Cayuga County Legislature committee holds off on vote for SAFE Act resolution

Cayuga County Legislature committee holds off on vote for SAFE Act resolution – The Cayuga County Legislature isn’t sure it wants to get involved either way with proposed state legislation to repeal the SAFE Act. Though it wasn’t just the SAFE Act. The county Legislature’s Government Operations Committee had six resolutions on its agenda Tuesday night that expressed opinions to the state government on various issues, none of which passed. As far as the SAFE Act, which toughened the state’s gun ownership laws, some legislators questioned whether the body had anything to add to the debate. “Do we as a group have something to offer on the SAFE Act, other than ‘We don’t like it?'” asked Legislator Joseph Runkle,...

More African-Americans Support Carrying Legal Guns For Self-Defense

More African-Americans Support Carrying Legal Guns For Self-Defense – When James Craig was a young man in the 1970s, he says law-abiding people wouldn’t dream of carrying guns. But then he left town to pursue a career in policing. In the years he was gone, Michigan liberalized its gun laws, making it easier for people to get concealed-carry permits. When he came back to become Detroit’s police chief in 2013, he found a whole new...

Mayor: No jobs lost as Remington Arms cuts positions

Mayor: No jobs lost as Remington Arms cuts positions – The village’s mayor said some changes at the Remington Arms plant won’t affect the number of jobs. Mayor Terry Leonard said he received a telephone call Monday afternoon from the head manager of the Remington Arms facility in Ilion to talk about the gun manufacturing company’s current changes in workforce. “The bottom line is there is no reduction in force,” said Leonard. “No jobs are being lost. Some are being moved around.” Leonard said the facility’s custom gun shop will move to South Dakota, and the seven to eight employees in that department will be able to find different positions in the Ilion facility. He also said the two to three employees with the service repair center — which will be shifted to various gunsmiths and stores around the country — also will be able to find other jobs at the Ilion plant. “It’s a business move,” Leonard said. “There’s no reduction in...

State attorneys general urge U.S. ATF to discard proposed ammo ban

State attorneys general urge U.S. ATF to discard proposed ammo ban – The attorneys general of Montana and 22 other states are urging U.S. firearms regulators to drop a proposed ban on a type of ammunition popular with shooting sports enthusiasts but which regulators said could be used by criminals to harm police. The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives last month proposed prohibiting the manufacture and sale for the general public of a certain type of military-grade ammunition, M855 5.56 mm, widely used in the AR-15 rifle, because it can pierce protective vests or soft body armor worn by police. The bullets have for decades been exempt from federal ammunition prohibitions designed to protect law enforcement agencies from armed criminals because the cartridges were geared toward rifles used mostly for shooting...
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