Greene Co. urged to oppose antigun legislation

Greene Co. Legislator Sean Frey (D-Durham) wants the county to take a stand in opposition to pending antigun legislation in Albany.  Buried in a story in the Catskill Daily Mail is this:

“… Frey also encouraged the Board to oppose anti-gun legislation before the New York State Legislature.  Frey claims passage of the amendments in question infringe on Second Amendment Laws guaranteeing the right to bear arms.  He urged the Board to contact Governor David Patterson, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Assembly members Lopez and Gordon and Senator James Seward to vote ‘No’ on A-801-A, A-1093, A-1326, A-5078 and other pending legislation.  According to Frey, the laws could have a harmful effect on hunters, sportsmen, legal gun owners, wildlife health and the DEC.  They could also adversely impact revenue for local municipalities.  Among the many strict requirements in the law is outlawing all handguns capable of firing by a five-year old child, which in essence would make all current handguns illegal.  Other measures require renewal of firearms licenses every five years and penalties for failure to store weapons away from children.  The definition of assault weapon would be amended to include detachable magazines and muzzle breaks and another rule would impose further limits on gun dealers.  “This law will have a bad effect on hunters, decrease the rights of citizens and move forward with the agenda to make owning all firearms illegal,” Frey said.  “I urge the Board to prepare a resolution opposing these measures,” Frey said. “I also urge the board to draw up certified copies of their opposition and send them to all pertinent parties.” …”

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News of the day

Sarah Palin is supporting Doug Hoffman in CD-23.  Will the GOP learn anything from this?  Given that NRSC campaign chief John Cornyn has been talking with George Pataki and Rudy Giuliani the answer appears to be no.

Our endorsement of Orange Co. legislator Tom Pahucki gets mentioned at MidHudsonNews.com.

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe is sponsoring a  no questions asked gun buyback program.  No common sense either.

Lil Wayne admitted violating the Sullivan Law and will get one year in prison.  MTV asks, “Can Lil Wayne’s Career Thrive Despite Prison Sentence?”  Does anyone really care?

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Latest Doug Hoffman ad

Here’s a snippet from the latest Doug Hoffman ad paid for by the Eagle Forum PAC:

“… the only way to stop Obama is to elect someone who will stand up to him. And that’s Doug Hoffman … Doug Hoffman backs your gun rights …”

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Impending FAIL

It’s pretty much over for Dede.

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Can you hear me now?

Nobody in Congress is paying much attention to the antis right now, which of course, makes single issue legislators like Carolyn McCarthy unhappy because they’ve got nothing else to talk about.  She’s like the Verizon guy, Can you hear me now?, except the answer is always No.

From her latest press release:

“Reps. Mike Castle (R-DE) and Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY), House architects of the Gun Show Loophole Closing Act (HR 2324), today praised Mayor Bloomberg’s undercover investigation by the City of New York of illegal sales of firearms at gun shows in three states, and the report’s recommendation for closing the gun show loophole. Reps. Castle and McCarthy believe that now is the ideal time for HR 2324 to gain traction in Congress as Senator Frank Lautenberg introduced similar legislation and on the 2008 Presidential campaign trail, the concept enjoyed the bipartisan support of both candidates …”

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Failure should not be your primary goal

Memo to New York Republicans: Failure is always an option, but it should not be your primary goal.

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Andy Pelsoi for Town Board

Former New Yorkers Against Gun Violence director Andy Pelsoi is running for North Salem Town Board.  He’s in the Bloomberg endorsement video at 0:51.

Here’s a link to his campaign’s Facebook page.

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When pigs fly

Op-ed from yesterdays Times-Ledger newspapers, “Get Rid of the Guns“:

“… The war on illegal guns cannot be won until the mayor [Bloomberg] makes an ally of the National Rifle Association …”

They can’t be serious.

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Failure is always an option

Memo to New York Republicans: Failure Is Always An Option.

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Hope for Change

There’s some merit in this Daily News piece, “Insiders say term limits, supporter apathy could damage Mayor Bloomberg’s chances of reelection“:

“… some insiders see troubling signs that he could be tossed out of City Hall. They fear lingering voter anger about term limits, low-turnout primaries, passionate anti-Bloomberg Democrats and complacent Bloomberg supporters could combine to create the biggest political upset of a generation …”

I agree that changing term limits has pissed a lot of people off, but I’m not sure Bill Thompson is a strong enough candidate to take him out. He’s run a very weak campaign so far and Democrats don’t appear to be very excited about him.

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