Guns want to be free: what happens when 3D printing and crypto-anarchy collide?

Guns want to be free: what happens when 3D printing and crypto-anarchy collide? – Cyberculture icon Stewart Brand’s famous notion that “information wants to be free” has been an almost ubiquitous refrain ever since utopian-minded hackers began populating computer networks in the 1980s. Today, 3D printing has given the phrase a whole new meaning, allowing raw data to become real world weapons with the click of a button. Cody R. Wilson, the antagonistic founder of Defense Distributed, is taking that idea to its logical — and hugely controversial —...

Rifle group tries to halt SAFE Act

Rifle group tries to halt SAFE Act – The New York Rifle and Pistol Association plans to take legal action Monday to stop New York’s new gun-control measures.  Association President Thomas King and state Assemblyman Marc Butler talked about the legal effort with about 100 local gun owners and gun-rights advocates at the Pine Tree Rifle Club on Wednesday.  King said his group will file a petition for a temporary restraining order against the SAFE Act in federal court in...

State Police Mistakenly Enforce SAFE Act Provision

State Police Mistakenly Enforce SAFE Act Provision – Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs said the New York State Police made a mistake when they enforced a mental health provision of the New York SAFE Act.  Jacobs said he was ordered in an email from State Police to contact David Lewis, 35, and notify him he had to turn over his...

Gov. Cuomo Says Congress Caved In To Extremists And Gave Up On Meaningful Gun Control Legislation

Gov. Cuomo Says Congress Caved In To Extremists And Gave Up On Meaningful Gun Control Legislation – Gov. Cuomo doesn’t think much of the tentative deal struck in Washington to expand background checks for gun buyers.  Cuomo, during an appearance Wednesday morning on Susan Arbetter’s “Capitol Pressroom” radio show, mocked the deal as “better than nothing but only better than nothing” and slammed Congress for caving in to...

Grant money available to shooting ranges

Grant money available to shooting ranges – A $65,000 pot of state grants is being made available to shooting ranges across the state.  According to a news release, the funding is designed to support recreational opportunities and to promote firearm safety. The funding will be doled out in matching grants at a three to one...

Michael Bloomberg group’s gun-control scorecard will give lawmakers letter grades

Michael Bloomberg group’s gun-control scorecard will give lawmakers letter grades – New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, one of the nation’s most committed and deep-pocketed gun-control proponents, is ratcheting up pressure on lawmakers by launching a new system to grade them based on their votes and statements on gun issues.  Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the nonprofit group financed by Bloomberg (I), will unveil a scoring system Tuesday to award lawmakers grades of A through F, much like the National Rifle Association, which has derived much of its power by deploying letter rankings against politicians at election time. The group’s strategists briefed The Washington Post on the plans ahead of Tuesday’s...
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