Mayor with Bloomberg gun control group charged with bribery

Mayor with Bloomberg gun control group charged with bribery – Monticello, New York, Democratic Mayor Gordon Jenkins—a member of Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns—was arrested Thursday on bribery charges, the latest in a long string of legal and ethical foibles by Jenkins.  Mayors Against Illegal Guns is one of several Bloomberg-backed entities dedicated to limiting gun rights.  Bloomberg has pledged to spend $50 million this year to build a “grassroots” network of activists supporting his cause, according to the New York Times.  Jenkins is one of many members of Mayors Against Illegal Guns to partake in illegal...

Straight Shooters: Meet the Gay Gun-Rights Activists

Straight Shooters: Meet the Gay Gun-Rights Activists – Four years ago, Chris Cheng—a Chinese-Japanese-Cuban-American Google employee—started watching Top Shot, a History Channel reality show where contestants shoot their way through a series of complex competitions. Cheng, who as a kid had sometimes gone shooting with his Navy veteran father, started getting into the show.  One day, while watching season two with some of his Google coworkers, Cheng told them: “Hey, everyone, this is gonna sound crazy, but I think I’m going to apply for Top Shot.” He remembers his colleagues thinking he was nuts. “They looked at me like, ‘You barely shoot, you don’t have any accolades or trophies or awards or anything in the shooting world. What makes you think you’d even stand a chance with some of these lifelong, seasoned professional marksmen?’...

Guns of Washington

Guns of Washington – The most tantalizing element of the latest gun rights decision in Washington D.C. is the hope that it raises for law-abiding New Yorkers who want to be able to carry a firearm outside of their homes. The decision was issued by a United States district judge, who has blocked the District of Columbia police from enforcing a ban on handguns. The judge who did this, Frederick Scullin Jr., normally sits at Syracuse, New York. He was assigned to this case by the chief justice of America. So the hope is that when he returns to his regular chambers he’ll eventually get a chance to bring some sense to his own state, where by virtue of radically anti-gun authorities the Second Amendment is a dead...

DEC adopts bear hunting season changes for fall 2014

DEC adopts bear hunting season changes for fall 2014 – Black bear hunting opportunities have expanded this year — although not in the Southern Tier — as a result of regulation changes adopted by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Commissioner Joe Martens announced Monday.  DEC deemed the changes necessary to limit population growth and range expansion by black bears in New York. “Bears are a tremendous resource in New York, but they can have negative impacts too, through damage to camps, crops, homes and other property,” DEC said in a release. “In extreme cases they are a serious threat to public safety. DEC’s bear plan fosters a comprehensive approach to reduce negative black bear impacts by increasing public awareness of its role in preventing human-bear conflicts, addressing individual incidents of bear damage and reducing bear populations where...
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