Jefferson County Wants State To Stop Using Seal For SAFE Act

Jefferson County Wants State To Stop Using Seal For SAFE Act – It’s a direct shot at the NY SAFE Act, the state’s gun control legislation.  It’s something that started in January with a meeting of county clerks.  “We did a round table and realized that this was a high concern,” said Jefferson County Clerk Gizelle Meeks.  What they realized was that the state was adding each county’s seal to pistol permits without any of the counties’ approval.  Meanwhile, Jefferson County legislators were hearing about it from constituents.  “Two or three calls, two or three emails in a district my size, very gun friendly, very concerned with the SAFE Act as a whole,” said Legislator Jeremiah Maxon (R. – District...

County opposes SAFE Act

County opposes SAFE Act – Niagara County is the latest county to go on record opposing the New York SAFE Act.  At Tuesday’s meeting, the Legislature a resolution opposing the “unfunded mandate of implementing provisions” of the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act and requesting the state to reimburse Niagara County its costs for implementing the controversial legislation.  Legislators W. Keith McNall, R-Lockport, and Anthony J. Nemi, I-Lockport, sponsored the resolution. Niagara County is one of 52 county legislatures to formally oppose the SAFE...

Two Niagara Lawmakers Oppose SAFE Act Funding

Two Niagara Lawmakers Oppose SAFE Act Funding – This week, two Niagara County legislators, Wm. Keith McNall and Anthony J. Nemi, sponsored a resolution opposing the “unfunded mandate of implementing provisions of the NY SAFE Act.”  The two Republican legislators want the state to reimburse Niagara County its costs for implementing the SAFE...

Nassau lawmakers split on gun-crime registry

Nassau lawmakers split on gun-crime registry – A bill introduced last week by Democrats in the Nassau County Legislature would create an online database of all individuals convicted of gun-related crimes, including the offender’s photo, home address and employer.  But Republicans in the legislative majority said they will not call a vote on the bill because they say Nassau does not have jurisdiction over gun laws.  The Nassau County Gun Offenders Registration Act would require defendants convicted of offenses involving a firearm to register their information with county police and to keep the data updated for four...

H.R. 2959, the Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2013

H.R. 2959, the Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2013 – The Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2013 (H.R. 2959) has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Congressmen Richard Nugent (R-Fla.) and Jim Matheson (D-Utah).  The bill would allow any person who is not prohibited from possessing or receiving a firearm under federal law and who has a valid, concealed firearm permit to carry a concealed handgun in any state that issues its own residents permits to carry concealed firearms.  Persons carrying a handgun in another state pursuant to H.R. 2959 would be subject to the laws of that state with respect to where concealed firearms may be carried.  Similar legislation to H.R. 2959 passed the U.S. House of Representatives in 2011 by an overwhelming bipartisan vote of...

St. Lawrence County calls for repeal of SAFE Act, denies state use of county seal

St. Lawrence County calls for repeal of SAFE Act, denies state use of county seal – More than 40 people reportedly attended a St. Lawrence County Board of Legislators meeting Monday to support a resolution calling for the repeal of the SAFE Act.  The St. Lawrence County Board of Legislators passed a resolution that denied the state use of its seal in regards to the SAFE Act and called for the controversial state law to be repealed in its...
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