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Schimel to Speak in Great Neck on Gun Control

Seeks to reduce gun violence.

Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel will speak on gun control at Temple Beth-El of Great Neck’s Erev Shabbat Service on Friday, March 8th at 7 p.m.

The co-chair of the New York Chapter of State Legislators Against Illegal Guns, Shimel helped build support from state legislators for an eight-point plan to reduce gun violence, following the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn. Many of these measures were included in the NY SAFE Act, recently signed into law.

Schimel has sponsored microstamping legislation, which advocates say would enable law enforcement to trace firearmsthrough shell casings found at crime scenes; that legislation was approved in 2012 in the Assembly but not the Senate. She also speaks on reducing gun violence at the federal level.    

Temple Beth-El of Great Neck is located at 5 Old Mill Road in Great Neck.

David February 28, 2013 at 05:54 AM
Gun control has been proven to be ineffective at preventing gun crime. Also, why is she still pushing for this microstamping? This, too, was proven not to work and a waste of millions. Why do liberals continue to ignore these facts? Is it just to satisfy party ideology? Is it a spring board for political promotion? Somebody respond to me with data and not name calling.
NYB February 28, 2013 at 05:01 PM
No one cares, please go away Michelle. You are fast becoming a 1 issue wonder like your good friend McCarthy and we deserve better. Long Island and New York have crippling financial problems, why don't you spend some time on that.
J Mas February 28, 2013 at 08:30 PM
Just what her congregation needs, Michelle grand-standing on gun control. How about doing something useful like forcing the MTA to act like a legitimate organization instead of raping it's constituents? Where were you on that one Assemblywoman Schimel?
NYB March 01, 2013 at 03:48 AM
NY SAFE was nearly EVERYTHING the dems wanted on gun control and even that group tossed out the idea of microstamping as ineffective and unworkable. She's only pushing it because the guy who holds the patent to the technology is paying off politicians to push for the legislation so he can then sell or license his tech to every major gun company and every police crime lab. Follow the money for your answer.
John Chalker March 04, 2013 at 02:08 AM
I shall see you at Temple Beth El this Friday Michelle. I will have a good amount of veterans with me. They are concerned about this law. John Chalker Commander Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Henderson-Marino Post 1819 portwashingtonvfw.com
John Landon March 04, 2013 at 03:56 PM
See you there Sgt. Chalker!
John Chalker March 04, 2013 at 09:33 PM
Looking forward to it John. Lest we become felons!

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