AG Schneiderman and Gun Safety Groups Announce Partnership With Facebook and Instagram to Curb Illegal Gun Sales Online

AG Schneiderman and Gun Safety Groups Announce Partnership With Facebook and Instagram to Curb Illegal Gun Sales Online – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today joined Facebook, Instagram and leading gun safety organizations in announcing new policies that will help the world’s largest social networking service and owner of the most popular photo-sharing platform curb illegal sales of firearms on those...

Facebook to Gun Control Groups: We’re Not Selling Anything

Facebook to Gun Control Groups: We’re Not Selling Anything – Amid reports that talks between Facebook, Instagram, and gun control groups are “progressing,” a Facebook spokesman says the social media site is not an online retailer and does not sell anything–including...

St. Lawrence County calls for repeal of SAFE Act, denies state use of county seal

St. Lawrence County calls for repeal of SAFE Act, denies state use of county seal – More than 40 people reportedly attended a St. Lawrence County Board of Legislators meeting Monday to support a resolution calling for the repeal of the SAFE Act.  The St. Lawrence County Board of Legislators passed a resolution that denied the state use of its seal in regards to the SAFE Act and called for the controversial state law to be repealed in its...

Local group promotes gun safety for Sullivan County’s youth

Local group promotes gun safety for Sullivan County’s youth – Sullivan County Friends with Firearms aims to combat anti-gun legislation through nothing other than education.  The group, founded by Christine Schiff, wife of Sheriff Michael Schiff, when she was asked to sit on the board of directors for the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, consists of some 18 members with two goals: to promote gun safety within the youth of the area and to raise money for legal defense against the NYS SAFE...

With 2 gun makers gone, Remington questions persist

With 2 gun makers gone, Remington questions persist – Gun manufacturing is shrinking in New York.  Since the announcement that Ilion-based Remington Arms chose Alabama as the base for a new manufacturing plant that could support up to 2,000 jobs, some are wondering about the fate of the village if the company left altogether.  Two gun manufacturing companies already have made that jump since last...

Barclay bill would change SAFE Act-related hunting ban on SUNY ESF properties

Barclay bill would change SAFE Act-related hunting ban on SUNY ESF properties – More than 5,300 acres in the North Country operated by SUNY ESF were off limits to small and big-game hunters with firearms this fall as a result of the N.Y. SAFE Act.  That could change under a bill authored earlier this month by Assemblyman Will Barclay, R-Pulaski, which calls for some minor word changes in the...
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