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New York City Council To Hear Host Of Anti-Gun Measures

Friday, August 29, 2003

This week, Gov. George Pataki (R) vetoed S.2735A. This bill would have shut down 110 hunting preserves, 340 elk and deer farms, put many guides in the state out of business, and would have drastically reduced hunting opportunities in the state of New York. Please contact Gov. Pataki and thank him for supporting the rights of New York sportsmen! The Governor can be reached by phone at (518) 474-8390, by fax at (518) 474-3767, or by e-mail at gov.pataki@chamber.state.ny.us.

On September 12, the Public Safety Committee of the New York City Council will hear a host of measures aimed at further restricting the almost non-existent Second Amendment rights of NYC`s law-abiding gun owners. The measures include additional regulations on licensing for purchase and possession of firearms, requirements for long-gun owners to obtain liability insurance, prohibiting the sale of long-guns to anyone under age 21, and collecting additional information on ammunition purchases. There are also proposals aimed at holding gun-makers liable for the acts of criminals. Stay tuned for more details and contact your council member today to voice your opposition! You can find contact information for your council member by using the "Write Your Representatives" tool at www.NRAILA.org, or by calling the NRA-ILA`s Grassroots Division at (800) 392-8683.

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.