NYSRPA & SAF file lawsuit against NYC

TROY, NY (04/05/2011)(readMedia)– The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association (NYSRPA) in conjunction with the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) have filed suit against the City of New York over the fees charged by the New York City Police Department for the costs associated with the processing of pistol license applications. NYSRPA believes that both the City and State of New York violate the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment by requiring the payment of fees as a prerequisite for the lawful exercise of the specifically enumerated individual civil right to keep and bear arms as guaranteed by the 2nd Amendment. “The U.S. Supreme Court has recently made it clear that individuals have a right to own guns. Government cannot place arbitrary financial constraints upon those wishing to exercise this right any more than it can for those wishing to exercise their right to vote,”  said Tom King, President of NYSRPA. Mayor Michael Bloomberg himself publicly acknowledged the indefensible nature of the fee structure last October when he urged the City Council to lower the costs specifically to avoid a lawsuit: “We want to be in compliance with the law … so that we don’t want to lose the ability to have reasonable controls. If we have controls that the courts have ruled too onerous or too unfair, we could lose the whole thing.” The City Council ignored the Mayor and flatly refused to take up this issue. NYSRPA has no choice but to take the issue to court. BELLEVUE, Wash., April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Second Amendment Foundation today filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against...

Buffalo to hold fourth citywide gun buyback program

Buffalo to hold fourth citywide gun buyback program — Mayor Byron Brown announced his Administration’s fourth “No Questions Asked” Guy BuyBack Program will take place on Saturday, May 14, 2011 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at seven drop-off sites across...

Freedom Group Announces Bushmaster Firearms Manufacturing Moved to Ilion, NY Facility

Freedom Group Announces Bushmaster Firearms Manufacturing Moved to Ilion, NY Facility — Freedom Group, Inc. (“The Company”), the world’s leading innovator, designer, manufacturer, and marketer of firearms, ammunition, and related products for the hunting, shooting sports, law enforcement, and military markets announced today a manufacturing relocation of the Bushmaster Firearms International manufacturing facility located in Windham, Maine to Ilion, New York.  The Company expects to create 40-50 new positions at the Ilion, New York facility as a result of the...

More than 40 jobs moving to Remington Arms in Ilion

More than 40 jobs moving to Remington Arms in Ilion — U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer announced the relocation of more than 40 jobs to the Remington Arms plant in Ilion during a visit to the company’s museum on Tuesday afternoon.  “[Remington’s] economic impact in the Mohawk Valley grows stronger every day,” said Schumer.  The jobs will come from the Windham, Maine, facility which produces Bushmaster...

Mayor Pushes For Gun Checks Act In Washington

Mayor Pushes For Gun Checks Act In Washington — Mayor Michael Bloomberg stood side by side with Representative Carolyn McCarthy and Senator Charles Schumer on Capitol Hill Tuesday to show support for the “Fix Gun Checks...

Second Amendment Culture Wars: Eastern Elites vs. Gun-Friendly Red States

Second Amendment Culture Wars: Eastern Elites vs. Gun-Friendly Red States — America’s gun-rights debate has moved into some new territory that highlights the ideological divide separating gun-hating Eastern elites from Americans in fly-over country.  Recent events in New York City, Washington D.C., and in gun-friendly fly-over states (mostly red) demonstrate how profoundly the nation’s Second Amendment debate is wrapped up with its culture...
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