Confusion Surrounds Fledgling New York Gun Law

Confusion Surrounds Fledgling New York Gun Law – Next month, major components of the so-called NY SAFE Act, the state’s tough gun-control law approved in January, are supposed to take effect. But gun owners and businesses are still unclear about what parts of the law will be enforced on schedule.  Ammunition dealers had been told that they would have to conduct background checks of customers and record sales starting Jan. 15.  But state police have confirmed that the background-check deadline has been delayed indefinitely because of technical...

Buffalo suit watched intently by activists on both sides of SAFE Act

Buffalo suit watched intently by activists on both sides of SAFE Act – Pink Pistols, a gay gun rights group with the slogan “Pick On Someone Your Own Caliber,” is knee deep in the legal fight.  So is Moms Demand Action, a group of pro-gun-control mothers formed after the Sandy Hook shootings in Connecticut.  They are just two of the more than 12 groups who are weighing in on the federal court challenge to New York’s new gun control law.  The lawsuit has turned Buffalo, where the case was filed, into a battleground for virtually every major gun control and gun rights organization in the...

NRA praises Owens for gun control votes

NRA praises Owens for gun control votes – U.S. Rep. Bill Owens, D-Plattsburgh, is receiving praise from the National Rifle Association as he gears up for his 2014 re-election campaign.  The NRA Institute for Legislative Actions sent an email to NRA members in New York this week urging them to contact Owens, a member of the House Appropriations Committee, and thank him for voting against several “anti-gun amendments” that House members attempted to attach to a House Commerce, Justice and Science budget bill during the committee process in November.  The NRA said gun control advocacy groups have criticized Owens because of his votes against the...

Police search for menacing suspect after shooting

Police search for menacing suspect after shooting – New York State Police are searching for a man they say was threatening his former boss with a gun, forcing the victim to pull his own gun and fire at least one shot in self...

Political pressure to sell Remington Arms eased

Political pressure to sell Remington Arms eased – It’s been a question since mass shootings prompted Gov. Cuomo to tighten gun laws in New York State a year ago; will the heart of Ilion’s economy keep beating?  Gun-friendly states frequently try to lure Remington Arms out of New York, but the nearly 200-year-old gun manufacturer was also threatened by anti-gun investors threatening to pull their funds, threatening the livelihood of the village where it’s located.  “Would we survive? I believe we would, but it certainly wouldn’t be easy,” said John Stephens, mayor of the Village of...

SAFE Act provision delayed as troopers work to set up system

SAFE Act provision delayed as troopers work to set up system – A provision of the controversial SAFE Act is being delayed. A measure that would have required you to get a background check before you could buy ammunition was supposed to start January 15.  News10NBC is told the cause of the delay is State Police aren’t ready, because they don’t have the system set...
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