Today, New York State passed some of the strictest gun laws in the country. The bill had some good points to it, from what I read here. Some of this just totally bumfuddled me with the legalese, but I think I managed to get some good information out of it. In typical NY fashion, they addressed measures to make schools more secure and mental health issues regarding firearms licensing.
There are a couple of good YouTube videos of NYS Senators explaining why they did not vote in favor of the bill. One good video is of Senator Kathleen Marchione. But the best one in my opinion was Senator Greg Ball. He references last week’s self-defense shooting in Loganville, GA. I especially like the way he stood up to Governor Cuomo. This guy has guts. They both seem to have their heads on straight.
Do you have the guts to voice your opinion to your legislators in Washington? It’s easy to do. Here are two links to help you find who to write to. Just find their email links and let them have it. You don’t have to worry about getting on some government watch list, you probably already there if you’re a gun owner.
When you write to your reps in Washington, remember to be firm and decisive, but courteous. Don’t resort to name calling or threats. Remind them that they work for you, the voter, and if they support any anti-gun legislation, you’ll vote for their opponent next election.