Increase in Syracuse shootings prove so-called SAFE Act a public policy failure

Increase in Syracuse shootings prove so-called SAFE Act a public policy failure Legislators who voted for it should admit their mistake ALBANY, NY (07/16/2015)(readMedia)– According to the Post-Standard, shootings in Syracuse are up 50% for the first six months of the year compared with the same time last year. When compared to the five-year average, city shootings are still up 3%. When presented with these statistics, NYSRPA President Tom King made this statement: “This is more proof that the so-called SAFE Act has not made Syracuse any safer for city residents. State Senator David Valesky and Assemblymen Al Stripe and Bill Magnarelli should admit they made a mistake by voting for it and support legislative efforts to repeal...

SAFE Act big on Marchione’s agenda

SAFE Act big on Marchione’s agenda – Efforts to repeal the SAFE Act topped Sen. Kathy Marchione’s legislative priorities this year, in addition to initiatives to reform government and support the agricultural industry.  Of the roughly 100 policy-related bills the Halfmoon Republican sponsored, a little more than half stalled in the committee. About 20 passed the Senate but not the Assembly, and another 15 were passed by both chambers.  In addition to an unsuccessful bill to repeal the SAFE Act outright, Marchione also sponsored a series of initiatives to attempt to chip away at portions of the 2013 law that limited magazines to seven rounds, banned the sale of military-style assault weapons and required people who owned them to either register them with State Police or modify...

Zogby: Independents Side With GOP, Gun Rights Not Gun Control

Zogby: Independents Side With GOP, Gun Rights Not Gun Control – A new Zogby poll released July 6 shows that Independents align with the GOP on guns, supporting gun rights over gun control.  This is a continuation of what Breitbart News reported in the months leading up the 2014 midterm elections, where polls showed that Independents were navigating away from gun control and toward gun...

Government fight against sharing 3D printed gun blueprints will be an uphill battle

Government fight against sharing 3D printed gun blueprints will be an uphill battle – Amidst the national conversation over gun control, there lies a particular controversy as to whether or not blueprints for 3D printed guns should be legal. However, according to a new proposal from the State Department, distribution of digital blueprints for 3D printable guns may be made illegal. However, Defense Distributed, a group responsible for the 3D printed gun known as the “Liberator,” is fighting back, saying the proposal violates the First Amendment of the United States...

Vote for NYSRPA

Please vote for NYSRPA to help pay our legal costs associated with our lawsuit against the SAFE Act Lucky Gunner is donating the legal fees awarded to them by the judge in the Brady Campaign’s failed junk lawsuit against them to pro-gun organizations. Please click here and vote for NYSRPA. It appears you can vote once per day. Any monies we receive will go to offset legal costs associated with our lawsuit against the SAFE...

Low assault-weapon registration stats suggest low compliance with Gov. Cuomo’s landmark SAFE Act gun control law

Low assault-weapon registration stats suggest low compliance with Gov. Cuomo’s landmark SAFE Act gun control law – Less than 45,000 assault-style weapons have been registered in New York state since a landmark gun control act went into in effect in 2013, state records released Tuesday show, suggesting that Empire State gun-owners are largely ignoring one of the signature elements of the watershed...
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