New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Outdoors Notebook: Ontario, Wayne counties legalize big-game rifle hunting
Outdoors Notebook: Ontario, Wayne counties legalize big-game rifle hunting - Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation legalizing rifle hunting for big game (deer and black bear) in Ontario and Wayne counties, adding to a growing list. Of approximately 30 counties in western and central New York, only nine remain that ban the use of rifles, including Monroe, Orleans, Genesee and Livingston. A proposal to include Livingston failed again, but now that it’s sandwiched between Wyoming and Ontario, it will likely pass in the future. Rifle cartridges travel farther than shotgun slugs, so allowing rifle use for hunting has long been a controversial topic. But rifle users tend to be more safety conscious, proponents note, and statistics in counties where use of rifles was allowed on a trial basis showed no increase in accidents.
Massena eyes resolution opposing SAFE Act
Massena eyes resolution opposing SAFE Act - Mayor James F. Hidy will soon be the recipient of a resolution passed by the town of Potsdam in opposition to the SAFE Act, after requesting a copy of the resolution from Will Gray, a local gun rights activist who has attended the past three village board meetings. “We have been talking about the SAFE Act and reviewing resolutions passed by other resolutions,” Mr. Hidy said, noting he wanted to review the resolution passed by the town of Potsdam. “We are working on it. I’m sure we’ll come up with something. We’re looking at a fit for us,” he said.
Gov. Cuomo's SAFE Act: A New Class of Criminals
NY court finds NYC pistol licensing fees are legal
NY court finds NYC pistol licensing fees are legal - An appeals court says it's constitutional for New York City to charge a much higher application fee for a handgun permit than elsewhere in the state. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan ruled on Tuesday. It rejected a lawsuit brought by guns rights advocates including the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association and the Second Amendment Foundation.
More Gun Lies From Gabby Giffords
More Gun Lies From Gabby Giffords - Gabby Giffords and her still-weightless astronaut husband are like a gun-grabbing Foghat, eternally playing the state fair circuit of American politics. Now they are literally going on tour again, hoping that their audience will forgo the old favorites and welcome a track off their new album.
The Real Reason One Side Seems Louder in the Debate About Gun Violence
The Real Reason One Side Seems Louder in the Debate About Gun Violence - The last time we engaged in a gun debate that was as loud and time-consuming as what erupted after Sandy Hook was when the assault-weapons ban was enacted in 1994. But there was no Internet in 1994 so it's impossible to compare what happened then to what is going on now. The fact that a large number of "grassroots" gun control organizations have suddenly sprung into existence doesn't necessarily mean that the country is more or less supportive of gun restrictions versus gun rights than it was twenty years ago. There's simply no way to compare the noise levels from one communication environment to the other.
Journal News at it Again: Newspaper FOILS New Gun Permit Data
Journal News at it Again: Newspaper FOILS New Gun Permit Data - The Rockland County Times has confirmed that the Journal News daily newspaper has requested from Putnam, Rockland and Westchester Counties a complete list of gun owners who did not file “opt out” papers exempting themselves from pistol permit public records. Rockland County Clerk Paul Piperato said he is currently going through some procedural steps before releasing the data. He noted that Westchester has likely already delivered the information to the Journal News and Putnam County will most likely resist giving the information, just as they had last time. Piperato said he expects Putnam to take the case to court and lose.