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The shot heard

On January 11th, 2014, 2nd Amendment supporters from around New York State turned out in droves to fire a single shot in unison, to protest Governor Andrew Cuomo's NY SAFE Act, marking the one year anniversary of its passage.

Using the much overused and abused "Message of Necessity," Cuomo, with his eye fixed upon the White House, rushed to pass what is now being called the UnSAFE ACT in the dead of night, without input from citizens and industry professionals, and suspending three days of legislative review, as required by law.

What was so urgent about restricting the rights of law-abiding citizens, and doing essentially nothing to take guns from criminals or addressing related mental health issues?

The number of gun owners in New York State far outnumber the votes Cuomo received in 2010. Andrew Cuomo can be soundly defeated in 2014.

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I was glad to see a decent turnout at Sheridan Transit. Gun owners aren't just rolling over to this piece of legislation
 

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Wish I could have been there. Born in Buffalo, now living in Binghamton. Did you get any coverage from the Buffalo News. (not a gannett liberal rag) How about any of the TV or radio stations? Do you have numbers of gun owners and numbers of votes Cuomo received? (one more thing...GO BILLS!) ed
 

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I remember doing a lot of inshore fishing on the California coast in the 1960's & 1970's. Then, the Gill Net Fishermen started wiping out just about all the recreational fishing. Well, the California fishermen got together, and put together an amendment and the voters outlawed Gill Nets in the early 80's. That was the first political act I ever got involved in. It worked, because we all got together and talked to everyone about the ban. As I recall the measure passed with the highest margin of any proposition ever placed on the California ballot. It can be done. And the fishing did make a big comeback.
 

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We had channel 4 at our club and our local paper. I'll work on getting the stats from the people who compiled the video but most counties in NY oppose the (un)SAFE act so we're hoping to cause some change this November. WIVB channel 4 has coverage on their website from their piece yesterday.
 

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I hope that a populist uprising could turn things around there. Voting out Cuomo would be a start and hopefully spoil his chances with a presidental run.
 

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Cuomo had 62.6% of the votes in the last election--2,911,616 votes total. According to an Antigun group (Nyagv.org. New Yorkers against gun violence) gun owners in NY in 2011 totaled about 3,523,201 with 700,000 being hunters. Those numbers were probably undersold and there are probably plenty more now. It's only a matter of rallying everyone to vote and offset NYC and a good candidate coming up against our beloved King Cuomo.
 

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Well, the problem you're going to run into are the gun owning liberal clods who will continue to vote for those who screw them over. We have some prime examples of this idiocy right here on this site. Obama could have had all 12ga's banned as destructive devices and these twits would still vote for him.
 

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TAK you hit the nail on the head, "hunters and gun owners" PROBLEM is they can't get their act together!!!

One party has ALWAYS-ED voted to destroy your rights and ownership to firearms and the LIV'S of the shooting world refuse to WAKE up to that FACT.

I am a "single" issue voter, its call supporting the Constitution!!!

YOU(representative) cast ONE vote against IT, YOU'LL never get my vote again.

Since we can't get the PEOPLE to preform what Thomas Jefferson said WOULD need to be done every so often, YOU'D better get off your PARTY high horse and start voting for AMERICA and its future.

We'll never get there by voting "Party".
 

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Agreed Timberfaller.....if the figures above are correct...we can vote cuomo out. Look what happened in Colorado with two recalled and the news journal who printed addresses of gun owners...subscription and advertiser backlash and 26 including the editor laid off. ed
 

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I remember so well attending the Media Day shoots at the old Buffalo Shooting Club. Pat McHugh sure did out do himself in hosting the media each year at these shoots...

All of the Local Buffalo Media folks were there, shooting and having a great time. TV and radia staions were on hand for live reports and interviews...Pat and the members of the Buffalo club had many, many prizes on hand for this day's events. ATA shoot along with the Media folks shooting after the ATA shoot...They were under our supervision, and both the men and ladies of the media had a great time...They looked forward to this Media Day shoot every year.

The Buffalo Shooting grounds are gone now, but perhaps after seeing this, could it be time for another Buffalo area club to pick up where the Buffalo Shooting club left off ???

Great job NY !!!

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More people in this country should follow in their footsteps and still have the sense of readiness in order to preserve LIBERTY and stand for what is right!!!

and I like the little music in this video it gives it a kind of compelling effect.
 

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Lord Cuomo just upped the ante. If you aren't a RINO who compromises the Second Amendment away, you are an "extreme conservative".

ALBANY – Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo says “extreme conservatives” don’t fit in with most New Yorkers.

“If they are extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of New York,” Cuomo said in a radio interview Friday.

Cuomo defined “extreme conservatism” as being “anti-gay” by opposing same-sex marriage rights, opposed to abortion rights and favoring legalization of assault weapons. Cuomo officials later said the governor’s remarks were aimed at “extremist” conservative Republican candidates.

Maybe someone like Buffalo’s Carl Paladino, although Cuomo did not name names.

But Paladino isn’t going anywhere. In fact, the Buffalo businessman and conservative who lost to Cuomo in the 2010 election has threatened to campaign not just against Cuomo but against the moderate Republican lawmakers in Albany whom Cuomo says belong in New York’s tent.

Paladino called Cuomo’s remarks the thinking of “a liberal elitist ... who thinks New York is his little play toy.

“I think it’s Andrew Cuomo just illustrating what kind of person he is. He doesn’t want any debate. He’s narcissistic. He doesn’t believe in debate or opposition," Paladino told The Buffalo News.

Cuomo, speaking Friday on public radio’s “The Capitol Pressroom” show, said Republicans have to decide if they are “extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault weapon, anti-gay.”

Cuomo officials later said that the governor’s remarks were not aimed the general population who are on the far right of the political spectrum - just the candidates. They noted that the governor in the interview said it is “fine” if conservative Republicans are opposed to abortion rights, opposed to gun control measures and are opposed to gay marriage rights and are “anti-gay,” but that their positions are out of step with 70 percent of New Yorkers.

The examples he gave of “moderate” Republicans include Republicans who partially control the State Senate and the administration of former Gov. George Pataki, who beat Cuomo’s father, Mario Cuomo, in the 1994 gubernatorial election.

The governor made his remarks while discussing what he called a power struggle within the state Republican Party between its conservative and moderate wings.

“They are searching to find their soul,” he said of GOP leaders on both sides.

“Moderate Republicans have a place in this state,” Cuomo said, adding that he has cut deals with such moderates in the Legislature on an assortment of social and fiscal matters for the past three years.

The head of the Conservative Party called Cuomo’s rhetoric over the top.

“For him to try to paint people who have different points of view that they are odd and extreme, I think is bad language for the governor of the state of New York,” said Michael Long, chairman of the state Conservative Party.

Long said he also found it curious that Cuomo’s comments came while talking about internal strife within the Republican Party when Cuomo’s own Democratic Party has its battles between moderate and left-leaning elements.

“I guess the governor believes if you don’t believe the way he does, there’s not room in what he thinks is his state. I believe this state is made up of men and women from Niagara Falls to Montauk Point who have all sorts of views, some who believe in the Second Amendment, some who believe in traditional marriage, some who believe government, especially in New York State, spends too much money and taxes are too high,” Long said.

On the issue of campaign finance, Cuomo dismissed as “baloney” issues about how he raised $33.3 million in re-election funds, much of it from deep-pocket donors. The New York Public Interest Research group said Thursday that 45 percent of the money Cuomo has raised the past three years came from people and entities giving more than $40,000 apiece.

“I don’t care if someone gave me a ton of money or gave me no money. It makes no difference,” Cuomo said.

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