Our Wayne County SCOPE July members meeting was held July 8 at the Marion American Legion. Speakers were NY State Assemblyman Bryan Manktelow and Wayne County Board of Supervisors Chairman Ken Miller. Masks and social distancing were observed.
Bryan handed out copies of new 2020 gun control bills which have sponsors in both houses of the legislature. They only need to be passed by their respective committees and sent to the floors of each house for passage. Do you doubt the governor would sign a new gun control bill into law?
Kudos to Bryan’s staff for printing and stapling the bills for us.
It was agreed that all WCS members should contact both our state Assembly and Senate offices and express our concern with these bills. Visit both of the websites below and leave Pam and Bryan a message to vote against all gun control bills:
Pam Helming ( R, C, IP ) Senate District 54
Assemblyman Brian Manktelow (R) Assembly District 130
[You can visit the State SCOPE website to learn more about these bills. Simply go to the “HOME” page and look for:]
Learn about pending NYS legislation put forth by our representatives in Albany that may effect your 2nd Amendment and Civil Rights in the State of New York.
[Click on “More Info” to see the bills listed under:]
2020 NEW YORK STATE LEGISLATION
Bryan explained that the legislature has other pending issues, primarily last year’s controversial bail law and the coronavirus pandemic. Despite the legislative session ending in June there will be a special session later this month. there is nothing stopping the governor from calling additional special sessions between now and December 31. This is why it is critical that each of you send a message to both of our elected officials expressing your displeasure with these gun bills. You can identify the bills by their number.
Ken handed out face masks to those who needed them. He gave us an update on the effects of COVID-19 in Wayne County. Hopefully all businesses will fully be operating in the near future. The financial burden on business owners and Wayne County is staggering. Ken is determined, as Board Chairman, to see the creation of a balanced county budget.
Both officials agreed that sacrifices will need to be made but are intent on preventing the financial burden of the coronavirus pandemic from being foisted upon our future generations.
We plan to hold our next WCS members meeting on August 12. Members will be reminded on our website and via email.