Saratoga County sheriffs’ deputies union blasts state’s new gun law

Saratoga County sheriffs’ deputies union blasts state’s new gun law – The 105-member Saratoga County sheriffs’ deputies union says new state gun control legislation makes criminals of ordinary citizens. The group also objects, in a six-page letter to state officials, to how quickly new laws were passed, with no apparent provisions for law enforcement...

Rifle & Pistol Association To File Notice To Sue State On Gun Law

Rifle & Pistol Association To File Notice To Sue State On Gun Law – The state Rifle and Pistol Association today is set to file a notice of claim over the state’s new gun-control law, the first step toward a lawsuit over the measure. The group’s executive director, Thomas King, confirmed to Gannett’s Albany Bureau this morning that the notice would be filed today in Albany. The notice of claim would give the group 90 days to file its...

Westchester lawmakers consider calling for greater federal gun control

Westchester lawmakers consider calling for greater federal gun control – Westchester County legislators have begun to discuss a proposed resolution that would call on the federal government to impose greater gun control measures.  The call comes in the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut school massacre.  Among the stricture measures proposed are mandated criminal background checks on all gun sales, a renewed ban on all military-style assault weapons, prohibition on the sale of armor-piercing bullets, and a ban on magazines holding more than seven...

Thompson Town Board to oppose federal gun control

Thompson Town Board to oppose federal gun control – Town board members in Thompson will address the issue of federal gun control when they meet next week.  Town Supervisor Anthony Cellini has introduced a resolution calling on the board to oppose any legislation that would infringe on the right of people to bear...

EXCLUSIVE: Journalist Accosted by Security over Mayor Bloomberg Gun Control Question

EXCLUSIVE: Journalist Accosted by Security over Mayor Bloomberg Gun Control Question – In an explosive exchange outside the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting in Washington, D.C., security guards for billionaire New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg accosted senior Talk Radio Network investigative reporter Jason Mattera when he asked the mayor about his strong support for gun...

New York authorities set gun control forums upstate

New York authorities set gun control forums upstate – New York law enforcement authorities will be visiting communities across upstate to explain the state’s new, stricter gun control law. Representatives of the state police and Division of Criminal Justice Services have scheduled forums starting this week to talk about the “NY SAFE Act” and answer questions about changes in the law governing ownership of assault-style semi-automatic weapons and high-capacity magazines. The new law adopted earlier this month after the Newtown school massacre and West Webster firefighter ambush also requires background checks for ammunition...
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