Congress asks for ATF database review while investigation claims agency targets minorities

Congress asks for ATF database review while investigation claims agency targets minorities – Members of Congress are asking the General Accountability Office to review the Fast and Furious-related Suspect Gun Database while an investigative report claims 91 percent of those snared in Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives stings are minorities.  Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) are asking the Comptroller General of the United States to revisit the GAO investigation last conducted in 1996 that addressed whether ATF has illegally kept gun owner...

Girls take aim at shooting contest

Girls take aim at shooting contest – Shooting is often perceived as a male sport, but that perception is changing.  Girls from across the country have joined their respective teams to participate in the 29th Youth Hunter Education Challenge sponsored by the National Rifle Association this week at Mill Cove Environmental Area outside of Mansfield.  A total of 16 teams from across the country, with 300 competitors, are at the...

NYC City Council Federal Agenda

The NYC City Council’s Federal Budget and Legislative Agenda Fiscal Year 2014-2015 calls for “Strengthening gun laws to help prevent further violence and mass shootings.” See pages 10-11:...

Safe Act remains big issue in Catskills, says Lt. Gov. candidate

Safe Act remains big issue in Catskills, says Lt. Gov. candidate – Opposition to New York’s SAFE Act continues to run high among residents of the Catskills. Republican lieutenant governor candidate Chris Moss, himself a sheriff, learned on Wednesday.  Moss, who is GOP gubernatorial candidate Robert Astorino’s running mate, made campaign stops in Delhi, Roscoe and Kauneonga Lake.  Taxes and mandate relief were also on the mind of those with whom he...

Feiner to introduce legislation on Greenburgh gun ranges

Feiner to introduce legislation on Greenburgh gun ranges – Greenburgh Supervisor Paul Feiner said he will introduce legislation to regulate gun ranges in town after a neighbor of an outdoor gun range on Ardsley Road was hit by what was believed to be a bullet fragment.  The legislation was drafted by Bob Bernstein, a neighborhood activist in Edgemont and Feiner’s opponent in the supervisor’s race last year. It would bar outdoor ranges within a quarter mile of homes or schools and would require permits for new ranges and registration of existing ranges. It also mandates insurance coverage and sets some safety...

How will NY Safe Act factor into CNY Assembly race?

How will NY Safe Act factor into CNY Assembly race? – Assemblyman Al Stirpe voted for the NY Safe Act more than a year ago, a vote he says he made because it included more background checks for gun sales.  That explanation has appeased few gun owners, who are still angry the state laws required registration of certain semi-automatic guns and banned new sales of those same...
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