Gun Control Rally in Albany a Farce Says New York State Rifle & Pistol Association

2012 Gun Control Lobby Day
This is a picture of the 2012 Gun Control Lobby Day taken inside the Well of the state capital. Notice all the empty seats.

ALBANY, NY –-( The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association calls yesterday’s gun control rally inside the Legislative Office Building a total farce.

Unable to demonstrate any sort of public support for their proposals, antigun legislators and New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, held a dog-and-pony show in the Well of the state legislative office building for a handful of people who were bused in from New York City.

Addressing scores of vacant seats in an almost empty hall, legislators lined up to speak to a couple of dozen or so people who had skipped school in order to be there, and reiterated their support for the same, failed gun control policies they have been promoting for years to an increasingly skeptical public.

By contrast, the rally sponsored by NYSRPA on March 20 attracted several thousand attendees from all across the state. Those concerned citizens gave up time from their families and their jobs to travel to Albany at their own expense to demonstrate their support for their civil rights.

“It is crystal clear where the public stands on the issue of gun rights in New York,” said President Tom King. “They stand with NYSRPA and the NRA! It is high time for legislators to stop pretending and pandering to fringe elements pushing their anti-civil rights agenda in Albany.”

About New York State Rifle & Pistol Association

The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association is the state’s largest and oldest firearms advocacy organization. Since 1871, our organization has been dedicated to the preservation of Second Amendment rights, firearm safety, education and training, and the shooting sports. Our membership consists of individuals and clubs throughout the state. We are a not-for-profit 501(c)4 organization and the official NRA-affiliated State Association in New York. Visit:

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After how Gov. Cuomo rammed his gun control bill through, it should send chills up your spine to think what he would do if elected President! We need to make an all out assault across the nation to see that neither Cuomo or Hillary Clinton ever become President!


The people of N.Y. need to stop electing and reelecting the anti-gun people into the political arena.

James Mangle

The seats were reserved for all those people who support gun control (but are in jail).

I think we all know that muggers and burglars are very much in favor of strong 'gun control.'