Clinton Hires Anti-Gun Astroturfer For Her “Grassroots” Campaign

Clinton Hires Anti-Gun Astroturfer For Her “Grassroots” Campaign – Despite already amassing an anti-gun track record that would make Michael Bloomberg proud, Democratic presidential nominee candidate Hillary Clinton appears intent on adding to it whenever possible. Last week brought the news that Clinton has hired gun control advocate Scott Hogan to run her “grassroots” campaign in Minnesota.  Hogan formerly served as the Minnesota Director and Campaign Manager for Everytown for Gun...

Local trap shooters participate in Road Runner event

Local trap shooters participate in Road Runner event – A dozen five-member trap shooting teams traversed the north country on Saturday as part of the second annual Northern Tier Trap League 200 Bird Road Runner competition. “As far as I know, nobody north of the Thruway has ever done this,” said event organizer Jon Putman, a member of the Carthage Fish & Game Club team. Teams spent the day shooting at four different clubs: Beaver River, Sackets Harbor, Sno Fun and Brownville. An awards ceremony was then held in Sackets...

St. Lawrence County judge faces criticism over pistol permit restrictions

St. Lawrence County judge faces criticism over pistol permit restrictions – St. Lawrence County Judge Jerome J. Richards is facing criticism from several county legislators who believe restrictions he places on many citizens who hold pistol permits may violate Second Amendment rights outlined in the U.S. Constitution. During their Monday Finance Committee meeting, lawmakers had a lengthy discussion that focused on complaints they’ve received from people who applied for and received pistol permits from Judge...

Legislative Report #7

Legislative Report #7 is now online (pdf). Senate Codes Committee Agenda for Tuesday, April 28: S-2050 – Relates to prohibiting the possession of certain 50 caliber firearms; directs the division of state police to embark on a program whereby persons currently in lawful possession of such weapons may be reimbursed for the fair market value thereof upon turning in such weapons to a designated officer – OPPOSE S-2491 – Enacts the “Children’s Weapon Accident Prevention Act”; creates crimes of failure to store a weapon safely in the first and second degrees, aggravated failure to store a weapon, and criminally negligent storage of a weapon in the first and second degrees; provides affirmative defenses; directs the Commissioner of Education to develop a weapons safety program – OPPOSE S-2900 – Authorizes the possession of a handgun being sold by a dealer in firearms upon the premises of such dealer –...

Ceretto to push for SAFE Act repeal

Ceretto to push for SAFE Act repeal – New York State Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-Lewiston, announced support Wednesday in the Assembly’s Codes Committee for legislation that would fully repeal the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act of 2013. The move would clear the way for the measure to come to the floor for an Assembly vote. “Law-abiding gun owners have been burdened by the SAFE Act for far too long, and it’s time to bring this controversial issue back to the Assembly floor for a vote, so we can repeal this overbearing law once and for all,” Ceretto said in a press...

Tenney urges Assembly panel to allow vote on SAFE Act repeal

Tenney urges Assembly panel to allow vote on SAFE Act repeal – The Assembly Democratic majority is being urged by Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney to take up her bill that would repeal Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s gun control law known as the SAFE Act. The bill by Tenney, R-101, New Hartford, was to be considered today by the Assembly Codes Committee, which could then bring the legislation to the floor for a vote. Tenney, who has voted against SAFE Act funding in three consecutive budgets, said in an announcement that the act is “a violation of our Second Amendment Rights and has stripped law-abiding New Yorkers of their fundamental constitutional...
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