- High Court Removes Two Incumbent Assembly Members From Primary Ballot
- Cortland County Dems endorse Harbin for assembly
- NRA Seeks to Renew Objections to Former Ad Agency’s Production of Documents, Citing Privilege
- Caroline Joins StratPoli Team
Other Democrat candidates include:
- Sujata Sidhu Gibson
- Lisa Hoeschele. From her campaign website: “Regulation of Firearms — No one needs a high-powered assault rifle to hunt deer. We should be treating gun ownership no differently than we treat automobile ownership: education, testing, registration, insurance, limits on size and loss of ability to operate in the face of certain violations. We should certainly make sure that anyone convicted of assault or domestic violence has no access to firearms at all.”
- Jason Leiffer
- Jordan Lesser
- Anna Kelles. Here is an op-ed she wrote supporting “gun buybacks” and here is a quote saying that while she is antigun, she did not oppose a resolution opening the county for rifle hunting.
- Seph Murtagh
Registered Democrats out number Republicans about 2.3 to 1 in the district. There is no GOP opponent running in the general election, only Libertarian Matthew McIntyre.
H/T: Ranjit Singh.
At least one legislator, Brad Hoylman, wants to bring up one or more of the “ghost gun” bills:
Now more than ever, it’s crucial that New York crack down on ghost guns.
— Senator Brad Hoylman (@bradhoylman) May 18, 2020
Hoylman’s fresh push on the issue is meant to coincide with federal legislation introduced last week by Senate Democrats including Chuck Schumer.
“… Eric Cruz was up for sentencing on gun charges on May 18 and in his defense submission was this: “Mr. Cruz’ possession of the firearm at issue was solely for use in the ceremonial practice of his religion, Palo Mayombe. Firearms hold only symbolic meaning in the ritual practice of the religion and involve no violence or threat of violence.” U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein weighed this claim against the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 and found it wanting … Judge Hellerstein said, He is citing a Cuban religion as a basis for having a gun. But a loaded gun? He cites the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 – government must show a compelling interest. But that does not require the US to do handstands… I find that there is not a burden on this religion, and that even if there were it would be acceptable to control guns … Judge Hellerstein ultimately imposed a sentence of 21 months in custody, to be followed by three years of supervised release …”
- Appellate court disqualifies LaLota in key LI State Senate race
- Cardinale announces candidacy for Assembly
- Supreme Court eyes more gun cases as conservatives signal eagerness to expand 2nd Amendment protections
- Lewis County Clerk’s Office to begin processing pistol amendments by mail only Wednesday, May 20
- Trump Justice Department asks for more resources to enforce gun laws
- Pause on shooting sports impacting Lockport woman’s dream
He is in a Democrat primary next month against Melanie D’Arrigo.
From her campaign website:
“Thoughts and prayers haven’t stopped the rampant gun violence in our country. We need meaningful action. I support Common Sense Gun Safety Laws to ensure our families are safe from those who intend to do us harm. That includes expanding background checks, closing gun show loopholes, banning assault weapons and high capacity magazines, enacting a federal red flag law and implementing a national licensing program. As a volunteer for Moms Demand Action, I am proud to be acknowledged as one of their Gun Sense Candidates for 2020.”
Her picture looks like she wants to speak to the manager about this.
Latest FEC reports show she has about $60,000 in cash on hand compared with Suozzi’s $2.2 million.