Personal Safety Top Reason Americans Own Guns Today

Personal Safety Top Reason Americans Own Guns Today – President Barack Obama has made strengthening gun control one of his top priorities this year, focusing on expanding background checks and a partial assault weapons ban. Gallup finds that those who already own firearms mention personal safety/protection most frequently as a reason for ownership (60%), followed by hunting, at...

Upstate gunmaker American Tactical Imports moving to South Carolina

Upstate gunmaker American Tactical Imports moving to South Carolina – New York stands to lose jobs to South Carolina when an upstate company that makes firearms, ammunition and tactical equipment relocates down South, officials announced Monday.  American Tactical Imports, based in Rochester, is moving its headquarters next month to Summerville in Dorchester County, S.C. — creating more than 100 new jobs in the area and shafting New York employees. The company is also setting up a distribution center and a firearm assembly, and moving its customer service operations and sales office to the new...

NY Assemblymembers Urge Social Media Sites To Clamp Down On Gun Sales

NY Assemblymembers Urge Social Media Sites To Clamp Down On Gun Sales – Two New York assemblymembers are calling on social media companies to ban gun sales without background checks. The legislators say the sites are being used as marketplaces for such sales, but a state firearms advocacy group says it’s a...

Critics: SAFE Act is Cuomo’s “Obamacare website”

Critics: SAFE Act is Cuomo’s “Obamacare website” – Criticism of New York’s gun-control law is persisting after State Police quietly postponed plans to start a system of background checks Jan. 15 for customers buying ammunition.  As part of the January law, stores were going to be required to obtain details about anyone buying ammunition starting Jan. 15. Sellers were going to have to keep names, addresses, details of purchases and other personal information about ammunition purchases to be part of a statewide database.  But State Police are delaying the start, The Buffalo News first reported Friday. State Police did not provide a comment today on the...

Ammo checks moving target

Ammo checks moving target – A New York state web page outlining Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s NY SAFE Act says that a background check requirement for people buying ammunition will begin on Jan. 15.  But that’s turning out to be a moving target as the state doesn’t expect to have the system for administering those checks in place by...
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