Butler Named “State Legislator Of The Year”

June 14, 2011

Assemblyman Marc W. Butler (R,C,I-Newport) is presented with the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association’s Legislator of the Year Award by its President, Tom King.

ALBANY – State Assemblyman Marc Butler (R,C,I-Newport) has been named “State Legislator of the Year” by the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association.

The award was recently announced at the Rifle and Pistol Association’s annual meeting on June 11, at Walkill, NY. The Rifle and Pistol Association advocates for second amendment rights for the state’s outdoor sportsmen. It has 22,000 members statewide. The award was presented to Butler today.

“Marc Butler has consistently voted against legislation that would impact the constitutional rights of our outdoor sportsmen. He has spoken out in our defense on numerous bills and has always made himself available to discuss the issues that affect our members,” said Tom King, President of the State Rifle and Pistol Association.

Butler, whose district includes the Remington Arms manufacturing facility in Ilion, NY, said the award is not only significant for him personally but also for his district.

“With the help of many of my colleagues in both the Assembly and Senate, we have fought hard to create an environment in New York that will encourage Remington Arms to continue its growth as a major manufacturer of sporting firearms. Many bills we contend with have the potential to have a direct impact on Remington and its products,” Butler said.

Beyond that, Butler said, many of his constituents are outdoor sportsmen whose rights to use firearms in a legal fashion are guaranteed by the Constitution.

“Tom King and his organization have always done a fine job of providing us with a keen analysis of legislation that will impact the shooting sportsmen of New York State. He is sought out by local and national media to comment on various issues related to second amendment rights, and I appreciate his organization’s recognition,” Butler said.

“Our region and Remington Arms have a good friend and strong advocate with Tom and the Rifle and Pistol Association, and I look forward to working closely with the Rifle and Pistol Association far into the future on behalf of our outdoor sportsmen,” Butler said.