Gun sales shoot up, according to groups

Gun sales shoot up, according to groups – Gun sales and background requests for firearms have gone up in New York since the SAFE Act passed last year, a local gun dealer and gun groups...

New York’s NRA membership nearly doubles in wake of SAFE Act

New York’s NRA membership nearly doubles in wake of SAFE Act – As gun rights and gun control groups continue to argue over the effects of the New York SAFE Act, one consequence is clear: membership in the state affiliate of the National Rifle Association has soared since the law was enacted a year ago.  Tom King, president of the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, said the NRA headquarters in Washington recently informed him his state affiliate has now surpassed Texas and California to become the largest state NRA chapter in the...

Upstate NY Counties Demand Their Seal Be Removed from SAFE Act Paperwork

Upstate NY Counties Demand Their Seal Be Removed from SAFE Act Paperwork – Governor Andrew Cuomo’s SAFE Act continues to anger gun owners in the state of New York. The legislation , which banned the sale of AR-15 semiautomatic rifles, among other restrictions, has resulted in almost 1,200 felonies. Now, it seems legislators are taking their discontent with the law a step...

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Joins Mayors Against Illegal Guns, National Bipartisan Coalition Of Mayors Committed To Reducing Gun Violence

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Joins Mayors Against Illegal Guns, National Bipartisan Coalition Of Mayors Committed To Reducing Gun Violence – New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio today joined Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the national bipartisan coalition of mayors across the United States fighting for common-sense gun laws that will save lives by keeping illegal guns out of dangerous hands. Mayor de Blasio pledged his administration would aggressively pursue measures both locally and in Washington to combat gun trafficking and illegal gun sales. The mayor committed to working with New York City’s congressional delegation to advance new laws increasing penalties for straw purchases of guns, and increasing coordination between state and federal authorities to keep guns out of the hands of people with severe mental illness and those convicted of domestic...

Republican Onondaga County legislators to NY: Keep our county seal off your Safe Act paperwork

Republican Onondaga County legislators to NY: Keep our county seal off your Safe Act paperwork – Some Republican Onondaga County legislators want to stop the state from using the official county seal on gun permits or anything else that has to do with the NY Safe Act.  Brian May, chairman of the public safety committee, said the Onondaga County Legislature has already voted to oppose the NY Safe Act. This extra step would show that the county does not want to be misrepresented in any communication by the...
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