Niagara County Legislature: Bipartisan anger over Obama bullet ban

Niagara County Legislature: Bipartisan anger over Obama bullet ban – In a rare show of bipartisan anger aimed at the Obama administration, Niagara County lawmakers came together Tuesday to unanimously sponsor and pass a resolution opposing planned “executive actions” that would outlaw one of the most commonly used rifle bullets. Republican and Democrat county lawmakers, led by Legislator John Syracuse, R-Newfane, perhaps the most ardent defender of the Second Amendment in county government, passed the resolution placing Niagara County squarely against the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ proposed regulations that would outlaw a popular .223-calibre (5.56 mm) bullet used in what are commonly referred to as “varmint rifles.” County lawmakers took the rare step of encouraging Niagara County’s congressional delegation to take any and all necessary steps to prevent the bullet ban from moving forward, ranging from legislation to block the proposed regulations to outright defunding of the ATF. The measure passed 15-0, with every single legislator joining as a sponsor. The resolution makes Niagara County one of the very first local governments in the country to go on the record against the proposed bullet...

Obama, ATF Seek to Ban Popular Sport Rifle Ammunition

Obama, ATF Seek to Ban Popular Sport Rifle Ammunition – More gun controvery is being stirred up in New York. But this time, it’s not from Gov. Andrew Cuomo. It’s President Obama, whose administration is now seeking to ban a specific type of 223-caliber bullet, known as the “green-tip.””It’s commonly used,” said Target Sports General Manager Steve Borst. “It’s the most common caliber used by Americans.” And can be found in virtually every type of rifle sold in the States. “Bolt-actions to single-shots to semi-automatic rifles,” said Borst. “It’s a very, very commonly-owned caliber. And Borst thinks the proposed ban is a violation of Second Amendment rights. “They’re taking things that have been legal and legitamately owned and making it illegal,” he...

Two years later, SAFE Act struggles with ammunition database

Two years later, SAFE Act struggles with ammunition database – The state still doesn’t have a database for background checks on ammunition sales that was part of New York’s controversial gun-control law in 2013, Gannett’s Albany Bureau reported today.  State Police Superintendent Joseph D’Amico testified at a budget hearing yesterday that the database approved as part of the SAFE Act remains a work in...

Supreme Court considers how convicted felons can sell their guns without violating the law

Supreme Court considers how convicted felons can sell their guns without violating the law – The Supreme Court is considering a tricky dilemma faced by people who legally own guns, but are then convicted of a serious crime and have to get rid of them.  Since federal law bars convicted felons from possessing firearms, how can those guns be sold or transferred without running afoul of the...

Nets Ignore Michael Bloomberg Urging Police Take Guns from Minorities

Nets Ignore Michael Bloomberg Urging Police Take Guns from Minorities – On February 5, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg told nearly 400 people at an event in Aspen, Colorado that in order to save lives, police should actively take guns away from all male minorities between the ages of 15 and 25. The full audio was released on February 17, but the “big three” (ABC, CBS, and NBC) networks, who repeatedly promote Bloomberg’s anti-gun activism, have yet to report on his controversial anti-gun...

New York Church Taking Walmart To Court Over Gun Sales

New York Church Taking Walmart To Court Over Gun Sales – Trinity Church sits in the shadow of lower Manhattan’s One World Trade Center, its brownstone Gothic Revival spire dwarfed by the Financial District’s surrounding skyscrapers. One of the smaller investments in Trinity’s diverse portfolio: about $2,000 worth of shares in Walmart. This spring, the church will face off against the big-box giant in a court case that could change the way public companies make business...
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