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Gov. Mario Pataki has been on TV on the Fox News Channel, 4/1/00, and said that his gun control plan will save lives. I can not figure out how.
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The below article appeared in today's Albany Times Union. It implies NY Sportsmen are defeated and the Governors gun proposals will become law because Pataki has cut a deal with Silver. It also says we are the most gun-regulated state outside of California, and implies a few more laws is no big deal.
I resent the overall tone of the article and the lack of information. Why no mention of the letter, telephone and e-mail campaign that is taking place. Why no mention of the fight that took place in the NY Senate last week? Why no quotes from Bruno or any politician in opposition, did he try to get a quote?
Is this article designed to have us give up the fight? I think the answer is YES. No Mr. LeBrun I will not get over it.
If you have not yet contacted your state legislature, this should be
a wakeup call. Time is running out.
Albany Outdoor Sports writer Fred LeBrun says "Make no mistake, sportsmen, there will be additional state gun control legislation passed this year. Just wanting the issue to go away won't work."
"I don't see a big problem with the governor's much-discussed five-point plan. The package, aimed at the purchase of new handguns, seems relatively benign in terms of impacting on safety-conscious gun owners, which is to say, offering very little impact at all. Granted, there are many sportsmen and gun owners who resent on principle any further regulations in New York, since we already are the most gun-regulated state outside of California. Well, all I can say is, get over it."
"Rumors are that George Pataki, the Republican governor, and Democratic Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver have struck a deal over Pataki's gun-control plan that is linked to budget passage."
Tom King, legislative liaison for the New York Rifle and Pistol Association and spokesman for a coalition of state sporting clubs and gun-rights groups formed to monitor the gun debate, is tracking the bills involved. One in particular -- A10184 -- addresses the hot topic of locking devices and safe storage.
He says his organizations could live with this one, although unfortunately, it's offered by the Assembly minority. But, says King, some Democrats looking for compromise have expressed growing interest. "What we like about it (is that it) doesn't place any more restrictions on gun owners, just stresses their existing liabilities and responsibilities,'' says King.
Contact Your Representatives:
(Traitor and Soon to be X) Governor Pataki, 518-474-8390
Joseph L. Bruno R-C, Local 518-583-1001, Albany 518-455-3191
Thomas P. Morahan R, local 914-425-1818 , Albany 518-455-3261
William J. Larkin, Jr. R-C, Local 914-567-1270, Albany 518-455-2770
John J. Bonacic R; Local 914-255-9656, Albany 518-455-3181
State Republican Chairman Bill Powers 518-462-2601
John S. Hicks, the Orange County Republican Chairman 469-5200
|4/18/00 I talked to Pat Barraga, Assistant Minority Leader is the Assembly for about 30 minutes and he said that no deal had been reached yet and no one in the Assembly has signed on to S7033. We should not expect anything to happen while the budget is still being worked on. (518-783-3119).|
LOCAL AND STATE
Orange County Republicans to have open meetings. Tuesday, April 11, 2000 6:30 pm, dare to dream, Vicims' Rights 2000 Tree Planting and Candlelight Vigil, (link to info page) 3/31/00, Pataki signs away Stewart. 3/20/00, A. 6899--C THE SAFE SCHOOLS/SAFE CHILDREN ACT passes the Assembly, 111 to 32. SCOPE ALERT Middletown Mayor decided to buy PC guns. NY State ranked 5 in Hunting licenses. Westchester Trigger Lock Story
Federal Juvenile Justice Bill "Deal" US Fish & Wildlife Service Scam HUD Secretary says Smith & Wesson could be conspiracy target. (LINK ONLY) Jim Clark Sr. died on January 7, 2000, (LINK ONLY) Clinton goes on the road for gun control, (link only.) HR 4051 Passes House AN ARMY OF LIES, (Link only) by Dave Kopel Gun-Control Movement Split by Ambition to Ban Handguns Ruling puts city's gun suit on hold, ATLANTA, GA MORE S&W INFORMATION & BAN INFO Families First, The 2000 Democratic Agenda The Legal Ruling on the Elian Gonzalez vs J. Reno Case, LINK ONLY See who is running against H. Clinton for US Senate, LINK ONLY
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John S. Hicks, the Orange County Republican Chairman,
is holding some "Chairmanís Round table Forum," discussions. The date for
the next one is April 18th, and others will be held on May 25th, and June
21st and they all start at 7 PM in Chester. This is when we can have some
input early in the process. Call Kelly at 469-5200 for more information.
This would be a good time to bring up your "feelings" about Pataki and
the recent Orange County Legislators hunting ideas. (I will have to get
the same information on the Democrats.)
Pataki showed up with other supports and political
allies at Steward Airport to sigh away the airport for 99 years.
Protesters were able to show up and the T-HR had pictures showing the protesters
with signs. More info when I get it.
The nice sounding bill would, among other things, "enacts the "assault weapon prohibition and licensing act of 2000" which imposes restrictions on the possession and use of assault weapons and ammunition feeding devices used therewith; enacts the children's weapon accident prevention act; requires a weapons safety program for children." This would be almost a total ban with the few "AW" guns that you would be allowed to keep required to be on a license issued under PL400, (handgun license,) with many restrictions and requirements. ALL 10+ MAGS. FOR ALL GUNS WOULD BE BANNED! THIS IS A TOTAL BAN WITH NO GRANDFATHER CLAUSE! You should call and thanks those who stood with us and ask Cahill what he is thinking about. The bill passed 111 to 32.
|VOTED AGAINST THE "AWB"||VOTED FOR "AWB" AND TAKING AWAY YOUR GUNS|
|94th, Blooming Grove, Nancy Calhoun, R-C-I
96th, Newburgh,Thomas Kirwan, R-C,
98th, Forestburgh, Jacob E. Gunther III, D-C
95th, Walkill, Howard D. Mills III, R-C
|101st, Kingston, Kevin Cahill, D|
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Shooters Committee On Political Education
Antigun proposals voted down in the State Senate ---but the battle continues
Yes, last week we were successful in holding back several antigun
proposals in the New York State
Senate, however, our opponents have vowed to continue the fight.
Specifically, Democrats made motions to discharge from committee
five bills (S.6903,
S.6909 and S.6912) that dealt fundamentally with the 5 points of Governor Pataki's proposal (S.7033),
however, most contained language much harsher than what the Governor proposed a couple of weeks
Essentially, the Democrats made a parliamentary move to try and bring
these five Democrat sponsored
bills to a vote on the senate floor and the attempt failed along party lines.
As mentioned these five bills contained generally more restrictive
language than the Governor's proposal
and therein lies the basis for the continued fight we will again encounter this week. Some Republicans in
the Senate still feel it may be politically necessary to pass some gun control. Hence, the Governor's
proposal, or at least some of it, because of it's less restrictive language may be palatable to some
For instance, I have been informed by sources in Albany that if passage
of the Governor's Five Point Plan
seems unlikely some Senate Republicans may join Senate Democrats to at least pass a semiautomatic ban
and probably a trigger lock bill similar to the Governor's proposal.
Bottom line is this, what usually happens in Albany is whatever the
politicians think is politically
expedient. It's our job to convince them that passage of any gun control is detrimental to their political
I know this may be getting old for some of you but we must continue
the fight!!! We have only won a
battle, we have not won the war! You can be assured of one thing your enemies are not giving up and
they are hoping you will.
Please continue your calls and letters to your State Senator and
Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno.
Even if you've already called them please call again and if you haven't e-mailed or sent a letter please do
so today. The only way to stop this push to make New York the most antigun state in the country is with
an intensive all out assault on the switchboards in Albany.
Remember, only a small minority of gun owners or others who believe
in freedom receive this email.
Your help is needed to distribute this to others either through cross posting or printing a paper copy and
sharing it with others. Please pass this on and urge others to contact their Senator and Senate Majority
Leader Joseph Bruno.
Honorable Joseph Bruno
Albany, NY 12247
Phone (518) 455-3191
Fax (518) 455-2448
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web page at
www.senate.state.ny.us/ or the SCOPE web site at www.SCOPEny.org
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|Gun S&W 410, 40 cal.||$||500|
|* 60 officers TOTAL||$||
This is just my low ball estimate and cost could
be much higher. (I am not giving any credit for the guns that Middletown
has now because it would not be PC to allow them to be sold on the open
market. To remain PC they must be destroyed. The normal trade-in
credit that one would expect when trading in one gun for a new gun would
I also hope that the Mayor is going to require that all the police persons turn in their duty gun at the end of the day because Police Departments guns are excluded from all of the PC requirements that the rest of us will have to have and are therefor inherently unsafe by the mayors own definition. Because of these unsafe guns, the child of the police person will be at higher risk of injury or death because of the lack of those "PC safety" requirements, or so they would want you to believe. Because of this higher risk, the Police Department should require that each officer turn in their gun at the end of the shift so that the police officer, their children, other family members, neighbors, other visiting children and the community at large are not exposed to these PC unsafe guns.
I also hope that all of the Police Officers are willing to carry a gun that they depend on to save their life and the life of others that is chosen not because it is the best for the departments needs or that it meets the needs and is the best because of cost but because the Mayor, (who I would guess knows very little about guns,) picked it because of politics and because it is PC.
In Westchester County, the situation is HOT. Scott Sommavilla,
President of the Westchester County Firearms Owners Association was on
News 12 TV and gave a demo showing gunlocked guns firing. The
County Executive Andrew Spano freaked and made his own demo, whereupon
his own officer screwed up and put the lock on a cocked Glock. On
you can hear the "click" of the firing pin being struck by the hammer. This will get even hotter and I will keep you posted as things develop.
NYSRPA - Western Region Director
NYFO - President
|In charge of spending your tax money is:||Trying to pass H.R. 3671 that would halt the outrageous abuse of your tax money is:|
|Hon. Donald J. Barry
Assistant Secretary, Fish and Wildlife and Parks
U.S. Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, N.W.
Washington, D. C. 20240
|Hon. Don Young
U. S. House of Representatives
2111 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
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Quote from Ms. Maxine Waters during the floor debate "What this bill would really do is placate the NRA's demand for a meaningless gun law. Nothing in this bill provides for a mandatory background check, gun locks, or closing the loophole in gun show laws. A minor could go to a gun show and buy a gun, get into a brawl, brandish the gun, and end up with mandatory minimum sentencing and even be tried as an adult at 14 years old. " (Look under MR. BARR page HR2030)
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SMITH & WESSON (House of Representatives - April 11, 2000) (Lots of good quotes.)
One of the requirements of the S&W deal is that if you buy two guns you can only pick up one gun one day and you must wait 14 days to pick up the next gun. In NY all of your guns must be listed on your license and a Judge must approve each gun you buy before you pick it up and it takes 3 to 4 weeks to get all of the paperwork. How will we be any safer if I have to wait 3 weeks to get a gun and 5 weeks to pick up my second gun?
S&W DEAL STILL DOES NOT PREVENT:
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Philadelphia files suit against gun manufacturers.