Michael Meade, former director of intergovernmental affairs at the New York Attorney General’s Office, is now the director of local government affairs at Everytown for Gun Safety.



Flanagan calls for leadership vote

Senator John Flanagan has called for a Republican leadership vote this week.

It is my understanding that Senators Fred Akshar, Joe Griffo, Pat Gallivan and Jim Seward are all backing him, but if one or more folds, Flanagan is done.


Saturday’s Newsbits:




Gov. Cuomo vowing additional gun legislation

Next session’s gun control agenda

This press release by Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie spells out (part) of next session’s gun control agenda:

“… Communities across our state and our country are slowly being torn apart by gun violence. It seems like we cannot go a week without hearing about a shooting at a school, a yoga studio or a place of worship. New York has always been a national model for sensible gun laws, and I look forward to working with our partners in the Senate to take up that mantle once again by requiring comprehensive background checks, banning bump stocks and keeping guns out of the hands of those proven to be a risk to others …”

What Governor Cuomo wants:

“… Cuomo said he also wants to make gun safety one of his legacies. He supports passage of the so-called Flag bill, which would allow a teacher or a family member to petition the court to have weapons confiscated from a person who may be dangerous or emotionally disturbed …”

Election Coda

As expected Governor Cuomo stomped all over Marc Molinaro to win a 3rd term.

Results in New York were pretty bad for gun owners.

In Congress:

In the State Senate, Democrats destroyed the Republicans:

My local pick came up short:

Other county races:

There were a few bright spots, though:


Tuesday’s Newsbits:




GOP rally in Kinderhook

The Columbia County GOP held a rally in Kinderhook this evening, mostly for Congressman Faso:

Someone made a 2A sign.

Columbia Co. GOP Rally

Left to Right

Assemblyman Jake Ashby, County Clerk Holly Tanner, Congressman John Faso

Columbia Co. GOP Rally

Center for Voter Information

Gun issues have been largely absent from the CD-19 race between incumbent John Faso and challenger Antonio Delgado with both candidates being mostly quiet about it.

A Left-leaning group calling itself the Center for Voter Information sent out a mailer which highlights the difference between the candidates.  I have received two copies of this:

Center for Voter Infromation

I don’t think this is a very effective mailer, but with the latest poll having this race too close to call even a small impact could make a difference in who wins this race.

Robocall for Truitt

I just received a robocall from NRA for Will Truitt.

This is definitely a winnable race.  DACC dumped roughly $250,000 on incumbent Assemblywoman Didi Barrett.

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