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...

Court Orders Gun-Permit Holders’ Addresses Redacted in Database

Court Orders Gun-Permit Holders’ Addresses Redacted in Database – A state appellate court ruled Tuesday that the home addresses of gun-permit holders and hate-crime victims must be redacted from databases released under the state’s Freedom of Information Law.  The case stemmed from several requests for data that The New York Times filed in 2010 with the New York Police Department. The city denied the requests, but in November 2011, a lower court directed the department to provide the data with the addresses.  The decision by the First Department of the Appellate Division, a midlevel appeals court, reversed the lower court’s decision and held that privacy concerns were legitimate grounds to deny the...
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