Ashby (AD-107 special) at last night’s monthly meeting.

Dean Michael for Assembly

Jake Ashby for Assembly

Dean Michael & Jake Ashby for Assembly

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