Owens: Federal assault rifle ban will fail in Congress

Owens: Federal assault rifle ban will fail in Congress – A federal ban on assault rifles will not pass Congress, said U.S. Rep. Bill Owens, D-Plattsburgh, on Tuesday.  “Nothing else will come out of the Senate, and absent of the Senate, it won’t happen,” he said at a “Congress on Your Corner” forum at Crandall Public Library.  By “nothing else,” he was referring to nothing other than legislation to toughen penalties for people who legally buy firearms to give to someone else to use in a crime or who is barred from owning guns, and legislation to enhance federal background...

NY Gov. Cuomo forced to suspend unenforceable gun control measure

NY Gov. Cuomo forced to suspend unenforceable gun control measure – Congratulations go out to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for successfully finding a way to suspend his own gun control laws.  The Democratic governor was forced to shelve a measure that enacted a seven-round limit for magazines from the gun control law the state passed in January – for the simple reason that gun manufacturers do not actually make seven-round holders.  Perhaps this was something he should have looked into before mandating the limit in the first...

Sullivan County Legislature unanimously passes resolution against NY SAFE Act

Sullivan County Legislature unanimously passes resolution against NY SAFE Act – Following a protest in front of the Sullivan County Government Center in Monticello and public comment all opposed to the state’s new gun law, the county legislature voted unanimously to call for the NY SAFE Act to be rescinded in Albany.  Gene Benson and Cora Edwards were cosponsors of the resolution. For Benson it’s about the Constitution.  “I took an oath of office and I swore to uphold the Constitution of the United States of America and the Constitution of the State of New York,” Benson said.  “That’s what I’m doing by enacting this...

Cuomo Might Relax Part of New Gun Law

Cuomo Might Relax Part of New Gun Law – When Governor Andrew Cuomo and his staff huddled with lawmakers earlier this year to craft the toughest gun control law in the country, he wanted to limit the capacity of magazines from 10 bullets down to five.  But State Senate Republicans pushed back, worried a five-round limit would impact the sale of some handguns, said state Sen. Carl Marcellino, a Republican from Long...

Sullivan County Legislature passes resolution to repeal New York’s gun law

Sullivan County Legislature passes resolution to repeal New York’s gun law – The Sullivan County Legislature approved a resolution calling for a repeal of New York’s SAFE Act gun-control measure on a day when more than 200 gun-rights supporters swarmed Government Center for a noon rally.  Many of those at the rally stayed to watch the Legislature unanimously support repeal of the law.  Legislators Gene Benson and Cora Edwards introduced Sullivan’s repeal resolution, which is similar to resolutions passed around the state, including in Ulster...
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