SLC Lawmaker Renews Call To Oppose SAFE Act

SLC Lawmaker Renews Call To Oppose SAFE Act – Republican St. Lawrence County Legislator Joel LaPierre is calling for others on the board to once again stand up against New York’s strict gun control laws.  LaPierre says the SAFE Act, as it’s called, “treats countless New York state law-abiding gun owners as criminals.”  He says he plans to call for repeal of the legislation at Monday night’s county legislature meeting. He says the SAFE Act will have a significant financial impact due to the more than 17,000 county pistol permits that will need to be renewed.  The county legislature already voted to oppose the SAFE Act in February...

Ways & Means supports measure to repeal SAFE ACT

Ways & Means supports measure to repeal SAFE ACT – Genesee County Ways & Means Committee approved a resolution Wednesday to support repeal of the state’s gun control law, NY SAFE ACT.  The measure that passed Wednesday was not unexpected. County lawmakers have in the past voted on similar resolutions and voiced opposition to the SAFE ACT, enacted in January 2013.  The Ways & Means resolution stated the county’s support for a law, introduced this year in the State Senate, to repeal the SAFE ACT.  The Ways & Means resolution also supports introduction of the same bill in the State...

Award-winning ‘Women in Nature’ program set for April 25 at F-M Rod and Gun Club

Award-winning ‘Women in Nature’ program set for April 25 at F-M Rod and Gun Club – The Onondaga County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs has scheduled its 9th annual “Women in Nature” program for April 25 at the Fayetteville-Manlius Rod and Gun Club.  The award-winning program is a free, day-long series of workshops for women focusing on introductory outdoor skills.  This year’s event is featuring 22 different mini-courses. Each participant will be allowed to sign up for four courses.  The scheduled course list includes ax throwing, beginning archery, birding basics, black powder, campfire cooking, canoeing skills, crossbow basics, deer hunting, fishing 101, flyfishing, gun cleaning and introduction to...

Firearms Dealer to Sue Everytown for Gun Safety For Defamation In Bogus Report

Firearms Dealer to Sue Everytown for Gun Safety For Defamation In Bogus Report – Crossfire Arms, LLC, of Mount Holly, Vermont, says through counsel that it intends to sue Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety for defamation after Everytown suggested that Crossfire Arms was an unlicensed dealer selling firearms to criminals. Everytown had been pushing a fake “study” that asserted criminals were using online firearms sites to illegally acquire firearms as part of the group’s efforts to impose “universal background checks” on residents of the state that sees less violent crime in a year than many large cities mismanaged by anti-gun Democrats see in a summer weekend. The very speculative Everytown report failed to come up with solid evidence that so much as a single firearm was sold to a criminal via person-to-person sales facilitated by online communications. Their report also asserted that Crossfire Arms was involved in providing firearms via unlicensed sales, a patently false claim, by including images of their listings in Armlist, including watermarked...

Citing NY’s SAFE Act, Henrietta Guns and Ammo Store Closes

Citing NY’s SAFE Act, Henrietta Guns and Ammo Store Closes – Jackson Guns and Ammo in Henrietta has closed up shop, and owner Kordell Jackson said that New York’s SAFE Act is to blame. “We catered to the assault rifles and once that was out, it kind of hurt us,” Jackson said. Jackson operated out of two locations, Henrietta and Scottsville, for more than 10 years. His stores are now empty. With certain assault weapons now banned in New York state, and a limit on magazine capacity, Jackson says sales dropped from about $250,000 to $15,000 a month. “We were struggling with all the rules and regulations, the New York SAFE Act as well as the New York State payroll taxes, the state taxes, all these taxes,” Jackson said. “You can’t stay in business with all this going on.” Jackson closed up shop Jan. 17.  He says the decision was difficult.  After spending five to six months looking for ways to keep his business viable, Jackson said closing made the most...

Nassau Democrats eye gun control activist for Denenberg’s seat

Nassau Democrats eye gun control activist for Denenberg’s seat – The Nassau Democratic Committee is wasting no time in replacing Legis. Dave Denenberg, who resigned his seat Wednesday after pleading guilty to stealing more than $2 million from a client. Nassau Democratic Chairman Jay Jacobs said the party will screen five potential candidates for the seat Wednesday night and a decision is expected by late Wednesday night. Among the top candidates is Rita Kestenbaum, 56, of North Bellmore, who served a term on the Hempstead Town Board from 1999-2001. “She has been an elected official before and has a thorough understanding of all the issues,” Jacobs said. In recent years, Kestenbaum has become known for her work to prevent gun...
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