CoBIS is dead! The Governor just signed the bill.
This is a big win for the home team. I cannot recall when (if ever) New York ever scrapped one of its gun control laws before.
Legislative Report #18 is now online.
Republican David Storobin appears to have scored an upset win over Democrat Lew Fidler in yesterday special election in SD-27. This is particularly amusing as there is a roughly a 3-1 Democrat enrollment advantage in the district. Even more entertaining is the e-mail I receiving from a person in the district saying Fidler’s lackeys did a mailing against Storobin saying that the Tea Party people were opposed to “common sense gun control.”
Like David Weprin, Fidler is a typical Democrat machine candidate who never had serious opposition before and tried coasting on little more than the heavy enrollment advantage. That, along with his gun control pitch, looks to have failed.
We had our 3rd annual lobby day yesterday in the LOB. An estimated 2000-2500 people showed up from across the state.
I talked Ginny Simone into visiting Michelle Schimel’s office. I told the staffer I had a NRA News crew and they’d like to interview Schimel about her microstamping bill. Right after I did that about a dozen or so gunnies showed up to complain about it as well. That probably convinced her to let us in.
Schimel was really mad. She started off by complaining we didn’t make an appointment and ended by saying something about editing the video. Ginny interviewed her for maybe 10-12 minutes and the whole thing will eventually be on NRA News.
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