Draft Kudlow?

A possible opponent for Charles Schumer, CNBC reporter Larry Kudlow?

The site is run by GOP functionary Michael Caputo.

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Falls man shoots burglar

From the January 21 Buffalo News, “Falls man shoots burglar, Falls police say“:

“A 52-year-old city man shot a 22-year-old man in the chest Wednesday evening, but police said he is not expected to be charged after investigators learned he was likely defending himself from a burglar. The younger man, Parrish C. Spencer Jr., of Falls Street, broke the window of a side door and kicked in the door about 5:30 p.m. to get inside the two-story home of Willie J. Carson in the 500 block of 25th Street, police said. After Spencer got inside and went upstairs, Carson shot him, police said …”

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Lobby day aftermath #3

Even more press from Jan. 12:

  • Poughkeepsie Journal, “Gun owners fire first shot at awareness rally

    “… I’ve been in and out of Albany now for nearly 30 years. I’ve attended dozens of rallies, meetings and conferences associated with sport hunting and fishing, conservation and environmental issues, as well as guns, gun ownership and the Second Amendment. I do not recollect at any time during those years seeing 2,000 sportsmen and women crammed into the confines of “The Well” of the LOB …”

  • Star-Gazette, “Outdoorsmen bring concerns to Albany

    “… As many as 2,000 sportsmen and women showed up at the Legislative Office Building in Albany, according to estimates of those who were on hand. It was a great opportunity to show lawmakers that people who hunt and fish are passionate about their traditions and Second Amendment rights. It’s an important message to get across, especially with lawmakers who didn’t grow up with that heritage, [Assemblyman Tom] O’Mara said. “We had members from across the aisle who were down checking out the expo and talking to people. So hopefully it doesn’t fall completely on deaf ears,” he said. “When you get to the New York City contingent it gets difficult. They live in a completely different world than we do.” …”

  • Press Republican, “Sportsmen rally in Albany

    “… “I’m amazed by the number of people who have shown up here today,” said local Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward, who is part of the Sportsmen’s Caucus of legislators. “I’ve seen some of the folks from the Democrat conference here circling around today. So, I think this can be very beneficial and I hope that we can do something like this here every year.” …”

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Legislative Report #17

Legislative Report #17 is now online.

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Wayne in the Well

Wayne LaPierre’s speech from Jan. 12 in the Well of the Legislative Office Building.  Behind him are Nancy Calhoun, Marc Butler,  David Towsend and George Amedore.

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Bloomberg’s State of the City

Excerpts from Mayor Mike’s State of the City address:

“… This year, we’ll continue finding new ways to target high-crime areas, illegal guns, domestic batterers. as well as the repeat low-level offenders who threaten our quality of life. We’ve come so far in creating the safest big City in the nation, and we aren’t going to let anything or anyone stop our progress …”

“… We’ll start by conducting a detailed assessment of all city, state, and federal funding for youth services and we’ll work to connect the people and organizations that are tackling these issues so we can better coordinate our efforts. After all, the New Yorkers in groups like Million Moms Against Gun Violence want the same thing as the cop on the beat and the social worker and by bringing these groups and other groups closer together, we believe we can make a real difference …”

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Susan John not running again

Assemblywoman Susan John announced she will not be running for re-election.  Good.  This may be an opportunity for a pro-gun pickup.

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Scott Brown wins in MA

Scott Brown won the Massachusetts Senate seat and in doing so humiliates Obama, Democrats and the Brady Campaign who endorsed opponent Martha Coakley.

Oh, yes, it’s a Sunshine Day!

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Laugh at Paul Helmke

The Brady’s may have given Obama an F, but Obama gave them an FU! HA!

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Budget follies

Gov. Paterson’s budget proposal calls for $134 billion in spending, up 0.6% from last year.  This is what passes for fiscal responsibility in New York.  I don’t see anything about increasing pistol license fees or scrapping COBIS.

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