‘Journal News’ to ask court to order Putnam County to release names and addresses of registered handgun owners

‘Journal News’ to ask court to order Putnam County to release names and addresses of registered handgun owners – The Journal News is putting pressure on one of the New York counties it covers to hand over the names of handgun owners that the county has on record, Capital has learned.  The regional newspaper, which covers Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties, caused a national controversy 10 months ago for publishing the names and addresses of handgun-permit holders in Westchester and Rockland.  Now, a source with knowledge of the matter tells Capital that the newspaper was preparing this afternoon to file a verified petition, asking a court to order Putnam County, about an hour north of Manhattan, to hand over gun-owner...

Penfield urged to take stand on guns

Penfield urged to take stand on guns – The Town Board got an unexpected round of criticism Wednesday night from a handful of gun rights advocates who want the town to take a stand against last year’s NY SAFE Act.  There was no discussion of the law on the agenda, but a campaign was begun on Facebook encouraging people to speak at the meeting and exhort the Town Board members to pass a resolution condemning the...

Guns and greene chile

Guns and green chile – As much as I’d like to wax effusively about the delights of the Frito pie, a shamefully delightful flavor bomb that pleases in equal measure to its feeling in the hand like a steaming dog turd, I suspect what people are going to talk about when they see our New Mexico episode is the sight of me; socialist sympathizer, leftie, liberal New Yorker, gleefully hammering away with an AR-15, an instrument of mayhem and loathing that also has the distinction of being America’s favorite...

3D Printing Now Brings You Semiautomatic Pistols (The Better To Scare Control Freaks)

3D Printing Now Brings You Semiautomatic Pistols (The Better To Scare Control Freaks) – It’s not yet ready for prime-time (it has yet to be tested), but 3D printing tinkerers have developed a design for a semiautomatic pistol. In fact, the developer says a full-automatic version would be easier to make with available materials. What a long way we’ve come, in just a few short months, toward the ultimate goal of rendering gun control laws a complete joke. Well…they were already a joke (though a dangerous...

In Westchester, an early test for Cuomo’s gun control bill

In Westchester, an early test for Cuomo’s gun control bill – When Governor Andrew Cuomo pushed through a package of stricter state gun laws earlier this year, after an elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, his widespread, bi-partisan popularity began to fracture along more predictable party lines.  Cuomo has defended the move, and his poll numbers still make him among the most popular Democrats in the country as he prepares to run for re-election next year.  But the gun bill could have pronounced effects down the ballot. Democrats are already making it an issue in Westchester County, where Rob Astorino, the incumbent Republican county executive who opposes Cuomo’s gun control law, is seeking re-election in...

As expected, gun group backs Howard for sheriff

As expected, gun group backs Howard for sheriff – If ever there were an expected endorsement in this year’s race for Erie County sheriff, it would probably be the New York State Pistol and Rifle Association’s nod for Republican incumbent Timothy B. Howard.  “Our endorsement is based upon his opposition to the SAFE Act  and willingness to stand up to Gov. Cuomo’s assault upon our Second Amendment civil rights,” the organization said today in a brief statement of support.  Howard’s outspoken opposition to the governor’s new strict gun control law is expected to be part of the upcoming...
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