Over 100 people protest SAFE Act

Over 100 people protest SAFE Act – Legislators, Remington Arms employees, union representatives and gun owners turned out for “The Shot Heard Around New York State” at Ilion Fish and Game Club on Saturday to mark the one year anniversary of the passing of the SAFE...

A year after SAFE Act, is New York safer?

A year after SAFE Act, is New York safer? – Of the 552 laws approved by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in 2013, none shifted the state’s discourse more dramatically than the first one he signed.  This week marks one year since the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act, or SAFE Act, was quickly passed by the state Legislature and signed by Cuomo on Jan. 15.  The wide-ranging legislative package made national headlines and gave New York the strictest gun laws in the country just weeks after the school massacre in Newtown, Conn. But it also sparked a statewide battle with gun-rights activists and conservatives that has spilled into the courtroom and is poised to help shape the 2014 election cycle, particularly in upstate New...

Symbolic battle between counties and New York State over the NY SAFE Act

Symbolic battle between counties and New York State over the NY SAFE Act – Onondaga County may soon join a growing number of other counties in a symbolic battle with New York State one year after passage of the SAFE Act.  County legislator Casey Jordan will introduce a bill before the Public Safety Committee on Wednesday that would prohibit the state from using the official Onondaga County Seal or any other symbols, logos or letterheads without the county’s...

Sen. Cornyn Introduces Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act

Sen. Cornyn Introduces Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act – U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) today introduced the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2014, which would allow individuals with concealed carry privileges in their home state to exercise those rights in any other state that also has concealed carry laws. The legislation is cosponsored by U.S. Sens. Thune (R-SD), Vitter (R-LA), Graham (R-SC), Boozman (R-AR), Inhofe (R-OK), Crapo (R-ID), Burr (R-NC), Cochran (R-MS), Johanns (R-NE), Enzi (R-WY), Moran (R-KS), Roberts (R-KS), and Portman...

Judge’s Chicago gun decision a big gift to Second Amendment supporters, the NRA

Judge’s Chicago gun decision a big gift to Second Amendment supporters, the NRA – Adding to the growing body of pro-Second Amendment judicial precedent, a federal judge on Monday overturned Chicago’s ban on retail gun sales. Judge Edmond Chang also overturned the city’s ban on private gun transfers between individuals.  The legal victory is a bigger win for gun-rights advocates than it appears at face...

Sheriffs, Cuomo say 7-bullet limit not enforceable

Sheriffs, Cuomo say 7-bullet limit not enforceable – The state Sheriffs’ Association has advised its members to not enforce a law limiting a firearm magazine to seven bullets after a federal judge ruled it unconstitutional last week.  The judge in Buffalo ruled last Tuesday that most of New York’s gun control law adopted a year ago is constitutional, rejecting most of the arguments made by gun-rights groups in their lawsuit against the state. The judge, however, said the state’s seven-bullet limit in a magazine is “arbitrary” and shot it...
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