Counties want no part of Safe Act

Counties want no part of Safe Act – Warren County supervisors don’t want county gun owners to think they had anything to do with the state’s controversial Safe Act gun laws.  County supervisors followed the lead of others around upstate New York who have requested that State Police not use county letterheads or seals when sending out paperwork to handgun owners to renew their pistol permits.  Handgun owners around the state will receive renewal forms in the coming months, as part of a Safe Act change requiring that permits be renewed every five...

Livingston County wants no role in state’s SAFE Act mailings

Livingston County wants no role in state’s SAFE Act mailings – The Livingston County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution Wednesday opposing the state’s use of the county seal on any correspondence related to the New York SAFE Act sent to pistol permit holders. State Police last month began mailing pistol permit recertification letters to handgun owners. The letters are sent on stationary with the seal or letterhead of the county in which the pistol permit holder...

Assemblyman Bill Nojay proposes SAFE Act repeal

Assemblyman Bill Nojay proposes SAFE Act repeal – Assemblyman Bill Nojay introduced legislation in the Assembly to repeal every part of the SAFE Act except for the Webster provision. That’s the part of the gun law that mandates life in prison without parole for anyone who murders a first responder. It is named after West Webster firefighters Michael Chiapperini and Tomasz Kaczowka, who were shot and killed in an ambush attack on Christmas Eve.  It is named after West Webster firefighters Michael Chiapperini and Tomasz Kaczowka, who were shot and killed in an ambush attack on Christmas Eve.  Nojay wants the rest of the law thrown out.  He says it punishes law abiding...

GUN STUN: Gun control activist swears he forgot he was carrying gun while visiting school

GUN STUN: Gun control activist swears he forgot he was carrying gun while visiting school – A Buffalo, N.Y. community activist who is well known locally for pushing for a highly restrictive 2013 gun control law has been arrested for — wait for it — carrying a gun illegally at a public elementary school.  The arrested gun-control advocate, Dwayne Ferguson, caused quite a scene at Harvey Austin Elementary School, reports local CBS affiliate...
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