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Folks:
A friend sent this to me, via E-mail, this morning. I suspect many of you will find it interesting and appropriate.
Gary

As election time approaches, I urge each of you to contact your fellow club members and sportsmen to consider and vote only for Pro-2nd Amendment candidates at all levels of government, local, county, state, national. We need to show that we fully support our Constitution and Bill of Rights! We need to let every politician running for office know that we demand the repeal, end of all SAFE Act, Red Flag, laws now! Let every politician know that we will not accept any limitations, restrictions on our 2nd Amendment Rights and firearms ownership! Demand rejection of all serial number documentation, all data bases, and other restrictions on our rights and privacy!
Additionally, there will be Referendums on the ballot. I urge each of you to consider them very closely. First considers voting by mail. As we all have seen, this is a gross failure and has possibly criminal connections. I urge all of you to vote NO, oppose this mail-in ballot agenda!
Second is to change voter registration day; abolish, end the 30-day requirement before election. This will make it impossible to confirm that each voter is a legal resident of the district and authorized to vote. I urge all of you to vote NO, reject this attempt to destroy the integrity of our elections!
Third referendum is changing the law for redistricting so politicians may alter a district at will. It reduces the 66.6% required percent vote, to 60% percent, eliminating the super-majority requirement. I urge rejection of this change! Keep, allow the local voters of each district to have more say on how a district is redrawn, not politicians!
Also watch for any local laws that will infringe on our 2nd Amendment, our rights, and reject, oppose them all! I encourage everyone to vote and vote in person. Stand up and show your full support of our 2nd Amendment Right! Stand up and vote for our rights, the Constitution, and our Bill of Rights!
 

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Discussion Starter · #20 ·
Some folks have asked why I'm recommending a negative vote on #2. It's because it would allow the state to ban gas-powered and diesel-powered vehicles from the road, in the name of "clean" air.
Gary
 

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Discussion Starter · #23 ·
Lou:
Don't hold your breath. They have a rep, for non-responsiveness, when they don't want to discuss a subject.
Gary
 

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Folks:
This just came in, from the NYSCC. They see it as even worse than i do and I think they're right. This is ver batim, from NYSCC. I didn't even correct the typos.
Gary

“Ballot Proposal Two
Hunters and farmers are environmentalists and conservationists for the sake of the environment and not for power and control. If they sit silently by and don’t vote this November or vote because something sounds nice, they will be losing their rights as property owners, hunters and gun owners, all in the name of so-called “environmental justice”.
On the back of November ballot are five proposals. Proposal Two amends the NY State Constitution to provide that “each person shall have a right to clean air and water, and a healthful environment.” Few will speak out against it, as it is so appealingly labelled and is framed as “racial environmental justice.” (Since the Left uses racism like Dirty Harry used his .44 magnum, this should immediately give you pause.)
The environment relates to health and if you liked the way health issues have impacted our country’s social and economic system during the past year, you will love Proposal Two.
Do we need another law? NYS has strict environmental laws and a state bureaucracy to enforce them. (Think hydro-fracking. Try getting a pistol permit in a Democrat controlled city.) But a NYS Constitutional Amendment supersedes any state laws and the radical Left wants that really big hammer to beat us over-the-head in support of their “green” agenda and, more importantly to them, their never-ending pursuit of power.
The federal Constitution specifically limits federal government power and puts law-making exclusively in the hands of the legislature - not the courts. This amendment would have the opposite effect by giving the NY government virtually unlimited power to legislate through bureaucracies and the courts by labelling everything environmental. (Note how the Left changed the definition of “infrastructure” to be all inclusive.) If the Left can’t get a law passed, activist judges will legislate by setting environmental standards, even though judges don’t have the expertise to determine what constitutes an undefined “healthful environment.”
This amendment might better be called “Full Employment for Lawyers”. It doesn’t define terms or spell out enforcement and penalties, which provides maximum latitude for lawyers and political activists to label anything “environmental” and then challenge both state regulations and private industry. Philip K. Howard said, “It would start an arms race among environmental groups and social justice groups for who can concoct the most dramatic theories.” It will allow delays and raise legal costs both for private industry and for public agencies. (Public agencies don’t care; it’s only taxpayer money. But private businesses vote with their feet and we can’t afford to lose more jobs.) A few states have similar laws but they are more narrowly defined to try to eliminate these issues.
Private property rights will disappear. Want to put up a shed on your lot? Want to blacktop your dirt driveway? Maybe plant some trees and bushes? Are you a farmer and want to hunt on your property? Expect environmentalists to demand that YOU pay for an environmental study. Farmers will be particularly open to lawsuits. And be careful that you don’t cross a local bureaucrat.
Proposed law, S5058, prohibits the use of lead ammunition on land contributing surface water to the New York city water supply. Ballot Proposal Two gives the gun control left an alternate avenue to implement S5058 and eliminate land available for hunting and, thus, eliminate guns and hunting. If it’s okay for NY City, why not give equal protection to other city’s municipal water supplies. Then, private wells must also be protected. Land available for hunting will disappear, all by judicial and bureaucratic fiat.
And by-the-way, NY proposed law S3018 would require a hunting license be procured before purchasing a rifle or shotgun. See how it works: no land for hunting equals no hunting equals no ability to legally buy a rifle or shotgun. But don’t worry, there is still the illegal market which happens to be where most criminals get their guns.
NYS is committed to eliminating carbon emissions from the electrical grid by 2040, which necessitates construction projects. Construction is a dirty, noisy business and this amendment will cover environmental impact during construction as well as the finished product. (Noise is a part of the environment. Perhaps “silencers” will be more effective on jackhammers than they are on guns.)
Proposal Two can be interpreted to require a quiet environment. Guns make noise, which will be an environmental issue for the courts to sort out. Are “silencers” the answer? They are illegal in NY State. Since they don’t really silence, maybe that isn’t such a big deal. On the other hand, if it outlawed Rap Music…
Remember when hydro-fracking was knee-capped by Andrew Cuomo and Joe Biden stopped pipeline construction (just before he gave the Russians the go-ahead on their pipeline) and hydro-fracking was stopped on government land and off-shore (just before Biden asked OPEC for more oil)? Under Proposal Two, the cost of implementing any of those in New York State would be prohibitive, even if Dr. Fauci gave them a complete bill of health.
It shouldn’t be enough to give a proposal a catchy title. The devil is in the details and this proposal will create a hell of a social, economic and legal environment. Of course, Proposal Two is about creating a “healthful environment” but who would have thought that was the definition of Hell? Actually, Ronald Reagan did think of it when he said, “Socialism only works in two places, Heaven where they don’t need it and Hell where they already have it”.
 

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Discussion Starter · #29 ·
The best you can probably do is vote a straight Conservative line.
Gary
 

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The good news, so far, is that we overturned the sickening VA gubernatorial situation and Dibiasio is out, in NYC. Expect more good news, from other states, maybe even more, here, as the results are finalized.
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Also, more good news, in VA. The House of Delegates (same as our state assembly) is now controlled by the Republicans, 51/49, gaining 6 seats and the state's new attorney general is very pro 2A. The VA state senate is still Dem controlled, which means it will be hard to reverse some of the anti-2A legislation already passed there but I expect the rural-county VA Dem senators to start seeing the change in the political picture, then switch sides. This mid-term election may be the start of the whole country's turn-around.
Gary
 

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Discussion Starter · #35 ·
Here are the vote counts, for the proposals.
Gary

NY Proposal 1: redistricting
Yes: 19% (1,183,033 votes)
No: 80% (4,798,804 votes)

NY Proposal 2: Environmental Rights
Yes: 68% (1,875,091 votes) (bad news, as this was the worst of the proposals)
No: 31% (849,266 votes)

NY Proposal 3: voter registration
Yes: 42% (1,160,112 votes)
No: 57% (1,587,491 votes)

NY Proposal 4: absentee voting
Yes: 43% (1,188,450 votes)
No: 56% (1,549,026 votes)

NY Proposal 5: NYC civil court claim limit
Yes: 62% (1,649,384 votes)
No: 37% (978,021 votes)
 

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Discussion Starter · #42 ·
Given the tiny difference, between the vote counts, it would seem that a physical audit of ballots, to verify the legality of each, would need to be performed.
Gary
 
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