Coalition of New York State Legislators Against Illegal Guns Urges Action on State Plan to Reduce Gun Violence

Coalition of New York State Legislators Against Illegal Guns Urges Action on State Plan to Reduce Gun Violence – In the wake of the horrific mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut that left 20 school children and 6 teachers dead, a coalition of more than 55 New York State Legislators presented a letter to legislative leaders urging them to pass a state plan to reduce gun violence. Joined today by advocates and victims of gun violence on the steps of City Hall, the coalition unveiled an eight point plan that will yield real...

You Must Act Now to Stop the EPA from Regulating Your Ammunition

You Must Act Now to Stop the EPA from Regulating Your Ammunition – Just over two weeks ago, the U.S. Senate voted 84-12 to advance S. 3525, “The Sportsmen’s Act of 2012.”  However, this week, by a 50-41 vote, the bill suffered a setback when the Senate failed to clear a procedural hurdle and move on to finish work on the bill.  There is still time to get this critically important legislation passed, but you must act...

Cuomo on microstamping

Capitol Confidential tweeted: “Cuomo says he’d like to see microstamping bill passed, but he doesn’t expect it to happen any time soon.” Here is video of his remarks. It starts at the 9:15 mark. Use this link to send an e-mail to the...

Coalition of Attorneys General Urge Passage of National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity

Coalition of Attorneys General Urge Passage of National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity – As we reported last November, the ongoing effort to fully vindicate the fundamental, individual right to carry a concealed handgun for self-defense took a major step forward with House passage of H.R. 822, the “National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011.”  The bill, sponsored by Reps. Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) and Heath Shuler (D-N.C.), has 245 cosponsors and was approved in the U.S. House of Representatives by an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 272-154.  After passage in the House, the bill was sent to the Senate, where it remains.  Since November, the Senate has failed to take any significant action on the...

County eyes purchase of Calverton Shooting Range for trap & skeet facility

County eyes purchase of Calverton Shooting Range for trap & skeet facility – The county legislature Tuesday approved initial steps to seek acquisition of the Calverton Shooting Range for the purpose of relocating the county’s trap and skeet range from Southaven Park in Yaphank.  With legislators Edward Romaine (R-Center Moriches) and Jay Schneiderman (I-Montauk) voting against the measure, the legislature voted 13-3 to approve the “planning steps” resolution authorizing a survey, title search and appraisal of the 104-acre parcel off Nugent Drive in Calverton.  The measure was introduced by Legislator Kate Browning (WF-Shirley) whose Third District hosts the county’s current trap and skeet facility. Responding to constituent opposition to the continued operation of the county facility at Southaven Park, Browning has been shopping for other...
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