New York: Further Infringements Avoided as Session Comes to an End

New York: Further Infringements Avoided as Session Comes to an End

Legislators concluded the 2016 Legislative Session last weekend as Friday, June 17, turned into Saturday morning in Albany.  Lawmakers typically force a long list of bills through the process in a short amount of time in the waning hours of session, and this is the time of year to be hyper-vigilant.  Like the SAFE Act, much of this legislation goes through in the middle of the night with little or no public input or attention. As the frenzied end of session came to a close, your NRA-ILA is happy to report that gun owners were spared this session from additional damage.  Despite the fact that anti-gun politicians secured one of the toughest gun control laws in the country with the passage of the SAFE Act in 2013, they will never be completely satisfied until guns are completely banned in the Empire State.  The dozens of anti-gun bills introduced this year are proof of that.  Groups like New Yorkers Against Gun Violence unbelievably claim there aren’t enough gun control laws, and they continue to push for more restrictions on your Second Amendment rights. The 2016 session had no shortage of gun control bills.  Three bills headlined the push from anti-gun groups in Albany, and NRA vigorously fought these bills, in addition to others.  S.2050A, sponsored by state Senator Daniel Squadron, would have banned .50 Caliber rifles, even though this firearm is virtually never used in the commission of a crime.  Bill sponsors certainly can’t point to an example in New York.  Fortunately, the bill did not move and failed to clear the Senate Codes Committee.  Legislation requiring mandatory storage of firearms was...

Colonel Gadsden Friends of NRA: Annual Fund Raising Banquet and Auction

    Colonel Gadsden Friends of NRA Annual Fund Raising Banquet and Auction Treviso’s Restaurant 257 Washington Ave. Ext. Albany, NY 05 Saturday April 30th at 5:30 pm www.friendsofnra.org Great Food! Auctions! Drawings! Door Prizes! Fun and exciting evening to help preserve our future in shooting sports! Auctions, drawings, games and limited edition NRA firearms, prints, and other merchandise. All proceeds fund local youth, women, and club programs for safety and education, conservation and range development. Help insure our 2nd Amendment for future generations. ——————————————Cut and Return———————————————– 2016 “Gun of the Year” Drawing Montana American Legends .300 Win Mag Rifle Single Banquet Ticket $ 40 Excellent Buffet Dinner! DOOR PRIZE is a nice rifle Be a “Table Captain” Every Table of 8 paid in advance for $320 Gets 1 Chance to win the SAVAGE AXIS .308 Great odds to win a gun, just for bringing your friends! ______ FNRA Banquet Tickets $40 each ______ FNRA Gun of the Year Tickets 1/$5, 3/$10, 7/$20 ______ BIG SHOOTERS early bird package $295 ea. ______ TABLE CAPTAINS (Table of Eight) $320 ______ SPORTSMAN PACKAGE $125 Pay by check to Friends of NRA or Credit Card Cash _________ Check #_________ CC Type _________ Card# __ __ __ __ – __ __ __ __ – __ __ __ __ – __ __ __ __ Signature __________________________ Exp.__ __ /__ __ Banquet Tickets will be waiting for you the night of the Banquet . Name_________________________________________ Address_______________________________________ City____________________ State _____ Zip ________ Phone_________________________________________ Email__________________________________________ Call Mike 607-427-0123 – SEATING IS LIMITED! MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS EARLY!!! Big Shooters Package Early Bird Special $295 Includes: 2 Dinner Tickets...

“Ruling will make it easier for NYSRPA v Cuomo to reach the Supreme Court” Tom King

The quote below is from the decision rendered in the Maryland AW suit a few days ago. This to most Constitutional Lawyers is one of the most important statements in the decision. The ruling will make it easier for NYSRPA v Cuomo to reach the Supreme Court.         “In our view, Maryland law implicates the core protection of the Second Amendment — ‘the right of law-abiding responsible citizens to use arms in defense of hearth and home,’ District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570, 635 (2008), and we are compelled by Heller and McDonald v. City of Chicago, 561 U.S. 742 (2010), as well as our own precedent in the wake of these decisions, to conclude that the burden is substantial and strict scrutiny is the applicable standard of review for Plaintiffs’ Second Amendment claim.”     In other words, though other appeals courts have failed to uphold the Constitution, the Fourth Circuit says the Maryland ban clearly violates the Second Amendment, and the lower court needs to figure that out. That is very good news indeed! ~ Tom King, NYSRPA Cogito ergo armatum sum     “This case was a major victory for the NRA and gun rights advocates stated Adam Winkler”, a UCLA law professor   https://www.facebook.com/NYSRPA/photos/a.10150176427881489.300806.67690716488/10153905990326489/?type=3&theater    ...

New York State Rifle & Pistol Association 144th Annual Meeting

New York State Rifle & Pistol Association 144th Annual Meeting Mid-Hudson Civic Center 14 Civic Center Plaza Poughkeepsie, NY July 12, 2015 Doors Open at 9:00am – Close at 5pm Events Key Note Speaker Congressman Chris Gibson 3pm Women’s Concealed Carry Fashion Show With Trish Cutler (Founder) & Carrie Lightfoot (The Well Armed Women) 10am & 4pm Remington Outdoor Group Buy a brand new Remington firearm at an unbeatable discount 33% off MSRP! Big Green will offer this discount ONLY at the Convention and ONLY to current NYSRPA members. All State & Federal Laws Apply! Many other gun related vendors and FFL’s will be displaying their...

Spring 2015 Raffle

Enter to win our Spring 2015 Raffle! Proceeds go to the Legal Defense Fund to offset costs associated with our federal lawsuit to overturn the SAFE Act. Ticket sales close May 29.  Winner to be announced at the July 12 Annual...
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