Seward says new gun-control legislation unlikely in Senate

Seward says new gun-control legislation unlikely in Senate – State Sen. James Seward thinks it is unlikely that the Senate Republicans will advance any new gun-control legislation. In the wake of recent shootings that have garnered national attention and generated calls for additional gun-control laws, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has publicly stated that New York might need to embrace new restrictions. Traditionally Republican state legislators have opposed new restrictions, which is why a variety of restrictions that have passed the Democratic controlled Assembly have died in the Republican controlled Senate. Seward, R-Milford, who personally believes that there are enough gun-control laws currently and that they simply need to be enforced, said that most of the members in his conference share his...

Gov. Cuomo says gun violence has reached ‘undeniable point’

Gov. Cuomo says gun violence has reached ‘undeniable point’ – Gov. Cuomo weighed in today on the national debate over control – vowing to pass new state laws to crack down on illegal gun use and violence following shooting massacres in Wisconsin and Colorado – as well as the daily carnage on New York’s streets. “The gun violence has reached an undeniable point,” Cuomo said. “I do believe it’s time to find out what else we can...

After Shootings, a Push for Tougher Gun Laws

After Shootings, a Push for Tougher Gun Laws – In the wake of mass shootings in Colorado and Wisconsin and an uptick in gun violence in New York City, lawmakers are planning a new push in Albany to win approval of tighter gun laws in New York...

Peralta: ‘It’s time to stand up to the NRA’

Peralta: ‘It’s time to stand up to the NRA’ – The Republican-led State Senate should reconvene in Albany and pass gun control legislation, say a variety of New York City and state-level Democrats. Recent weeks have seen high profile shootings of Bronx children, coming with a concern that unacceptable gun violence has spread into formerly safe...

Sen. Michael Gianaris Prepares Gun Control Package

Sen. Michael Gianaris Prepares Gun Control Package – State Sen. Michael Gianaris points to recent gun violence in New York City, not to mention the Colorado massacre, as he crafts a package of bills to give New York the country’s toughest gun laws. And that was before a gunman opened fire at a Sikh temple in Milwaukee. Gianaris, a top Senate Democrat from Queens, puts at the centerpiece of his legislative program a bill to limit handgun purchases in the Empire State to one per person per month — a move supporters say would help to curtail gun...

Sharp Increase In Pistol Permits In Erie County

Sharp Increase In Pistol Permits In Erie County – In the days that followed the mass shooting inside a Colorado movie theater, the Erie County Clerk’s office saw a sharp increase in the number of people filling out permits for pistols. In New York State, permits on handguns are processed in the clerks’ offices. Rifles and shotguns do not require such permits. 2 On Your Side analyzed the records and found a 21% increase (year to year) in applications filled out by new gunowners and a 49% increase in applications filled out by current gunowners who wanted to add additional pistols. “The facts are, we have had a significant uptick in the attempt to get more pistols,” Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs...
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