Capital District SCOPE wants you to vote in the special elections today. Here are candidate ratings, based our members review of the candidates support of the second amendment . Make your own choice.
For Assembly District 107 (Rensselaer and parts of Columbia County):
Jake Ashby: Rated A Veteran, opposes the SAFE Act, strongly supports second amendment rights http://wamc.org/post/meet-ny-107th-assembly-district-republican-candidate-jake-ashby, thinks school districts should make their own decisions on arming teachers
Cindy Doran: Rated F Said she supports the SAFE Act and will act to ban weapons, making gun control an important election issue http://wamc.org/post/meet-ny-107th-assembly-district-democratic-candidate-cindy-doran
For Assembly District 102 (Parts of Albany, Columbia and Greene County):
Christopher Tague: Rated B Thinks bump stocks should be outlawed, has not said much else on the second amendment
Aidan O’Connor Jr: Rated D Says he is a gun owner, hasn’t pushed gun control in his campaign, does not like how SAFE Act was passed, thinks guns should be registered, believes magazine limit of 10 rounds is good for NY
Wes Laraway, Independent Party: Rated D Says he believes in the second amendment, thinks the SAFE Act needs major reforms, wants 21 year age requirement for all gun purchases, believes in medical detectors at schools, believes armed sheriff deputies should be at our schools, thinks arming teachers is a horrible idea
A Capital District SCOPE member could use a hand. His name is Fred Phelps and he has been battling a pre SAFE Act second amendment case for several years and is trying to go to the U.S. Supreme Court over it. He can’t afford the cost and his attorney put together a go-fund-me page to gather funds to pursue the lawsuit.
He has been added to the NICs database after a temporary admission to a mental institution, where he was evaluated and released as as not being adjudicated mentally ill. He has no criminal record. He wants to retire and enjoy the rest of his life hunting and fishing but is not allowed to purchase a rifle.
I talked to Fred personally and I also talked to his attorney and they are both decent people. If you can spare some money, please help support Fred and his lawsuit.
A rally sponsored by Oathkeepers and a new organization called NCCPA is planned for April 14th at The Empire State Plaza at 2 PM. The rally called “Stand for your rights 2A rally” is a nationwide event coordinated by time zone to happen at the same time across the United States.
Chris Tague will speak at Coxsackie Sportsmen’s Club on Thursday, April 12th, 2018
A special election to replace Assemblyman Peter Lopez will take place on April 24th, 2018. Mr. Lopez was a vocal critic of New York’s unSAFE act. The Meeting is scheduled to begin at 7:00 PM on April 12, 2018. Coxsackie Sportsmen’s Club is located at 97 Reservoir Rd. West Coxsackie, NY 12192. The meeting is open to interested voters – the club’s membership meeting will take place after the meeting with Mr. Tague. A flyer for the event is attached, please feel free to print and distribute.
Teacher’s aide arrested, fired for having loaded gun in Rockland County school. The school, in Rockland County, serves an autistic student body ages 5 to 21.
Police said the 9mm handgun was discovered in the handbag owned by Gillian Jeffords, 24, of Warwick, who has been working for Rockland County BOCES since last September. She was charged with the felony of criminal possession of a weapon on school grounds.