Greetings, I am the Chair of the Public Safety Committee of my local Community Board in Manhattan, NYC. As such I will be holding a Public Hearing in September 2012 on self defense and NYS Senate Bill S1427:

PURPOSE: This proposed constitutional amendment would provide within the New York State Constitution for a right of the people to keep and bear arms for traditionally recognized purposes

RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS

SECTION 1. THE PEOPLE SHALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS FOR THE DEFENSE OF THEMSELVES AND THE STATE, FOR LAWFUL HUNTING AND RECREATIONAL USE, AND FOR ANY OTHER LAWFUL PURPOSES, AND NO COUNTY, MUNICIPALITY OR OTHER POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE SHALL REGULATE, IN ANY WAY, AN INCIDENT OF THE RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS.

I have not yet set a date and location as I am waiting to see which of our large meeting spaces will be available. If you live in or near NYC feel free to take a look at the information that I will be presenting. I will update all concerned when I lock in a date and time. You can also sign an online petition which gets forwarded to the New York Senate at the link below. Thank you.

LINK: http://cavalierknight.com/documents.html