Woman shoots, kills ex-boyfriend in self-defense: cops

Woman shoots, kills ex-boyfriend in self-defense: cops – An Ann Road woman wrested a gun away from a former boyfriend and shot him to death after he broke into her home early Saturday, police said. The 50-year-old woman, who police would not identify, was also shot during the confrontation. She was taken by ambulance to Danbury (Conn.) Hospital where she was treated for a leg wound and released later in the morning. She will not be charged, police said. “She was defending herself after someone broke into her house,” said Carmel police Chief Michael Cazzari. “She was the...

Rep. Hanna: ‘I’m standing up for gun owners’

Rep. Hanna: ‘I’m standing up for gun owners’ – U.S. Representative Richard Hanna (R) stood alongside Broome County gun owners Thursday to give his stance on controversial issues. He offered his opinion on the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act of 2013 Act, and other legislation that he said is penalizing upstate sportsmen. Hanna spent the afternoon at the Broome County Sportsmen’s Association, where he told members of the club that he and his office are strong supporters of gun rights and the second amendment. The Congressman spoke out against the SAFE Act, and cited how he feels it negatively impacts responsible gun owners. “This overreach by the SAFE Act has affected a lot of people who have owned guns their entire lives,” Hanna...

Pistol permit office hours changing

Pistol permit office hours changing – The Niagara County Pistol Permit Office will roll out new hours next month in an attempt to speed up approvals, after County Clerk Wayne F. Jagow noted a spike in pistol permit applications. Effective the first week in June, the office will now be open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and closed to the general public on Wednesdays so staff can process paperwork. Wednesday is the slowest traffic day of the week for the office, Jagow...

First and Second Amendment challenge to government restrictions on posting plans for 3-D printed guns

First and Second Amendment challenge to government restrictions on posting plans for 3-D printed guns – The case, filed today on behalf of Cody Wilson‘s Defense Distributed and the Second Amendment Foundation, is Defense Distributed v. U.S. Dep’t of State; click there to read the Complaint. I’m on the run today, so all I can do right now is link, but I thought many of you might want to read the argument for yourselves. The lawyers for Defense Distributed include Alan Gura, who won Heller and McDonald, and Prof. Josh...

Clinton Hires Anti-Gun Astroturfer For Her “Grassroots” Campaign

Clinton Hires Anti-Gun Astroturfer For Her “Grassroots” Campaign – Despite already amassing an anti-gun track record that would make Michael Bloomberg proud, Democratic presidential nominee candidate Hillary Clinton appears intent on adding to it whenever possible. Last week brought the news that Clinton has hired gun control advocate Scott Hogan to run her “grassroots” campaign in Minnesota.  Hogan formerly served as the Minnesota Director and Campaign Manager for Everytown for Gun...

St. Lawrence County judge faces criticism over pistol permit restrictions

St. Lawrence County judge faces criticism over pistol permit restrictions – St. Lawrence County Judge Jerome J. Richards is facing criticism from several county legislators who believe restrictions he places on many citizens who hold pistol permits may violate Second Amendment rights outlined in the U.S. Constitution. During their Monday Finance Committee meeting, lawmakers had a lengthy discussion that focused on complaints they’ve received from people who applied for and received pistol permits from Judge...
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