Jacobs submits resolution approved by Western Region Clerks opposing unfunded mandate caused by NY Safe Act

Jacobs submits resolution approved by Western Region Clerks opposing unfunded mandate caused by NY Safe Act – Although his term as chair of the eight County Western Region of the New York State County Clerks Association (NYSACC) does not begin until January, Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs is already working on behalf of the Western Region County Clerks who have been financially impacted through the NY SAFE Act.  “Albany repeatedly said this new gun law would not be an unfunded mandate on local governments, unfortunately that is not the case,” said Jacobs.  Jacobs is delivering a resolution approved by the Western Region Clerk’s to the Statewide County Clerk’s Association meeting next week in Lake Placid stating that the Western New York Counties alone have incurred more than $100,000 in additional costs because of the Safe...

NRA affiliate wants SAFE Act hearing in Buffalo

NRA affiliate wants SAFE Act hearing in Buffalo – The state affiliate of the National Rifle Association has asked a federal judge in Buffalo to schedule a hearing to outline its case in public against New York’s SAFE Act gun control law.  The New York State Rifle and Pistol Association petitioned U.S. District Court Judge William M. Skretny, who is considering the group’s lawsuit against the state over the gun and ammunition crackdown, because it believes oral arguments are justified in the...

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new gun-control law targets gun makers

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new gun-control law targets gun makers – Gov. Cuomo’s tough new gun law has put a target on the state’s gun makers.  Cities, counties and states from across the country have been making lucrative pitches to New York’s firearms companies, urging them to relocate. Their argument: They have a gun-friendly atmosphere, and New York does...

WNY voters delivered a rebuke to Cuomo

WNY voters delivered a rebuke to Cuomo – On the afternoon following Election Day last week, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo made sure to hit a couple of upstate communities to tout passage of his casino expansion plan.  But not in Western New York, where election results showed little for the governor to celebrate.  Nobody suggests Cuomo is in trouble, or that Western New York voters will reject him in 2014 as they did in 2010. Most polls show him still flying high throughout the state.  But Tuesday’s results are raising warning flags for 2014. The failure of several key issues closely identified with the governor now pose questions for a Democrat incumbent who has watched his upstate popularity decline since he took office three years...

SAFE Act meant big change for small Canandaigua company

SAFE Act meant big change for small Canandaigua company – A local business had to make an expensive decision after the New York SAFE Act made the gun they build illegal.  A pistol grip, which allows the gun to fire faster and with more accuracy, prevented Just Right Carbines in Canandaigua from selling its gun in New York state. The business made the difficult decision to change its gun after taking a financial hit because of the SAFE...

Despite ruling, Rockland clerk refuses to release public gun-permit data

Despite ruling, Rockland clerk refuses to release public gun-permit data – The Rockland County clerk is refusing to release the names and addresses of non-exempt pistol permit holders, ignoring state law and a letter from the county’s top public records official ordering the records’ release.  An assistant to Rockland County Clerk Paul Piperato said Friday the office will not comply with an order from Deputy County Executive Terry Grosselfinger to release the permit records. The order came last month after The Journal News appealed Piperato’s denial of a request for the records under the state’s Freedom of Information...
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