New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Sheriff: Lack of staff slows pistol permit application process
Sheriff: Lack of staff slows pistol permit application process - The Herkimer County Sheriff’s Office has seen the number of pistol permit applications nearly quadruple in four years. For now, there is one full-time clerk to work in the permit office. The office is looking to get permission from the Herkimer County Legislature to hire another full-time clerk to help process the ever-increasing stack of applications in the office, as well as sort through old records in the Herkimer County Jail, said county Sheriff Christopher Farber.
Putnam must release gun records, judge says
Putnam must release gun records, judge says - A state judge has ordered Putnam County to turn pistol permit records over to The Journal News, which sued for the data last fall after the county denied the newspaper's Freedom of Information Law requests. In a five-page decision Wednesday, Supreme Court Justice Robert Neary cited the NY-SAFE Act, a sweeping series of gun-control measures that allowed gun owners to remove their names from a public database after the law was enacted in January 2013. Neary ruled that the names remaining on the database — those who did not ask to be removed from it — are a public record and therefore subject to open disclosure laws.
St. Lawrence County calls for repeal of SAFE Act, denies state use of county seal
St. Lawrence County calls for repeal of SAFE Act, denies state use of county seal - More than 40 people reportedly attended a St. Lawrence County Board of Legislators meeting Monday to support a resolution calling for the repeal of the SAFE Act. The St. Lawrence County Board of Legislators passed a resolution that denied the state use of its seal in regards to the SAFE Act and called for the controversial state law to be repealed in its entirely.
UNSAFE items for sale
The fine folks at SKD Tactical are selling UNSAFE patches and T-shirts with proceeds going to the NYSRPA Political Victory Fund. Patches are $10 each or 3 for $20 and come in blue, grey and green. T-Shirts cost $25. To date they have raised over $10,000 for the PVF.
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Local group promotes gun safety for Sullivan County’s youth
Local group promotes gun safety for Sullivan County’s youth - Sullivan County Friends with Firearms aims to combat anti-gun legislation through nothing other than education. The group, founded by Christine Schiff, wife of Sheriff Michael Schiff, when she was asked to sit on the board of directors for the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, consists of some 18 members with two goals: to promote gun safety within the youth of the area and to raise money for legal defense against the NYS SAFE Act.
With 2 gun makers gone, Remington questions persist
With 2 gun makers gone, Remington questions persist - Gun manufacturing is shrinking in New York. Since the announcement that Ilion-based Remington Arms chose Alabama as the base for a new manufacturing plant that could support up to 2,000 jobs, some are wondering about the fate of the village if the company left altogether. Two gun manufacturing companies already have made that jump since last summer.
Supreme Court won't consider gun rights for ages 18-20
Supreme Court won't consider gun rights for ages 18-20 - The Supreme Court refused Monday to consider any new cases on gun rights, including the ability of 18- to 20-year-olds to buy guns. The decision, however, does not preclude the court eventually agreeing to consider the next big legal issue in the national debate over guns: whether the right to keep a gun at home for self-defense extends to public places.