Republican Onondaga County legislators to NY: Keep our county seal off your Safe Act paperwork

Republican Onondaga County legislators to NY: Keep our county seal off your Safe Act paperwork – Some Republican Onondaga County legislators want to stop the state from using the official county seal on gun permits or anything else that has to do with the NY Safe Act.  Brian May, chairman of the public safety committee, said the Onondaga County Legislature has already voted to oppose the NY Safe Act. This extra step would show that the county does not want to be misrepresented in any communication by the...

Background checks for ammo purchases bad news for St. Lawrence County gun shops

Background checks for ammo purchases bad news for St. Lawrence County gun shops – Local gun shop owners say new state-mandated ammunition background checks will hurt business, but just how much damage they will cause is hard to guess.  That’s because the state has failed to reveal how or when the proposal will be implemented.  Joe Russell owns Hilltop Hunting, a gun shop in Canton that has operated for 34 years. He says the entire SAFE Act is frustrating and detrimental to his business, but the background checks for bullets are among the worst of its...

Tough NY law hurts, gun shop owner says

Tough NY law hurts, gun shop owner says – He’s a small-business owner, just about the only one left in this tiny hamlet that time appears to have forgotten.  Unlike other such businesses, John Kielbasa doesn’t blame big-box stores for his threatened demise. He blames state government and the passage roughly a year ago of legislation others believe will save...

Gun flight: Smith & Wesson, Ruger quit California over stamping requirement

Gun flight: Smith & Wesson, Ruger quit California over stamping requirement – A new gun law proponents say helps law enforcement has driven Smith & Wesson and Sturm Ruger out of California, and affirmed the suspicions of firearms rights advocates that the measure is really about making handguns obsolete.  The two companies have announced they will stop selling their wares in the nation’s most populous state rather than try to comply with a law that requires some handguns to have technology that imprints a tiny stamp on the bullet so it can be traced back to the gun. The companies, and many gun enthusiasts, say so-called “microstamping” technology is unworkable in its present form and can actually impair a gun’s...

Legislators will be asked to oppose use of county seal on SAFE Act correspondence

Legislators will be asked to oppose use of county seal on SAFE Act correspondence – The chairman of the Genesee County Legislature said lawmakers will be asked to pass a resolution Wednesday to oppose the state’s use of the county seal on any SAFE Act correspondence sent to pistol permit holders.  Ray Cianfrini said state police have begun mailing pistol permit recertification letters to handgun owners. Permit recertification every five years is part of the SAFE...

Hundreds rally in opposition of SAFE Act after one year in effect

Hundreds rally in opposition of SAFE Act after one year in effect – A crowd of hundreds who gathered for a forum on New York’s SAFE Act on Saturday heard an encouraging update from the man leading the organization that’s challenging the constitutionality of the year old gun control legislation.  Tom King, president of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, also a National Rifle Association board member, predicted the fight against what many called the “unSAFE” Act will land in U.S. Supreme...
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