TROY, NY (10/13/2010)(readMedia)-- In light of a series of mailings done by the Oneida Indians attacking David Townsend for his votes in the Assembly against gun control, the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association has the following questions we would like publicly answered by both the Oneida Indian Nation and Townsend's opponent for Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol:
1. Who exactly is paying for these ads? The Oneida Indian Nation has admitted to the Observer-Dispatch they are responsible for the ads, but they do not have a registered political action committee.
2. Does the Oneida Indian Nation support the following gun control proposals: mandatory firearms storage, mandatory firearms microstamping and banning common ammunition used for self-defense?
3. Does Robert Maciol support mandatory firearms storage, mandatory firearms microstamping and banning common ammunition used for self-defense?
4. If elected, will Robert Maciol work to support Mayor Michael Bloomberg's antigun agenda as one of the mailers asserts?
As the state's largest and oldest 2nd Amendment advocacy organization, NYSRPA represents thousands of individual gun owners, families and affiliate organizations in Oneida County. We believe both they, and the general public, are entitled to answers to these important questions prior to election day.