Annual gun show highlights north country’s deep hunting roots

Annual gun show highlights north country’s deep hunting roots – When they hear about more gun restrictions pushed by the government, hunters in the north country who’ve been firing rifles since they were teenagers often have a strong gut reaction.  “The gun culture in rural areas is a part of who we are and what we do,” emphatically said Ron H. Kohstaedt of Canandaigua, who sold airsoft and bee-bee guns for youths Saturday at the 35th annual Clayton-1000 Islands Gun & Sportsman Show at Cerow...

Interest in guns strong, local retailers say

Interest in guns strong, local retailers say – Local gun sales are going up, retailers say, as data show background checks for pistol permits are up nationwide. Brothers John and Frank Havlick, whose family has run Frank’s Guns and Tackle Shop in Mayfield for 29 years, say business over the past four years has been strong. Since 2009, John Havlick said he’s seen an increase in firearm sales and applications for pistol permits. He said he has almost 100 pistols waiting in the back room of his store for people to pick up once they earn their pistol permit. “We’ve seen a 40 percent increase,” Havlick said, “if not more. You can definitely see the...

NRA Smallbore and Prone National Championships, College Night Successful

NRA Smallbore and Prone National Championships, College Night Successful – During the NRA Smallbore and Prone National Championships, two college nights were hosted for the youth. The Smallbore and Prone phases of the National Matches consist of the highest percentage of junior shooters, making it the perfect time for the youth to learn about shooting competitively in college. Over 200 people attended the college nights and most of those attendees were junior...

Using tragedy to push gun control

Using tragedy to push gun control – The post-Aurora willingness of The New York Times, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and liberal politicians to exploit a tragedy to advance their policy agendas was predictable, but...

Lowey Calls for Immediate Restrictions on Online Ammo Purchasing and Other Commonsense Restrictions in Wake of Oak Creek and Aurora Shootings

Lowey Calls for Immediate Restrictions on Online Ammo Purchasing and Other Commonsense Restrictions in Wake of Oak Creek and Aurora Shootings – Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-Westchester/Rockland) was joined today by local law enforcement officials to call on Congress to pass the Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act and other measures to protect the American public from senseless gun violence. “Assault weapons and high-caliber ammunition should not be available to the general public.  They are not used to protect one’s home and are not used for hunting,” said Lowey. “They are, quite simply, weapons of war designed to kill as many people as possible as quickly as possible.  With the recent tragedies in Aurora and Oak Creek, Congress must take action to prevent gun...
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