We haven’t heard the last of Doug Hoffman in CD-23.
Andrew Cuomo needs to make up his mind on whether or not he’s going to run for Governor this fall. Kathleen Rice and Eric Schneiderman have stopped just short of formally announcing their intentions to run for D.A. If Schneiderman does run for D.A. he will have to give up his Senate seat and getting him out of there would be a good thing as he is the prime sponsor of much of the antigun crap in the upper house.
The guy behind the so-called gun buybacks in Albany is not happy we criticized the validity of the program. Pastor Charlie sent out a press release defending it and outlined his plan to take the program to the next level:
“… The Albany Gun Buyback not only has shown results, but has recently received approval to allow inmates in Sullivan Correctional Facility, a maximum security prison, to run the first ever inmate-run gun buyback program. This program will be run by inmates and the money the collect will be used in Albany for Albany’s Gun Buyback Program.”
So, he wants to give inmates money to buy guns. What could possibly go wrong with that idea?
Good AP story on where a lot of bills originate from, “Legislation templates make proposing bills easy“:
“For state legislators across the country, sponsoring bills can be as easy as filling in the blanks. Groups from both ends of the political spectrum offer lawmakers model legislation requiring a minimal amount of tailoring from state to state … “
Well, not exactly. The template needs to be translated to conform to state law and that does require some lawyering.
“… The model legislation often intersects with the legislative goals of advocacy groups … The guns-in-cars measure has been endorsed by the National Rifle Association, and similar laws have been enacted Arizona, Louisiana and Utah …”
Of course the antis do the same. Much of their stuff comes from the Legal Community Against Violence which has a section on their website “Model Laws” that has templates for semi-auto bans, .50 cal bans, dealer liability, etc. Compare their templates to current antigun bills in Albany.