Outdoors Notebook: Ontario, Wayne counties legalize big-game rifle hunting

Outdoors Notebook: Ontario, Wayne counties legalize big-game rifle hunting – Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation legalizing rifle hunting for big game (deer and black bear) in Ontario and Wayne counties, adding to a growing list. Of approximately 30 counties in western and central New York, only nine remain that ban the use of rifles, including Monroe, Orleans, Genesee and Livingston. A proposal to include Livingston failed again, but now that it’s sandwiched between Wyoming and Ontario, it will likely pass in the future. Rifle cartridges travel farther than shotgun slugs, so allowing rifle use for hunting has long been a controversial topic. But rifle users tend to be more safety conscious, proponents note, and statistics in counties where use of rifles was allowed on a trial basis showed no increase in...

Massena eyes resolution opposing SAFE Act

Massena eyes resolution opposing SAFE Act – Mayor James F. Hidy will soon be the recipient of a resolution passed by the town of Potsdam in opposition to the SAFE Act, after requesting a copy of the resolution from Will Gray, a local gun rights activist who has attended the past three village board meetings.  “We have been talking about the SAFE Act and reviewing resolutions passed by other resolutions,” Mr. Hidy said, noting he wanted to review the resolution passed by the town of Potsdam. “We are working on it. I’m sure we’ll come up with something. We’re looking at a fit for us,” he...

Manhattan Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal Takes Aim At 3D Printed Guns

Manhattan Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal Takes Aim At 3D Printed Guns – Brooklyn City Councilman Lew Fidler isn’t the only New York lawmaker to introduce legislation looking to curb the spread of so-called “printable” guns.  State Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal (D-Manhattan) has introduced a bill that would make it a felony to manufacture, sell or use firearms and ammunition magazines made with digital 3-D...

New bill would stamp out 3-D guns

New bill would stamp out 3-D guns – Hoping to stop plastic guns from adding to the city’s bloodshed, one councilman is trying to stop “printable” guns before the technology to make them becomes widely available.  City Councilman Lew Fidler, a Brooklyn Democrat, plans to introduce a bill Wednesday laying out rules for the firearms that can be churned out on a 3-D printer and easily...

About 150,000 petitions delivered to Cuomo to repeal SAFE-ACT

About 150,000 petitions delivered to Cuomo to repeal SAFE-ACT – Sen. Kathleen Marchione, R-Halfmoon, Saratoga County, said she and her fellow Republican lawmakers collected about 150,000 petitions in opposition to the state’s SAFE-Act.  The petitions seek a repeal of the gun-control law passed in January and were being delivered this morning to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office at the Capitol by gun-rights advocates. A rally is set for noon today.  Marchione and gun supporters said Cuomo pushed through the legislation without any public debate, and some gun owners said they would not comply with the law—which requires registration of most...
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