Sullivan County Legislature unanimously passes resolution against NY SAFE Act

Sullivan County Legislature unanimously passes resolution against NY SAFE Act – Following a protest in front of the Sullivan County Government Center in Monticello and public comment all opposed to the state’s new gun law, the county legislature voted unanimously to call for the NY SAFE Act to be rescinded in Albany.  Gene Benson and Cora Edwards were cosponsors of the resolution. For Benson it’s about the Constitution.  “I took an oath of office and I swore to uphold the Constitution of the United States of America and the Constitution of the State of New York,” Benson said.  “That’s what I’m doing by enacting this...

Cuomo Might Relax Part of New Gun Law

Cuomo Might Relax Part of New Gun Law – When Governor Andrew Cuomo and his staff huddled with lawmakers earlier this year to craft the toughest gun control law in the country, he wanted to limit the capacity of magazines from 10 bullets down to five.  But State Senate Republicans pushed back, worried a five-round limit would impact the sale of some handguns, said state Sen. Carl Marcellino, a Republican from Long...

Sullivan County Legislature passes resolution to repeal New York’s gun law

Sullivan County Legislature passes resolution to repeal New York’s gun law – The Sullivan County Legislature approved a resolution calling for a repeal of New York’s SAFE Act gun-control measure on a day when more than 200 gun-rights supporters swarmed Government Center for a noon rally.  Many of those at the rally stayed to watch the Legislature unanimously support repeal of the law.  Legislators Gene Benson and Cora Edwards introduced Sullivan’s repeal resolution, which is similar to resolutions passed around the state, including in Ulster...

Lawsuit filed against state’s gun control law

Lawsuit filed against state’s gun control law – In a case backers vow to take all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, a major gun rights group today filed suit in federal court in Buffalo seeking to toss out the state’s new gun control law on a host of constitutional grounds. The lawsuit by the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, the state affiliate of the National Rifle Association, attacks the NY-SAFE Act on a host of legal fronts, including claims of violations of interstate commerce protections to the Second Amendment’s right to bear...

NYSRPA files suit against SAFE Act

NYSRPA files suit against SAFE Act ALBANY, NY (03/21/2013)(readMedia)– The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association filed suit today in federal court challenging the constitutionality of the so-called SAFE Act. NYSRPA believes SAFE violates the specifically enumerated right to keep and bear arms by prohibiting the possession of the most common firearms and accessories for self-defense and other lawful purposes. “The Supreme Court affirmed an individual right to keep and bear arms in the landmark 2008 case of Heller v. District of Columbia and incorporated that decision to the states in the 2010 case of McDonald v. Chicago,” said NYSRPA President Thomas King. “These decisions apply to all New Yorkers. Attempts to deny our citizens the best and most effective tools available for personal protection cannot be tolerated.” It is going to take a lot of resources to fight this and individuals can help by becoming NYSRPA members and/or making donations to the legal defense fund.  You can join/renew your membership online and/or make donations to the legal fund.  For the donations please put LDF in the 3rd address...
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