This is a total non-issue.
Great quote in a Daily News story about next week’s special elections:
“… Fewer than 4,300 voters turned out for last year’s special election for the Assembly seat in western Queens’ 38th District. Democrat Mike Miller won the race with just 2,423 votes.”
This in Assembly districts which have ~125,000 people.
It’s all about leverage and knowing when to use it (like now) to turnout a small activist base in a critical election. That is how we will take back our rights across the state. Using the ratings sheet and show up to vote on the 9th.
The entire Suffolk Co. FNRA committee has resigned en masse. I’m not involved with FNRA so I don’t know how it all works, but it appears to involve disputes over how the NRA Foundation operates these committees and how grant monies are allocated.
The CNY Sportsman’s Show is this weekend in Oneida .
Candidate ratings for next Tuesday’s special elections in Assembly Districts 3 (Suffolk), 15 (Nassau), 24 (Queens) and 89 (Westchester) are now available on the NYSRPA homepage.
“… We are disappointed that President Obama has failed again to propose repeal of the Tiahrt Amendment as he promised during his campaign …”
Does it look as if he cares one iota what you think of him Paul?
The state GOP has pretty much given up on finding a charismatic, high-quality candidate to be the top of the ticket this fall. Instead, they’re going with Rick Lazio.
So-called “gun buyback” this past weekend on Long Island results in 173 guns surrendered. Common sense surrendered as well.
This just arrived in my inbox from SASI:
(As of 1/20/10)
(Note) For the purpose of target shooting and hunting, licensees are authorized to meet for the purpose of car pooling and to stop for nonalcoholic refreshments on the way to and from their shooting destination. You are authorized to do this only during the period upon leaving your residence and arriving at your shooting destination or during the return trip. You are not authorized to take your firearm to your workplace, a diner, restaurant or any other location used exclusively for alcohol consumption. You are not authorized to conduct any other non-target shooting or hunting activity while in possession of your handgun.
Pete Grannis gave testimony before a joint Senate Finance/Assembly Ways & Means meeting last Tuesday on budget recommendations for the DEC. In 17 pages, the word hunting is used only once on page 9 as part of public land use. Nothing is said about the few billion dollars in economic value hunting provides to the state or about it’s benefits as part of sound wildlife management practices.
I wonder if that had anything to do with his years in the legislature being the prime sponsor of bills to ban all hunting as cruelty to animals.