Things are not going well for them. In years past their allies in the legislature would push through about a dozen gun control bills in the Assembly and Shelly Silver would hold a press conference about it. Last year they scaled back and just went for microstamping, which came up short in the Senate and humiliated the sponsors.
This time around, microstamping bill A-1157 didn’t move out Assembly Codes despite being on yesterday’s committee agenda. That’s not to say it won’t move later on, but it is another sign NYAGV’s popularity is on the decline in Albany.
“… “What further proof does Congressman Hinchey need before he realizes that the public deserves every possible protection from a drug dealer walking down the street in broad daylight with enough ammunition to murder half the block? The ban on large capacity ammunition magazines is a common sense measure to keep our communities safe from unscrupulous people. There is no reason for anyone living in a civil society to own one of these weapons, the sheer purpose of which is to inflict as much carnage as possible,” said Jackie Hilly, Executive Director of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence …”
What everybody has been waiting for: NYSRPA files lawsuit against NYC over pistol license fees and SAF Files Federal Lawsuit Against Bloomberg Over Gun Permit Fees.
Mayor Bloomberg could see this one coming and he’s worried: … “We want to be in compliance with the law…so that we don’t want to lose the ability to have reasonable controls. If we have controls that the courts have ruled too onerous or too unfair, we could lose the whole thing,” Bloomberg said …
The Philipstown Board has their next meeting scheduled for this Thursday where their proposed ordinance prohibiting guns on town property may come up. The issue has gotten much attention from area gunnies, more than I originally expected, including people from Garrison Fish & Game and Putnam Fish & Game.
Local politicians are getting in on the act too. Greg Ball mailed out a district wide flyer announcing a rally will be held outside Town Hall prior to Thursdays scheduled meeting. This was picked up by ILA and redistributed to their e-mail list last week. Yesterday Putnam Co. Exec. candidate MaryEllen Odell sent out a press release denouncing the proposal and saying she will be there Thursday.
Philipstown.info covers the issue, “Gun Rights Rally Planned.” Supervisor Shea seems to be backpedaling on the issue. He is up for re-election this fall and probably realizes this is going to hurt his campaign.