Skip to comments.2013 Lobby Day & Rally (ALBANY, NY)
Posted on 02/25/2013 6:07:00 PM PST by panaxanax
Come lobby your legislators on gun rights, meet with your friends and voice your displeasure!
The SAFE ACT Must Go!!
Special Guest Speaker NRA President David Keene
Feb. 28th, 2013 (Thursday)
i am so proud of my local county Sheriff legislature today
Schuyler Committee OKs resolution opposing NY gun law; final vote expected March 11
Chode ^ | 2/25/2013 | Chode
Posted on Monday, February 25, 2013 7:32:35 PM by Chode
WATKINS GLEN, Feb. 25 — The Schuyler County Legislature’s Public Safety / Criminal Justice Committee voted unanimously Monday morning in favor of a resolution opposing the State’s passage of the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Act — a gun control law enacted on Jan. 15.
Nearly 50 people filed into the small confines of the Legislature chamber to support the resolution, which was crafted by Schuyler County Sheriff Bill Yessman and County Clerk Linda Compton (and can be found in its entirety here). The vote followed a brief presentation by Yessman, and drew applause from the audience.
“I told people there is no opposition (among Schuyler legislators) to this resolution,” Yessman said before the meeting started, “and that they didn’t need to be here. But ...” And he motioned to the crowd squeezing into the room. Committee Chairman Phil Barnes noted that petitions with 300 signatures opposing the SAFE Act have been received
The gun law, Yessman told the gathering, “is an action that infringed on our rights” and one that was passed hurriedly, “in a way not done before. I think the county needs to move forward and take action on this.” Some other counties, including Chemung, are passing similar resolutions.
After the vote, Yessman noted that another bill in the Legislature would “require owners of firearms to obtain insurance” of not less than $1 million “to protect against willful and negligent acts.” But he said insurance companies have indicated they won’t insure against “willful and negligent acts,” so even if such a law is passed, “you can’t get insurance.” The bill, he added, “might die by itself, but we need to take a stance.”
The committee gave its blessing to a resolution yet to be written on that issue by Yessman. It and the anti-SAFE Act measure will now go to the Legislature Resolution Review Committee on March 6. Final legislative approval is expected on March 11.
Legislator Glenn Larison told the audience before it dispersed that he was pleased to see so many people turn out in force on the gun issue, “but I’d like to see you at a meeting when we discuss the budget, too.”
Yessman noted that he will be holding a public meeting on March 19, from 6-8 p.m., at the Odessa-Montour High School auditorium to present information on the NY SAFE Act.
The Schuyler County Legislature’s Public Safety / Criminal Justice Committee voted unanimously Monday morning, Feb. 25, 2013 in favor of a resolution opposing the State’s passage of the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Act. The measure will go next to the Legislature Resolution Review Committee and then the full Legislature for a vote. The resolution follows.
Reports coming in that SEIU is going to bus in PAID PROTESTERS.
See the list of PRO-GUN RIGHTS buses coming in from all corners of New York State.
*No weapons, no concealed carry.
Please come and make your voice be heard. Expected crowd to be between 3000-5000 FReedom-loving NY Patriots.
Read they were looking for “volunteers” for 9-11 $/hr. HUH? Gotta love the “dedicated” protesters.
Just talked to my district NRA representative about Thursday’s Rally.
He said they are expecting around 10,000 pro-gun PATRIOTS to be there AND that SEIU has cancelled their so-called protest. We’ll see.....
Yes, Molon labe!
Well I’ll be praying that all goes well and the union clowns don’t show and “perpetrate” any nastiness. Not that they would do such a thing.
If 10k show up that would be great. Will they really take off work to go? That would be even better.
Sadly, my family originally came from that part of the country and go back to the mid 1600’s in the Hudson Valley region. I say sadly because that is where this country got it’s start and now it has devolved in to a voting bloc that appears not to appreciate what our forefathers suffered and sacrificed.
Good luck at the rally although, based on coumo’s thought process as a radical left wing extremist demokkkrat liberal scumbag, I don’t think you will change his view point. Maybe some of the underlings will. Be safe.