Everytown (Mike Bloomberg) has made a couple of endorsements for the August 23 primary elections.
In the open seat CD-3 Democrat primary they endorsed Melanie D’Arrigo who they list as a Moms volunteer and who looks like a poster-child Karen. While not endorsed, Nassau Co. Legislator John Lafazan has made gun control a signature issue of his campaign while one of Robert Zimmerman’s top priorities is to “combat gun violence.” Jon Kaiman proudly lists himself as a “gunsense candidate” and Reema Rasool pledges that, if elected, she “will aim to pass common-sense gun safety laws to keep our schools, places of worship, and communities safe.” All the choices stink, but I believe the worst two are D’Arrigo and Lazafan.
In the SD-21 Democrat primary they endorsed Kaegan Mays-Williams who they also list as a Moms volunteer. She is challenging incumbent Kevin Parker who is also antigun and is a violent thug. The third choice is David Alexis who “has committed to governing with gun sense as a priority.” He is arguably the least offensive only because he has not voted on the issue and has not been endorsed by any gun control group.
The House passed their so-called “assault weapons ban” by a vote of 217-213.
The two Republicans who put it over the top were Chris Jacobs and Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania. Jacobs’ vote being a middle finger to his constituents after having to end his re-election campaign specifically because of this issue.
This story is getting a lot of attention:
“Democratic New York Rep. Jerry Nadler admitted a Democrat-led bill intends to confiscate guns in “common use” during a Wednesday House Judiciary Committee hearing. Republican North Carolina Rep. Dan Bishop asked House Democrats if they dispute the fact that the proposed legislation H.R. 1808, titled “Assault Weapons Ban of 2021,” bans firearms in “common use” throughout the country. “Would anyone on the other side dispute that this bill would ban weapons that are in common use in the United States today?” Bishop asked. “That’s the point of the bill,” Nadler replied. “So, to clarify, Mr. Chairman, you’re saying it is the point of the bill to ban weapons that are in common use in the United States today,” the Republican representative pressed. “Yes,” Nadler clarified. “The problem is that they’re in common use.” …”
That may be the point of the bill, but what pundits have missed is why is Jerry bringing this up now?
Answer: He’s in a nasty 3-way primary with the equally detestable Rep. Carolyn Maloney as well as newcomer Suraj Patel.
Maloney appears to be in the lead and she made abortion her signature issue. With primary turnout always low, and likely even lower this time around as it will be the first primary to take place in August, Jerry desperately needs something, anything to shift a small number of the Democrat activist base, the one who are the ones most likely to show up on August 23, to his side.
Colin Schmitt opened his Congressional campaign office in Poughkeepsie yesterday which included a stop by Lee Zeldin’s tour bus.
From left to right: Marc Molinaro, Colin Schimitt, Mike Lawler and Lee Zeldin.
Lee Zeldin was attacked yesterday by a man with a knife at a campaign stop.
Republican “Leaders” Robert Ortt and Will Barclay are calling for a special legislative session to “hold menacing criminals responsible and repeal bail reform.”
Notice that genuine 2A reforms, or any mention of personal protection and self-defense, is not part of that agenda.
It is not an oversight.
Carl Paladino has filed a lawsuit against Hochul’s Law.
It is narrowly tailored, targeting carrying on private property.
Paladino Gun Lawsuit by News10NBC
According to the NY Sun, the state Republican Party is planning a legal challenge to Hochul’s Law.
The same people who gave us Gov. Pataki’s 5-Point Plan in 2000 and Gov. Cuomo’s SAFE Act in 2013 and who as recently as 2018 put an openly antigun candidate,Julie Killian, up as their nominee for Lt. Governor, now want us to believe they will fight for 2A rights.
This is an election year stunt, nothing more. They alienated so many people being little more than Democrat-Lite. Party enrollment among registered voters is around ~22%.
Let us hope they don’t hire the law firm of Dewey, Cheatem & Howe to handle this case.