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Gov. Mario Pataki SIGNED GUN LAW ON 8/9/00
MORE INFORMATION WHEN I GET IT
CLICK HERE TO SEE MY FULL BREAKDOWN OF THE NEW LAW

Assault Weapons Ban (several sections)

     I HAVE NO IDEA HOW THIS WILL TURN OUT.  8/10/00 Sen. Morahan's office called Sen. Padavans office and they said that no guns are banned.  The bill is only a copy of the federal law and does not ban any weapons.  That is the same thing that Sen. Padavan's office told me when I talked to them just after the bill was passed
      I am still working on this and some do think that it does ban defined AWs that you did not own on the 9/14/94 date as I was told this by a state Senator.  I was told by the staff of an assembly member that the state police were planning to check the 4473s but I do not think that this is true at this time.  Adding the "OR FUNCTIONING FRAMES OR RECEIVERS OF SUCH" phrase could present the the biggest anti-gun loophole.
     We are all going to have to sit back and see what happens.

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    Frank Reggero, active member of the sporting family in Orange County died, 8/10/00
    8/12/00 T H-R, FRANKLIN O. "FRANK" REGGERO Newburgh, N.Y. Franklin O. "Frank" Reggero of Newburgh, a retired senior programmer for IBM, Poughkeepsie, died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000, at home. He was 56. The son of Franklin P. and Virginia Drake Reggero, he was born Sept. 21, 1943, in Newburgh. He was a member of Black Rock Fish & Game Club; Maybrook Sportsman's Club; Orange County Federation of Sportsman's Club; NYS Conservation Counsel; NRA Endowment; Stewart Park & Coalition; and IBM Quarter Century Club. Survivors include his companion, Eileen Stine, at home; one son, Franklin R. and his wife Sabine Reggero of Germany; one daughter, Melissa and her husband Stephen Dodig of Saugerties; one step-son, Michael Stine of Lake Hopatcong; both parents of Newburgh; one brother, Ronald and his wife Barbara Reggero of
     Newburgh; two sisters, Viaginia "Ginny" and her husband Joseph Mc Cue of Wallkill and Michelle "Shelly" Starkey of New Windsor; two grandsons, Vincent Reggero of Germany and Stephen Franklin Dodig of Saugerties; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, at Doulin Newburgh Funeral Home Inc., 318 North Montgomery St., Newburgh. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 14, at Good Shepherd Church. Father David Stanway will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to St. Jude Children's Hospital, P.O. Box 100/Dept. 300. Memphis, Tenn. 38148. Arrangements are under the direction of Doulin Newburgh Funeral Home Inc., Newburgh


    7/29/00  NYPD Cop points gun in bar.
        The T H-R reports that a NYPD cop, Sgt. Craig W. Wood, 47, from New Windsor was charged with 4th degree criminal possession of a weapon, (knife?), 4 counts of 2nd degree reckless endangerment and 4 counts of 2nd degree menacing.  Woods had been drinking heavily for more than 5 hours mixing beer with shots of Jack Daniels.
    CLICK HERE FOR STORY


    Guns found in Montgomery Trailer parked in lumber yard.
         7/28/00 T H-R
        Gerard V. Barbuto was charged with 3rd degree criminal possession of a weapon after police found 8 assorted handguns in a trailer along with some of Barbuto's personal belongings.  The guns were not stolen.
    CLICK HERE FOR STORY


    Police arrested 3 men on drug and handgun charges in the Town of Newburgh
        7/27/00 T H-R
        2 Stolen guns including a Colt .25 semi-auto and a Colt .38 revolver discarded in a car chase along with bags of marijuana and PCP led to the arrest of Michael McNair, 19, Antoine Shell, 18, and Rodarius Hargrove 19, all of Poughkeepsie.
    CLICK HERE FOR STORY


    67 year old retired cop, John Rudden of Monroe was charged with menacing and sent to OC Jail.
        7/27/00 T H-R
        6 young boys, ages 13 to 14 were riding on the Heritage Trail bicycle path when one of the boys collided with Rudden.  The boys rode away and Rudden went after them and pulled a gun to hold them.  Rudden was treaded at Arden Hill Hospital for pulled tendons in his right arm and arrested with additional charges of endangering the welfare of a child and reckless endangerment pending.
    Young teen: Ex-cop pointed gun at me after bike crash
    Mom wants gun permit of retired cop revoked


    David Dirks, T H-R Sunday Outdoors Column writer finally rights a pro gun right column.
    7/30/00 T H-R.  David Dirks finally wrote a "Write a letter to the politicians ... " and teach your child to shoot column.
    CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FULL COLUMN

    OC Family Court judge race heating up.
        The T H-R reports that current temporary Family Court Judge and Republican Judge Carol S. Klein and  Democrat David Levinson are going to be in a primary for the Conservative line in November for the open Family Court Judge seat.  Both already have their party lines in the race.  Both candidates have had the Conservative line when they ran in local town justice races.  Levinson has raised $24,113 for the race while Klein has raised $10,000 in the form of 2 $5,000 loans however what ever amount that is needed will be spent on this race with each candidate spending close to if not over $50,000 for the 10 year job.  Levinson is planning more fund raising.

    Judge Levinson has a web site at  www.judgelevinson2000.org

        This is not going to be your normal race.  Both Judges are going to the local clubs to ask for our vote.  Judge Levinson has even gotten an unrestricted license while Judge Klein does not have a license as far as I know.
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    TV ALERT, Frank Carbone will be on Direct Line with an anti-gunner/hunter.

        I will be appearing as a guest on the Cable TV Show "Direct Line" on Monday 8/14/00 at 6 PM (1st half) on Time Warner Cable Channel 6 and the 2nd half of the previously taped show on Wednesday 8/16/00, 9 PM on the same Time Warner cable channel 6. These shows had been previously broadcast on US Cablevision and Media One. The host of the show is Terance Michos, who does a great job - the topic of the show is the over-population of deer in New York State. Two other guests appeared with me at the same time - they are: Glen Cole Region #3 NYSDEC Wildlife Manager and Ann Muller of Wildlife Watch - who represents what appeared to me to be the anti-hunting community and also anti-gun. Folks in Orange County should be able to pick-up this broadcast. It was a very interesting time and Ann blames us for shooting the frogs, calls me a killer and blames us for the violence in children. Please watch this show if you can and let me know what you think.
    .......... Frank



    Shawangunk Fish & Game Sportsmens Extravaganza
        I was unable to go but I was told everyone had a good time and we hope that this event will be held again.  Shawangunk club needs to be applauded for taking the time and effort to hold such an event along with a few other clubs who hold public events.  This is what is needed to keep our sport.  The following is what the T H-R said hidden in the Sunday paper but it did include a picture of a young child shooting from a bench.

    Sporting event targets gun safety

          By Bianca Sausa,  The Times Herald-Record,  bsausa@th-record.com

        Middletown Sam Osborne Jr. smiled as he watched his 5-year-old son Andrew concentrate on shooting the five targets set up in frontof him.
        He hit them all.
        Hunting has been in Osborne's family for generations, and yesterday the older Osborne passed the tradition on to three sons. A few times, Kevin, 9, asked his dad for help while Christopher, 10, got up to say that he shoots for fun and "that's about it." "By teaching them the proper way to handle a gun, the proper  safety procedures," the boys' father said, "they get the responsibility."
        The Osbornes, of Middletown, were among the 150 or so people who spent the day at the Shawangunk Fish and Game Association's first-ever Sportsmen's Extravaganza, which continues today.
       The weekend event is being held at the end of Beakes Street on 200 acres of land. Organizer Tom Plocharczyk spent a year putting it together.
      Yesterday, dozens of families spent the day fishing, shooting, trapshooting, blacksmithing, and learning how to shoot a bow and arrow and flyfish.
      Carmine Montalbano, a safety instructor from the National Rifle Association and the coach of the Middletown Pistol and Rifle Association, was on hand at the target youth shooting range to  teach gun safety.
      To use an air rifle, a child has to be at least 8; to use a .22 caliber rifle, at least 12. "No child should have a gun," said Dan Maher. "If there's a gun in  the house, he should be schooled on it."

    LINK TO http://www.th-record.com/2000/08/20/bsguns.htm

     Newburgh 8/19/00 T H-R Nine-year-old finds loaded gun

        A 9-year-old boy found a loaded handgun under a tree Wednesday evening on Ann Street, at the east end of Newburgh, city police said.
        The child's mother told police her son brought the gun to her, saying he found it at the foot of a tree, covered with grass as if someone had hidden it.
        The mother found the gun was loaded. She removed the bullet from the chamber and called police.


    I.D.P.A. Classifier Match set for September 9th
        Tri-State Rod and Gun club will hold an I.D.P.A. Classifier match to run from 10:00am to 2;00pm on 9/9/2000.  The match will be held at 266 North Orange Street Port Jervis New York.  For information on I.D.P.A. visit their web site.  For information for the match/classifier Call Ted @(845)858-4256 email: tag1@pikeonline.net or  Ellen @ (858)856-1330


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    07/27/2000  GUN CONTROL S8234 DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR awaiting his action.

        Expect to see Gov. Mario Pataki sign the gun control bill in the next few days to much fanfare and a large press.

    CLICK HERE TO SEE HOW BILLS BECOME LAW IN NEW YORK STATE
    From the state web site:
               Governor has 10 days, excluding Sundays, to act on bills sent by
          10 days before adjournment.  If Governor does not act in that time,
          the bills automatically become law. Governor has 30 calendar days
          after Legislature adjourns to act on other bills; these bills
          may not become law without the Governor's approval ("pocket veto").
         It would seem that the time has passed because the bill was passed on 6/23/00 and the Legislature adjourned on 6/24/00.  I guess that it all depends on what you me by "adjourned".
        I have been told that Gov. Mairo Pataki has until Jan. 1st to sign the bill but I expect him to sign it between August 8th and 18th.
    GOV. MAIRO PATAKI SIGNS THE BILL

    CLICK HERE TO SEE HIS PRESS RELEASE

         Not only did he sign the bill but he invited Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy and they had the signing at the Long Island Railroad Station where the train pulled in after Collan Fergerson shot many people and killed Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy's husband and injured son.  Nothing in the law would have prevented Fergerson from killing anyone but having someone on the train with a gun might have stopped him and the killing.
         The State Police will have the new rules and regulations ready to go on

    VERY BAD NEWS FOR THOSE OF US WHO OWN ASSAULT WEAPONS

    CLICK HERE TO SEE MY BREAKDOWN OF THE NEW LAW
    SECTION 10,  Sec 265.00. Definitions, Additions
    CLICK HERE TO LINK TO SEE PART OF THE SENATE FLOOR DEBATE ON THIS SECTION.

    NEW NY STATE LAW                                                        FEDERAL LAW
    (Who said that they were both the same?  You can not do a true side by side comparison because of the structural differences between the way sate and federal law are set up. )
    D)  ANY  OF  THE  WEAPONS, OR FUNCTIONING FRAMES OR RECEIVERS OF SUCH
    49  WEAPONS, OR COPIES OR DUPLICATES OF SUCH WEAPONS, IN ANY CALIBER,  KNOWN
    (A) any of the firearms, or copies or duplicates of the firearms in any caliber, known as - 
    6    (E) PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT SUCH TERM DOES NOT INCLUDE: (I) ANY RIFLE,
    7  SHOTGUN OR PISTOL THAT ...
    19    (V) A SEMIAUTOMATIC RIFLE, A SEMIAUTOMATIC SHOTGUN OR A  SEMIAUTOMATIC
    20  PISTOL  OR  ANY OF THE WEAPONS DEFINED IN PARAGRAPH (D) OF THIS SUBDIVI-
    21  SION LAWFULLY POSSESSED PRIOR TO SEPTEMBER FOURTEENTH, NINETEEN  HUNDRED
    22  NINETY-FOUR. 
    § 922(v)(1) It shall be unlawful for a person to manufacture, transfer, or possess a semiautomatic assault weapon. ...
    (2) Paragraph (1) shall not apply to the possession or transfer of any semiautomatic assault weapon otherwise lawfully possessed under Federal law on the date of the enactment of this subsection.

        I still do not know how this is going to work out.  I have talked to Assembly people and the Sen. Padavan's office and they said that nothing was banned.  We will have to sit tight and see what the State Police tell us.  It looks like our greatest risk is the added of the phrase; "OR FUNCTIONING FRAMES OR RECEIVERS OF SUCH."

        I talked to a local Senator who told me that his current understanding of the new law is that if you did not own your assault weapon on 9/14/94 then you are going to be a felon.  (Too bad for all of the people who have sold their gun and upgraded to a better gun or did not buy an assault gun before the set date.  Too bad you did not know before the magic date that in 6 years they were going to ban any gun that you bought after that date.  Too bad if you were born too late and it was illegal for you to buy a gun before 9/14/99.)
        I am not going to say that the Senator is wrong but based on what the antigunners said when the bill passed nothing is banned.  I am trying to find someone in Albany who know what it means.  The law is vague in that it does not say who has to "LAWFULLY POSSESSED PRIOR TO SEPTEMBER FOURTEENTH, NINETEEN  HUNDRED NINETY-FOUR."   Lawfully possessed by an FFL, by an importer, by someone in NY State, by you and nobody else but you?  It does not say "lawfully possessed by the current owner...
        We will have to wait and see how Spitzer decides to handle it.  He is the only one who really has the power to define what it really means.  Get ready to start collecting your nickels and dimes, dollars, ten dollars, fifty dollars, hundred dollars to start with.  I guess that we are going to see how much support all of those pro-gun people are going to give when it cost them money.  You know, those loud pro-gunners who were sitting on their hands at home on the election day when Spitzer won.

        If anyone has any specific information that I can confirm please e-mail me.  Letters from your local representative would be great.
    CLICK HERE TO LINK TO Citizens for a Safer Community v. City of Rochester.  This ruling upholds the Rochester AWB.


    FYI NY Penal Law, Class D felony.
    § 70.00 Sentence of imprisonment for felony.
    2. Maximum term of sentence. The  maximum  term  of  an  indeterminate sentence  shall  be  at least three years and the term shall be fixed as follows:  (d) For  a  class D felony, the term shall be fixed by the court, and shall not exceed seven years; ...

    RKBA rally pictures in Albany
        SCOPE sponsored a Civil Rights rally in Albany last month and the pictures are in.  Only about 200 to 250 people attended but I was told that those who attended did have a good time and that most of the speeches were good.  I was unable to attend.
    CLICK HERE TO SEE THE PICTURES

    Gov. Mario Pataki announces that he will run for a 3rd term.
        I saw Gov. Mario Pataki saying that he has always planned to run for a third term.  That along with the rumor/story that he is trying to have his personal appointment placed in charge of the Republican party election purse strings will mean not just that he will be in total control of his election but also what money goes to other Republicans who are running for office.  Local Republicans and committees will know that they will not get the their fair share of state party campaign money if they do not support Mario Pataki and his programs.

    State Police to make new rules required by new gun control law.
         I sent the State Police an e-mail to find out when they will have their new rules ready and this is what they sent me.
         The Rules presently being written by the State Police are due to be completed by October 1, 2000.  These Rules pertain to gun dealers and manufacturers.  Once written, they will be published in the NYCRR (New York Code of Rules and Regulations) and are available from the Secretary of State.  The State Police may also post them, but this has not yet been determined.  I will recontact you when I have more definite information.


    Democrats to choose between Dr. McMahon and Hillary in Sept. 12 primary.
        The Democrats still have one last chance to change their minds on who will represent them in the November elections to choose a Senator for New York.  Dr. Mark McMahon is on the ballot in the primary against Hillary so if you are or you know a registered Democrat please urge them to vote for McMahon on Sept. 12
    CLICK HERE TO SEE THE T H-R ARTICLE ON McMahon
    CLICK HERE TO LINK TO HIS WEB PAGE


    NY League of Women Voters, "Balancing Justice Project"
        The  League of Women Voters of New York State, with funds from several, shall we say liberal, foundations Stated the Balancing Justice in New York State  across the state last year.  It is now in phase two and has started several Statewide Task Forces.  Among some of the Task Forces are:
    Death Penalty, Issues on which the group will be working:
    1 Recruit members for New Yorksers Against the Death Penalty.
    2. Teach people how to talk with legislators.
    3. Organize upstate resources.

    Prison Voting Rights,  Issues on which the group suggested work:
    1. Restoration of voting rights should be made as early as possible.
    2. Researching CT law and proposing similar law in NY
    3. Research the laws of other states.
    4. Investigate constitutional and human rights such as the right not to be stigmatized and the right to citizen participation

    Public Education,  Issues on which the group suggested work::
    1. Counter negativism about criminals - alternative slogan to "Tough on Crime"
    2. Change the attitude of the local media
    3. Providing public schools with better information on criminal justice.
     

        Now I am not going to say that all of the program promotes some liberal agenda because some of the other topics that are being worked on are worth while but can you ever think that they would be Recruiting members for the NRA?  Missing in the list of Task Forces is a Task Force on Victim's Rights, or Task Force to reform NY States restrictive gun laws.
        How could anyone promote the idea that someone who has raped and killed a little old lady could have some constitutional and human right not to be stigmatized after being found guilty is insane.  And just how is Justice going to be balanced by countering negativism about criminals?  Is the liberal local media suppose to talk about how nice that guy who raped and murdered that little old lady or young child so that we all feel better and justice will be balanced because of it?
    CLICK HERE FOR THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF NEW YORK

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    Zogby International Poll

      LOS ANGELES, July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Just prior to the Republican National Convention, likely Independent voters favor
      Republican George W. Bush's position on abortion, taxes and gun control over Democrat Al Gore's. In a poll conducted between July 6-8, 2000, the non-partisan polling firm Zogby International surveyed 1,008 likely Independent voters
      nationwide. The poll has a +/- 3.2% margin of error.  Key results are as follows:

      Guns:

       --  69% of Independent voters favor a candidate who wants better enforcement of current gun control laws, including
      mandatory jail time for those who commit a crime with a gun, as compared to 25.1% who support a candidate favoring more gun control laws, including mandatory gun locks. These results are similar to a Feb.2000 "Zogby American Values" poll, which indicated a 68.3% to 29% split.

       --  71.7% of Independent voters would support a candidate who believes the Second Amendment of the Constitution protects the rights of individuals to own guns.  Only 21.5% indicated support for a candidate who believes that the Second Amendment protects the rights of states in the form of militias to own guns.

       --  47.2% of Independent voters believe that crime is down for the seventh consecutive year because of tough laws such as
      mandatory sentencing, no early parole and "three strikes you're out." 37.4% of Independent voters believe crime is down because of economic growth and programs to aid troubled youth and communities. In February, 54.7% of  respondents believed that crime reduction was because of tough laws compared to 31.6% who chose the economy and programs to aid  youth and communities.

       --  76.2% of Independents support a candidate who favors  federal prosecution for criminals committing a crime with a gun.  Only 13.5% support a candidate that believes criminals should be allowed to plea bargain.

      SOURCE  Zogby International; Associated Television News


    AMA study said that the Brady law does not reduce homicide rates.
         8/2/00  According to a study published in anti-gun The Journal of the American Medical Association, there is no evidence that the Brady  law requiring background checks of handgun buyers contributed to a reduction in homicide rates after it went into effect in 1994. The drop in the homicide rate is related to an overall decline in crime and the Brady law is not a significant factor.
         The authors compared two sets of states: Thirty-two states that installed the law in 1994 and 18 states plus the District of Columbia, all of which have had Brady-style restrictions for much longer.
         The authors said that based on their statistical analysis, the decline in handgun homicide in the new states with the Brady law should have been much more rapid if the law had really had an effect.
    CLICK HER TO LINK TO THE NY TIMES ARTICLE
    CLICK HER TO LINK TO THE Washington Post ARTICLE
    CLICK HER TO LINK TO THE Chicago Tribune  ARTICLE
        Information provided by LRN and SCOPE

    Clinton finds way to attempt to end import of firearms and ammo.
    Date sent:        Sun, 20 Aug 2000 12:29:11 -0400
    From:             "John L. Cushman" <jcushman@juno.com>
        "On April 18, 1998, at the second Summit of the Americas, in Santiago, Chile, President Clinton announced that the United States would issue regulations implementing the ``Model Regulations for the Control of the International Movement of Firearms, Their Parts and Components, and Ammunition.'' ... The purpose of the Model Regulations is to provide standardized procedures for the international movement of firearms, their parts and components, and ammunition so as to prevent illegal trafficking in these articles."
    So reads the opening "background" paragraph of a new PERMANENT rule issued by the Clinton/Gore administration's Treasury Department and became effective immediately on June 20, 2000. [Federal Register, pages 38194 through 38201; and "Open Letter to Licensed Firearm Importers..." sent out by the BATF, dated June 26, 2000]
    CLICK HERE FOR A LINK TO THE FEDERAL REGISTER
        I do not know what real impact these new rules will have but just glancing at them they really will allow some paperpusher the chance to shut down all imports of guns, ammo and parts with very little reason.  They even dropped the value from $500 to $100 that was exempt from the required a permit.  How many springs does it take to make $100 worth of springs?  I know thatit will increase the cost of importing and make it harder.

    S2099 bill to list your handguns on your IRS 1040
        This bill has been around for a while and has no chance of passing but it gives you an idea of what the anti-gunners are after.  Register all handguns by requiring owners pay a tax on them.  This is the same way that machine guns and other guns covered under the federal laws from 1934 NFA.
    CLICK HERE TO LINK TO THE INTRODUCTION OF THE BILL

    At the request of Mr. Reed, the names of the Senator from New Jersey (Mr. Lautenberg) and the Senator from New York (Mr. Schumer) were added as cosponsors of S . 2099 , a bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require the registration of handguns, and for other purposes.



     
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