Want to try a biathlon? The Syracuse Biathlon Club can help

Want to try a biathlon? The Syracuse Biathlon Club can help – Interested in trying a biathlon?  The Syracuse Biathlon Club can give you a taste Saturday morning at the Osceola Tug Hill Cross Country Ski Center in Osceola. The club has scheduled a competition that’s doubling as a fundraiser for Ann Jardin, a club member and Olympic level trap shooter who’s hoping to represent this country in her event at the 2016 Olympics in...

St. Lawrence County okays resolution opposing NY SAFE Act

St. Lawrence County okays resolution opposing NY SAFE Act – St. Lawrence County legislators unanimously went on record Monday opposing parts of the NY SAFE Act during a sometimes raucous meeting attended by more than 150 gun enthusiasts.  “What the bill does not do is make anyone safer,” said Assemblyman Marc W. Butler, R-Newport, who attended the meeting that had to be moved from the Board of Legislators chambers to the state Supreme Court room because of the crowd. “We’re getting a great deal of push-back on this. I think the bill is...

Schuyler committee passes resolution opposing gun law

Schuyler committee passes resolution opposing gun law – A resolution drafted by Schuyler County’s sheriff and clerk opposing the new state gun law passed the county legislature’s Public Safety Committee unanimously Monday morning.  The committee passed the resolution unanimously, with a vote of 4-0. Sheriff Bill Yessman said the Monday morning crowd of more than 50 people was the largest ever for the committee.  “We’re unhappy with the way this law was passed, the process they used, … what we feel are second-amendment rights violations,” Yessman said Monday. “The law does nothing to address gun violence. It really...

Gun law stymies county clerks

Gun law stymies county clerks – It has been a week since the Ontario County Clerk’s Office began accepting the pistol permit “opt-out” privacy forms, and already, the office has been inundated with forms, said County Clerk Matthew Hoose.  The office started accepting the forms — which ensure that permit holders’ private information will not be released publicly — on Feb. 15, and has since received upwards of 500 forms.  “They’re coming in droves,” said...

Pro-gun-law forces cancel showdown

Pro-gun-law forces cancel showdown – A Potentially explosive confrontation over Gov. Cuomo’s tough new gun law was avoided over the weekend as 1199 SEIU, the hospital workers union, abruptly canceled a Thursday rally designed to challenge some 10,000 opponents of the governor’s measure, The Post has...

Gun Permit Applications Way Up In Suffolk County

Gun Permit Applications Way Up In Suffolk County – Interest in gun ownership has seen a major jump in Suffolk County lately.  The number of new applications for pistol permits in Suffolk County went from 2,035 in 2011 to 2,606 in 2012, according to a Newsday report.  Suffolk County authorities said they had also issued 5,764 purchase documents for firearms in 2012, up from 5,043 in...
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