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Monday’s Newsbits:

The special election for NYC Public Advocate has been set for February 26.

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Attend these events

Returning to the topic of making new friends, there are three upcoming events area gun owners should attend: Sen. Jen Metzger Swearing-in Ceremony on the 2nd, Swearing In Ceremony for Senator-elect Kevin Thomas on the 5th and the Swearing In Ceremony For Jim Gaughran on the 6th.

None of these people were supportive of 2A during the election with Gaughran campaigning on a gun control platform.  Nevertheless, with the Republicans permanently out of power local gun owners will have to have a relationship with them.  As these events are generally only attended by the most politically active these are good opportunities for gun owners to show they are part of that group even though the home team didn’t win this time around. Smile, shake their hand and tell them you’re part of their voting constituency.  This will not stop the crap that is about to rain on us this session, but it could impact what happens after that (and there will be another gun control push after this one.)

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Hoylman’s agenda

The New York Law Journal asks incoming Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Brad Hoylman what his agenda items are:

Q: Have you thought about what your first priorities will be as the new chair of the Judiciary Committee?

A: I look at the priorities through the lens of the Senate Democratic agenda, and at the top of that list is the Child Victims Act … Certainly another one in a similar theme is creating what’s called an Extreme Risk Protection Order, as it pertains to gun safety. It would allow individuals, family members or police to seek a court order to temporarily restrict an individual’s access to a handgun if they’re in danger of harming themselves or other people. It’s a top priority among gun safety advocates and Senate Democrats …”

No surprises here.

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Bad behavior won’t stop him

Last month Senator Kevin Parker introduced a bill requiring, “… law enforcement agencies … review the internet and social media accounts of any individual prior to granting or renewing a handgun permit …”.

Senator Parker has a history violent behavior:


He also has a big mouth:

“A state senator pushing a bill that would require pistol-seekers to submit to a social-media search urged a Senate Republican aide to kill herself in a now-deleted Twitter post on Tuesday …”

Senator Robert Ortt pointed out the irony of this:


Elected Democrats have turned a blind eye to Parker’s behavior since he was first elected 10+ years ago so it is no surprise he’s getting let off with nothing but a lame apology.

Do not expect him to pull his bill because of this. He will reintroduce it with a new number when the 2019-20 session starts in January.

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Friday’s Newsbits:

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Everytown PAC terminated

Everytown formed a state political action committee earlier this year.  It was terminated last week after making no candidate contributions.

Searching campaign finance records shows only two donations from Everytown: $279.09 to Shelley Mayer in May and $200 to Governor Cuomo just before the primary.

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Before Feb. 14

I said yesterday I thought gun control bills would come up early in the session. Looks like Gov. Cuomo wants it ASAP as well:


As it is going to take some time to prepare the political theater I’m thinking the first week in February is when Gun Control Day will be held.

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