New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
As expected, gun group backs Howard for sheriff
As expected, gun group backs Howard for sheriff - If ever there were an expected endorsement in this year's race for Erie County sheriff, it would probably be the New York State Pistol and Rifle Association's nod for Republican incumbent Timothy B. Howard. "Our endorsement is based upon his opposition to the SAFE Act and willingness to stand up to Gov. Cuomo's assault upon our Second Amendment civil rights," the organization said today in a brief statement of support. Howard's outspoken opposition to the governor's new strict gun control law is expected to be part of the upcoming campaign.
New York Gun Group Calls New Starbucks Policy ‘Entrapment’
New York Gun Group Calls New Starbucks Policy ‘Entrapment’ - The president of a local gun advocacy organization is fuming over a new Starbucks policy that asks patrons to leave their firearms behind when they enter its stores. “I think that it’s a matter of entrapment,” Tom King, the head of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, told YNN’s Capital Tonight. “What happens if by chance you’re in the store and you have a pistol with you and a cop comes in and sees the pistol or he’s questioning you about something and you tell him you have a pistol?” he asked.
The Black N.R.A.? More like the Fake N.R.-eh?
Legislator: Joanie Mahoney rejects help for pistol permit office
Legislator: Joanie Mahoney rejects help for pistol permit office - Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney has rejected a request to add a position to the sheriff's department's over-burdened pistol permit office, a county legislator said today. Kevin Holmquist, who chairs the Onondaga County Legislature's Public Safety Committee, said the sheriff's department needs the position to process a backlog of permits and privacy forms. "She is inexplicably cutting the request for a full-time position, and I find this very disturbing," said Holmquist, R-East Syracuse.
Local Gunmaker Tries To Innovate To Stay In NY
Local Gunmaker Tries To Innovate To Stay In NY - "It's a small business here in Canandaigua," said Anthony Testa. "We produce a small-caliber pistol carbine." Just Right Carbines opened four years ago. "Things have worked out well so far," said Rich Cutri, owner of Just Right. That was three years before New York's tough gun laws were passed.
NY court considers Schoharie County pistol permit restriction case
NY court considers Schoharie County pistol permit restriction case - New York's highest court has been asked to determine whether state law prohibits issuing pistol permits to people who only live in-state part time. The case of Alfred Osterweil comes to the Court of Appeals by way of the federal courts, where he challenged Schoharie County's rejection of his 2008 handgun license application. While keeping a part-time vacation residence there, he advised the sheriff processing his application that he changed his primary residence to Louisiana.
Bloomberg Wasted $350,000 on Colorado Recall
Bloomberg Wasted $350,000 on Colorado Recall - From the moment the recall effort in Colorado began, money started flowing in from out-of-state gun control proponents and influence flowed in from Chicago. It was all part of an effort to protect state senators Angela Giron (D-Pueblo) and John Morse (D-Colo. Springs) from being recalled. And by extension, it was about protecting Colorado's new gun control laws as well.