Cattaraugus officials upset over state’s use of seal for gun renewals

Cattaraugus officials upset over state’s use of seal for gun renewals – Since the inception of the New York SAFE Act, various county entities throughout the state have stood against various portions of the implementation of the measure. Cattaraugus County legislators are hopeful that they have blocked the state from a tactic that could result in confusion and trust issues, county officials...

NY SAFE Act still generates firestorm

NY SAFE Act still generates firestorm – It’s almost December and ammunition is still a hot commodity at Barrett’s Batavia Marine & Sporting Goods.  Like other area firearms dealers, the business experienced a rush on purchases earlier this year, as the state passed the highly-controversial N.Y. SAFE Act. Demand for handguns has increased. “They have gone up,” said Manager Mike Barrett Friday. “Usually we have highs and lows as sales go, but they’ve been consistent right along.” The influx is evident at local county clerk offices, which were nearly overwhelmed as the law was approved and...

Greg Ball, GOP, rifle and pistol group target Sen. Gipson’s seat

Greg Ball, GOP, rifle and pistol group target Sen. Gipson’s seat – State Sen. Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson), Senate Republican Committee co-chairman, will be hosting a series of Republican candidate forums for the 41st Senate District which includes parts of Dutchess and Putnam Counties.  The seat is currently held by Democrat Terry Gipson, who beat longtime Sen. Stephen Saland in a close 2012 race.  All candidates interested in seeking the 41st Senate District Republican nomination are invited and encouraged to attend. The public is also invited to attend and hear directly from the potential candidates about their qualifications and vision for a better New...

Officials Upset Over State’s Use Of Catt. County Seal For Gun Renewals

Officials Upset Over State’s Use Of Catt. County Seal For Gun Renewals – Since the inception of the New York SAFE Act, various county entities throughout the state have stood against various portions of the implementation of the measure. Cattaraugus County legislators are hopeful that they have blocked the state from a tactic that could result in confusion and trust issues, county officials...

Western Region Clerks oppose unfunded mandate from NY SAFE Act

Western Region Clerks oppose unfunded mandate from NY SAFE Act – Although his term as Chair of the eight County Western Region of the New York State County Clerks Association (NYSACC) does not begin until January, Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs is already working on behalf of the Western Region County Clerks who have been financially impacted through the NY SAFE Act. “Albany repeatedly said this new gun law would not be an unfunded mandate on local governments; unfortunately that is not the case,” said...
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