Are New York City’s Gun Laws the Next Target?

Are New York City’s Gun Laws the Next Target? – After two Supreme Court decisions clarifying the right to bear arms, many thought New York state and city gun restrictions would be the next target. So far, challenges have been few and...

Call to Stiffen Laws Worries Town Built by Guns

Call to Stiffen Laws Worries Town Built by Guns – This is the town that Remington built. Almost 200 years ago, a young man named Eliphalet Remington Jr. forged his first rifle barrel at his father’s ironworks here in the Mohawk Valley. These days, the Remington Arms factory in this village, midway between Albany and Syracuse, is one of the few large manufacturers still prospering in a part of upstate New York that was once filled with them. But now residents of Ilion, a community whose history and economy are indelibly linked to one of America’s more celebrated gunmakers, are starting to worry about Remington’s...

Buchwald, Castelli Clash on Guns and Crime

Buchwald, Castelli Clash on Guns and Crime – The race for the 93rd state Assembly District got contentious over the weekend, as Democratic challenger David Buchwald assailed Republican incumbent Robert Castelli over past votes on gun...

Guns Take Center Stage In Golden V. Gounardes Campaign

Guns Take Center Stage In Golden V. Gounardes Campaign – State Senator Marty Golden’s most recent gun bill has received early support from Mayor Bloomberg, as the issue takes center stage in the campaign to keep his seat.  Golden plans to stiffen penalties against people who plant “community guns” – weapons hidden in locations for use by gang members and other...

Fighting Against Guns

Fighting Against Guns – As Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh, D-Manhattan, stood on the steps of City Hall with other lawmakers pushing for tougher gun control legislation, he did so knowing they were unlikely to get much support from Republicans.  But Kavanagh and others who presented during the August press conference said bipartisan support is the only way New York lawmakers are likely to pass tougher gun control...

Attorney General Eric Holder Sued on Fast and Furious

Attorney General Eric Holder Sued on Fast and Furious – The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, led by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., has filed a civil contempt of Congress lawsuit against Attorney General Eric Holder in an effort to enforce a subpoena to obtain internal Justice Department memos about the botched ATF Fast and Furious gun-trafficking...
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