Local company forced to change product because of SAFE Act

Local company forced to change product because of SAFE Act – A local business is forced to make an expensive decision after the New York SAFE Act made the gun they build, illegal.  A pistol grip is preventing “Just Right Carbines” in Canandaigua from selling its gun in New York State. They made the difficult decision to change their gun after taking a financial hit because of the New York SAFE Act. It was signed into law back in January. The law requires federal background checks for all gun sales, magazines can only hold up to seven rounds, private sales now require checks by a licensed gun dealer and all-guns must be stored away safely in a case.  The small company is still feeling the burn, almost a year after their gun was banned by the...

Sudden cost for Safe Act Rally?

Sudden cost for Safe Act Rally? – The New York State Rifle and Pistol Association is upset with a bill they received from Albany Police. It requests payment of $11,700 for fees associated with directing and parking the 180 buses police claim arrived in the city February 28, 2013 for NYSRPA’s rally against the Safe...

SAFE Act stance helps Howard win 3rd term as Erie County sheriff

SAFE Act stance helps Howard win 3rd term as Erie County sheriff – Four words that he uttered at a news conference last May helped Timothy B. Howard win a third term as Erie County sheriff.  The words were “I won’t enforce it,” and Howard was talking about the SAFE Act, a controversial new state firearms law that has outraged gun owners.  The support of angry firearms owners helped the Republican sheriff to a big win Tuesday over his Democratic Party opponent, retired Sheriff’s Deputy Richard E. Dobson, and Sheriff’s Lt. Bert D. Dunn, a Law and Order Party candidate who lost the Democratic nomination in the September...

Personal Safety Top Reason Americans Own Guns Today

Personal Safety Top Reason Americans Own Guns Today – President Barack Obama has made strengthening gun control one of his top priorities this year, focusing on expanding background checks and a partial assault weapons ban. Gallup finds that those who already own firearms mention personal safety/protection most frequently as a reason for ownership (60%), followed by hunting, at...

Upstate gunmaker American Tactical Imports moving to South Carolina

Upstate gunmaker American Tactical Imports moving to South Carolina – New York stands to lose jobs to South Carolina when an upstate company that makes firearms, ammunition and tactical equipment relocates down South, officials announced Monday.  American Tactical Imports, based in Rochester, is moving its headquarters next month to Summerville in Dorchester County, S.C. — creating more than 100 new jobs in the area and shafting New York employees. The company is also setting up a distribution center and a firearm assembly, and moving its customer service operations and sales office to the new...
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