Studios Fret That New York’s Gun Laws Could Hamper Film Production

Studios Fret That New York’s Gun Laws Could Hamper Film Production – The sweeping gun control measure passed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and hailed by Democratic leaders has a surprising critic: Hollywood.  Officials in the movie and television industry say the new laws could prevent them from using the lifelike assault weapons and high-capacity magazines that they have employed in shows like “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and films like “The Dark Knight...

Quinnipiac: Most Disapprove of Obama’s Gun Policy

Quinnipiac: Most Disapprove of Obama’s Gun Policy – A majority of voters disapprove of President Barack Obama’s handling of gun-control, according to a new poll released Wednesday.  The Quinnipiac Poll of 1,471 registered voters showed that 52 percent of those surveyed, compared to 41 percent, are unhappy with Obama’s approach to gun-control which focuses on an expanded background check system for gun...

Suffolk Co. Trap & Skeet Alert

Suffolk County Alert Suffolk Co. Legislator Kate Browning is going to try and get the Parks Committee to pass a resolution IR-1313-2013 which would immediately close the Trap & Skeet Range.  The next committee meeting is set for 12:00pm Wednesday May 1 at the Hauppauge Legislative Auditorium, W.H. Rogers Legislature Building, 725 Veterans Memorial Highway, Smithtown.  Gun owners are encouraged to attend.  The meeting starts promptly at noon so it is important to arrive a little early to sign up in order to speak before the committee. May 2, 2013 Update: The bill failed to be voted out of...

350 Pack SAFE Act Forum

350 Pack SAFE Act Forum – Thursday night, at least 350 people packed an auditorium at Genesee Community College to vent their frustrations about the NY SAFE Act.  The panel mostly agreed with what audience members had to say about the controversial law.  Some audience members worried that law enforcement officers would start going to their homes to search for illegal weapons without...

DiPietro starting effort to repeal new gun law

DiPietro starting effort to repeal new gun law – Assemblyman David DiPietro has started an effort to repeal the state’s controversial new firearms law.  DiPietro, R-East Aurora, is sponsoring a bill which would repeal the NY SAFE Act, effective immediately.  It has 11 co-sponsors but no counterpart has appeared so far in the state Senate.  “In the wake of the gross violations of the right to bear arms, the right to stand against improper search and seizure, and the right to due process on one of our citizens, Gov. Cuomo and the liberal left are allowing the provisions of the SAFE Act to continue to roll out,” DiPietro said in a news release issued April 15, the day the provision limiting the number of bullets allowed in a magazine became...
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