NY Assemblymembers Urge Social Media Sites To Clamp Down On Gun Sales

NY Assemblymembers Urge Social Media Sites To Clamp Down On Gun Sales – Two New York assemblymembers are calling on social media companies to ban gun sales without background checks. The legislators say the sites are being used as marketplaces for such sales, but a state firearms advocacy group says it’s a...

Critics: SAFE Act is Cuomo’s “Obamacare website”

Critics: SAFE Act is Cuomo’s “Obamacare website” – Criticism of New York’s gun-control law is persisting after State Police quietly postponed plans to start a system of background checks Jan. 15 for customers buying ammunition.  As part of the January law, stores were going to be required to obtain details about anyone buying ammunition starting Jan. 15. Sellers were going to have to keep names, addresses, details of purchases and other personal information about ammunition purchases to be part of a statewide database.  But State Police are delaying the start, The Buffalo News first reported Friday. State Police did not provide a comment today on the...

Ammo checks moving target

Ammo checks moving target – A New York state web page outlining Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s NY SAFE Act says that a background check requirement for people buying ammunition will begin on Jan. 15.  But that’s turning out to be a moving target as the state doesn’t expect to have the system for administering those checks in place by...

SAFE Act provision on background checks for bullet buyers to be delayed

SAFE Act provision on background checks for bullet buyers to be delayed – Checking the backgrounds and recording detailed information about anyone buying ammunition, a key component of New York’s gun-control law, will not begin as expected Jan. 15, State Police officials confirmed Friday evening.  Several days after The Buffalo News first inquired about delays in the ammunition provisions, the State Police said Friday the agency needs more time to develop a system that will check the backgrounds of individuals before they purchase...

Sportsmen Make Donation in Effort to Repeal NY Safe Act

Sportsmen Make Donation in Effort to Repeal NY Safe Act – The New York State Rifle and Pistol Association got a big donation Monday night, and it comes right from second amendment advocates in Chemung County. The Chemung County Federation of Sportsmen raised nearly $6,000 for the political group to help repeal the New York Safe Act. In association with the NRA, the Rifle and Pistol Association will use this money to try and overthrow the legislation in state, and possibly even federal...

Top NY court lifts handgun permit residency limit

Top NY court lifts handgun permit residency limit – People who live only part time in New York can get handgun licenses here, the state’s highest court ruled Tuesday.  The Court of Appeals concluded that New York pistol permits, which are issued by cities or counties, are not limited to people whose primary residence is in New York, reversing a 1993 decision by a midlevel state...
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