Barclay bill would change SAFE Act-related hunting ban on SUNY ESF properties

Barclay bill would change SAFE Act-related hunting ban on SUNY ESF properties – More than 5,300 acres in the North Country operated by SUNY ESF were off limits to small and big-game hunters with firearms this fall as a result of the N.Y. SAFE Act.  That could change under a bill authored earlier this month by Assemblyman Will Barclay, R-Pulaski, which calls for some minor word changes in the...

Putnam Pols Poised to Protest NY SAFE Gun Control Law

Putnam Pols Poised to Protest NY SAFE Gun Control Law – Putnam County’s Legislature appears poised to link a new assertion of county rights to its old opposition to gun control, moving to prevent use of the county seal on notices from the New York State Police to handgun owners reminding them to recertify their weapons every five years.  In Carmel on Tuesday night (Feb. 18), the legislature’s Rules, Enactments and Intergovernmental Relations Committee took up the question of cooperation with the state police, a year after the legislature urged repeal of the 2013 NY SAFE Act — the New York State Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act, passed by the state legislature after the December 2012 massacre of children in Newtown, Conn., and murder of two firefighters responding to a blaze in a rural New York community.  The three-person Rules Committee unanimously approved a draft resolution prohibiting unauthorized use of Putnam County’s seal, clearing the measure for adoption by the entire nine-member legislature at an upcoming...

Gun-Control Group Backs Klein Measure

Gun-Control Group Backs Klein Measure – The gun-control organization New Yorkers Against Gun Violence praised a proposal on Friday from Senate IDC Leader Jeff Klein on Friday that is meant to strengthen penalties for those who use a firearm near a...

Ontario officials to state: Don’t use our county seal

Ontario officials to state: Don’t use our county seal – Ontario County has a message for state officials when it comes to enforcement of the SAFE Act.  Leave us out of it.  At Thursday night’s Board of Supervisors meeting, the board unanimously passed a resolution denying the state permission to use the county seal and name to enforce the gun-control...

Board: NY can’t use Ontario County seal on SAFE Act material

Board: NY can’t use Ontario County seal on SAFE Act material – The Ontario County Board of Supervisors acted unanimously Thursday night – after the single spirited discussion of the evening – to preclude New York State from using the Ontario County seal on any correspondence involving New York’s newest gun-control legislation, the SAFE...

Counties want no part of Safe Act

Counties want no part of Safe Act – Warren County supervisors don’t want county gun owners to think they had anything to do with the state’s controversial Safe Act gun laws.  County supervisors followed the lead of others around upstate New York who have requested that State Police not use county letterheads or seals when sending out paperwork to handgun owners to renew their pistol permits.  Handgun owners around the state will receive renewal forms in the coming months, as part of a Safe Act change requiring that permits be renewed every five...
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