Gabby Giffords’s Husband Buys AR-15

Gabby Giffords’s Husband Buys AR-15 – Mark E. Kelly, gun-control proponent and husband to former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, recently purchased an AR-15 (an “assault weapon,” he called it)—which he now says he intended as an illustration of the need for more stringent gun laws.  Kelly reportedly bought the AR-15 and a 1911-style semi-automatic pistol at a gun store in Tucson,...

Jefferson County Residents Applaud Gun Law Opposition

Jefferson County Residents Applaud Gun Law Opposition – Jefferson County residents who oppose the New York SAFE Act got up one by one to speak at the county legislature meeting Tuesday night.  The legislators voted unanimously to oppose the state law that puts tighter restrictions on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.  The audience...

Essex County grapples with new gun law

Essex County grapples with new gun law – The Essex County Board of Supervisors plans to take a stance on New York’s new gun law, but not before lawmakers take the time to review it and draft a detailed response.  Meanwhile, neighboring Franklin County legislators personally oppose the gun law but plan to hold public meetings on it before adopting a position.  These are two of only a few counties statewide that haven’t passed formal resolutions opposing the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement...

New gun control law leads to permits, paperwork pile-up

New gun control law leads to permits, paperwork pile-up – Broome County Sheriff David Harder says the Broome County Permit Office has been overloaded since the state passed the NY SAFE Act.  “The SAFE gun act that came out, created quite a stir,” Harder said. “Just in the month of January alone, we had 500 people come in and get...

Clay Town Board urges governor to suspend NY Safe Act

Clay Town Board urges governor to suspend NY Safe Act – The Clay Town Board voted unanimously Monday night to pass a resolution to oppose the NY Safe Act.  The resolution urges Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Albany lawmakers to suspend the NY Safe Act, the gun control bill that was passed in January. The town states that the bill was rushed through the state Senate and Assembly without a public hearing and that state lawmakers didn’t have time to review the...

Assemblyman Al Stirpe admits using ‘f-bomb’ in gun control meeting

Assemblyman Al Stirpe admits using ‘f-bomb’ in gun control meeting – Assemblyman Al Stirpe confirmed he “lost it for a brief second” and directed an “f-bomb” at several pro-gun constituents during a heated moment in his Albany office last week.  It occurred during a late morning meeting Thursday at a time when the capital was flooded with protesters for a rally protesting the state’s new Safe Act, which puts into place the toughest gun control laws in the...
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