GOP Lieutenant Governor Choice Is SAFE Act Opponent

GOP Lieutenant Governor Choice Is SAFE Act Opponent – GOP candidate for governor Rob Astorino says his choice for a Lieutenant Governor running mate will be the Chemung County Sheriff, Chris Moss, an avid opponent of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s gun control laws.  Moss, who would be the first  African American the state GOP would pick for Lieutenant Governor, is head of the New York State Sheriffs’ Association.  In an interview with the Elmira Star Gazette, Moss called  parts of the gun control laws championed by Cuomo “ludicrous” and a “knee jerk reaction” to the Sandy Hook...

Trap Shooting: Students throughout area give their best shot

Trap Shooting: Students throughout area give their best shot – More than 140 students from six area schools in three counties held their end-of-season Youth Trap Shooting League banquet Tuesday night at the Franklinville Conservation Club.  But not before a last round of competition. The sounds of shotguns resounded across the the Franklinville Conservation Club’s trap shooting range on Bakerstand Road before the dinner.  “Pull,” shouted Kaylin Wilber of Franklinville, a member of the Franklinville Youth Trap Shooters, and one of a growing number of young women across the...

South Dakota joins gun rights case in New York

South Dakota joins gun rights case in New York – Attorney General Marty Jackley says that South Dakota has joined 21 other states in an amicus or “friend of the court” brief challenging the constitutionality of a gun ban in New York for semiautomatic firearms. A federal New York District Court has upheld the gun ban and the challenge has been filed in the Second Federal Circuit Appellate Court in the case of Nojay v. Cuomo. Jackley says that hunting with semiautomatic firearms for pheasant, waterfowl and big game is commonplace in South Dakota. While the ban only applies to New York at this time, Jackley is concerned about the precedent this case might set for Second Amendment gun...

22 states now challenging the constitutionality of NY Safe Act’s ban on semi-automatic weapons

22 states now challenging the constitutionality of NY Safe Act’s ban on semi-automatic weapons – Attorney General Marty Jackley says South Dakota has joined 21 other states in a brief filed in an appellate court challenging the constitutionality of a New York ban on semi-automatic weapons.  Jackley says that while the ban only applies to New York, a federal court’s upholding of the ban sets a “concerning”...

Mead directs Attorney General to join New York gun rights lawsuit

Mead directs Attorney General to join New York gun rights lawsuit – Governor Matt Mead has again directed the Wyoming Attorney General to join a lawsuit to protect the Second Amendment rights of citizens. The case at question is in the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals and challenges New York State’s restrictive gun law. Wyoming is joining 21 states in asking the Court to apply strict scrutiny on gun restrictions. “This is another case where one state’s gun laws could have a negative impact on Second Amendment rights nationally and in Wyoming. These rights are fundamental to the people and critical to our way of life,” Governor Mead said. “I will continue to protect our Second Amendment rights.” The case in the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals is called Nojay v...
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