Debate heats up over Elbridge gun club rules for ‘black rifles’ and other semi-automatics

Debate heats up over Elbridge gun club rules for ‘black rifles’ and other semi-automatics — The controversy started this summer with the posting of new rules at the Elbridge Rod and Gun Club. The rules addressed club members’ concerns about disturbingly loud and in some cases unsafe shooting by members owning semi-automatic, military-type rifles — such as AK-47s or...

‘Don’t Drink And Carry A Gun,’ Vallone’s Proposed Law Says

‘Don’t Drink And Carry A Gun,’ Vallone’s Proposed Law Says — Applying the “when you drink, don’t drive” dictum to gun possession, a bill that seeks to prohibit people from carrying guns while under the influence of drugs or alcohol has been introduced by City Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. and Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The bill aims at decreasing the possibility of gun violence by prohibiting carrying a gun while intoxicated or while a person’s ability to safely possess such a dangerous instrument is impaired, Vallone’s announcement about the bill being filed declared. A hearing was held on the measure by the Public Safety Committee, which Vallone (D–Astoria) chairs. The lawmaker noted that the standard imposed by it “would mirror the standard used to criminalize driving while...

NYC INT 313-2010 hearing

The New York City Council’s Public Safety Committee held a hearing on September 15 on proposed INT 313-2010 relating to fees for firearm licenses and the possession of firearms while intoxicated. No action was taken and the bill was laid...

Plan to allow rifle hunting stalled in Albany

Plan to allow rifle hunting stalled in Albany — Assemblyman Daniel Burling is reminding deer hunters that using rifles remains illegal for now in Wyoming County. A proposal to allow rifle hunting in the county has stalled at the state level. The State Assembly approved a resolution in July to allow the practice. But the measure still needs approval from the State Senate and Gov. David Paterson to take...
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