Cattaraugus County lawmakers urge gun law repeal

Cattaraugus County lawmakers urge gun law repeal – Joining with other county governments across the state, members of the Cattaraugus County Legislature voted unanimously Wednesday to adopt a resolution urging the repeal of New York’s new gun control law. The measure was presented by Legislator William Aiello of Olean after a recent meeting of the New York State Association of Counties, where he serves as second vice president. The meeting was a training involving members from Western New York and the Adirondacks. The regions banded together to pass a joint resolution calling for the appeal of the bill, Aiello...

NRA president heading to Albany

NRA president heading to Albany – NRA President David Keene will attend a Second Amendment rally planned for February 28 outside the state Capitol, an NRA board member confirmed. “David Keene coming up shows the NRA’s commitment to New York State and efforts to oppose the SAFE Act,” said Tom King, who along with his position on the NRA’s board is president of the New York State Rifle & Pistol...

New York National Guard Soldier skis, shoots in biathlon competition

New York National Guard Soldier skis, shoots in biathlon competition – You ski as fast as you can over several kilometers of rough terrain with a .22 caliber rifle strapped on your back; then steady that rifle — controlling your labored breathing and heart rate and shaky legs in mind-numbing cold that freezes your fingers and face. Then you must fire five shots to hit targets the size of 50-cent pieces, 50 meters away. For the New York Army National Guard Lt. Col. Brian O’Keefe, and Soldier athletes like him, this is the...

Madison County Legislature opposes NY SAFE Act

Madison County Legislature opposes NY SAFE Act – Many local municipalities have taken a stance on the issue of gun control. Tuesday, it was Madison County’s turn to pass a resolution opposing the SAFE Act. County Legislators voted 14 to 4 in favor of the measure.  They say they don’t expect their vote to shake things up in Albany, but they hope their local representatives are paying...
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