May 24, 2024

Assemblywoman Pat Fahy is one of the worst antigunners in Albany.  The Altamont Enterprise highlights her position and her opponent’s positions:

“… On guns, Fahy said, “The Supreme Court threw out our previous provisions on concealed weapons so we came back into session … the timing, on my view couldn’t have been worse,” she said of the decision, calling it a “slap in the face” to people still dealing with the massacres in Buffalo and Uvalde. Fahy said she “fully supported” the legislation now being challenged in federal court. “This is not the Wild West,” she said, adding that licensing guns is not a lot to ask. “You need a license to drive a car. You need a license to get married.” Being able to carry a concealed gun into a restaurant or a place of worship, “unless you are fully authorized to do so, is, again, going backwards, and it puts all of us at risk,” said Fahy. She noted part of New York’s law reacting to the Supreme Court overturning the state’s century-old law on concealed weapons, is that “a mental-health evaluation be done and that a search of your social media be done.” Fahy concluded, “We think these are reasonable requirements … If you are going to be carrying a weapon, we need to know a little bit about who you are.” …”

She’s horrible.  Vote for her opponent.

“… [Alicia Purdy] noted the frequency of gun violence in Albany where she lives and said, “If I were at a library or a shopping store right near my house, or If I were walking on the street or were at a park with my kids, or if I were at church on Sunday and there were a shooter in there, the first thing I would want to do is grab my gun and shoot back. “And so I’m a big supporter of the 2nd Amendment, the right to have the government not infringe upon our God-given right to bear arms. And all you have to do is take a look at New York city. It’s like a shooting gallery down there. And one of the first things we on the Republican side point to in history is facist governments … The first step they take is to disarm their people.” Purdy concluded, “I live in the city of Albany. I’m not in Beautiful Guilderland or New Scotland, which are areas in the 109th Assembly District. I live in downtown Albany where per capita … which means proportionally, we are on a par with the city of Chicago per capita for our shootings and homicides …. “I really do firmly believe that one of the best ways to let people know that they’re not allowed to take my life from me is if I’m willing and ready to defend my life using any means necessary.” …”

Purdy missed the opportunity to point out that despite all of the existing gun control laws, much of which Fahy voted for, “gun violence” is out of control in her district. Nevertheless, she’d be an improvement over Fahy so support her campaign on November 8.

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