144th Annual Meeting

New York State Rifle & Pistol Association 144th Annual Meeting Mid-Hudson Civic Center 14 Civic Center Plaza Poughkeepsie, NY July 12, 2015 Doors Open at 9:00am – Close at 5pm Events Key Note Speaker Congressman Chris Gibson 3pm Women’s Concealed Carry Fashion Show With Trish Cutler (Founder) & Carrie Lightfoot (The Well Armed Women) 10am & 4pm Remington Outdoor Group Buy a brand new Remington firearm at an unbeatable discount 33% off MSRP! Big Green will offer this discount ONLY at the Convention and ONLY to current NYSRPA members. All State & Federal Laws Apply! Many other gun related vendors and FFL’s will be displaying their...

Is This The Gun Case The U.S. Supreme Court Will Take?

Is This The Gun Case The U.S. Supreme Court Will Take? – Since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Heller v. D.C. (2008) that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to bear arms and then ruled in McDonald v. Chicago (2010) that this right also restricts state and local governments, the high court has opted not to hear cases that might further define gun rights. This has been a little surprising, as some lower courts have actually produced majority opinions that are critical of decisions reached by other courts. Such conflicts at the circuit level typically force the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in. A California case—Peruta v. San Diego County—might soon force the U.S. Supreme Court to settle some of the constitutional...

After Upstate NY prison break, requests rise for pistol permits

After Upstate NY prison break, requests rise for pistol permits – With two escaped killers on the loose, the Clinton County, N.Y., clerk’s office has seen a rise in the number of requests for pistol permits. “We typically don’t get more than one a day, but we probably have at least 12 this week,” said Mary Lavorando, of the Clinton County Clerk’s Office in Plattsburgh. “It seems like more people have been picking up applications,” she said Friday afternoon. “But it can take eight or nine weeks for approval. So it’s kind of like locking the barn door after the horse is...

Two year rise in shootings prove SAFE Act not working

Two year rise in shootings prove SAFE Act not working Time for legislators to have an honest discussion about New York gun laws ALBANY, NY (06/08/2015)(readMedia)– The New York Times first reported last week that shootings in New York City have been rising for the past two years. This was followed by the NYPD reporting a 19.5% increase in City homicides during the first five months of the year. Now, according to WABC News Ch. 7, felony assaults on the subway are up 27%. Taken together it should be blindingly obvious now that New York’s new gun control laws are not doing what advocates said they would. “During the last election, Governor Cuomo ran political ads stating “The NY SAFE Act is saving lives,” NYSRPA President Tom King said.  “The results prove the exact opposite is happening. It is time for our elected officials to have an honest and open discussion on the SAFE Act and why states with less restrictive gun laws do not have these...

Mets pitcher Dillon Gee says he was tricked into encouraging gun control

Mets pitcher Dillon Gee says he was tricked into encouraging gun control – A day before being activated from the disabled list, Mets pitcher Dillon Gee was also activated as a promoter of Gun Violence Awareness Day, apparently without his knowledge. To show their support for “Wear Orange,” an initiative of the Everytown for Gun Safety nonprofit co-founded by former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, the Mets took a team photo Tuesday wearing orange shirts. The Mets became the first pro sports franchise to participate, but Gee was not pleased once he got more background on the campaign and took to Twitter to...

Gun group threatens primaries against Senate Republicans

Gun group threatens primaries against Senate Republicans – Senate Republicans’ pick of a leader who voted in support of the controversial gun-control law in 2013 is not sitting well with gun-right groups, and the state’s leading gun group said it would consider primaries next year against GOP senators if they don’t seek changes to the law. Gun-rights groups aggressively sought to sway senators to back Sen. John DeFrancisco, R-Syracuse, who voted against the SAFE Act. But the majority of the Republican conference picked Sen. John Flanagan, R-Suffolk County, who voted for the law. “If they really cared about the core constituency of the Second Amendment people, they wouldn’t have elected someone like that,” Thomas King, the president of the state Rifle and Pistol Association, told Gannett’s Albany Bureau today. “How can we possibly support an institution that is being run by someone who voted for the SAFE Act, which was probably the most draconian piece of legislation to affect the Second Amendment in New York state in our...
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