Jefferson County Wants State To Stop Using Seal For SAFE Act

Jefferson County Wants State To Stop Using Seal For SAFE Act – It’s a direct shot at the NY SAFE Act, the state’s gun control legislation.  It’s something that started in January with a meeting of county clerks.  “We did a round table and realized that this was a high concern,” said Jefferson County Clerk Gizelle Meeks.  What they realized was that the state was adding each county’s seal to pistol permits without any of the counties’ approval.  Meanwhile, Jefferson County legislators were hearing about it from constituents.  “Two or three calls, two or three emails in a district my size, very gun friendly, very concerned with the SAFE Act as a whole,” said Legislator Jeremiah Maxon (R. – District...

‘Shooting n’ hooting’ with ladies’ gun league

‘Shooting n’ hooting’ with ladies’ gun league – The four women stood in a line and raised their shotguns to their cheeks, one by one.  The youngest, Stephanie Gaskill, 19, took a breath to steady herself and shouted “Pull!” A bright orange disk flew from a low shed in the field and she pressed the trigger on her gun. A loud bang shattered the silence of a recent country morning. The orange disk shattered in...

Outdoor expo raises money for the statewide lawsuit against SAFE Act

Outdoor expo raises money for the statewide lawsuit against SAFE Act – An outdoor expo in Sullivan County raises money for the statewide lawsuit against the New York SAFE Act. More than 70 vendors were at the SUNY Sullivan Sports Expo for all forms of outdoor recreation including shooting, hunting and fishing.The event was packed with second amendment supporters. “It’s an issue that’s been around for a number of years, the number of people who are in favor of the second amendment is growing,” said Tom King, President-NYS Rifle & Pistol...

County opposes SAFE Act

County opposes SAFE Act – Niagara County is the latest county to go on record opposing the New York SAFE Act.  At Tuesday’s meeting, the Legislature a resolution opposing the “unfunded mandate of implementing provisions” of the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act and requesting the state to reimburse Niagara County its costs for implementing the controversial legislation.  Legislators W. Keith McNall, R-Lockport, and Anthony J. Nemi, I-Lockport, sponsored the resolution. Niagara County is one of 52 county legislatures to formally oppose the SAFE...

Ulster County committee delays action on SAFE Act letters

Ulster County committee delays action on SAFE Act letters – Confusion and uncertainty about how pistol permit recertifications will be handled under the New York SAFE Act, and who will handle them, prompted members of an Ulster County Legislature committee to delay action on a measure that would prohibit the state from using the county seal on recertification letters.  The resolution taken up by the Laws, Rules and Government Administration Committee on Tuesday is similar to one being passed by counties across the state. Dutchess and Greene counties are among those that have denied the state permission to use those counties’ seals on letters being sent to county residents who hold pistol...
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