Mayor Michael Bloomberg comes under attack at National Rifle Association conference

Mayor Michael Bloomberg comes under attack at National Rifle Association conference – Mayor Bloomberg may have been the most unpopular person at the nation’s largest gathering of gun nuts no Friday — and he wasn’t even there.  Members of the National Rifle Association, attending their annual bullet bash in St. Louis, took aim at Hizzoner on Friday for his bold campaign against illegal guns. They called him a bastard, told him to mind his business and challenged his credibility.  And those were just comments fit for print in the Daily...

Most Americans back gun lobby, right to use deadly force

Most Americans back gun lobby, right to use deadly force – Most Americans support the right to use deadly force to protect themselves – even in public places – and have a favourable view of the National Rifle Association, the main gun-lobby group, a Reuters/Ipsos poll...

Hawley stands up for sportsmen, Second Amendment at Capitol

Hawley stands up for sportsmen, Second Amendment at Capitol – Assemblyman Steve Hawley, R-Batavia, participated in the Assembly Minority Conference’s third annual Sportsmen’s Day celebration in support of the Second Amendment and New York’s outdoors traditions.  Thousands of people attended the event sponsored by Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb, featuring a keynote address from Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president and CEO of the National Rifle...

NYC Gun Owners Misfire in Legal Challenge

NYC Gun Owners Misfire in Legal Challenge – As dusk settled over the city Monday, a federal judge ruled that New York City won its showdown with handgun owners who challenged a $340 residential licensing fee as unconstitutional.  A city attorney applauded the ruling, saying the fees were needed to do the exhaustive background checks that keep New York City safe.  “The city has some of the strongest laws in the nation to ensure that guns do not fall into the hands of criminals,” Michael A. Cardozo said. “Today’s decision rejects a constitutional challenge to home handgun application and renewal fees, upholds our ability to conduct meaningful background checks, and helps preserve policies that have helped make New York the safest big city in the...

Federal judge upholds New York city home handgun fee

Federal judge upholds New York city home handgun fee – A federal judge on Monday ruled that a New York city fee on permits to possess a handgun at home does not violate the constitutional right to bear arms.  U.S. District Judge John Koeltl in Manhattan said the city’s $340 fee for a three-year license that permits a gun owner to keep their weapon at home did not violate the right to keep and bear arms under the Second Amendment.  “While it is possible to conceive of fees that are impermissible because they are so exorbitant as to deter the exercise of the protected activity … there is no showing that the $340 handgun licensing fee qualifies as such a fee,” Koeltl...

Remington fires warning shot, threatens to leave if gun law passes

Remington fires warning shot, threatens to leave if gun law passes – Top Remington Arms officials are threatening to pull out of New York if the state Legislature passes a bill mandating that guns carry tiny identifying stamps.  “Mandating firearms microstamping will restrict the ability of Remington to expand business in the Empire State,” wrote Stephen Jackson, Remington chief strategy and acquisition integration officer, to top state officials. “Worse yet, Remington could be forced to reconsider its commitment to the New York market...
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