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Kirsten Gillibrand to Fill Clinton’s Senate Seat

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by fingolfen, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. fingolfen

    fingolfen Oregon Member

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  2. NWMoss

    NWMoss Lost, permanently... Member

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    I just got told this bit of news by ANOTHER friend of mine on the phone a few minutes ago... He too is a 2A supporter...

    :paranoid:

    weird...
     
  3. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    That's some good news indeed. I wasn't even paying attention to 2A issues with this appointment - just assumed that NY Democrat = anti-gun. Shouldn't make assumptions...
     
  4. kirkcdl

    kirkcdl Roseburg,ORYGUN Member

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    Sure pissed off a few prominent antis-from AP via Yahoo:

    Before the governor even took the podium to introduce Gillibrand, anti-gun crusader Rep. Carolyn McCarthy said she would challenge Gillibrand in the Democratic primary next year, or find someone who would. Gillibrand has a 100 percent voting record with the National Rifle Association.

    McCarthy, a Long Island Democrat who ran for Congress after her husband was shot to death and her son wounded in the 1993 Long Island Rail Road massacre, said someone with such a record should not be the next senator from New York.

    "The majority of New Yorkers believe in trying to reduce gun violence," she said.

    Her complaint was echoed by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a Democrat-turned-Republican-turned-independent who has been one of the nation's most vocal gun control advocates. In a statement, the mayor noted his "strong disagreement with one area of her record as a member of Congress: illegal guns."

    Bloomberg and McCarthy said Gillibrand co-sponsored legislation to deny information cities and police need to track illegal gun use. The legislation passed in the House but was never considered by the Senate, McCarthy said.

    At the news conference, Gillibrand commended McCarthy for her "outstanding leadership in fighting against gun violence and keeping our children safe," and added: "I pledge to work with her on her signature bill for updating background checks to keep guns out of the hands of criminals." Gillibrand said she would support gun control "but also protect our hunters' rights."
     
  5. fingolfen

    fingolfen Oregon Member

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    Yeah - I wonder if those last comments were meant to placate or will serve as a prelude to her dropping from an "A" rating to a much lower one... Only time will tell, but at least it wasn't "yet another" "F" rated leftist moonbat.
     
  6. 2zuks

    2zuks Dallas, Oregon Member

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    Yeah, I am tired of hearing about supporting hunters rights! That is not what the second amendment is about!
     
  7. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    Thank you, I get tired typing this observation over and over. ;)

    As Mr. Link so presciently observed, "We need all the help we can get".
     
  8. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    Agreed, but in this case, I'll take someone who's pro-2A because they favor "hunters rights" over any of the other NY folks under consideration.