Issues: Gun Control

The Anti-Gun Agenda

Sixteen bills have been identified by sportsmen’s advocates as key to Albany’s anti-gun agenda. I oppose all of these bills, and will work to defeat them so that the rights of gun owners are preserved.

April 16, 2010
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YONKERS CITY COUNCIL ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR SENATOR KLEIN'S CARRYING WHILE INTOXICATED BILL

Yonkers, NY – The Yonkers City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday in favor of a resolution supporting State Senator Jeff Klein’s legislation (S6773) to make it a crime to carry a gun while intoxicated.

“Guns and alcohol are a deadly mix. Putting a stop to carrying while intoxicated is a common sense measure that New York State absolutely must adopt. I applaud the Yonkers City Council for joining me in this fight to protect New Yorkers from gun violence,” said State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeffrey D. Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester).

March 25, 2010
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Senator David J. Valesky and Senate President Pro Tempore Malcolm A. Smith Present Funding for Operation SNUG

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – In an effort to cut down on illegal guns and gang violence that plagues communities across the State of New York, Senate President Pro Tempore Malcolm A. Smith and Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) announced that New Justice Conflict Resolution Services of Syracuse will be the administering organization for Syracuse’s Operation SNUG, that will help local law enforcement and anti-violence community groups engage in innovative tactics to steer at-risk New Yorkers away from the culture of gangs and illegal guns.

March 12, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Chair 12:30 PM, Monday, February 22, 2010 Room 612 LOB

February 22, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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February 8, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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Behind the Walls: WBAI Radio 99.5 FM

This is the new email address behindthewalls2010@gmail.com for Bill's WBAI Program "Behind The Walls." All communications with the program or Prison issues should be forwarded to this address. I will forward a copy of the first show from last Saturday, Jan. 30th. tomorrow. The next show will be February 27, 2010 at 11 AM on WBAI, 99.5 FM Radio.

February 4, 2010
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Behind the Walls

This is the new email address behindthewalls2010@gmail.com for Bill's WBAI Program "Behind The Walls." All communications with the program or Prison issues should be forwarded to this address. I will forward a copy of the first show from last Saturday, Jan. 30th. tomorrow. The next show will be February 27, 2010 at 11 AM on WBAI, 99.5 FM Radio.

February 27, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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Sen. Espada Led Bronx MLK March for Peace to End Gun and Youth Violence

In tribute to the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., New York State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr. was joined by clergy representing all religions, students of schools and members of athletic teams throughout the Bronx, and borough community leaders and residents in a massive “MLK March for Peace to End Gun and Youth Violence.” Before the parade, with pledge cards in hand, Sen. Espada asked the borough’s youth to sign on to an anti-gun/gang pledge to help end violence and hate/bias crimes among young people in the Bronx.

January 19, 2010
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Senator Larkin meets with Ulster County Sportsmen in Albany

 

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) joined sportsmen and women from around the state at the inaugural Sportsmen and Outdoor Recreation Legislative Awareness Day in Albany on Wednesday, January 12th. The event was organized to highlight the large impact hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation contribute to New York's economy. It is estimated that over $1 billion is spent in New York in pursuit of these activities.

 

January 14, 2010
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LARKIN WELCOMES SPORTSMEN AND WOMEN TO ALBANY

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) joined sportsmen and women from around the state at the inaugural Sportsmen and Outdoor Recreation Legislative Awareness Day in Albany on Wednesday, January 12th. The event was organized to highlight the large impact hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation contribute to New York's economy. It is estimated that over $1 billion is spent in New York in pursuit of these activities.

 

January 14, 2010
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NRA and the Belly of the Beast

"Not all of the attendees were rock-ribbed Republicans, but most were avid hunters and outdoorspeople, mostly from rural upstate regions. One of the more popular speakers was the manager of the Remington arms Ilion factory who drew applause with mentions of the firm’s classic shotguns.

Budd Schroeder, an NRA activist from the western New York community of Lancaster, noted that lawmakers of both parties from that region including Francine Delmonte, and Bill Stachowski, both Dems, are pro-gun as are Republicans George Maziarz and Catharine Young."

January 13, 2010
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Senate President Announces Grant To Protect At-Risk Youth Rochester Youth From Culture Of Illegal Guns

Senate President Pro Tempore Malcolm A. Smith will present $500,000 in funding for Operation SNUG to Pathways to Peace in Rochester.

 

January 12, 2010
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Senate President Malcolm A. Smith and Senator Antoine Thompson Present Funding for Operation SNUG. "Erie County Community Organizations Receive $500,000 for the Prevention of Gun Violence."

(Buffalo, NY) – In an effort to cut down on illegal guns and gang violence that plagues communities across the State of New York, Senate President Malcolm A. Smith and Senator Antoine Thompson presented funding to community organizations in Erie County for Operation SNUG, that will help local law enforcement and anti-violence community groups engage in innovative tactics to steer at-risk New Yorkers away from the culture of gangs and illegal guns.

December 8, 2009
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October 8, 11:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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October 8, 2009
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Report of the Senate Finance Committee on the SFY 2008-09 Executive Budget

August 31, 2009
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Funding Secured in Budget For Violence Prevention Program

State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D – 35th District) announced today that the Senate has launched a new program designed to cut down on illegal guns and gang violence that plagues our communities.

“Since the beginning of the year, in Yonkers alone, there have been over twenty incidents of gun violence,” stated Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D – 35th District). “Gun and gang violence is on the rise and aggressively addressing this issue through prevention efforts is in everyone’s best interest.”

April 28, 2009
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