Why Smart Guns Are Failing to Gain Traction in America

Why Smart Guns Are Failing to Gain Traction in America – Maryland gun store co-owner Andy Raymond recently scrapped his plan to sell “smart guns” at his store, Engage Armament, after receiving hundreds of protests and several death threats. Raymond originally intended to sell Armatix’s iP1, a .22-caliber handgun that only fires when in a 10-inch radio frequency range from a paired watch. This is the second time a gun store has reversed its stance on smart guns — the first being a California store that backtracked earlier this year after being hit by a similar...

After youths’ deaths, victims’ families push for gun-safety law

After youths’ deaths, victims’ families push for gun-safety law – Gun-control advocates are at the Capitol today to push for a bill that would require additional storage requirements for gun owners.  New Yorkers Against Gun Violence and victims’ families are seeking legislative approval for “Nicholas’s Bill,” which would would require the safe storage of all guns not in the immediate possession or control of the gun owner.  The legislation would require guns to be put in a safe storage depository or equipped with a locking device, with the goal of preventing access by children and others who should not have access to them, the group...

Astorino takes aim at gun control law

Astorino takes aim at gun control law – Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino was in Johnstown on Monday at the Pine Tree Rifle Club, where he received a warm welcome from local residents and state officials.  Astorino spoke about his campaign against Gov. Andrew Cuomo to a crowd of more than 50 people, where he criticized Cuomo for the state’s gun control law passed last year.  “Cuomo took away your rights, then you just have to take away his job,” Astorino said, followed by loud applause from the audience. “This is not a New York City-based race, this is upstate.  Almost half of the vote in this election will come from counties like Fulton and upstate New York, so you can make it...

Three counties pull out of SAFE Act pilot permit program

Three counties pull out of SAFE Act pilot permit program – The Cortland County clerk’s office has backed out of a pilot run of a re-certification program for gun owners, part of the state’s stricter gun control laws, because it didn’t feel it was getting enough support from the...

NYC comptroller questions oil company’s NRA giving

NYC comptroller questions oil company’s NRA giving – The New York City comptroller has asked a Texas oil company to explain its chairman’s reported donations of $1 million each to the National Rifle Association and conservative political action committee American Crossroads.  Comptroller Scott Stringer, investment adviser and trustee to the $150 billion city pension funds, is questioning “both the magnitude and the corporate purpose” of the Clayton Williams Energy Inc. donations. He’s urging full disclosure to shareholders of all its political...
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