Challenge to NYS Concealed Weapons Law
Last week the NYS legislature passed S. 51001/A. 41001, (the vote is at the end of the links below) , an unconstitutional infringement on the right to carry a concealed weapon in New York State. This action was taken to override a decision handed down from the US Supreme Court on June 24, 2022.
The Court was clear that any governmental effort to regulate the right must not be excessive. New York State’s response was to essentially make it impossible to carry a concealed weapon anywhere in the state for most residents.
The NYS Conservative Party has joined with the State GOP and its Chairman, Nick Langworthy, in creating a coalition to take legal action. I feel certain that when we get our day in court, we will be successful.
NYS Moving to Put Abortion Protections in State Constitution
New York falls into the category of a handful of states that allows abortion through viability – in fact, arguably to term. Non-medical professionals can do the procedure and doctors who perform abortions are under no requirement to save the life of a baby born alive.
Many members of the New York Legislature and Governor Hochul want New York’s extreme abortion policies enshrined in the State Constitution. The legislature last week did the first passage (S.51002/A.41002). They are required to pass it again next year before it needs to go on the ballot for the voters to make a final decision.
Although the bills passed with near unanimous Democrat support, there were some regular allies in the GOP who voted against the Party’s pro-life view. Myself, and our party leaders in the legislative districts have been in touch with the legislators, expressing our disappointment as well as our concern for the future.
I encourage you to review the Senate/Assembly voting record (at the end of the links below) and contact those who voted to protect abortion as a civil right in New York’s Constitution.
National Affairs Conference
We will be holding a National Affairs Political Action Conference on Saturday, August 13th from 12:00 PM to 4:30 PM at Arthur Finnegan American Legion Post #1443, 40 Mountain Lakes Lane, Greenwood Lake, NY 10925. A reception will follow immediately after.
At the conference we will be releasing our updated National Affairs Platform and hearing from a number of speakers and panels on issues such as Border Security, China/Taiwan, Inflation and supply chain woes, the Supreme Court and more.
There will be a modest $25 per person attendance fee for the conference. The conference will be followed by a reception attended by Joe Pinion, our US Senate Candidate, and local Congressional candidates. The fee for the reception is $75. Registration forms will be on our website sometime next week. As always, please feel free to call us at 718-921-2158.
S.51002s51002 final vote