Augusto “Goose” Perez determined to do his best at IPC Adaptive Biathlon and Nordic World Cup

Augusto “Goose” Perez determined to do his best at IPC Adaptive Biathlon and Nordic World Cup – Quitting just doesn’t seem to be in Augusto “Goose” Perez’s vocabulary. The 40-year-old East Syracuse resident has battled cancer four times, recovering from yet another operation and six weeks of chemotherapy that ended Jan. 4. Nevertheless, Perez, who had his left leg amputated in 2003, is scheduled to begin a series of seven races today at the International Paralympic Committee Adaptive Biathlon and Nordic World Cup in Cable,...

Mid-Hudson police officials say more restrictive gun, ammo laws won’t solve problem

Mid-Hudson police officials say more restrictive gun, ammo laws won’t solve problem – The current debate about gun control is emotional, both locally and nationwide, but some area law-enforcement personnel say laws already in place are adequate. They argue that law-abiding citizens are not the problem and that a person who wants to commit a crime will find a way to do so regardless of...

McCarthy introduces federal magazine cap

McCarthy introduces federal magazine cap – Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-Mineola) has introduced federal legislation to ban the sale of high capacity magazines that allow for extended firing of a semiautomatic weapon before having to reload, part of the long-time gun control advocate’s efforts to tighten regulations in the wake of the Newtown...

Andrew Cuomo flips out for gun control

Andrew Cuomo flips out for gun control – The governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, delivered a State of the State address on Wednesday that ran for over an hour, and ended with a hysterical, podium-pounding rant about gun control.  At one point he promised he wasn’t interested in “taking away people’s guns,” but then he launched into some very energetic demands to do exactly...

Cuomo Pushes Storm Measures and Gun Control in Annual Address

Cuomo Pushes Storm Measures and Gun Control in Annual Address – Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, rewriting his agenda after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy and the trauma of the Newtown, Conn., school massacre, proposed a number of measures on Wednesday intended to limit the damage from future storms and to reduce the scourge of gun violence. Mr. Cuomo, delivering his third annual State of the State address, called on lawmakers to approve the toughest assault weapons ban in the nation. And, displaying an unsual degree of speed for Albany, lawmakers seemed prepared to move quickly on the governor’s...

Butler: Gun changes might affect Remington

Butler: Gun changes might affect Remington – Proposed changes in state’s gun policy could mean trouble for local gun manufacturer Remington Arms of Ilion, said one local lawmaker. Gov. Andrew Cuomo in Wednesday’s State of the State address proposed tightening loopholes on the state’s assault weapon ban. Assemblyman Marc Butler, R-Newport, questioned whether Cuomo will expand the definition of an assault weapon. “The key part will be what the language is,” he...
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