Feiner calls for state regulation of gun ranges

Feiner calls for state regulation of gun ranges – Following the discovery of bullets outside the now closed Westchester County Police Revolver and Rifle Range in Greenburgh, Town Supervisor Paul Feiner has called for state or federal regulation of gun ranges.  The issue came to the surface for Feiner when it was confirmed that a local woman had metal fragments from a bullet on her knee.  “We found multiple bullets outside the range area. If the state would send inspectors to take a look, it would increase safety and the state could work with gun ranges to make sure than an accident won’t happen,” he said. “Without regulations, it is only a matter of time before somebody is injured or before there is a...

Genesee sportsmen seek backing for use of rifles for deer hunting

Genesee sportsmen seek backing for use of rifles for deer hunting – The Genesee County Sportsmen’s Federation asked county lawmakers Monday to support the use of rifles to hunt deer in the county. Members of the federation — 12 fish and game clubs with a total of 2,225 members comprise it — spoke at Monday’s Public Service Committee meeting. Glen Adams of Le Roy, secretary of the federation, said a state Department of Environmental law enforcement officer with whom he’s spoken believes rifles are safe for hunting deer in Genesee...

Shooting range noise in Islip has neighbors up in arms

Shooting range noise in Islip has neighbors up in arms – A decades-old Islip Town firing range utilized by hundreds of shooters each year — including several government agency employees — has itself come under fire from residents sick of continued gunshot sounds ricocheting throughout their normally quiet neighborhood. Law enforcement officials from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the U.S. Marshals Service and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, along with state and county court officers, use the range on Freeman Avenue in Islip hamlet during business hours on weekdays. But weekends during the summer at Islip Rifle, Pistol and Archery Range are troublesome, some residents say. That’s when the public can use the 28 firing stations, and as many as 70 people are shooting “nonstop” between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., residents and town officials...

Andrew Cuomo Won the Primary, but Lost the PR War

Andrew Cuomo Won the Primary, but Lost the PR War – After losing to Governor Cuomo in Tuesday night’s Democratic primary, Zephyr Teachout couldn’t call the governor to concede because he didn’t give her his phone number. That tells you pretty much everything you need to know about how this election went down and how, despite winning with 62.1 percent of the vote, Cuomo came out of the race looking less than...

In primary, gun group president says vote to “repudiate” the SAFE Act

In primary, gun group president says vote to “repudiate” the SAFE Act – A lot of people will be watching the Democratic primary today to see how months of bad press will affect the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo.  One of those scrutinizing the outcome will be Tom King, president of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association.  A year and a half after passage of New York’s tough gun-control law, known as the SAFE Act, King said Cuomo remains “unacceptable” to many gun owners. He said the SAFE Act just went too...

Homeowner, son hold two would-be burglars at gunpoint

Homeowner, son hold two would-be burglars at gunpoint – A homeowner and his son held two would-be burglars at gunpoint after the suspects tried to break into their home, according to Orchard Park Police. Officers were called to a home on Transit Road shortly after 1 a.m. on reports of two people in dark clothing trying to break in. A second call was received a short time later informing police that the suspects were being held at gunpoint by the homeowner and his son. Police arrived on scene and determined 18-year-old Jacob Rappleye and 22-year-old Anthony Guarino, both of Lancaster, used a ladder to climb up to a second story window and break into the home. Both are charged with attempted burglary, criminal mischief, and unlawful possession of marijuana. Rappleye was released on bail while Guarino was sent to the Erie County Holding Center. Police are continuing to investigate the attempted...
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