New York State Rifle and Pistol Association targets Cuomo administration’s push to beef up gun laws

New York State Rifle and Pistol Association targets Cuomo administration’s push to beef up gun laws – ew York’s most powerful gun lobbying group is taking aim at Gov. Cuomo’s push to enact some of the strongest gun controls in the country. Thomas King, president of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, said his organization will activate phone banks after Christmas asking gun owners to bombard Cuomo and legislators with phone calls and emails opposing new restrictions on firearms. “If I thought for a moment that by giving up my guns it would prevent things like the Newtown massacre, I would do it,” said King, citing the deadly rampage at a Connecticut school. “But I know that’s not...

NRA doubles down: New gun laws won’t work

NRA doubles down: New gun laws won’t work – The National Rifle Association made clear Sunday it will not budge on its opposition to any new gun laws, despite heated criticism of the organization’s response to the Connecticut school massacre.  “I know this town wants to argue about gun control,” the group’s CEO, Wayne LaPierre, told NBC’s “Meet the Press” in Washington. “I don’t think it will...

More gun permits issued, but few revoked locally

More gun permits issued, but few revoked locally – The pistol permit application was one of hundreds Washington County Sheriff’s Office receives every year. But before the request made it through even the first phase of the approval process, the Sheriff’s Office’s pistol permit specialist noticed the application was on a list of people who are generally banned from owning a handgun. “They cross-checked him in the database and he was on the list of people who had received mental-health treatment, so he was denied,” Washington County Sheriff Jeff Murphy said. “There is a system of checks and balances and our people are very...

Gallup: More Americans Favor School Officials Having Guns Than Weapon Ban

Gallup: More Americans Favor School Officials Having Guns Than Weapon Ban – A new poll  released today by Gallup shows that Americans favor increased security and proactive mental health treatment over gun control. The national poll of a little over 1,000 adults was conducted in the wake of the tragic murders at a Connecticut school last...
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