Assemblywoman Annie Rabbitt (R,I,C-Greenwood Lake) today joined with conservation, hunting, and firearms-rights advocates from around New York State to stand up for the Second Amendment. The first annual Sportsmen and Outdoor Recreation Legislative Awareness Day, sponsored by the Assembly Minority Conference, was held in Albany Tuesday and featured National Rifle Association CEO & Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre as its keynote speaker. Outdoors enthusiasts and groups in attendance, including several representing the Hudson Valley, had the opportunity to network with other sportsmen as well as meet with their elected officials.
“Today’s well-attended event is a reminder that sportsmen matter,” said Rabbitt. “In the mid-Hudson Valley, fishing and hunting and outdoors recreation contribute tremendously to our local economy; each year, over $1 billion is generated by these activities statewide. The message is clear: Elected officials must continue to support the right of law-abiding citizens to possess firearms. Our Constitution and our state’s economy depend on it.”
Today’s Sportsmen and Outdoor Recreation Legislative Awareness Day was held in the Well of the State Legislative Office Building from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Rabbitt is a member of the Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Development Committee, the principal committee for recreational hunting and fishing legislation in the New York State Assembly.