Pistol permit applications shoot up in St. Lawrence County since passage of NY gun law

Pistol permit applications shoot up in St. Lawrence County since passage of NY gun law – Applications for pistol permits in St. Lawrence County have shot up since the passage of the NY SAFE Act in January.  That’s making more work for the St. Lawrence County Clerk’s office, and for those who perform the background checks on applicants, the county Sheriff’s Department, the state police, and local police departments.  Paid applications for handgun permits have doubled in the first three months of 2013 compared with January to March in 2012, according to the county clerk’s...

Montgomery County opposes SAFE Act

Montgomery County opposes SAFE Act – The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution at the end of April opposing Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s sweeping gun control legislation.  The board passed a resolution claiming they were assaulted by a “pen.” “A copy of the resolution is available below.  “The New York Safe Act does not increase the protection and safety of the public, and is [unnecessarily] burdensome to residents of New York State both financially and ethically,” reads the resolution, which spells unnecessarily...

Young Voters Aren’t Sold on Gun Control

Young Voters Aren’t Sold on Gun Control – Young people have helped push the gay marriage issue to the forefront, with so many voters 30 and under supporting marriage equality that Republicans have been forced to accept – or at least re-examine – the matter. Sticking to an anti-gay rights agenda could cost the GOP votes down the road, and many Republicans are wisely seeing that on a purely political basis, things need to change.  The same trend, however, is not mirrored on the matter of gun control. According to a recent study by Harvard University’s Institute of Politics, voters aged 18-29 are not clamoring for more gun control, even after the tragedies in Colorado and at Sandy Hook elementary...

Studios Fret That New York’s Gun Laws Could Hamper Film Production

Studios Fret That New York’s Gun Laws Could Hamper Film Production – The sweeping gun control measure passed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and hailed by Democratic leaders has a surprising critic: Hollywood.  Officials in the movie and television industry say the new laws could prevent them from using the lifelike assault weapons and high-capacity magazines that they have employed in shows like “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and films like “The Dark Knight...

Quinnipiac: Most Disapprove of Obama’s Gun Policy

Quinnipiac: Most Disapprove of Obama’s Gun Policy – A majority of voters disapprove of President Barack Obama’s handling of gun-control, according to a new poll released Wednesday.  The Quinnipiac Poll of 1,471 registered voters showed that 52 percent of those surveyed, compared to 41 percent, are unhappy with Obama’s approach to gun-control which focuses on an expanded background check system for gun...

350 Pack SAFE Act Forum

350 Pack SAFE Act Forum – Thursday night, at least 350 people packed an auditorium at Genesee Community College to vent their frustrations about the NY SAFE Act.  The panel mostly agreed with what audience members had to say about the controversial law.  Some audience members worried that law enforcement officers would start going to their homes to search for illegal weapons without...
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