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Brindisi Runs Away From NRA Rating

The Washington Free Beacon reports on Congressional candidate Anthony Brindisi distancing himself from his NRAA” rating by calling for a ban on high-capacity magazines and expanding firearm background checks at a April 8 town hall meeting sponsored by the Colgate University College Democrats.

Here is the audio converted to MP3 format:

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DFS memo on doing business with NRA

Last week Governor Cuomo announced he was encouraging banks to review their relationship with the NRA and firearms industry:

“… The governor directed New York’s Department of Financial Services to urge state-chartered banks and the more than 1,400 insurers it regulates to review whether their ties to the NRA and similar groups sends the “wrong message” to clients and communities. “This is not just a matter of reputation, it is a matter of public safety,” Cuomo said in a statement …”

Here is a PDF copy of the memorandum.


With wins in yesterday’s special elections, Democrats now have a numeric 32 seat majority in the State Senate.

Bonus:  Republicans even lost a Long Island Assembly seat they’ve held for 40 years.

The only thing keeping the Republicans alive is that Governor Cuomo and enough members of his own party do not want the Democrats in charge of the upper house.  No matter what baloney is said public about party unity their actions say otherwise.

If the Democrats seriously want full control of the legislature look for these things to happen:

The Set Up

Governor Cuomo does not want the Democrat clown caucus in charge of the State Senate.

With the Republicans on track to lose today’s special election, Democrats should have the numeric majority of 32 seats by tomorrow and Cuomo does not want to put up with their stupidity in an election year.

Let’s look at the facts.

From City & State, “Felder: Cuomo hasn’t talked to me about reuniting the Senate since 2017“:

State Sen. Simcha Felder says he’s still waiting for a call from Gov. Andrew Cuomo … The governor has not spoken to Felder on the topic of rejoining the Democrats since well before the IDC announced it was dissolving and folding back into the Democratic party, Felder said. Furthermore, he said, no one gave him any advance notice about the IDC’s plans to reunite, either. “The governor has not. We have not had a conversation recently,” Felder told City & State …”

Next is this:

I know more on this is coming in the next day or two.


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It comes down to math

One of the most important subjects in school is math.

You would think that teachers would have a basic understanding of arithmetic:

“The American Federation of Teachers has threatened to pull its business from Wells Fargo unless it severs ties with the National Rifle Association and gun manufacturers, but so far the bank is resisting. “We’re issuing Wells Fargo an ultimatum,” said AFT President Randi Weingarten said in a Saturday statement. “They can have a mortgage market that includes America’s teachers, or they can continue to do business with the NRA and gun manufacturers. They can’t do both.” …”

Weingarten flunked basic algebra:

“… Wells Fargo’s financial relationship with gun makers and the National Rifle Association has cost the bank its mortgage business with a major U.S. union. The American Federation of Teachers on Thursday notified the San Francisco-based financial giant that it is dropping the bank as a recommended mortgage lender for the national education union’s 1.7 million members …”

NRA has ~5.5 million voluntary dues paying members compared with AFT’s involuntary 1.7 million members and 5.5 is more than 1.7.

Cue Nelson Muntz.


Gun control advocates have long tried to intimidate gun owners especially NRA members.

Here are a couple of recent examples of the more egregious behavior.

First, as a follow up to the FNRA protest in Rockland:

Next, Governor Cuomo tries going after banks:

“Gov. Cuomo’s administration is urging banks and insurance companies in New York to reconsider any ties they have to the gun industry … the state’s top financial services regulator warns banks and insurers of the “reputational risk” they incur by doing business with the National Rifle Association and the gun industry. The letter from Department of Financial Services Superintendent Maria Vullo does not threaten to impose any penalties on institutions that maintain ties with the gun industry, but notes the public outcry that followed the recent shooting rampage at a high school in Parkland, Fla. …”

Takes big balls for the Governor to do this considering New York’s reputation as the national leader in government corruption including Cuomo’s personal cronies.

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