Effort To Scale Back SAFE Act Backed By Assembly Democrat

Effort To Scale Back SAFE Act Backed By Assembly Democrat – Democratic Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi announced on Monday he had signed on to a legislative package that would alter and scale back some provisions of the SAFE Act, a omnibus gun control bill approved in 2013.  The measures, which are also backed by Sen. James Seward of Oneida, would address major aspects of the gun control law championed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, which he counts among his most significant accomplishments as governor over the last four years.  The proposals would end the ban on giving long guns as gifts to relatives and pistol permit holders, repeal a provision in the law that limits 10-round magazines to seven rounds and end the requirement for ammunition retailers to register with the state and provide background checks on customers.  At the same time, county judges would be banned from “imposing extraneous restrictions” in issuing pistol and handgun...

Obama, ATF Seek to Ban Popular Sport Rifle Ammunition

Obama, ATF Seek to Ban Popular Sport Rifle Ammunition – More gun controvery is being stirred up in New York. But this time, it’s not from Gov. Andrew Cuomo. It’s President Obama, whose administration is now seeking to ban a specific type of 223-caliber bullet, known as the “green-tip.””It’s commonly used,” said Target Sports General Manager Steve Borst. “It’s the most common caliber used by Americans.” And can be found in virtually every type of rifle sold in the States. “Bolt-actions to single-shots to semi-automatic rifles,” said Borst. “It’s a very, very commonly-owned caliber. And Borst thinks the proposed ban is a violation of Second Amendment rights. “They’re taking things that have been legal and legitamately owned and making it illegal,” he...

Two years later, SAFE Act struggles with ammunition database

Two years later, SAFE Act struggles with ammunition database – The state still doesn’t have a database for background checks on ammunition sales that was part of New York’s controversial gun-control law in 2013, Gannett’s Albany Bureau reported today.  State Police Superintendent Joseph D’Amico testified at a budget hearing yesterday that the database approved as part of the SAFE Act remains a work in...

Supreme Court considers how convicted felons can sell their guns without violating the law

Supreme Court considers how convicted felons can sell their guns without violating the law – The Supreme Court is considering a tricky dilemma faced by people who legally own guns, but are then convicted of a serious crime and have to get rid of them.  Since federal law bars convicted felons from possessing firearms, how can those guns be sold or transferred without running afoul of the...

Current Status of Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Legislation in the U.S. Congress

Current Status of Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Legislation in the U.S. Congress – Recently, a number of NRA-supported Right-to-Carry Reciprocity bills have been introduced in the U.S. House and U.S. Senate.  NRA fully supports efforts to require states to respect an individual’s right to self-defense no matter what state they are in.  Below is the status of each bill, as of this writing.  NRA urges you to please contact your elected officials to support these important...

Orleans Legislature will again push for repeal of SAFE Act

Orleans Legislature will again push for repeal of SAFE Act – The Orleans County Legislature has gone on the record several times the past two years, stating its opposition to the SAFE Act, a controversial gun control measure approved by the State Legislature and Gov. Cuomo in January 2013. With a new legislative season beginning in the state capital, and with Gov. Cuomo starting his second term, county legislators plan on again stating their support for repeal of the “Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement” Act. Two state senators, Michael Nozzolio and Katherine Marchione, have already introduced legislation in the State Senate to repeal all of the legislation or parts of it. The County Legislature will meet at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the County Clerks Building at 3 South Main St. An agenda for the meeting includes a resolution that supports repeal of the SAFE...
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