Senate gun bill won’t include assault weapons ban

Senate gun bill won’t include assault weapons ban – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday he hopes to have a bill to address gun violence on the Senate floor soon after the Easter break, but confirmed that measure will not include the assault weapons ban. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., told reporters Tuesday she is disappointed that her assault weapons ban will not be part of a larger bill, but acknowledged it will likely make it easier to pass gun-related legislation through the...

NY considers changes in new gun control law

NY considers changes in new gun control law – Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders are considering changes in New York’s new gun control law including eliminating a provision that limits magazines to seven bullets.  Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says that’s one of several, mostly “technical” changes to the nation’s toughest gun control measure rushed into law in January one month after the Newtown, Conn., shooting.  Silver says the leaders are considering the change because seven-bullet magazines aren’t manufactured. The standard is 10-bullet...

Dutchess legislators join call for repeal of NY SAFE

Dutchess legislators join call for repeal of NY SAFE – Most of the almost four-hour Dutchess County Legislature meeting Monday night was spent on a measure that carries no force of law, but is emotionally charged.  It was the memorializing resolution asking the state legislature to repeal NY SAFE, the state gun control measure that several legislators and many public speakers said was rushed through in haste, during a post-midnight session in Albany.  The public comment was heavily in support of the resolution, but there were also supporters of NY SAFE.  Many who said NY SAFE should be left intact cited polls purportedly showing 65 percent of citizens surveyed also supporting the gun...

Geddes to vote Tuesday on call to repeal NY SAFE Act

Geddes to vote Tuesday on call to repeal NY SAFE Act – Geddes Town Supervisor Manny Falcone Jr., who has a permit to carry a concealed weapon, will ask the town board Tuesday to call for a repeal of the state’s new tougher gun law and to support efforts to limit the information the public can have about gun owners.  “The people who are law abiding citizens, who have guns, are really getting it stuck to them,” Falcone said...

Energized residents target gun control law

Energized residents target gun control law – Gun rights activists, hunters and others unleashed a fusillade of criticism Monday night for the state’s sweeping new gun control law and rallied behind the call of one Hilltowns county lawmaker to repeal it.  The overflow crowd spilled out of the gallery and up the aisles the County Legislature’s chamber in the County Courthouse as Legislator Deborah Busch, a Berne Republican, circulated a proclamation condemning the NY SAFE Act and calling for its...

Schuyler calls on NY lawmakers to annul gun-control law

Schuyler calls on NY lawmakers to annul gun-control law – A standing-room-only audience Monday night watched the Schuyler County Legislature join county lawmakers across the state in opposing the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act, the SAFE Act, the state’s new gun control measure.  Legislators passed the resolution unanimously without...
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