New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Local company forced to change product because of SAFE Act
Local company forced to change product because of SAFE Act - A local business is forced to make an expensive decision after the New York SAFE Act made the gun they build, illegal. A pistol grip is preventing “Just Right Carbines” in Canandaigua from selling its gun in New York State. They made the difficult decision to change their gun after taking a financial hit because of the New York SAFE Act. It was signed into law back in January. The law requires federal background checks for all gun sales, magazines can only hold up to seven rounds, private sales now require checks by a licensed gun dealer and all-guns must be stored away safely in a case. The small company is still feeling the burn, almost a year after their gun was banned by the state.
Sudden cost for Safe Act Rally?
Sudden cost for Safe Act Rally? - The New York State Rifle and Pistol Association is upset with a bill they received from Albany Police. It requests payment of $11,700 for fees associated with directing and parking the 180 buses police claim arrived in the city February 28, 2013 for NYSRPA’s rally against the Safe Act.
SAFE Act stance helps Howard win 3rd term as Erie County sheriff
SAFE Act stance helps Howard win 3rd term as Erie County sheriff - Four words that he uttered at a news conference last May helped Timothy B. Howard win a third term as Erie County sheriff. The words were “I won’t enforce it,” and Howard was talking about the SAFE Act, a controversial new state firearms law that has outraged gun owners. The support of angry firearms owners helped the Republican sheriff to a big win Tuesday over his Democratic Party opponent, retired Sheriff’s Deputy Richard E. Dobson, and Sheriff’s Lt. Bert D. Dunn, a Law and Order Party candidate who lost the Democratic nomination in the September primary.
Some blame New York gun law for Rochester gun company’s move to South Carolina
Some blame New York gun law for Rochester gun company’s move to South Carolina - Gun-rights advocates blamed Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and lawmakers for a second firearms company deciding to move out of New York since enactment of the SAFE Act, but gun-control groups dismissed their criticism.
NY Assemblymembers Urge Social Media Sites To Clamp Down On Gun Sales
NY Assemblymembers Urge Social Media Sites To Clamp Down On Gun Sales - Two New York assemblymembers are calling on social media companies to ban gun sales without background checks. The legislators say the sites are being used as marketplaces for such sales, but a state firearms advocacy group says it’s a non-issue.
Critics: SAFE Act is Cuomo’s “Obamacare website”
Critics: SAFE Act is Cuomo’s “Obamacare website” - Criticism of New York’s gun-control law is persisting after State Police quietly postponed plans to start a system of background checks Jan. 15 for customers buying ammunition. As part of the January law, stores were going to be required to obtain details about anyone buying ammunition starting Jan. 15. Sellers were going to have to keep names, addresses, details of purchases and other personal information about ammunition purchases to be part of a statewide database. But State Police are delaying the start, The Buffalo News first reported Friday. State Police did not provide a comment today on the postponement.
SAFE Act provision on background checks for bullet buyers to be delayed
SAFE Act provision on background checks for bullet buyers to be delayed - Checking the backgrounds and recording detailed information about anyone buying ammunition, a key component of New York’s gun-control law, will not begin as expected Jan. 15, State Police officials confirmed Friday evening. Several days after The Buffalo News first inquired about delays in the ammunition provisions, the State Police said Friday the agency needs more time to develop a system that will check the backgrounds of individuals before they purchase ammunition.