Saturday’s Newsbits:

The Town of Kingsbury will hold a public hearing on October 5 @ 7:00pm on whether to allow pistol license holders to carry on town property.  A vote on the issue will take place sometime thereafter.


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Northwell Health querying patients about guns

According to Newsday:

“Starting later this month, Northwell staff at two Long Island hospitals and a third on Staten Island will add a question to their routine screening of emergency room patients: Do you have a gun in your house? The question is part of a new screening program designed to analyze patients’ risk for firearm injury. The program will be funded under a $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health that Northwell received to study gun violence prevention …”

Fuck that.

“… As part of the Northwell study, clinicians in the three hospitals’ emergency departments will ask patients specific questions about having firearms in their homes and determine their risk of injury. Each response is scored and embedded into the patient’s electronic health record, which will help guide discussions and establish next steps for care. Motivational interviews, education and other resources will also be available …”

By that they mean re-education propaganda from gun control outfits. There is absolutely no medical reason to ask for this information, let alone include it in patient files.

“… Northwell’s NIH grant comes as gun violence remains the leading cause of premature death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention …”

Bullshit. Heart disease is far an away the most common cause of death and much of that can be prevented. Suicide is #10 on the CDC list and not all of that is with a firearm.

“… [Dr. Chethan Sathya] added that the grant will “fully support We Ask Everyone. Firearm Safety is a Health Issue and allow us to expand upon the limited clinical studies that have primarily focused on outpatient settings or used targeted vs. universal screening, which can exclude at-risk patients.” …”

That’s part of a lobbying agenda and not at all health related.

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Mimi walks in

Bad news out of Westchester: The long shot Republican candidate for District Attorney Bruce Bendish dropped out of the race.

This means Mimi Rocah, who won the Democrat primary over incumbent Anthony Scarpino, will walk into office unopposed in January where I predict she will be one of the loudest voices in the state for more gun control:

“… “Not having an opponent does not change the fact that we have a lot of work to do to ensure conviction integrity, accountability, prevent gun violence, secure justice for domestic violence victims and sexual assault survivors and implement my revolutionary transparency plan at the Westchester County DA’s office,” she said …”

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High Demand, Tight Supply Impacting New York Gun Sales

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Learn from this

I have long advocated gun owners be involved in Democrat party politics, particularly in NYC.  This article in the Post offers some insight:

“… [Socialists aim] to exploit the large number of City Council seats open in the 2021 elections (at least 35 of the 51 seats) by having DSA-compliant candidates win the low-turnout Democratic primaries — and so have long odds of winning the general in the Dem-supermajority town. If the socialists can win enough primary races, they figure, even Democrats who didn’t embrace their radical agenda will fear to oppose it, lest they lose the next time out … The silver lining in all this is that it will force the non-insane wing of the Democratic Party to finally stop appeasing the far left with ever-more-crime-friendly policies and other corrosive nonsense …”

Replace “socialists” with “2A activists” and you have a roadmap towards a gun rights reformation in the state.  It does not require having solid pro-gun candidates.  Make a choice in Democrat primaries, even if it is “When in doubt, throw the incumbent out”, so that being openly antigun costs even a few of them their jobs, and slowly move them all away from the gun control agenda.

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Record gun sales in New York

Gun sales are way up in New York in large part due to rioting:

“Area gun shop owners say that since they’ve been allowed to reopen, many have seen a spike in sales, while at the same time they can’t keep up their stock. It’s fueled by fears of socioeconomic uncertainty and the idea that civil unrest seen elsewhere in the state and the nation will soon come to their towns … Federal background checks for gun purchases in New York state totaled 61,324 in June, the biggest monthly tallies since 2000, according to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, run by the FBI. Jimmy Cosenza, owner of Cosenza’s Gun Shop in Monroe, said his business reopened in June starting with curbside pick up only. Normally, he serves 20-30 customers a week. But the number surged to 50-100 a week after the reopening … many customers say they want to buy a gun at this time for personal defense. “With everything going on, they’re afraid the riots may come up here,” Cosenza said …”

This matches what has been going on nationwide:

“… Firearms sales rose 94% for the March-to-July period from a year earlier, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the gun industry’s trade group. About 40% of those sales went to first-time gun owners. One of the nation’s largest gun makers, Smith & Wesson, said it will boost production after record-breaking sales. The company reported a 140% increase in gun sales from the beginning of May through the end of July …”

S&W stock is booming:

“… Smith & Wesson Brands reported 1Q earnings of $0.97, better than analysts’ estimates of $0.48 per share. Its revenue came in at $278 million, higher than the Street estimates of $195.03 million. Despite posting upbeat 1Q results (ending on July 31) Smith & Wesson stock fell 3.5% on Friday due to the broader market sell-off …”

Of course, the antis aren’t happy:

“… Scott Pappalardo of Middletown, who works as a volunteer leader for Everytown, a gun safety advocacy group, said owning a firearm is a personal decision but weapons need to be stored properly and purchasers must go through legal procedures. “During the pandemic, we have millions of school children and teenagers home from school that could access these firearms either for suicide or unintentional shooting,” said Pappalardo … “This ready access to guns is concerning given that nearly three in four firearm suicides by young people take place in or around a home, and over 80% of firearm suicides by children involve a gun belonging to a family member,” the report read. “The other concern is with the increase of gun sales, the background check system is being burdened,” Pappalardo said. “If the system isn’t working properly and domestic abusers get firearms and bring it home where they’re in quarantine with a loved one who is being abused, that could put them in a tremendous risk.” …”

That is complete bullshit:

“… “I’ve been doing this a long time, and I’ve been involved in hundreds of homicide investigations here in the city of Rochester,” the captain said. “Do you know how many of those homicide investigations involved individuals that owned legally-registered handguns? Honestly, I can’t remember one that wasn’t justified or ruled as justified by a grand jury in which a suspect committed a murder with a legally owned handgun.” “So again, if these politicians want to get up and spew that we need more gun laws, they’re just lying, they don’t want to answer the real questions that need to be answered,” [Rochester Police Department Captain Frank] Umbrino said …”

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Manhattan D.A. candidate on “ghost guns”

Getting a jump on the 2021 City elections, Manhattan District Attorney candidate Tali Farhadian Weinstein released her gun control plan:

“The Manhattan district attorney’s office would prioritize gun trafficking and crack down on “ghost guns,” among other steps proposed Monday by candidate Tali Farhadian Weinstein … She also targeted “ghost guns,” or weapons such as homemade guns that lack serial numbers, saying she would coordinate with other DAs and the NYPD to develop best practices for dealing with the growing problem …”

It’s not a problem, it’s a phony non-issue.

What this means is she’s going to use the office to push antigun advocates political agenda.

As of now there are nine declared candidates running in next year’s race.

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Eric Trump at MHSC

Eric Trump was at a GOP function at Mid-Hudson Sporting Clays over the weekend.

He is a legitimate 2A advocate. Unfortunately that useless pile of garbage Ed Cox was also there.

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Ginsberg dies

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died driving the already deranged Left further into madnessTrump has said he will announce a replacement and Mitch McConnell said the Senate will vote on it.

Given who represents New York in the Senate there is no way to convince either of them to vote for an originalist justice. The only way I can think of to influence the process is a donation to NRSC to counter the money the Left has given.

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