Conservative Party and NYS Rifle and Pistol Association Unite on Second Amendment!

Conservative Party and NYS Rifle and Pistol Association Unite on Second Amendment! – The President of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association (NYSRPA), Tom King, recommends that voters cast their votes on the Conservative line on November 4. His recommendation was made during an August 7th meeting between Tom King and Michael Long, New York State Conservative Party chairman. Their meeting can be viewed on line at http://vimeo.com/102890187.  The NYSRPA is dedicated to the preservation of Second Amendment rights, firearm safety education, and shooting sports. It is associated with the National Rifle Association of America (NRA) and engages locally in many activities similar to the NRA.NYSRPA is engaged in legislation and political awareness campaigns throughout New York State. Finally, it educates and supports various firearm activities of particular interest to juniors and women in the...

Legislators pledge help for Remington Arms

Legislators pledge help for Remington Arms – Six Mohawk Valley legislators want Remington Arms to remain the largest employer in Herkimer County and pledge their assistance should the company seek to build a new facility here. The delegation has sent to a letter to chairman and CEO of Remington Arms Outdoor Corp. to reinforce the lawmakers’ support for the state’s oldest gunmaker and its employees. The company has more than 1,000 workers...

Report: 92 Percent of Mass Shootings Since 2009 Occurred in Gun-Free Zones

Report: 92 Percent of Mass Shootings Since 2009 Occurred in Gun-Free Zones – On October 9, the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) released a revised report showing that 92% of mass public shootings between January 2009 and July 2014 took place in gun-free zones.  The CPRC report was released in response to an Everytown for Gun Safety study claiming only 14% of mass public shootings took place in gun-free zones. Everytown actually claimed 86% of such incidents occurred in places where guns were...

Charges against Merrick gun shop owner dismissed

Charges against Merrick gun shop owner dismissed – Charges have been dismissed against a Merrick gun shop owner who had been arrested in 2011 as part of an effort to crack down on the sales of illegal assault weapons.  All charges against Michael Marinello, who lives in East Meadow, were dropped in April 2012. Marinello, a retired NYPD officer and the owner of South Shore Sportsman in Merrick, was one of nine people who had been arrested in February...

Local legislators reiterate support for Remington Arms

Local legislators reiterate support for Remington Arms – Six Mohawk Valley legislators want to make sure Remington Arms knows it’s wanted in Herkimer County, especially in light of the 2013 SAFE Act and the company’s recent out-of-state expansions, the latter of which led to layoffs in Ilion.  They sent a letter to Remington Chairman and CEO George Kollitides Sept. 30 to reaffirm their “interest in working with you and your team to ensure Remington’s continued viability and its enduring presence in Herkimer County.”They noted they’d support a modernization of the existing...

Candidate for Lieutenant Governor Visits Remington Arms

Candidate for Lieutenant Governor Visits Remington Arms – Years ago, Remington Arms was the place to work in Herkimer County, but now some might say there’s no job security. “Our area was lucky, most of the people were there more than two years and were able to stay there,” said Stephen Natali, who works at Remington Arms. “But I feel bad for the other people who got laid off. ” According to lieutenant governor candidate and Chemung County Sheriff Chris Moss, the SAFE Act has made it harder for the company to keep jobs in Ilion. He wants to loosen regulations and help older businesses expand rather than give incentives to new ones. “What are we doing for all the existing companies that are here,” said Moss. “What are we doing for the small businesses all over New York state that are hurting? We need to revamp the economic development plan so that it levels the playing field for small business, big businesses and existing businesses. Yeah it might be too late for here but maybe we can stop business that are still here from...
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