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October 10, 2018 - 3:44pm

Hawley endorsed by NRA, receives 'A' rating for reelection bid

posted by Billie Owens in steve hawley, news, 139th assembly district.

Press release:

In his bid for another term representing Genesee, Orleans and portions of Monroe counties in the 139th District of the state Assembly, Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) announced today that he has received an “A” rating from the National Rifle Association and the group’s endorsement for the 2018 general election.

Hawley, a consistent proponent of the right to bear arms sponsors several bills to repeal the NY SAFE-Act, has passed legislation authorizing big game hunting in Genesee and Orleans counties and has been an unwavering voice against New York’s left-wing extremist groups seeking to dissolve the Second Amendment and cut back the rights of law-abiding gun owners. 

“I am honored to once again have the endorsement and full confidence of the NRA,” Hawley said. "The fear tactics and subsequent extreme stances of some groups in our state are trying to severely roll back the rights of law-abiding firearm owners and undercut our constitutional right to keep and bear arms, and I will not stand idly by while that happens."

“Hunting and responsible firearm ownership is a tradition here in Western New York. We deserve the right to protect our home and family from danger and deserve to pass down the rewarding and special tradition of hunting that teaches valuable lessons of patience, responsibility and reward to so many. I will always stand for the Second Amendment and, rest assured, that will remain my duty as your representative in Albany.”

Gary Spencer
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And yet he refuses to endorse Larry Sharpe, the only candidate for Governor who has a plan to repeal the (un)Safe Act. Party loyalty at its finest!

Daniel Norstrand
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Right Gary, the debt for NY State is around 64 billion with projections to add an extra 2 billion per year for the next 4 years. But as long as the seat you warm is secure, no reason to get up and try to lead a brigade to stem the flow. Hey, we might not sink.

C. M. Barons
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Why would an officeholder of any party endorse another party's gubernatorial candidate when his/her own party is running a candidate for governor (or not)? This is politics not "Miracle on 34th Street."

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C.M. Barons is 100% right. Mr. Hawley is a Republican with a Republican candidate for Governor. To think he'd endorse somebody from another party is not based in reality.

However, Gary, are you endorsing Hawley?

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