Fox, MSNBC heavyweights present opposing views on guns

Fox, MSNBC heavyweights present opposing views on guns – One commands what has been the most watched cable news network for more than 10 years; the other co-hosts one of the top-viewed shows in its time slot. Both live in New York’s northern suburbs.  Garrison, N.Y., resident Roger Ailes, chairman and CEO of Fox News, and Bronxville, N.Y., resident Mika Brzezinski, co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe show with former Florida Republican Congressman Joe Scarborough, are two media heavyweights with widely divergent views on guns and gun...

Young shooters target place in national competition

Young shooters target place in national competition – About 50 of the best young shooters the Northeast has to offer descended on the Breesport area this weekend.  The occasion was the 2013 New York state qualifier for the National Rifle Association’s Youth Hunter Education Challenge, which was hosted by the Chemung County Rod and Gun Club and its resident YHEC team, Sullivan’s...

Advocates make the case for rifles in Livingston County

Advocates make the case for rifles in Livingston County – Hunting incident investigator Michael L. Van Durme presented the case for allowing rifle hunting of bear and deer in Livingston County at a Monday evening meeting at Highway Department headquarters in Hampton Corners.  Van Durme and others made a scientific and statistical case that the local prohibition against centerfire rifle hunting of bear and deer should be loosened in the interest of safety. Calling upon incident reports and his personal experience, Van Durme argued that rifle hunting is probably safer than shotgun...

100-day bus tour for Bloomberg gun group

100-day bus tour for Bloomberg gun group – New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun violence group is launching a cross-country bus tour this month as the next step in its push for stricter gun control measures.  Mayors Against Illegal Guns’ bus tour will start June 14 to mark the six-month anniversary of the Newtown, Conn. massacre, taking gun violence survivors, their families and friends and law enforcement officials to 25 states in 100 days, according to a job posting by the...

Erie County Clerk Claims Website Violates SAFE Act

Erie County Clerk Claims Website Violates SAFE Act – Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs is threatening a lawsuit against Google if it doesn’t stop access to what he calls an “Illegal website.” Jacobs says the site reveals the identities and addresses of hundreds of thousands of pistol permit holders in New York...

Fight against gun law continues

Fight against gun law continues – Most sportsmen are not hearing many updates on the various efforts to challenge the NY SAFE Act in state and federal courts, but that does not mean the efforts to get this unconstitutional bill tossed out are going away. Just the opposite. There is a lot going on behind the scenes, and Gov. Cuomo appears to be getting more nervous with each passing...
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