Councilwoman Kepert Appears Before County Legislature in Support of Relocating “Trap and Skeet”

Councilwoman Kepert Appears Before County Legislature in Support of Relocating “Trap and Skeet” December 16, 2011 Planning Steps for Trap and Skeet relocation parcel is temporarily setback Councilwoman Connie Kepert attended the Suffolk County Environment and Planning Committee on Friday to testify in favor of authorizing a planning steps resolution, sponsored by Legislator Kate Browning, for the acquisition of property to relocate Suffolk County’s Trap and Skeet range. Councilwoman Kepert stated, “This committee has the ability to end the pain of residents who live adjacent to the facility and are unable to enjoy their own backyards due to the noise of gunshots.” Since reopening in 2006, the Trap and Skeet range has caused strife for surrounding neighbors. The community, along with Councilwoman Kepert and Suffolk County Legislator Kate Browning, have been fighting to resolve the issue and bring peace and quiet back to the neighborhood adjacent to the range. “Authorizing these planning steps is a move in the right direction for the residents who have suffered for almost 6 years now. The parcel in question is an appropriate location for trap & skeet, since the closest resident is over a mile away,” stated Kepert. John Palasek, who lives close to the range stated, “These planning steps make sense for all parties involved. It will benefit not only the community, environmentalists and park patrons, but the shooting community as well. They can enjoy their sport without the controversy and conflict within the community. It’s really a win-win.” The subject property is a 75 acre parcel located to the north of Gabreski Airport in the Hamlet of Westhampton. The parcel contains...

Chautauqua Co. firearm discharge resolution

Chautauqua County Alert Two members of the Chautauqua Co. legislature Robert Duff and Rudy Mueller have introduced a resolution calling upon the state legislature to increase from 500′ to 1000′ the no firearms discharge law for hunting and shooting within the county. This is in response to the opening up of big game rifle hunting within the county. Here is a copy of the resolution: https://www.nysrpa.org/files/Chautauqua-EnCon-Resolution.pdf Here is contact information for the county legislature: http://www.chautauqua-ny.com/departments/legislature/Lists/Legislators/AllItems.aspx As of 12/9/11 no bill has been pre-filed in Albany.  County gun owners are encouraged to contact both their county and state representatives in opposition to this...

Rep. McCarthy Proposing Amendments to Stop H.R. 822, National Concealed Handgun Bill

Rep. McCarthy Proposing Amendments to Stop H.R. 822, National Concealed Handgun Bill – Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY4), one of Congress’s most vocal advocates for reducing gun violence, is proposing two amendments in an effort to stop H.R. 822, the National Right to Carry Reciprocity Act.  The bill, which would force states to recognize the concealed handgun permits issued by other states even if their safety standards are much lower, is expected to receive a full House floor vote on Wednesday.  Rep. McCarthy is proposing two amendments to the House Majority: (No. 1) an amendment that would allow states to opt in to the reciprocity agreements mandated by H.R. 822 and (No. 2) an amendment that would allow states to opt out of the...

H.R. 822 — National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act — Heading to House Floor; Contact your Representative Now!

H.R. 822 — National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act — Heading to House Floor; Contact your Representative Now! – As we’ve been reporting week in and week out, H.R. 822 — the “National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011” is very good legislation for gun owners. The time is past due to dispel the alarmist rhetoric about the bill, and to set the record straight. Most of the misguided, unfounded, and incorrect characterizations circulating lately regarding H.R. 822 have come from the anti-gun groups and media. However, a small number of vocal and supposedly “pro-gun” groups continue to report falsehoods, despite clear evidence to refute their assertions. Though they claim to be on the side of America’s gun owners and the Second Amendment, their stance on this measure proves otherwise....
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