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The coverage of the Million Mom March is yet another example of how the news and reporting side of the T-H R supports the editorial side of the newspaper by failing to fairly report on firearms issues. This is a betrayal of the T-H R's first Amendment rights. Perhaps we should call for moderate and reasonable laws to govern reporters and newspapers.
Nothing has changed in the last few weeks on a state or federal level
as far as new gun control proposals. Things should start moving this
week and over the next few weeks for several reasons. The most important
being that Congress and the Assembly are both back from the Easter recess
and are going to go back to work. In NY State the budget should be
signed in the first few weeks of the May allowing time for other issues
to come up. The big Million Mom march is going to be this month and
gun control will be a major issue in all elections. KEEP UP THE
PHONE CALLS AND LETTERS!!! AS SOON AS THEY STOP NEW BILLS WILL BE
I was on WGNY, 1220 AM, Newburgh on 5/18/00 from 12:30 to 2:00 PM.
I will be on WTBQ, 1110 AM from 11:00 PM on Tuesday, 5/23/00
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- Assembly Member Nancy Calhoun is facing opposition in November elections.
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- Carol Kline nominated to Family Court Judge position. UPDATED
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- E-mail reply from TV Show "INSIDE ALBANY" on NY State gun control proposals.
- Some history and summary of A10184, Trigger Lock law the NYSPRA supports.
- Rep. Sue Kelly will face strong Democrat opposition in Nov. race.
- My report on the Million Mom March in Chappaqua, New York.
- Big push to oust Silver from his dictator's seat in the State Assembly IS OVER.
S2099, "Handgun Safety and Registration Act of 2000." Gun Manufacturers Sue Government for Violating Free Trade Cuomo's Bodyguard keeps forgetting and loosing his gun Gun Ban Results In Tragic Deaths Million MOM March & Second Amendment Sisters NRA teaches over 700,000 in basic training courses in 1999 CHICAGO JUDGE DISMISSED PART OF A LAWSUIT. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!What the anti-gunners plan next.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Carol Kline nominated to Family Court Judge position.
I sent an e-mail to "Inside Albany" asking them if they knew anything about S7033 and this is the reply.
Dear Mr. Rogero:I talked to Mr. J. R. Drexelius and he told me, (my paraphrase of our discussion,) is that something having to do with trigger locks will come out of the committee. It will not be Pataki's wording and will include some sections that will make it easier to live with. Other provisions of S7033 will not come out of committee but Pataki is the Governor and he does have powers that can roll over opposition and the people that are against the bill are in the minority.
The Assembly is expected to pass its usual gun control package. It's unclear what the Senate will do in response. As we reported a few weeks ago, J R Drexelius, Senator Dale Volker's chief of staff said the Senate has no position on gun control at this point. The Senate Republican conference is split. You could call him at 518-455-2800 (Senate switchboard) and ask for Volker's office. I expect some Senate gun bill before the end of the session. Currently everything is on hold pending budget adoption. But I don't think there's any deal that connects the budget to the gun issue.
We'll keep an eye on the subject.
Thanks for watching,
This bill looks a lot like a Florida law that,
to my knowledge, has worked well. The law contains some common sense
exemptions and allows a parent or guardian to go to the hospital with an
injured child rather than the child going to the hospital alone and the
parents getting arrested and taken to jail. The required standard
is grossly negligent manner or where egregious circumstances exist.
A10184 also punishes people with illegal firearms more than it punishes
people who own legal firearms. The bill also exempts gun vaults and
trigger locks from sales tax.
Anti-gun bills addressing this issue contain no common sense exemptions, would almost mandate the immediate arrest of the parents or guardian no matter what the circumstances and do not contain the sales tax exemption or punish illegal gun owners more than legal gun owners.
A 10184, AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to establishing criminal storage of a firearm as a crime and the tax law, in relation to exempting gun vaults and trigger locking devices from sales and use taxes
5th degree- child takes firearm to public place, a violation
4th degree- child causes injury, Class A misdemeanor
3rd degree- child causes death or serious physical injury, Class E Felony
2nd degree- illegal firearm and child causes physical injury or discharges in a public place, Class C Felony
1st degree- illegal firearm and child causes serious physical injury or death, Class B Felony
4th & 3rd degree- if parent or guardian of a child who is injured or who dies as the result of an accidental shooting shall be prosecuted only in those instances in which the parent or guardian behaved in a grossly negligent manner or where egregious circumstances exist, and no arrest for 30 days after and at time of arrest health status of child shall be considered. Child is defined as less than 12.
SHALL NOT APPLY; Illegal entry, kept in a locked container or location that a reasonable person would believe to be secure; with locking device; child acted in self-defense; person has no reasonable expectation, based on objective facts and circumstances, that a child is likely to be on the premises.
Larry Otis Graham has announced that he will run against Sue Kelly in the November election. Most people have seen Graham on CNN in his role as a commentator on education and social issues. He has written many books and teaches American Government at the Dutchess Community College and is also a lawyer. He has raised over $300,000 for the race and his only opposition for the Democrat nomination is Croton-on-Hudson Mayor Robert W. Elliott. Being a liberal, black lawyer working on the Clinton News Network should help him get all of the free press that he wants and should keep his campaign bank accounts full. He was at the Million Mom March but did not speak.
Rep. Sue Kelly will face strong Democrat opposition in Nov. race.
S2099, "Handgun Safety and Registration Act of 2000."
While "big name" gun banners such as Sens. Charles Schumer, Frank Lautenberg and Dianne Feinstein seek out the headlines and the limelight, little-known first term Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) is doing dirty work behind the scenes.
On Feb. 24, Reed quietly introduced the so-called "Handgun Safety and Registration Act of 2000." The bill is numbered S. 2099. It has been referred to the Senate committee on Finance. The bill would "amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require the registration of handguns and for other purposes."
Among other things, S. 2099 would do the following:
- Impose a new federal "transfer tax" on handgun sales;
- Impose new federal taxes on firearms manufacturers; and
- Require all now-unregistered handguns to be registered immediately
The proposal is part and parcel of a UN plan to register every firearm possessed by every human being on the planet!
Gun Ban Results In Tragic Deaths
BOSTON -- National guard units seeking to confiscate
a cache of recently banned assault rifles were ambushed on April 19th by
elements of a paramilitary extremist faction. Military and law enforcement
officials estimate that 72 were killed and more than 200 injured before
government forces were compelled to withdraw.
Speaking after the clash, Massachusetts Governor Thomas Gage declared that the extremist faction, which was made up of local citizens, has links to the radical right-wing tax protest movement.
Gage blamed the extremists for recent incidents of vandalism directed against internal revenue offices. The governor, who described the group's organizers as "criminals," issued an executive order authorizing the summary arrest of any individual who has interfered with the government's efforts to secure law and order.
The military raid on the extremist arsenal followed widespread refusal by the local citizenry to turn over recently outlawed assault weapons. Gage issued a ban on military-style assault weapons and ammunition earlier in the week. This decision followed a meeting earlier this month between government and military leaders at which the governor authorized the forcible confiscation of illegal arms.
One government official, speaking on condition of anonymity, pointed out that "none of these people would have been killed had the extremists obeyed the law and turned over their weapons voluntarily."
Government troops initially succeeded in confiscating a large supply of outlawed weapons and ammunition. However, troops attempting to seize arms and ammunition in Lexington met with resistance from heavily-armed extremists who had been tipped-off regarding the government's plan.
During a tense standoff in Lexington's town park, National Guard Colonel Francis Smith, commander of the government operation, ordered the armed group to surrender and return to their homes. The impasse was broken by a single shot, which was reportedly fired by one of the right-wing extremists.
Eight civilians were killed in the ensuing exchange. Ironically, the local citizenry blamed government forces rather than the extremists for the civilian deaths. Before order could be restored, armed citizens from surrounding areas had descended upon the guard units. Colonel Smith, finding his forces overmatched by the armed mob, ordered a retreat.
Governor Gage has called upon citizens to support the state/national joint task force in its effort to restore law and order. The governor has also demanded the surrender of those responsible for planning and leading the attack against the government forces. Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, and John Hancock, who have been identified as "ringleaders" of the extremist faction, remain at large.
Second Amendment Sisters is holding a Mothers' Day March in D.C.
You can get more info on Second Amendment Sisters at: http://www.SAS-AIM.org
A bus will be leaving from Albany and will make stops along the way down the NY Thruway to pick up people. Stops are planned in New Paltz and Newburgh. Call Geneice at 518-842-4222 and her e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
I will be adding more to this as time permits.
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