Court of Appeals to consider Schoharie County pistol permit refusal

Court of Appeals to consider Schoharie County pistol permit refusal – Attorneys representing both the government and a man whose application for a pistol permit was denied asked New York’s highest court Thursday to rule that state law does not prohibit issuing permits to people who only live in-state part time.  However, Alfred Osterweil’s lawyer urged the Court of Appeals to directly cite his Second Amendment right to bear arms as the reason why, calling into question whether New York’s gun law is unconstitutional and should be struck down.  “This is fundamentally a civil rights case,” Daniel Schmutter...

NY court considers Schoharie County pistol permit restriction case

NY court considers Schoharie County pistol permit restriction case – New York’s highest court has been asked to determine whether state law prohibits issuing pistol permits to people who only live in-state part time.  The case of Alfred Osterweil comes to the Court of Appeals by way of the federal courts, where he challenged Schoharie County’s rejection of his 2008 handgun license application. While keeping a part-time vacation residence there, he advised the sheriff processing his application that he changed his primary residence to...

Bloomberg Wasted $350,000 on Colorado Recall

Bloomberg Wasted $350,000 on Colorado Recall – From the moment the recall effort in Colorado began, money started flowing in from out-of-state gun control proponents and influence flowed in from Chicago. It was all part of an effort to protect state senators Angela Giron (D-Pueblo) and John Morse (D-Colo. Springs) from being recalled. And by extension, it was about protecting Colorado’s new gun control laws as...

New York gun makers in a squeeze: stay or go?

New York gun makers in a squeeze: stay or go? – Residents in this village of 8,000 or so along the Mohawk River usually don’t have much interest in news coming out of Nashville.  But an item published Aug. 20 on the business page of The Tennessean sure caught their attention: Remington Arms, far and away the biggest employer in this town, has been touring possible new facility sites in the Nashville...

No firearms on SUNY ESF lands

No firearms on SUNY ESF lands – Last week the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF) released a statement alerting both big- and small-game hunters that hunting with firearms on their properties is no longer allowed, at least for the upcoming hunting seasons. When Governor Andrew Cuomo’s famed NY SAFE Act was hurried through the Legislature earlier this year he clearly stated that the package was not intended to affect hunters. He’s obviously been wrong about that, and although this latest development from SUNY ESF was actually unintentional, those who hunt two of these tracts of land in the Adirondacks will likely be frustrated. The announcement comes just before the Adirondack range early black bear season opens Saturday, Sept....

Massena resident calls out Mayor Hidy on lack of action on SAFE Act

Massena resident calls out Mayor Hidy on lack of action on SAFE Act – A Massena resident criticized the village board for sidestepping an opportunity to oppose New York state’s SAFE Act.  Mayor James F. Hidy indicated at last month’s meeting that the village board wasn’t going to take action on an issue after gun rights activist Will Gray made multiple efforts to convince the village board to pass a resolution opposing the measure, a move that has been taken by several other boards in the...
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