Gun policy more of a “make or break” voting issue for gun rights defenders

Gun policy more of a “make or break” voting issue for gun rights defenders – A survey conducted in early May after the Senate rejected a measure to expand background checks on private gun sales found that gun rights advocates continue to show a higher level of political activism on the issue than those who favor stricter gun control...

WNY Lawmakers Push SAFE Act Changes on Medical Records

WNY Lawmakers Push SAFE Act Changes on Medical Records – Two state lawmakers from Western New York have introduced a measure to specifically stop any release or access to medical records under the SAFE Act.  This follows the case of an Amherst man and his attorney who claim he was ordered to surrender his weapons to police after someone checked information about his medication and...

Legion calls for rewriting of NY’s SAFE Act

Legion calls for rewriting of NY’s SAFE Act – The following letter, which I have included here, was sent to Gov. Andrew Cuomo on April 28: “On April 18, 2013, the Allegany County commander, the post commanders and members of the American Legion, Department of New York, held their monthly meeting. “Following the routine business that quite often benefits the community, state and nation, the next subject discussed was the New York SAFE Act. During this heated discussion, a motion was made, seconded and passed unanimously from the floor to have this New York SAFE Act declared...

NY sheriffs fault new gun law, seek to join suit

NY sheriffs fault new gun law, seek to join suit – County sheriffs have asked to join the federal lawsuit challenging New York’s tough new gun restrictions, calling some provisions vague and impossible to enforce fairly.  The New York State Sheriffs’ Association and five individual sheriffs are asking U.S. District Judge William Skretny to add their position to the record. They support gun rights advocates seeking to block enforcement of new bullet limits for magazines and the tighter definition of assault...

DA will not prosecute man arrested under SAFE Act

DA will not prosecute man arrested under SAFE Act – The Columbia County District Attorney is making good on a promise not to prosecute a man arrested under the SAFE Act.  DA Paul Czajka told NewsChannel 13 he would not prosecute Gregory Dean Jr.  Dean was pulled over earlier this month after police say the light over his license plate was out.  Police say he also had a gun in his car.  While they say it was possessed legally, it had nine rounds of ammunition, which exceeds the state’s new limit of seven...
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