Erie County Legislature calls for repeal of SAFE Act

Erie County Legislature calls for repeal of SAFE Act – Erie County legislators have added their voices to a chorus of people across the state calling for the new state gun law to be repealed.  The County Legislature voted, 7 to 4, on Thursday to approve a resolution calling on the state to repeal and revise the New York State SAFE Act of 2013 “in a manner that is respectful of the Second Amendment rights of New...

Rockland Revolution

Rockland Revolution – Hundreds of citizens who believe in the rights and tradition of gun ownership were pleasantly surprised at the results of Tuesday’s meeting of the Rockland County Legislature.  Behind the bullish efforts of Republican Legislator Frank Sparaco and the parliamentary influence of Democratic Legislator Ilan Schoenberger, two significant resolutions swung in the favor of the gun rights...

Cuomo Proposes Lowering Hunting, Fishing Fees, But Gun Enthusiasts Still Don’t Like Him

Cuomo Proposes Lowering Hunting, Fishing Fees, But Gun Enthusiasts Still Don’t Like Him – Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed streamlining the process of acquiring state hunting and fishing licenses and reducing their cost by 25 percent in a budgetary amendment on Wednesday. He called the current state licensing system “overly complex, burdensome and bizarre” and vowed to lower the price of yearly hunting licenses from $29 to $22 and fishing licenses from $29 to $25; reduce the cost of non-resident licenses; make fishing licenses valid for one year from the date of purchase; and continue discounted licenses for youth, seniors and veterans. But hunting enthusiasts say that it will take more to earn their trust after the recent passage of legislation regulating gun and ammunition...

Calls for banning 3D-printed guns leads to huge interest in 3D-printed gun sites

Calls for banning 3D-printed guns leads to huge interest in 3D-printed gun sites – What happens when the government indicates that it wants to ban something? The same thing that happens when parents tell their children not to put their hand in the cookie jar. Thus, because there have been calls to ban the 3D printing of any sort of firearm or anything that could be used in the making of a firearm, guess who the beneficiary...

Pistol permit holders line up for privacy protection

Pistol permit holders line up for privacy protection – Despite vocal opposition by some gun owners and guns rights advocates, the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act enacted last month has one provision that has been met with enthusiasm in St. Lawrence County.  An “opt-out” clause for pistol permit holders gives people a chance to exempt their personal data from Freedom of Information Law requests, and the paperwork has been streaming into County Clerk Mary Lou Rupp’s...

Over 200 Attend Citizen Voices Meeting to Speak Out Against the NY SAFE Act

Over 200 Attend Citizen Voices Meeting to Speak Out Against the NY SAFE Act – Over 200 hundred people attended the Tuesday evening Citizen Voices meeting at the Elks Club in Oneonta.  They were there to voice their concerns with the NY SAFE Act gun law. There were numerous speakers including Tom King, president of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, Assemblymen Cliff Crouch and state senator James...
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