Opponents of microstamping are liars

Times Union reporter Jay Jochnowitz says opponents of microstamping are liars.  From their July 4 op-ed, “A legacy to honor as your own“: “If you haven’t read the Declaration of Independence lately, or ever, give it a read today. It is an inspiring piece of work that will send a chill down your spine … Do we do it justice when, as we saw in the fight over a proposed New York law to require microstamping of shell casings in semiautomatic weapons, supposed defenders of the Second Amendment assert that the law would effectively bar the sale of such guns in the state if the technology wasn’t ready? The law, in fact, would do no such thing, but the “big lie” prevailed …” Jochnowitz may be contacted at 518-454-5424 or...

Owens Praises Supreme Court Decision to Protect Gun Rights

Owens Praises Supreme Court Decision to Protect Gun Rights – Congressman Bill Owens released the following statement praising today’s ruling by the Supreme Court in the case McDonald v. Chicago, a challenge to the city of Chicago’s gun control law: “I applaud this decision by the Supreme Court to uphold the federally protected right of every American to keep and bear arms. I am a strong supporter of the Second Amendment and I am glad to see that it cannot be infringed upon by state and local governments,” said Owens. Congressman Owens is a member of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus and recently signed on to a bipartisan amicus curiae brief urging the Supreme Court to overturn Chicago’s unconstitutional ban on...

Congressman Murphy Statement on Supreme Court Decision Defending 2nd Amendment

Congressman Murphy Statement on Supreme Court Decision Defending 2nd Amendment – Today, Congressman Scott Murphy (NY-20) released the following statement praising the Supreme Court’s decision to protect the 2nd Amendment and strike down Chicago’s ban on handguns. In a 5-4 decision, the Court ruled that the Second Amendment applies not just to Washington, D.C. and other federal enclaves, but protects the rights of all Americans throughout the country. The opinion in McDonald v. City of Chicago brings an end to the nearly 30 year-long handgun ban that the city has imposed on its law-abiding citizens. “I commend the United States Supreme Court for protecting our constitutional right to bear arms. I was honored to lend my voice to this case by signing an Amicus Brief because the government does not have the right to violate the 2nd Amendment and strip American citizens of this critical freedom. This landmark decision will further strengthen the constitutional precedent and protect our rights from unjust laws for years to...
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