Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,I,C-Batavia) recently met with National Rifle Association (NRA) state liaison Darin Goens to discuss his organization’s legislative priorities in New York. Goens recently became the NRA’s state liaison for the northeast region. The pair discussed the most vital issues facing second amendment rights here in New York.
Assemblyman Hawley has consistently advocated for logical firearms regulations that protect the right to bear arms for responsible gun owners, while keeping illegal weapons out of the hands of criminals. Hawley is an active participant in the Assembly Minority’s annual Sportsmen Legislative Awareness Day. He also is the sponsor of a number of bills seeking to end unreasonable firearm policies in New York, including Assembly bill 1131, which would eliminate the expensive and unsuccessful Combined Ballistic Identification System that costs taxpayers $4 million annually while failing to provide a single link to a gun crime.