Campaign notes

Assorted reports on political campaigns where guns are mentioned.

Meet The Candidates: Rob Bennett For State Assembly:

“… Independent Rob Bennett, 35, of Lindenhurst is running for New York’s 11th Assembly DistrictPro 2A, repeal the (Un) SAFE Act …”

Meet The Candidates: Judy Griffin For Assembly:

Democratic incumbent Judy Griffin is facing challenger Patricia Canzoneri-Fitzpatrick for her seat representing the 21st Assembly DistrictI am a strong advocate for common-sense gun legislation, and in my first term I was proud to sponsor and pass a package of common-sense gun legislation, which included my first bill that became law. The new law prohibits school administrators from arming teachers or other school employees in K-12 schools across the state and ensures that only qualified and capable individuals, school resource officers, law enforcement and security guards are legally allowed to carry guns on school grounds. Additionally, I am a co-sponsor on pending legislation that would prohibit the manufacture and sale of untraceable ghost guns by requiring gunsmiths to serialize and register firearms and unfinished frames or receivers …”

Kevin Thomas and Dennis Dunne, Sr. vie for New York State Senate District 6:

“… Thomas: In my first term, I secured record school aid for Nassau County, and over $500 million to clean up the Grumman Plume while making the property tax cap permanent, which will save taxpayers $189.9 billion over the next decade. All of this, in addition to new funding for our infrastructure, groundbreaking protections for our environment, relief for our student loan borrowers and common sense gun violence prevention made it one of the most productive sessions in New York state history …”

Barber, Oberacker square off in 51st district senate race for seat held by Seward:

Democrat James Barber and Republican Peter Oberacker will square off in the race for the 51st state Senate seat now held by Republican Sen. James L. SewardBoth also said they support the Second Amendment, with Barber saying he “strongly support(s) the second amendment, the first amendment, and every amendment that provides the citizens of this country with our rights, freedoms, protections, and equal justice.” Oberacker criticized the state’s SAFE Act as “poorly written, hastily passed and horribly implemented,” and said he would “oppose any unconstitutional legislation like the SAFE Act that restricts gun owners’ rights …”

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