20
Feb
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Sharyl Attkisson has an excellent article on astroturf.  #1 on her list is Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and Everytown, both of which are bought and paid for by Mike Bloomberg.

Here is a talk she gave recently on the subject:

19
Feb
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Shelly Silver has been formally indicted on three charges including “Honest Services Mail Fraud, Honest Services Wire Fraud and Extortion Under the Color of Official Right.”  He faces 20 years on each count.

The question now is, will he talk?

19
Feb

Yeah, this is going to work:

“The sale of machetes should be outlawed after several recent attacks, a Queens pol said Wednesday.  State Sen. Tony Avella plans to introduce a bill to ban the possession of the scary blades in New York.  “The fact that anyone can easily purchase this potentially lethal tool is just crazy,” he said …”

While the reciprocity bill isn’t technically perfect, it’s generating positive responses from our enemies:

“… The bill “would create a lowest common denominator that makes the weakest state requirements the law of the land,” said John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety, a group funded by former Mayor Michael Bloomberg …”

Freedom is the lowest common denominator.

“… “This bill is evil and dangerous,” said Dan Gross, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence …”

The Brady’s are still in business?  I have not heard from them in awhile.  They largely faded away after being eclipsed by Bloomberg’s bucks.

“… “This bill is a menace to New York and would allow potentially dangerous people from other states to carry concealed weapons in our grocery stores, movie theaters and stadiums, without even notifying the police,” Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told the Daily News.  “It is a nightmare for our law enforcement officers and the community, and I will fight this legislation tooth and nail.” …”

It’s a menace only to certain New York politicians who’ve built their career on the gun control lies.  Have more people legally carrying guns inside New York City and crime will drop, just as it has wherever non-discretionary CCW exists.  What will the Schumer’s of the world say then?

13
Feb

Neither New Yorkers Against Gun Violence nor Everytown/Mayors Against Illegal Guns have registered lobbyists in Albany this session.

The CCW reciprocity bill is back, “Bill would allow concealed weapons across state lines“:

“Gun owners would be allowed to carry concealed weapons around the country under new legislation introduced in the Senate. The Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act would allow gun owners who have a concealed carry permit in their home state to bring their firearms in any other state with concealed-carry laws. “This operates more or less like a driver’s license,” Sen. John Cornyn (Texas), the second-ranking Republican in the upper chamber, told The Hill. “So, for example, if you have a driver’s license in Texas, you can drive in New York, in Utah and other places, subject to the laws of those states.” …”

Having the #2 Republican in the Senate as prime sponsor is a good sign.  This leads me to believe the bill will be sent to the floor sometime this session.

11
Feb
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NRA can do better than having money-grubbing Ted Nugent as spokesman.