SLC Lawmakers Want Sheriff To Issue Pistol Licenses

Bill numbers are A-6912 and S-908.

Moss’ campaign kickoff

Sheriff Chris Moss, who ran for Lt. Governor along side Rob Astorino back in ’14, will hold his campaign kickoff for Chemung County Executive tomorrow at 5:00pm at the Holiday Inn Elmira-Riverview.  The public is welcome to attend.

Marlin for Governor?

Some rumormongering: George Marlin, the former Executive Director of the Port Authority of NY & NJ, is considering running for Governor on the Conservative Party line only.

He blogs at and his op-eds have appeared in the NY Post, National Review and elsewhere.


Tuesday’s Newsbits:





If Republicans are serious then they should do this

The deadline for pistol license recertification is this Wednesday.  All indications point to a major clusterfuck with somewhere in the neighborhood of 500,000 to 1 million license holders not complying for one reason or another.

Some Republican legislators have sent out glowing press releases about how they’ve introduced legislation to extend the deadline.

It’s nothing but cheap, political theater.

First, look at the bills.  The Senate bill S-7343 extends the deadline through March.  The Assembly bill A-9086 introduced a couple weeks later extends it through January 2019.  Legislators are clearly not on the same page.

Second, and this is the most important, is that neither sponsors have made even the slightest effort to advance their bills.  With so little time remaining Republicans have one option left, make a Motion to Discharge to move their bills out of committee and to the floor.

In years past, Senate Democrats would try this to advance antigun bills and the Motions were always defeated along party lines.  I cannot recall Assembly Republicans ever doing it for pro-gun bills.  If they did now I would expect the same result, but it would at least highlight the issue.  As for the Senate, this would require Republican Senators going against their own “leadership” who voted for SAFE in the first place.  That is something they would never do.

Thus is exposed the fraud Republicans are trying to put over on the public.  They have no desire to stand up for gun rights.  They’re just hoping for some good press to quiet down angry constituents and hopefully get them through their next elections.

Cuomo’s not the greatest

The Los Angeles Times reports:

“Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, endorsed Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom for governor on Friday citing his championing of gun control efforts … “We know that the clearest most sensible voice on this issue and by far the greatest leader on this issue is Gavin Newsom,” Kelly said Friday to a crowd of Democratic party delegates and Newsom campaign volunteers …”

Wow!  What an honor!  Newsom must have done something really special to receive that endorsement.

“… Newsom was the force behind 2016’s Proposition 63, which outlaws the possession of ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds, requires background checks for people buying bullets, makes it a crime not to report lost or stolen guns and provides a process for taking guns from people convicted of a felony …”


Governor Cuomo did all that years before with his phony SAFE Act.  Why didn’t they anoint him as “greatest leader”?  He wanted that title so bad.  That is why he pushed through SAFE.  He wanted to be the first and bestest and become the national leader of the gun control movement thinking it would help him with a presidential bid down the road.

What Cuomo got is a permanent animosity of most everyone north of I-84, a country clearly moving in the direction of gun rights, and now he’s lost the gun control crown.  HA!  FUAC!

Former NRA President: Reciprocity Will Be Law by End of 2018

Reciprocity bill S.446 is currently stalled at 39 co-sponsors, none Democrat, with no action taken since committee introduction last year.

Women applying for pistol licenses on the rise


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At the local level:

Westchester gun show ban bill

Westchester lawmakers have introduced formal legislation to ban gun shows on country property.

Here is a draft copy of the bill.

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