Town of Johnsburgh Proposed Local Law

The Town of Johnsburg is considering a local ordinance to prohibit the possession of firearms/weapons on town properties including by pistol license holders.  Here is a copy of the proposal. A public hearing has been scheduled for October 4, 2011 @ 7:00pm at the Wevertown Community Center.  Gun owners are encouraged to attend. Here is contact information for the Town representatives: Supervisor Sterling T. GoodspeedBoardmember Gene ArsenaultBoardmember Frank Morehouse, Jr.Boardmember Arnold StevensBoardmember Ron VanselowP.O. Box 7, North Creek, N.Y. 12853Phone: 518-251-2421 x23Fax: 518-251-9991 September 27 Update: the proposal has been tabled.  According to the Post-Star, “Johnsburg officials drop gun ban proposal for town buildings“: “Public reaction has killed a proposed law that would have outlawed guns from local municipal buildings.  Town Supervisor Sterling Goodspeed officially withdrew the proposal on Tuesday, citing a lack of support among the Town Board and belligerent acrimony in the community … The state’s largest gun rights lobby, the New York State Pistol and Rifle Association, has been urging local gun-owning residents to attend the hearing and voice anger and dissent …”...

Microstamp of disapproval

Congressman Richard Hanna – When I travel throughout Upstate New York, I routinely visit businesses — some of which had been founded near the dawn of the Industrial Revolution.   In Herkimer County, Remington Arms is one of those institutions. Remington is the nation’s oldest gunmaker and has manufactured its product in Ilion for nearly 200 years. It is the largest U.S. manufacturer of shotguns and rifles — the only American company to produce both firearms and ammunition domestically.   But legislators in Albany are considering a new law that could jeopardize jobs at Remington’s plant and increase costs on consumers … That would be the case if the state Legislature passes a law to implement “microstamping” in New York … Click here for full story at the...
Attn. NYC pistol license holders

Attn. NYC pistol license holders

The NYPD has sent out form letters to pistol license holders who list handguns which can accept magazines holding 10+ rounds implying that all such magazines are illegal and that the guns must either be modified or turned in prior to renewal of their pistol license.  NYSRPA is looking to speak with anyone who has received a similar letter.  Specifically, we are looking for: Anyone who informed the NYPD that their magazine was made prior to September 1994 and thus lawful and nevertheless had their handgun license revoked or not renewed because of it. Anyone who turned in their magazine based upon on the misleading statements in the NYPD’s letter. Anyone who turned in their magazine and is now trying to get it back. Anyone who corresponded with the NYPD about this letter and/or a magazine capacity issue. Please call Tom King @ 518-424-1349 to further discuss the issue....

Town of Philipstown alert

The Town of Philipstown in Putnam County is contemplating a gun control ordinance to prohibit legally owned firearms on town property.  Gun owners are encouraged to contact Town Board members to express their opposition. Here is some background information on where this is supposedly coming from. Here is a draft copy of the proposal. Here is a link to the Town...

City of Albany Alert RES 6.21.11

City of Albany Common Councilmembers Dominick Calsolaro, Richard Conti, Daniel Herring, Anton Konev and Barbara Smith have introduced a memorializing resolution RES 6.21.11R calling upon Congress to approve Carolyn McCarthy’s magazine prohibition bill H.R. 308. It is currently on the agenda for the Council’s next meeting scheduled for Monday February 7. Area gun owners are urged to contact their councilmen to express opposition to this resolution. Here is a copy of the resolution. Here is the contact sheet for the Common Council. UPDATE: February 8, 2011 The resolution passed by a vote of 14-1.  The only person to vote against it was 2nd Ward Councilman Lester Freeman.  Send him a short thank you note to let him know his vote was...
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