Thursday, October 28, 2010

Senator Mike Nozzolio on Election Day

Fellow firearms owners & sportsmen! Mike has fought for our Second amendment rights for many years. He has fought against micro-stamping , COBIS & is "our" Senator who stands up to those on the other side of our values.We have to hold our slim majority in the NY Senate, if we loose our very slim majority you can guarantee NY states Legislative leaders will redistrict the state..and to be blunt; if you think we're getting short change now~ well you get the picture!
 Regards, "BlackPowder" Bill

State Senate candidate Ed O'Shea, a liberal college professor, wants to restrict your Constitutional right to bear arms.  Ed O'Shea has explicitly stated that he supports: ·       
Wasteful and outrageous micro stamping for law-abiding gun owners; ·      
 New intrusive restrictions on purchasing firearms; ·      
 More unnecessary regulations on law-abiding gun owners;

Please take the time to exercise your right to vote on Tuesday, November 2nd and help defeat Ed O'Shea - a liberal Democrat and Working Families Party candidate who wants to take away one of your most fundamental American rights - the right to bear arms! Senator Mike Nozzolio has earned our support. 

 He opposes any effort to restrict our Second Amendment Rights. 

Senator Mike Nozzolio has always received the highest ratings from the National Rifle Association (NRA) and Shooters Committee on Political Education (SCOPE), and was awarded this month as PATRIOT of the YEAR by the Wayne County Division of SCOPE.  
Senator Nozzolio has been honored in the past as “Legislator of the Year” by the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association. 
Please vote for Senator Mike Nozzolio on Election Day,  Tuesday, November 2nd P.S.  Please share this message with others who are as concerned as you are about preserving and protecting your 2nd Amendment Rights.

Monday, October 25, 2010

New DEC Commissioner~ Who is Peter Iwanowicz?

"President Cushing has been in contact with the newly-appointed DEC Commissioner, Peter Iwanowicz, and has discussed issues concerning sportsmen with him. A follow-up meeting is scheduled for later this week at the DEC office in Albany. If you have any concerns that you would like addressed in upcoming meetings, please contact" Howie

WOW ~ bpb
Peter Iwanowicz
Peter M. Iwanowicz is the Director of the New York State Climate Change Office at the Department of Environmental Conservation in Albany, New York. Peter’s responsibilities include overseeing the Department’s involvement in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, including serving as the chair of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative’s Auction Committee. In addition, Peter is the New York State representative to the International Carbon Action Partnership.

Before joining the state, Peter most recently served as Vice President for the American Lung Association of New York State, where he directed the association’s advocacy efforts.

Peter has also worked for the San Francisco-based Resource Renewal Institute promoting sustainability policies in New York State and also worked for Albany, New York based Environmental Advocates of New York. At EA-NY, Peter lead the organization’s clean air and clean energy policy work.

Peter graduated from Siena College and he lives in the Albany area with his wife and two children.
The DEC Grannis memo Click here

A good article to read Click here ADK Explorer

Friday, October 22, 2010

DEC commissioner Pete Grannis fired (updated) - Capitol Confidential

Well now what's left for NY sportsmen~

DEC commissioner Pete Grannis fired (updated) - Capitol Confidential

Subject: Message from President Howard Cushing regarding Pete Grannis

I am sure most of you know by now that Governor Paterson has dismissed Commissioner Pete Grannis. Most of the issues surrounding this latest development within DEC stem from Commissioner Grannis’ willingness to stand up to the Governor and tell the truth about cutbacks and layoffs requested by the Governor and how they would impact the agency. Although times are tough, there is a very real possibility that DEC will be gutted or worthless should all the cutbacks and changes come to pass.

I have a very deep concern that the Department of Budget or the Governor will be looking at the Conservation Fund as a cash cow; and if they think they are going to touch the Conservation Fund under my watch, they are underestimating the lengths I and the Council will go to not to let that happen. If necessary, we will file a lawsuit to keep the Conservation Fund intact and do whatever needs to be done to protect it. I hope you will support us in these efforts.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

NY pistol permit data base bill needs support

Okay, here ya go you stomped and cried now make those calls. BPB

As you know, an individual accessed legally licensed pistol permit owners’ names and addresses from the New York State Police and then put the information out to the public on a website.  The NYSCC has FOILed the NYS Police to find out who is responsible for this inappropriate action.  We are seeking legislation to close the gap to an existing law amended in 1994 (subdivision 5 of section 400.00 of the Penal Law) which allows disclosure only of the name and address of the approved applicant.

Senate Bill 8456 introduced by Senator Joseph Griffo would help correct this atrocity.  On October 4, 2010 President Cushing got Senator Roy McDonald to also sign onto this landmark legislation.  Senator McDonald issued the following statement:  “Due to the reckless and short-sighted actions of websites on the Internet, everyone has the ability to access the New York State Police pistol or revolver permit registry and all of the names and addresses of legal firearms owners.  Police agencies across the state are powerless to prevent criminals from utilizing this information for their own purposes.  Criminals can now tell whether a household is protected or not.  Most disturbing is what the exposure of this information does to individuals who may have been victims of spousal or sexual abuse.”

The NYSCC urges you to contact the following legislators and thank them for their support; hopefully we can get more legislators to sign on.  The work has only begun; we need a compatible bill in the Assembly and then must have it signed by the Governor.  Contact and say “thanks” to the following for sponsoring S 8456:

Senator Joseph Griffo     518/455-3334 phone

Senator William Larkin   518/455-2770 phone

Senator Betty Little        518/455-2811 phone

Senator Michael Nozzol   518/455-2366 phone

Senator Roy McDonald   518/455-2381 phone

Howard O. Cushing, Jr., President
NYS Conservation Council
Phone 518/674-2961

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