Genesee County legislature approves big-game rifle hunts

Genesee County legislature approves big-game rifle hunts – Hunters cannot use a centerfire rifle during big-game hunting seasons this year in Genesee County, but that may change during the 2015 season. The vote was 7-2 and a crowd of nearly 70 hunters and gun-rights advocates respectfully showed and told of their approval as Genesee County legislators Wednesday evening passed a resolution to allow rifles during big-game hunting seasons in that county. The two dissenting voters showed a high regard for sport hunting and the rights of gun owners but their vote was based on constituent...

NYC Assemblyman Proposes Gun Restraining Order Bill

NYC Assemblyman Proposes Gun Restraining Order Bill – A New York assemblyman is introducing gun restraining order legislation. The idea is to temporarily deny individuals who are considered dangerous access to guns.  Democratic Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh of Manhattan this week announced legislation that aims to reduce the risk of gun...

Genesee sportsmen seek backing for use of rifles for deer hunting

Genesee sportsmen seek backing for use of rifles for deer hunting – The Genesee County Sportsmen’s Federation asked county lawmakers Monday to support the use of rifles to hunt deer in the county. Members of the federation — 12 fish and game clubs with a total of 2,225 members comprise it — spoke at Monday’s Public Service Committee meeting. Glen Adams of Le Roy, secretary of the federation, said a state Department of Environmental law enforcement officer with whom he’s spoken believes rifles are safe for hunting deer in Genesee...

Constantinides, Vallone Intro Gun Registry Legislation

Constantinides, Vallone Intro Gun Registry Legislation – Councilmember Costa Constantinides (D-Astoria) announced on August 21 the introduction of legislation guaranteeing community access and mandating a community notification requirement within the city’s gun offender registry. Constantinides was joined by bill co-sponsors Councilmembers Paul Vallone (DBayside) and Ritchie Torres (D-The Bronx) and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.  Constantinides said, “This online gun offender registry bill will promote public safety and guarantee our communities are notified when a registered gun offender lives within their neighborhood. Gun violence is a public policy challenge which requires a multitude of solutions. Protecting the public’s right to know their neighbor is an essential building block of fostering stronger community relations. The Gun Offender Registry bill will better equip our city in the effort to combat and eradicate gun...

Politicans pushing for public gun crime database

Politicans pushing for public gun crime database – They can gun, but they can’t hide.  A registry of criminals convicted of gun felonies would be publicly accessible for the first time under legislation being proposed by a group of elected officials.  City Council members Costa Constantinides and Paul Vallone, along with Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., are calling for the database created in 2006 — currently available only to law enforcement — to be searchable...

NYC City Council Federal Agenda

The NYC City Council’s Federal Budget and Legislative Agenda Fiscal Year 2014-2015 calls for “Strengthening gun laws to help prevent further violence and mass shootings.” See pages 10-11:...
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