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New York Please Contact Your Legislators!

Friday, June 10, 2005

With the end of the legislative session drawing near, lawmakers in Albany have many gun-related measures pending before them.

In the Senate are A 673, which creates the crimes of failure to store a firearm "safely" and criminally negligent storage of a firearm; A 2302, which would prohibit the retail sale of a handgun that does not contain a "child proofing" or integrated safety device; A 4471/S 2590, which would ban the sale, use, and possession of .50 caliber firearms; A 2345, which would impose new restrictions on firearm dealers; and A 2466 and S 5504, two bills which would expand the state`s ban on so-called assault weapons. Please contact your State Senator TODAY and urge him/her to oppose all of the above measures! You can reach your Senator by calling (518) 455-2800.

A 4853A, which would allow the use of rifles for hunting in certain parts of the state, and A 6608, which would exempt shooting ranges already in existence from new local noise ordinances, are two NRA-supported measures pending in the Assembly. Please contact your Assemblymembers today and urge him/her to support A 4853/S 918A and A 6608! Your Assemblymember can be reached by calling (518) 455-4100.

Also, you are invited to join NRA Recruiter and ILA FrontLines™ volunteer Charlie Olsen as he hosts a FREE viewing of "The Great U.N. Gun Debate" between NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre and Rebecca Peters of the International Action Network on Small Arms. This historic debate will be shown on June 15, at 7:00 p.m., at the VFW Post 5088, Elm Street, in Cobleskill, NY, 12043. For more information, please contact Charlie Olsen at 518-284-2609.

Finally, please make plans to join NRA-ILA Election Volunteer Coordinator (EVC) Rich Mullin (NY-22), and fellow NRA activists for a volunteer meeting on June 18, at 5:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at Gander Mountain in the Seminar Room, located at 528 Harry L. Drive, Johnson City, NY, 13790. Please call Rich Mullin at (607) 757-9657, or e-mail David Decker at deckerdm@stny.rr.com with any questions.

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