Gun permit issue pulled from agenda

Gun permit issue pulled from agenda – After questions were raised this week during a caucus of the Niagara County Legislature’s Republican majority, the local implementation of a federal law that allows retired police officers to carry concealed firearms without a permit was withdrawn from the agenda. Chairman William L. Ross, C-Wheatfield, said new questions were raised and further study was requested. The measure requires retired officers to pass the same gun safety course that active officers...

Jacobs submits resolution approved by Western Region Clerks opposing unfunded mandate caused by NY Safe Act

Jacobs submits resolution approved by Western Region Clerks opposing unfunded mandate caused by 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 Jacobs.  Jacobs is delivering a resolution approved by the Western Region Clerk’s to the Statewide County Clerk’s Association meeting next week in Lake Placid stating that the Western New York Counties alone have incurred more than $100,000 in additional costs because of the Safe...

NRA affiliate wants SAFE Act hearing in Buffalo

NRA affiliate wants SAFE Act hearing in Buffalo – The state affiliate of the National Rifle Association has asked a federal judge in Buffalo to schedule a hearing to outline its case in public against New York’s SAFE Act gun control law.  The New York State Rifle and Pistol Association petitioned U.S. District Court Judge William M. Skretny, who is considering the group’s lawsuit against the state over the gun and ammunition crackdown, because it believes oral arguments are justified in the...

Session will see a push for new gun safety law

Session will see a push for new gun safety law – New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, one of the state’s most prominent pro-gun control groups, is planning to advocate for new legislation to be introduced by Assemblywoman Amy Paulin, D-Scarsdale, aimed at keeping guns out of reach from children.  In New York state there is no law requiring gun owners to safely secure their guns and keep them out of the reach of children. Although the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Act, or SAFE Act, passed last year includes a provision requiring gun owners to safely store their guns away from any household member who has been convicted of a felony or domestic violence crime, has been involuntarily committed or is currently under an order of protection, the law does not require guns to be safely stored away from children in the...

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new gun-control law targets gun makers

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new gun-control law targets gun makers – Gov. Cuomo’s tough new gun law has put a target on the state’s gun makers.  Cities, counties and states from across the country have been making lucrative pitches to New York’s firearms companies, urging them to relocate. Their argument: They have a gun-friendly atmosphere, and New York does...
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