Gun-etching measure passes Assembly

Gun-etching measure passes Assembly – Assembly Democrats, including Addie J. Russell, have won the latest gun-control battle in Albany. But state Republicans, such as Assemblyman Kenneth D. Blankenbush, look certain to win the war.  The Assembly voted 84-55 on Tuesday — Mrs. Russell was one of the 84, and Mr. Blankenbush was one of the 55 — to approve a measure that would require semiautomatic pistols sold in the state to be able to etch a unique code onto bullet casings when the bullet is fired. Police investigating crimes could use the code to help trace gun ownership.  The bill, though, is a long shot in the GOP-controlled...

Hawley opposes new mandates on firearms producers

Hawley opposes new mandates on firearms producers – Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,I,C – Batavia) recently voiced his opposition to Assembly bill 1157, which would place new mandates on firearms producers through the process of microstamping. The bill would require companies to add expensive new technology leaving imprinted marks on discharged rounds which could lead to the loss of jobs and increased costs to Western New York’s...
Antigun lobby day in Albany

Antigun lobby day in Albany

Please check out the lack of attendance at the New Yorker’s Against Gun Violence rally today in Albany.  They could not even fill the floor of “The Well” of the Legislative Office Building.  A lot of them were children who should have been in school and were bussed up from New York City.  You have to wonder how they have the guts to show up with 50 school age kids after we packed “The Well” with 3500+ in back in...

Gun control group challenges Obama on clips

Gun control group challenges Obama on clips — The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence released an ad today calling on President Obama to come out more forcefully in support of a ban on the sort of high-capacity ammunition clips used by alleged shooter Jared Loughner in the January Tucson...

Gun legislation spawns Philipstown rally

Gun legislation spawns Philipstown rally — Gun-control legislation, Philipstown Supervisor Richard Shea discovered, is like raising taxes.  “It’s the third rail (of politics),” he said Monday.  Such is the case with a proposed law discussed last month during a Philipstown Town Board public hearing. The measure bans weapons, including guns carried by registered owners, from inside Philipstown Town Hall and other town buildings. It’s been set aside for now, Shea said. But a rally planned for just prior to Thursday’s Town Board meeting highlights the...
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