Resident fires at armed robbers

Resident fires at armed robbers – Police in the Town of Newburgh are investigating a home invasion robbery in which shots were fired.  Residents of 109 South Plank Road told officers three men wearing mask and armed with handguns entered their home, threatened them and demanded money.  One of the residents was on the second floor and was told there were masked men on the first floor. He grabbed a loaded shotgun and confronted on suspect in the stairway and fired one shot at him.  All three suspects fled the house. The resident fired two more shots at the suspects as they ran across the backyard toward Highland Avenue.  It is unknown if any of the suspects were wounded.  Evidence at the scene indicates a window of the suspect vehicle may have been shattered.  The SUV headed east on Highland Avenue.  None of the residents in the home was injured.  Anyone with information is asked to call Newburgh Town Police detectives at...

One step closer to an open-source assault rifle: A 30-round 3D-printed magazine

One step closer to an open-source assault rifle: A 30-round 3D-printed magazine – Defense Distributed, the project that aims to release an open-source, print-it-yourself assault rifle, has succeeded in 3D-printing a high-capacity AR-15 magazine, dubbed Cuomo. The magazine has so far survived the firing of 342 rounds — 227 of which were in full auto...

Pistol permits soared in N.Y. in 2012

Pistol permits soared in N.Y. in 2012 – The number of pistol permits in New York soared 14% between 2011 and 2012 in advance of a gun-control law passed last month.  Amid concerns about tougher gun laws in New York and nationally, residents obtained nearly 20,000 pistol permits in 2012, up about 2,500 since 2011, New York State Police records obtained by Gannett’s Albany (N.Y.) Bureau...

Ontario Co. To Vote On Official Opposition To NYS Gun Law

Ontario Co. To Vote On Official Opposition To NYS Gun Law – On Tuesday night, Ontario County leaders took their first step to express their opposition over New York’s new gun law.  The county’s Government Operations and Improved Methods Committee met to vote on an official resolution to bring to the Board of Supervisors on February 14.  About two dozen county residents were also there to express their discontent over the state’s gun control law and to see what course the county would take.  In the end, the committee approved a resolution drafted by the Inter-County Association of Western New York and the Inter-County Legislative Committee of the...

Pistol permit application requests spike

Pistol permit application requests spike – The proof is in the paperwork. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office continues to see a spike in pistol permit application requests.  The inundations have pushed processing time of applications anywhere from six months to a year. And with the spring and summer approaching, the Sheriff’s Office is bracing for a further onslaught of...
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