Top NY court lifts pistol permit residency limit

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

The SAFE Act has divided a state

The SAFE Act has divided a state – A panel, convened to explain the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act gun control measure, drew a large audience at the Langford-New Oregon Fire Hall on Sept. 28.  The dais was comprised of elected officials, gun rights advocates and a legal team, all ready to share their perceptions about the...

Pistol permit wait could be shortened with Onondaga County Clerk’s help

Pistol permit wait could be shortened with Onondaga County Clerk’s help – The 14-month wait in Onondaga County to apply for a pistol permit could slashed to two months or less under a new plan that will shift some of the work to the county clerk.  The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for issuing the permits, but the clerk’s office has agreed to help with the initial paperwork to ease the backlog of permit requests, said John Balloni, the chief administrative deputy for the sheriff’s office.  The sheriff’s office would still be responsible for the necessary background checks and the issuance of the licenses, he...

Anti-gun control signs cover the countryside

Anti-gun control signs cover the countryside – If you have driven, jogged, walked, run or just looked out a window in the north country over the past few months, chances are you have seen a white sign emblazoned with a red circle over the bold words NY SAFE ACT.  The signs, which denounce the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act, began popping up in late spring and have made their way across Northern New York and been spotted as far south as Long Island.  Nearly 7,000 of them have been distributed to date, according to the man behind the...

Judicial Watch Sues Michael Bloomberg for Gun Records

Judicial Watch Sues Michael Bloomberg for Gun Records – The conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch filed a lawsuit last week against New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s office seeking communications between the office and Bloomberg’s gun control group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns.  The Freedom of Information Law lawsuit seeks to compel the mayor’s office to produce all communications between the Office of the Mayor, the director of Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG), and Vice President Joe...

Bikers ride on Albany

Bikers ride on Albany – It may not have been the largest crowd to protest the NY SAFE Act, but it certainly was the loudest. So much so, you could here the roar of the engines clear across the Hudson River into Troy as more than 300 motorcycles of all shapes and descriptions made their way through the streets of Albany on Saturday, ending their two-wheel motorcade at Capitol Park...
Page 56 of 182« First...102030...5455565758...708090...Last »