Vote against Breslin

Vote against Breslin — Here’s a bit of a brain-bender from the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association: The group’s PAC, the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association Political Victory Fund, has dispatched postcards in Albany County urging voters to vote against state Sen. Neil Breslin in the Sept. 14 Democratic primary. The card says Breslin “consistently sponsored and voted in favor of all gun control measures.” Only — near as we can tell — the PAC isn’t endorsing Breslin’s primary opponent, Luke Martland, according to its...

Attorney general candidate targets guns

Attorney general candidate targets guns — State attorney general candidate Eric Schneiderman’s “Justice on Main Street” slogan seemed eerily relevant Sunday as he spoke about gun violence to a crowd on Buffalo’s East Side. Just three weeks after the City Grill shootings on Main Street downtown, Schneiderman appeared at Frederick Douglass Towers to talk about his strategy for curbing the flow of illegal...

More state gun laws?

More state gun laws? — There’s an idiot named Eric Schneiderman running in the race for state Attorney General this fall. He thinks the reason there’s so much gun violence in Niagara Falls, Buffalo and New York City is that the state’s gun laws aren’t strong...

Westchester gun owners take aim at county’s firearm safety laws

Westchester gun owners take aim at county’s firearm safety laws — Westchester gun owners are balking at the county’s firearm safety laws. With the echo of the Supreme Court decision upholding the Second Amendment right to bear arms still ringing in their ears, they want the county to stop scrutinizing applicants for permits and...

EPA accepting public comment on lead ammo banow Accepting Public Commen

EPA Now Accepting Public Comment on Petition to Ban Lead in Ammunition and Fishing Tackle – Environmental activists are pressing the Obama administration to ban the manufacture, processing and distribution lead shot, bullets, and fishing sinkers under the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976, but hunting and Second Amendment groups say the EPA lacks the authority to do so, for...

Armed, and representing

Armed, and representing – Who’s packing in the Legislature? You might be surprised. Asked to describe the average handgun owner, some will conjure the image of an upstate, conservative Republican male. But the short list of lawmakers with handgun permits manages to reflect New York’s diversity at least a little — with men and women, conservatives and liberals represented, albeit not in equal...
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