Monthly Archives: June 2015

PCFGA Legislative Report – 2015-06-12

  • Recent News

    • 5/5 All of our Putnam County Legislators voted Yes on a motion in support of our Second Amendment rights, with one exception: Barbara Scuccimarra, from Legislative District 1, abstained, citing that the resolution is “very confusing.” Please refer to the Legislative column in the June PCFGA newsletter for details including actions you can take.

    • 5/11 “MAHOPAC, N.Y. – Police say the woman who shot her ex-boyfriend to death when he broke into her Mahopac home Saturday acted in self-defense, according to News 12 Westchester.” http://bit.ly/1SbwFNf

    • 5/25 Court decision grants injunction against “may issue” permit system in District of Columbia which violates Second Amendment. http://bit.ly/1dBLcT9

    • 6/8 A bill S5837 passed in the Senate to reform portions of the unSAFE Act. It is unlikely to go anywhere in the Assembly because this is only being handled as political theater in the Senate. http://bit.ly/1B7VmpL

  • Coming Events

    • NYSRPA 144th Annual Meeting of Members/Convention – Sunday July 12th, 2015, 9AM-5PM, Mid-Hudson Valley Civic Center, 14 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. $5 NYSRPA members, $25 non-members (includes a one year NYSRPA membership), 12 and under free.

  • Action Alert

    • 6/15 Our neighbors in the City of Poughkeepsie continue to face an anti-gun “safe storage” ordinance. It is important that we continue to show up and express our displeasure whenever these anti-gun proposals are brought forward, because this anti-gun effort is now spreading all over NYS (Newburgh and Albany are the latest).

      • Jackie Emslie from Dutchess County Pistol Association writes:

        • Please muster the Second Amendment troops and have them attend the City of Poughkeepsie Common Council meeting on June 15, starting at 6:30pm.  Parking is free in the City Hall Complex, right across the street from the Poughkeepsie Journal building. Meeting is in the 3rd floor chambers.
          Public Comment period is at the beginning, but those attending do not have to speak.
          I am doing a presentation that will explain why the proposed ordinance for mandatory firearms storage is not in the best interest of the City or its residents. I need people there for support.
          The anti-gun group New Yorkers Against Gun Violence will also be there giving a presentation. Undoubtedly they will be bringing their people as well. We need to be overwhelmingly in the majority.

Respectfully submitted,

Nicholas S. Castellano