Putnam mom to deliver petition supporting NY SAFE Act

Putnam mom to deliver petition supporting NY SAFE Act – While a Cold Spring mother was unnerved to receive an anonymous call questioning her support for the state’s new gun-reform act, she still plans to deliver a petition this week to members of the Putnam County Legislature who passed a resolution against the law.  Alexandra Dubroff said she received a call Monday afternoon from an unidentified man who, while polite, strongly encouraged her to change her position.  “To be honest, it is disconcerting,” she said. “I feel like they are trying to bully...

Pistol permit applications shoot up in St. Lawrence County since passage of NY gun law

Pistol permit applications shoot up in St. Lawrence County since passage of NY gun law – Applications for pistol permits in St. Lawrence County have shot up since the passage of the NY SAFE Act in January.  That’s making more work for the St. Lawrence County Clerk’s office, and for those who perform the background checks on applicants, the county Sheriff’s Department, the state police, and local police departments.  Paid applications for handgun permits have doubled in the first three months of 2013 compared with January to March in 2012, according to the county clerk’s...

Montgomery County opposes SAFE Act

Montgomery County opposes SAFE Act – The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution at the end of April opposing Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s sweeping gun control legislation.  The board passed a resolution claiming they were assaulted by a “pen.” “A copy of the resolution is available below.  “The New York Safe Act does not increase the protection and safety of the public, and is [unnecessarily] burdensome to residents of New York State both financially and ethically,” reads the resolution, which spells unnecessarily...

Young Voters Aren’t Sold on Gun Control

Young Voters Aren’t Sold on Gun Control – Young people have helped push the gay marriage issue to the forefront, with so many voters 30 and under supporting marriage equality that Republicans have been forced to accept – or at least re-examine – the matter. Sticking to an anti-gay rights agenda could cost the GOP votes down the road, and many Republicans are wisely seeing that on a purely political basis, things need to change.  The same trend, however, is not mirrored on the matter of gun control. According to a recent study by Harvard University’s Institute of Politics, voters aged 18-29 are not clamoring for more gun control, even after the tragedies in Colorado and at Sandy Hook elementary...
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