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February 18, 2013

Gun-control foe to speak in Oneonta

Thomas King, president of the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, will be the featured speaker Tuesday at a meeting of Citizen Voices at the Elks Club in Oneonta.

King, a board member of the National Rifle Association, is an outspoken opponent of gun control. A media release from Citizen Voices describes him as “an experienced lobbyist, political consultant and media spokesman/debater — a vigorous, no-compromise advocate for the right to keep and bear arms, defending the Second Amendment on national media outlets such as ‘Fox & Friends,’ ‘The Lehrer Report,’ National Public Radio and the Wall Street Journal.”

The event is open to the public, but reservations are requested. They can be made via email at

Citizen Voices describes itself as a pro-business, pro-growth organization “bringing us all together to find common ground.”

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