Schneiderman: Saratoga Arms Fair a ‘Good Model’

Schneiderman: Saratoga Arms Fair a ‘Good Model’ – New York’s Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman chats with dealers at a gun show in Saratoga Springs, Saturday. His tour of the Northeast Arms Fair comes less than two years after Schneiderman cracked down on sellers who didn’t get background checks before guns changed...

Gun festival with picnic flavor

Gun festival with picnic flavor – Next to the vendor selling toy “bubble” guns, and across from the woman selling Mary Kay products, was a table filed with real knives. And a short walk from the field filled with inflatable rides, gun dealers set up tables filled with handguns and rifles. Barbecue sizzled, country music blared and fathers carried daughters on their shoulders as a wholesome scene played out Saturday at Hanofee Park. But the event was sponsored by Friends with Firearms and billed as a “gun festival.” At its heart was an effort to promote opposition to New York state’s Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Act, the gun-control legislation passed earlier this year, and raise money for efforts to overturn the...

Safe Act spinoff: Local rod and gun clubs see spike in memberships

Safe Act spinoff: Local rod and gun clubs see spike in memberships – Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s controversial SAFE Act that passed at the beginning of this year has had one favorable side effect on local rod and gun clubs across Central New York. Memberships are up and the demographics of many of the new shooters may surprise some. They’re women. “Absolutely,” said Dave Simmons, president of the Baldwinsville Rod and Gun Club. “We’re seeing it across the board, with more females participating in our shotgun sports –skeet, trap shooting and sporting clays. And we’re also seeing more women on the rifle and pistol...

State legislator backs suit to overturn New York gun law

State legislator backs suit to overturn New York gun law – A state legislator has filed a court brief supporting the federal lawsuit aimed at overturning New York’s new gun restrictions.  Sen. Kathy Marchione, a Saratoga Republican, is asking a judge for permission to join the court record supporting the state affiliate of the National Rifle Association, sportsmen’s groups and others.  They say the statute enacted Jan. 15 violates Second Amendment...

Remington Arms scouts Middle TN after N.Y. bans its rifle

Remington Arms scouts Middle TN after N.Y. bans its rifle – One of the nation’s largest gun manufacturers, Remington Arms, has looked at sites around Nashville for a potential corporate relocation or expansion that would likely include hundreds of manufacturing jobs.  The Madison, N.C.-based company, which is part of the nation’s largest firearms company and has its largest plant in Ilion, N.Y., has scouted sites near Nashville’s airport, Lebanon and in Clarksville, Tenn.  Remington is among a growing number of gun manufacturers nationwide that have been courted by states pitching themselves as more gun-friendly. The wooing came after a handful of states, including New York, passed tougher gun control laws in the aftermath of last December’s shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., which claimed the lives of 20 first-graders and six...

Onondaga County asked to release pistol permit holders’ names, addresses

Onondaga County asked to release pistol permit holders’ names, addresses – Onondaga County announced today it has received a request for the names and addresses of pistol permit holders from an online company that compiles and sells data.  Sheriff Kevin Walsh said the county may not be obligated to release the names, however, to the company, emerges.com. He said the state sheriffs association is researching whether the state’s Freedom of Information Law allows the county to withhold the data if it would be sold...
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