Andrew Cuomo Won the Primary, but Lost the PR War

Andrew Cuomo Won the Primary, but Lost the PR War – After losing to Governor Cuomo in Tuesday night’s Democratic primary, Zephyr Teachout couldn’t call the governor to concede because he didn’t give her his phone number. That tells you pretty much everything you need to know about how this election went down and how, despite winning with 62.1 percent of the vote, Cuomo came out of the race looking less than...

In primary, gun group president says vote to “repudiate” the SAFE Act

In primary, gun group president says vote to “repudiate” the SAFE Act – A lot of people will be watching the Democratic primary today to see how months of bad press will affect the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo.  One of those scrutinizing the outcome will be Tom King, president of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association.  A year and a half after passage of New York’s tough gun-control law, known as the SAFE Act, King said Cuomo remains “unacceptable” to many gun owners. He said the SAFE Act just went too...

Homeowner, son hold two would-be burglars at gunpoint

Homeowner, son hold two would-be burglars at gunpoint – A homeowner and his son held two would-be burglars at gunpoint after the suspects tried to break into their home, according to Orchard Park Police. Officers were called to a home on Transit Road shortly after 1 a.m. on reports of two people in dark clothing trying to break in. A second call was received a short time later informing police that the suspects were being held at gunpoint by the homeowner and his son. Police arrived on scene and determined 18-year-old Jacob Rappleye and 22-year-old Anthony Guarino, both of Lancaster, used a ladder to climb up to a second story window and break into the home. Both are charged with attempted burglary, criminal mischief, and unlawful possession of marijuana. Rappleye was released on bail while Guarino was sent to the Erie County Holding Center. Police are continuing to investigate the attempted...

Constantinides, Vallone Intro Gun Registry Legislation

Constantinides, Vallone Intro Gun Registry Legislation – Councilmember Costa Constantinides (D-Astoria) announced on August 21 the introduction of legislation guaranteeing community access and mandating a community notification requirement within the city’s gun offender registry. Constantinides was joined by bill co-sponsors Councilmembers Paul Vallone (DBayside) and Ritchie Torres (D-The Bronx) and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.  Constantinides said, “This online gun offender registry bill will promote public safety and guarantee our communities are notified when a registered gun offender lives within their neighborhood. Gun violence is a public policy challenge which requires a multitude of solutions. Protecting the public’s right to know their neighbor is an essential building block of fostering stronger community relations. The Gun Offender Registry bill will better equip our city in the effort to combat and eradicate gun...

Astorino Finds Support at Sullivan Co. Friends with Firearms Gun Festival

Astorino Finds Support at Sullivan Co. Friends with Firearms Gun Festival – When Rob Astorino campaigns in rural upstate communities, he knows talk of repealing the New York Safe Act is like music to the electorate’s ears. “What day do you want to repeal the NY SAFE Act because we are going to get rid of that thing,” he said during a a campaign stop at Hannofee Park. The legislature would have to vote to repeal the law before any governor could take action. Though trailing in the polls, Astorino found a warm and welcoming crowd at the Sullivan County Friends with Firearms Gun Festival. “It turned regular citizens who are legal owners into criminals overnight,” said...
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