Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The Heller Case is now book! Meet Alan Korwin

[SCOPEny] The Heller Case is now a book - meet Alan Korwin

Anyone interested in meeting one of the authors of this book, Alan
Korwin, owner of Bloomfield Press and, as well as Alan
Gottlieb, founder of the Second Amendment Foundation should attend our
42nd Annual SCOPE Awards Banquet


Sunday, August 24, 2008

Kuyahoora Outdoors with Bill Lloyd WKUY-LP radio

Today,Saturday 23rd~ John Petrie President NYSMLA.ORG and I did an hour long radio show with Bill Lloyd. Bill is/was the 1st President of the NYS Muzzleloaders Association. That was 31 years ago.

To listen to the show visit links page at WWW.NYSMLA.ORG web site or WWW.WKUYLP.NET look for
"Kuyahoora Outdoors" Tuesday & Thursday @ 7 PM and Saturday @ 2 PM.

Don't forget next weekend Town of Ohio Recreation park is our 31 annual Labor Day shoot and camp out.
We will be making camp Friday afternoon so stop out shoot your smokepoles or shoot some bull which ever makes you happy.
Shooting starts Saturday/Sunday AM til app. 3 pm.

Bring the kids as the park has a modest play ground , pavilion & rest rooms.
NYSMLA will be having a pork supper, complimented by a bring a dish donation from those who wish to eat with us.

The following weekend is Kuyahoora ~ KVR's fall shoot @ their club house ~ same deal set up Friday, start a fire, burn some vittles and shoot the bull!

These are rain or shine events.

See ya on the range!


NY~ In The Races

In The Races

Rochester-area billionaire Tom Golisano will support Western New York Democratic Senate candidate Richard Dollinger. Dollinger is challenging Sen. Joseph Robach (R-Greece) for the 56th Senate District which covers the towns of Brighton, Greece and Parma and much of the City of Rochester. Golisano is expected to make financial contributions to Dollinger’s campaign from his newly formed “Responsible New York” committee.

Robert F. Kennedy has endorsed Democratic and Working Families candidate Jonathan Smith for the 102nd Assembly District, currently represented by Republican Joel Miller. Smith faces a primary challenge for the Democratic line from attorney Gary Levine. The 102nd Assembly District includes the towns of Poughkeepsie, Hyde Park, Wappinger, Clinton, Fishkill and LaGrange.

New York Times endorsements
In a surprise twist, the New York Times has endorsed community activist Paul Newell in lower Manhattan’s 64th Assembly District. The Times selected Newell over Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who for the first time in decades is facing a three-way challenge for the Democratic line. The Times’ endorsement of Newell over Speaker Silver is makes a strong statement about how badly change is needed in Albany.

The New York Times also endorsed Daniel Squadron in his bid to win the Democratic line from long term incumbent Senator Martin Connor in New York’s 25th Senate District. The Times cites Senator Connors as accomplishing far too little over his three decade tenure in Albany as a reason to consider taking another direction.

Democratic NYC Councilman/Congressional candidate Michael McMahon received the endorsement of the New York Times. McMahan is running to replace Rep. Vito Fossella who announced a few months ago that we would not seek re-election to the 13th Congressional District which covers Staten Island and a small part of Brooklyn.

SCOPE Leadership Virtual Forum:
SCOPE's web site:

Saturday, August 9, 2008

New York & NICS mental health reporting

Not a good deal for thousands of peopl ewho will have their lives turned inside out by the social service nannies.

Relates to transmission of data relating to the possession and acquisition of afirearm; relates to the collection, retention or modification of records or thetransmital of such data or records to the division of criminal justice servicesfor the purposes of responding to criminal background check queries.
The State of New York has a strong interest in reducing gun violencein this state. It also must ensure that those law-abiding citizenswishing to purchase guns can do so. The protections set forth in thisbill will enhance law-enforcement efforts to reduce gun violence,without infringing on the rights of legitimate gun owners.

BUDGET IMPLICATIONS: This bill will help New York State comply fully with the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007, and thereby avoid the possible future loss of federal funding. DOH and OMRDD will incur some costs in implementing the NICS improvements, but some of these costs will be offset if the State qualifies for and receives any federal grants provided for in the NICS Improvement Amendments Act, if Congress appropriates money for this grant program.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This bill would become effective on November 1, 2008.

You all see the ca$h incentive for giving the feds your supposed private health information.

Regards, BPB

Screw Real ID

John Locke, A Letter Concerning Civil Government : 118.
...that a child is born a subject of no country nor government. He is under his father's tuition and authority till he come to age of discretion, and then he is a free man, at liberty what government he will put himself under, what body politic he will unite himself to.

Every man being, as has been showed, naturally free, and nothing being able to put him into subjection to any earthly power, but only his own consent.Social Security numbers are for social security, and should be bared from being used for national ID or any other purpose but for social security.

Nuff said!

New York Senate special session

Senate in Albany for special session

New York State Senators were in Albany on Friday, August 8, holding a special summer session. Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Center) was expected to bring Governor Paterson’s plan for a property tax cap to the floor of the chamber for a vote.
NYSAR supports the governor’s property tax plan, which would cap the growth of school property tax levies at four percent a year or 120 percent of the consumer price index.

The Assembly will not join the Senate in Albany today and a spokesperson for Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says the speaker is open to the idea of a property tax cap, but does not want it to come at the expense of shortchanging schools and children out of needed funding. The Assembly and Senate will both return to Albany on August 19 for an “emergency economic session” called by Governor Paterson.


Regards BPB

Friday, August 1, 2008

FLCC DEC Region 8 Report

Region 8 Report


By NYSCC Region 8 Director Glen Adams

Chemung County Federation of Sportsmen; The law extending Rifle hunting in Chemung County was signed extending allowing the use of Rifles for Big Game for another three years.

Genesee County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs; Worked on behalf of the sportsmen to preserve the John White Memorial Game Management area bought with Pitman Robertson and NYS conservation funds for sportsmen and women. Area politicians had tried to grab a hold of this land for a veteran’s cemetery. A veteran cemetery is a worthy cause for Genesee County but not a proper use of this land. Genesee County Federation also has annually been a contributor to the Genesee County Envirothon. Many of the individual clubs within the county have sponsored, Jakes day events, children fishing derbies and sent children to DEC conservation camp.

Livingston County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs; Has and is the Co-Sponsor with the NYS DEC for the National Hunting and Fishing Days at the East Avon regional headquarters. This event takes a lot of effort from the Livingston County Federation and draws thousands of visitors every year. Our congratulations go out to the group for their Herculean efforts put forth for this event. Livingston County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs has also been putting effort into getting a law passed to allow the use of rifles within Livingston County from US Route 20A south. Although it did not get put up for a vote in the State Legislature this year they are working to get it passed.

Monroe County Conservation Council; Has sent many children to the DEC Conservation camp as have many other groups in our region. The group has worked on fishing derby at Powder Mill Park and others. This group has the largest population in our region with the most State Legislators, but suffers from the apathy of many of the clubs in County not participating in the County Conservation Council. This is not a unique of Monroe County alone. This is a problem many of our county’s experience to one degree or another.

Ontario County; The Apathy that I mentioned in Monroe County is even more severe in this county as it does not have a Federation or participation in the NYSCC.

Orleans County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs; have sent many children to DEC conservation camp. They have also sponsored a children’s fishing derby and been involved in walleye rearing and stocking. Due to VHS, they were unable to stock this year. The group has been very concerned and worked to get public access to Oak Orchard Creek for trout and salmon fishing.

Schuyler County Federation of Sportsmen’s clubs: Schuyler County was awarded approx $5,000 from the Habitat fund to maintain some grass lands.

Seneca County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs; Has been very active in our region monitoring and actively participating in the happenings at the Old Seneca Army Depot. This group has been working with and trough the Seneca White Deer to try and preserve as much or the property and possible for conservation purposes. This group has been actively sponsoring children for DEC conservation camp, supplying fishing poles to libraries for lending. Barbra Wells and Seneca County are heading up the NYSCC presents and the Empire Farm Days at Waterloo.

Steuben County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs; Steuben county has again been allowed to use rifle for big game hunting by the law that was signed by Governor Patterson extending rifle use for the next three years. Steuben has annually been active at the County Fair. They represent the sportsmen to the public in putting on displays at their log cabin. This takes a lot of effort and they are to be congratulated.

Wayne County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs; this group has been very active in pheasant rearing and stocking, sponsoring children for the DEC Conservation camps. Wayne County Federation has invested several thousand dollars in books to libraries & Fur Fish Game magazine to libraries. Also a supporter with in the Eddie Eagle program the Sheriffs department teaches in the elementary schools. WCFSC also plays host the Youth fishing derby which is chaired by Al Schultz

Yates County Federation of Conservation Clubs; has sponsored a fishing children’s derby on Keuka Lake this last June. The Federation has sent many children to NYS DEC conservation camp in the past years.

Other area concerns: The Bear hunting zone is being moved northward. Bears have been increasingly encountered as far north as Monroe County and Lake Ontario. The Watershed of Canadice and Hemlock Lakes are being looked at for purchase by the DEC to preserve them for conservation uses. This is of particular concern as the state and the city of Rochester hit hard economic times. What ones looked as a very likely occurrence may be in jeopardy. That could lead to commercial development along these pristine waters. The water levels and shipping ballast regulations of the Great Lakes is a concern to our area and it often introduces unwanted problems into all of the Finger Lakes.