Transcript of interview with State Senator Fred Akshar and Michael Vass, on January 25, 2019, on gun control legislation pending the NY State Legislature.
For the second year in a row, elected officials took a backseat to the public in a discussion on the concerns and issues facing the local and State community.
A fraction of elected officials and law enforcement have spoken publicly about the Social Media password Bill that will impact millions in NY State. The fate of this Bill, and impact to citizens, remains dubious at best.
Imagine the Government, reading every email, text, and internet search you make. All to prove you are unworthy of Rights the Government can’t grant or create. A web that includes everyone you know. Now realize that this is exactly what is planned for 2019.
The tone of the 2019 NY State Senate has now been defined with proposed legislation S09191. That tone is one of fear and persecution of firearm owners.
2018 mid-term elections are over, and now the public must live with the consequences of the votes. For one bipartisan group of constituents – gun owners – the result may well mean fewer rights and more targeted disenfranchisement on the horizon.
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