Obama Tells BBC He’s ‘Most Frustrated’ On Gun Control: ‘I Will Not Stop’

Obama Tells BBC He’s ‘Most Frustrated’ On Gun Control: ‘I Will Not Stop’ – In advance of his trip to Kenya, President Obama told the BBC that he was determined to get something done on gun control, expressing frustration that he was unable to get movement on an issue he supported. “The one area where I feel that I’ve been most frustrated and most stymied – it is that the fact that the United States of America is the one advanced nation on earth in which we do not have sufficient common-sense gun safety laws – even in the face of repeated mass killings,” Obama said in the...

St. Lawrence County pistol owners fighting mad over continued restrictions

St. Lawrence County pistol owners fighting mad over continued restrictions – A St. Lawrence County Court judge’s decision to deny requests for lifting restrictions on pistol permits has left county pistol owners in a tizzy.  Following a June 1, 14-1 vote by county legislators for a new local law that loosens rules regarding who is eligible to obtain an unrestricted carry-and-conceal pistol license, county pistol owners said they continue to be denied by County Court Judge Jerome J....

Increase in Syracuse shootings prove so-called SAFE Act a public policy failure

Increase in Syracuse shootings prove so-called SAFE Act a public policy failure Legislators who voted for it should admit their mistake ALBANY, NY (07/16/2015)(readMedia)– According to the Post-Standard, shootings in Syracuse are up 50% for the first six months of the year compared with the same time last year. When compared to the five-year average, city shootings are still up 3%. When presented with these statistics, NYSRPA President Tom King made this statement: “This is more proof that the so-called SAFE Act has not made Syracuse any safer for city residents. State Senator David Valesky and Assemblymen Al Stripe and Bill Magnarelli should admit they made a mistake by voting for it and support legislative efforts to repeal...

SAFE Act big on Marchione’s agenda

SAFE Act big on Marchione’s agenda – Efforts to repeal the SAFE Act topped Sen. Kathy Marchione’s legislative priorities this year, in addition to initiatives to reform government and support the agricultural industry.  Of the roughly 100 policy-related bills the Halfmoon Republican sponsored, a little more than half stalled in the committee. About 20 passed the Senate but not the Assembly, and another 15 were passed by both chambers.  In addition to an unsuccessful bill to repeal the SAFE Act outright, Marchione also sponsored a series of initiatives to attempt to chip away at portions of the 2013 law that limited magazines to seven rounds, banned the sale of military-style assault weapons and required people who owned them to either register them with State Police or modify...

Zogby: Independents Side With GOP, Gun Rights Not Gun Control

Zogby: Independents Side With GOP, Gun Rights Not Gun Control – A new Zogby poll released July 6 shows that Independents align with the GOP on guns, supporting gun rights over gun control.  This is a continuation of what Breitbart News reported in the months leading up the 2014 midterm elections, where polls showed that Independents were navigating away from gun control and toward gun...
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