SAFE Act put on trial at forum

SAFE Act put on trial at forum – The furor created amongst gun rights advocates when the New York S.A.F.E. Act was passed has not been forgotten, at least as evidenced by the crowd who turned out for a gun forum at the Brunswick Volunteer Fire Company in spite of the rain on Monday evening.  The S.A.F.E. Act was crafted on the heels of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School and signed into law earlier this year. It has mandated a more strict definition of assault weapons, increased regulation of ammunition, and mandatory background checks for private gun sales.  “There’s a lot of gun owners who don’t know, really, what the SAFE Act is all about,” said state Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin (R – 107 Assembly District). “This is about making them...

NY Safe Act, almost a year later and still creating sparks

NY Safe Act, almost a year later and still creating sparks – Almost a year since Governor Cuomo signed New York’s tougher gun control law, more than a hundred bikers rallied Saturday on the west lawn of the State Capitol, calling for the repeal of the New York Safe Act.  It bans certain military-style assault rifles, limits the number of rounds in a magazine, and requires universal background checks. The bikers call it a violation of their 2nd Amendment rights, while others defend the...

‘Journal News’ to ask court to order Putnam County to release names and addresses of registered handgun owners

‘Journal News’ to ask court to order Putnam County to release names and addresses of registered handgun owners – The Journal News is putting pressure on one of the New York counties it covers to hand over the names of handgun owners that the county has on record, Capital has learned.  The regional newspaper, which covers Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties, caused a national controversy 10 months ago for publishing the names and addresses of handgun-permit holders in Westchester and Rockland.  Now, a source with knowledge of the matter tells Capital that the newspaper was preparing this afternoon to file a verified petition, asking a court to order Putnam County, about an hour north of Manhattan, to hand over gun-owner...

Penfield urged to take stand on guns

Penfield urged to take stand on guns – The Town Board got an unexpected round of criticism Wednesday night from a handful of gun rights advocates who want the town to take a stand against last year’s NY SAFE Act.  There was no discussion of the law on the agenda, but a campaign was begun on Facebook encouraging people to speak at the meeting and exhort the Town Board members to pass a resolution condemning the...

Guns and greene chile

Guns and green chile – As much as I’d like to wax effusively about the delights of the Frito pie, a shamefully delightful flavor bomb that pleases in equal measure to its feeling in the hand like a steaming dog turd, I suspect what people are going to talk about when they see our New Mexico episode is the sight of me; socialist sympathizer, leftie, liberal New Yorker, gleefully hammering away with an AR-15, an instrument of mayhem and loathing that also has the distinction of being America’s favorite...

3D Printing Now Brings You Semiautomatic Pistols (The Better To Scare Control Freaks)

3D Printing Now Brings You Semiautomatic Pistols (The Better To Scare Control Freaks) – It’s not yet ready for prime-time (it has yet to be tested), but 3D printing tinkerers have developed a design for a semiautomatic pistol. In fact, the developer says a full-automatic version would be easier to make with available materials. What a long way we’ve come, in just a few short months, toward the ultimate goal of rendering gun control laws a complete joke. Well…they were already a joke (though a dangerous...
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