Back in the spring I reported that the NSSF hired Park Strategies to represent them in Albany. I stated, “[NSSF] would get more action by dumping a bag of money off the balcony into the Well of the LOB than having Park Strategies on retainer.”
According to the reports file during the May/June period Park lobbied Senators Brian Kavanaugh and George Amedore on bill S-6151. That’s it for the entire session. Park charged $6000 per month plus expenses for just this. Contrast that to the scores of people Everytown contacted in both chambers plus the executive branch on the same bill.
Park’s semi-annual report also says they sent a “Communication to the entire legislature” on bills A-763, A-1251, A-2690, S-1414, S-2277 and S-2374. That’s a fancy way of saying they sent a letter in the mail or by courier. Legislators get tons of crap like that. It’s not the same as having a face-to-face sit down. Those aren’t hard to get, just call the office and make an appointment. I know as I’ve done it before. Meanwhile Everytown and NYAGV were busy meeting with the actual electeds and promoting other gun control bills as well. If someone were paying me $6K+ per month I’d go around to each office and not try phoning it in.