Livingston County wants no role in state’s SAFE Act mailings

Livingston County wants no role in state’s SAFE Act mailings – The Livingston County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution Wednesday opposing the state’s use of the county seal on any correspondence related to the New York SAFE Act sent to pistol permit holders. State Police last month began mailing pistol permit recertification letters to handgun owners. The letters are sent on stationary with the seal or letterhead of the county in which the pistol permit holder...

Assemblyman Bill Nojay proposes SAFE Act repeal

Assemblyman Bill Nojay proposes SAFE Act repeal – Assemblyman Bill Nojay introduced legislation in the Assembly to repeal every part of the SAFE Act except for the Webster provision. That’s the part of the gun law that mandates life in prison without parole for anyone who murders a first responder. It is named after West Webster firefighters Michael Chiapperini and Tomasz Kaczowka, who were shot and killed in an ambush attack on Christmas Eve.  It is named after West Webster firefighters Michael Chiapperini and Tomasz Kaczowka, who were shot and killed in an ambush attack on Christmas Eve.  Nojay wants the rest of the law thrown out.  He says it punishes law abiding...

St. Lawrence County legislators to vote on SAFE Act use of county seal

St. Lawrence County legislators to vote on SAFE Act use of county seal – The St. Lawrence County Board of Legislators will consider at its full board meeting Monday joining about two dozen other counties that already have passed resolutions opposed to use of their county seals in pistol permit recertifications and other purposes associated with the New York SAFE...

Gillibrand, Schumer Urge Obama’s Task Force to Prevent Gun Violence to Include First Federal Law Cracking Down on Illegal Guns

Gillibrand, Schumer Urge Obama’s Task Force to Prevent Gun Violence to Include First Federal Law Cracking Down on Illegal Guns – U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles E. Schumer today urged Vice President Joseph Biden to include two important measures in his task force’s final recommendations to combat gun violence, set to be released this month – a measure to prevent scores of illegal guns from being trafficked into New York, and a measure to make it harder for felons and the mentally ill from purchasing guns.  V.P. Biden is leading the Obama administration’s efforts examining ways to reduce gun violence, in response to the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School that killed 20 children and six...

Republican Onondaga County legislators to NY: Keep our county seal off your Safe Act paperwork

Republican Onondaga County legislators to NY: Keep our county seal off your Safe Act paperwork – Some Republican Onondaga County legislators want to stop the state from using the official county seal on gun permits or anything else that has to do with the NY Safe Act.  Brian May, chairman of the public safety committee, said the Onondaga County Legislature has already voted to oppose the NY Safe Act. This extra step would show that the county does not want to be misrepresented in any communication by the...
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