Marc Panepinto, the lone pro-gun Democrat State Senator, has announced he will not run for re-election this fall. It is not entirely clear why. The Buffalo News story seems to indicate his need to put his family and business first.
SD-60 is a heavy majority Democrat district so I do not see it as being a likely pick-up for the GOP. Panepinto’s predecessor Mark Grisanti was a Democrat turned RINO who lost in a four-way free for all in ’14. Grisanti supported SAFE so Panepinto was a definite improvement.