Councilmen Oppose City Gun Resolution

Councilmen Oppose City Gun Resolution – While most City legislators have taken aim at protecting the City’s stringent gun laws, two Queens councilmen have put more lax gun laws in their sights.  Queens Councilmen Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) and rising GOP star Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) have joined Staten Island Republicans Vincent Ignizio and James Oddo to oppose a Council resolution that voiced its displeasure with a bill approved in the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives.  The bill would allow a resident of one state who has a license to carry a concealed handgun to carry that gun in a different state, regardless of individual state law. State gun-control laws vary widely, and New York State, particularly New York City, has among the toughest gun-ownership restrictions in the...

Turner mum on gun control bills

Turner mum on gun control bills – “I want to let the family and the NYPD know that they have the support, prayers, love and respect of our community.”  The words were spoken last month by Congressman Bob Turner(R-Queens and Brooklyn) at a fund raiser for the daughters of slain NYPD Officer Peter Figoski.  But Turnerís office is declining to say whether or not his support includes proposed federal gun control legislation that in the past has been supported by the New York City Patrolmenís Benevolent Association and NYPD Commissioner Ray...

Assembly speaker to examine gun-possession law after GZ bust

Assembly speaker to examine gun-possession law after GZ bust – Now she’s got Albany’s attention.  The Tennessee tourist arrested for bringing her home-state-registered handgun to the 9/11 Memorial has picked up some powerful allies in the capital — who plan to reassess the state’s stringent gun-possession laws.  Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan), the state’s second-most powerful Democrat, said yesterday that he will have “a committee hold a hearing on this question, to see how exactly the law is being enforced and to look at the possibility that there should be changes in the law.’’  The changes could include tweaking the law to allow leniency for people with guns registered in other states who mistakenly bring their weapons to New...

Manhattan DA Rips Conceal and Carry Laws After Officer’s Shooting Death

Manhattan DA Rips Conceal and Carry Laws After Officer’s Shooting Death – The Manhattan District Attorney spoke out against a proposal that would require New York to adopt conceal and carry laws — invoking the name of Officer Peter Figoski who died at the hands of an illegal gun this week.  Speaking at a City Council hearing on Thursday, Cy Vance, the district attorney, said honoring the proposal would permit gun-toting criminals from other states to “stroll through Times Square,” and kill...

New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Advises Gov. Cuomo and Legislature to Abolish CoBIS Program

New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Advises Gov. Cuomo and Legislature to Abolish CoBIS Program December 6, 2011 (readMedia) — In these difficult economic times Gov. Cuomo and the State Legislature are scrambling to deal with a current $350 million budget deficit that will rise to $3 – $3.5 billion next year. It is imperative that every dollar spent goes to proven programs. The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association has a suggestion for meeting this goal: abolish the Combined Ballistic Identification System (CoBIS). The CoBIS program was introduced by Gov. Pataki in 2001. Its stated purpose is to collect identifying data from the shell casings of all new handguns sold in the state. This information is then entered into a database for use by law enforcement to aid in identifying and prosecuting criminals. Since its inception, over 350,000 shell cases have been collected and entered into the database – at an estimated cost of $43 million – and not a single arrest or conviction has resulted. In fact, CoBIS has proven to be such a boondoggle that no other state is even considering implementing their own version of it. If Gov. Cuomo and the Legislature are serious about streamlining the budget then CoBIS ought to be abolished and its resources reallocated by the State Police to proven crime-fighting programs. Click here to contact the Governor’s...

Gillibrand tries again, with Schneiderman’s help, to push a gun bill

Gillibrand tries again, with Schneiderman’s help, to push a gun bill – It was a Sunday press conference, and it was about gun control. But it wasn’t at the office of Chuck Schumer.  On Sunday afternoon, the state’s junior senator, Kirsten Gillibrand, hosted Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and anti-gun advocates at her office on Third Avenue, to announce she was re-introducing the Gun Trafficking Prevention...
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