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    NYSRPA's response to Cuomo attack mailers

    NYSRPA's response to Cuomo attack mailers

    Cuomo himself signed guns in schools bill into law

    ALBANY, NY (10/30/2014)(readMedia)-- The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association would like to comment on the recent political mailers by the Cuomo campaign which attack Rob Astorino for supporting "bringing guns into schools and teaching students to shoot."

    On August 1, 2012, Governor Cuomo signed bill A-10204/S-7436 into law. The bill creates an exemption for students to possess and use firearms at schools for the purposes of taking safety and proficiency courses.

    In other words, Governor Cuomo is attacking Rob Astorino for supporting Governor Cuomo's own actions.


    Cuomo, Astorino trade barbs over SAFE Act

    Cuomo, Astorino trade barbs over SAFE Act - Republican Rob Astorino has made his opposition to the state's gun-control laws a key plank of his campaign, hoping to build support among gun-rights groups. But in recent days, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has released a flurry of ads knocking Astorino for an "ultraconservative" gun stance. "Rob Astorino supports bringing guns into schools and teaching students to shoot," one mailer reads. The front of the mailer shows a school hallway with the message: "There's a gun down this hallway." Astorino has railed against the portrayal, and Astorino's wife, Sheila, released a web video Wednesday chastising Cuomo's attack ads, which are being funded through the state Democratic Committee. "You've really gone too far for this mom and schoolteacher. Telling people my husband wants guns in classrooms? Guns in classrooms? You can't be serious," she said.


    Candidates for governor using SAFE Act to show their philosophical differences

    Candidates for governor using SAFE Act to show their philosophical differences - When controversial issues get resolved at the Capitol, people here usually move on. The gay marriage debate, as divisive an issue as it once was, ended with its passage. Not so with the SAFE Act gun control law, which today lingers two nearly two years after its passage and has come to define in the final days of the governor’s race the sharp philosophical differences between Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Republican Rob Astorino.


    Last-minute money: NRA, pro-Astorino PAC spend on ads

    Last-minute money: NRA, pro-Astorino PAC spend on ads - The National Rifle Association is making a last-minute push in the New York governor’s race — by dropping a little more than $100,000 on Internet advertisements against Gov. Andrew Cuomo. State Board of Elections records show the NRA’s political action committee spent $104,618 earlier this week on the ads, though the filing doesn’t include details about when are where those ads will run. The gun-rights group is a major opponent of Cuomo, in large part because of the series of gun-control laws he ushered through the Legislature in 2013. But until this ad buy, it hadn’t done much to support Astorino financially, donating $5,000 to his campaign on Oct. 23.


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