Missed the point

This story is getting a lot of attention:

“Democratic New York Rep. Jerry Nadler admitted a Democrat-led bill intends to confiscate guns in “common use” during a Wednesday House Judiciary Committee hearing. Republican North Carolina Rep. Dan Bishop asked House Democrats if they dispute the fact that the proposed legislation H.R. 1808, titled “Assault Weapons Ban of 2021,” bans firearms in “common use” throughout the country. “Would anyone on the other side dispute that this bill would ban weapons that are in common use in the United States today?” Bishop asked. “That’s the point of the bill,” Nadler replied. “So, to clarify, Mr. Chairman, you’re saying it is the point of the bill to ban weapons that are in common use in the United States today,” the Republican representative pressed. “Yes,” Nadler clarified. “The problem is that they’re in common use.” …”

That may be the point of the bill, but what pundits have missed is why is Jerry bringing this up now?

Answer: He’s in a nasty 3-way primary with the equally detestable Rep. Carolyn Maloney as well as newcomer Suraj Patel.

Maloney appears to be in the lead and she made abortion her signature issue. With primary turnout always low, and likely even lower this time around as it will be the first primary to take place in August, Jerry desperately needs something, anything to shift a small number of the Democrat activist base, the one who are the ones most likely to show up on August 23, to his side.

Unanswered questions

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Zeldin campaign stop in Poughkeepsie

Colin Schmitt opened his Congressional campaign office in Poughkeepsie yesterday which included a stop by Lee Zeldin’s tour bus.

From left to right: Marc Molinaro, Colin Schimitt, Mike Lawler and Lee Zeldin.

Still no call for pro-gun reforms

Lee Zeldin was attacked yesterday by a man with a knife at a campaign stop.

Republican “Leaders” Robert Ortt and Will Barclay are calling for a special legislative session to “hold menacing criminals responsible and repeal bail reform.”

Notice that genuine 2A reforms, or any mention of personal protection and self-defense, is not part of that agenda.

It is not an oversight.

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Several Nassau Co. bills introduced

Several local bills have been introduced to the county legislature in response to the SCOTUS decision:

  • Clerk Item 151-22 – Requires NCPD to cross-check the names of individuals who are involuntarily transported to facilities for emergency psychiatric care against the pistol license registry.
  • Clerk Item 192-22 – Mandatory firearms storage.
  • Clerk Item 193-22 – Legal assistance for filing ERPO.
  • Clerk Item 194-22 – Requires gun dealers post signs warning of the dangers of firearms.