After youths’ deaths, victims’ families push for gun-safety law

After youths’ deaths, victims’ families push for gun-safety law – Gun-control advocates are at the Capitol today to push for a bill that would require additional storage requirements for gun owners.  New Yorkers Against Gun Violence and victims’ families are seeking legislative approval for “Nicholas’s Bill,” which would would require the safe storage of all guns not in the immediate possession or control of the gun owner.  The legislation would require guns to be put in a safe storage depository or equipped with a locking device, with the goal of preventing access by children and others who should not have access to them, the group...

Astorino takes aim at gun control law

Astorino takes aim at gun control law – Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino was in Johnstown on Monday at the Pine Tree Rifle Club, where he received a warm welcome from local residents and state officials.  Astorino spoke about his campaign against Gov. Andrew Cuomo to a crowd of more than 50 people, where he criticized Cuomo for the state’s gun control law passed last year.  “Cuomo took away your rights, then you just have to take away his job,” Astorino said, followed by loud applause from the audience. “This is not a New York City-based race, this is upstate.  Almost half of the vote in this election will come from counties like Fulton and upstate New York, so you can make it...

Senate GOP Sidestep Gun Control Measure

Senate GOP Sidestep Gun Control Measure – How badly do the Senate Republicans want to avoid any more discussion about the controversial issue of gun control in this crucial election year? Consider this:  The Senate rules allow each member – regardless of their majority or minority status – the ability to “compel” a committee vote on three bills a year.  Sen. Diane Savino, an IDC member, recently used this parliamentary maneuver to circumvent the chamber’s leadership in a push to get her medical marijuana bill to the floor for a vote.  Sen. Daniel Squadron, a Brooklyn Democrat, had hoped to do the same with his bill to ban .50 caliber sniper rifles (with an exemption for any weapon used for hunting) – a measure that was left out of the 2013 SAFE Act.  But in an act of what he deemed “parliamentary jiu jitsu” by the Republicans, Squadron’s bill was...

Three counties pull out of SAFE Act pilot permit program

Three counties pull out of SAFE Act pilot permit program – The Cortland County clerk’s office has backed out of a pilot run of a re-certification program for gun owners, part of the state’s stricter gun control laws, because it didn’t feel it was getting enough support from the...

‘Shooting sports program’ offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension in Oswego

‘Shooting sports program’ offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension in Oswego – Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County is accepting registrations for its Shooting Sports Program, which teaches youth the basics of using firearms and archery.  The 4-H Shooting Sports’ courses will meet a minimum of 5 times beginning the first week of May and end with a field day in early June. A program fee of $30 will be charged to cover the cost of materials and eye and ear...
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