Upstate NY Counties Demand Their Seal Be Removed from SAFE Act Paperwork

Upstate NY Counties Demand Their Seal Be Removed from SAFE Act Paperwork – Governor Andrew Cuomo’s SAFE Act continues to anger gun owners in the state of New York. The legislation , which banned the sale of AR-15 semiautomatic rifles, among other restrictions, has resulted in almost 1,200 felonies. Now, it seems legislators are taking their discontent with the law a step...

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Joins Mayors Against Illegal Guns, National Bipartisan Coalition Of Mayors Committed To Reducing Gun Violence

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Joins Mayors Against Illegal Guns, National Bipartisan Coalition Of Mayors Committed To Reducing Gun Violence – New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio today joined Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the national bipartisan coalition of mayors across the United States fighting for common-sense gun laws that will save lives by keeping illegal guns out of dangerous hands. Mayor de Blasio pledged his administration would aggressively pursue measures both locally and in Washington to combat gun trafficking and illegal gun sales. The mayor committed to working with New York City’s congressional delegation to advance new laws increasing penalties for straw purchases of guns, and increasing coordination between state and federal authorities to keep guns out of the hands of people with severe mental illness and those convicted of domestic...

Background checks for ammo purchases bad news for St. Lawrence County gun shops

Background checks for ammo purchases bad news for St. Lawrence County gun shops – Local gun shop owners say new state-mandated ammunition background checks will hurt business, but just how much damage they will cause is hard to guess.  That’s because the state has failed to reveal how or when the proposal will be implemented.  Joe Russell owns Hilltop Hunting, a gun shop in Canton that has operated for 34 years. He says the entire SAFE Act is frustrating and detrimental to his business, but the background checks for bullets are among the worst of its...

Tough NY law hurts, gun shop owner says

Tough NY law hurts, gun shop owner says – He’s a small-business owner, just about the only one left in this tiny hamlet that time appears to have forgotten.  Unlike other such businesses, John Kielbasa doesn’t blame big-box stores for his threatened demise. He blames state government and the passage roughly a year ago of legislation others believe will save...

Gun flight: Smith & Wesson, Ruger quit California over stamping requirement

Gun flight: Smith & Wesson, Ruger quit California over stamping requirement – A new gun law proponents say helps law enforcement has driven Smith & Wesson and Sturm Ruger out of California, and affirmed the suspicions of firearms rights advocates that the measure is really about making handguns obsolete.  The two companies have announced they will stop selling their wares in the nation’s most populous state rather than try to comply with a law that requires some handguns to have technology that imprints a tiny stamp on the bullet so it can be traced back to the gun. The companies, and many gun enthusiasts, say so-called “microstamping” technology is unworkable in its present form and can actually impair a gun’s...

Hundreds rally in opposition of SAFE Act after one year in effect

Hundreds rally in opposition of SAFE Act after one year in effect – A crowd of hundreds who gathered for a forum on New York’s SAFE Act on Saturday heard an encouraging update from the man leading the organization that’s challenging the constitutionality of the year old gun control legislation.  Tom King, president of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, also a National Rifle Association board member, predicted the fight against what many called the “unSAFE” Act will land in U.S. Supreme...
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