New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Confusion Surrounds Fledgling New York Gun Law
Confusion Surrounds Fledgling New York Gun Law - Next month, major components of the so-called NY SAFE Act, the state’s tough gun-control law approved in January, are supposed to take effect. But gun owners and businesses are still unclear about what parts of the law will be enforced on schedule. Ammunition dealers had been told that they would have to conduct background checks of customers and record sales starting Jan. 15. But state police have confirmed that the background-check deadline has been delayed indefinitely because of technical problems.
Buffalo suit watched intently by activists on both sides of SAFE Act
Buffalo suit watched intently by activists on both sides of SAFE Act - Pink Pistols, a gay gun rights group with the slogan “Pick On Someone Your Own Caliber,” is knee deep in the legal fight. So is Moms Demand Action, a group of pro-gun-control mothers formed after the Sandy Hook shootings in Connecticut. They are just two of the more than 12 groups who are weighing in on the federal court challenge to New York’s new gun control law. The lawsuit has turned Buffalo, where the case was filed, into a battleground for virtually every major gun control and gun rights organization in the country.
Police search for menacing suspect after shooting
Police search for menacing suspect after shooting - New York State Police are searching for a man they say was threatening his former boss with a gun, forcing the victim to pull his own gun and fire at least one shot in self defense.
Political pressure to sell Remington Arms eased
Political pressure to sell Remington Arms eased - It's been a question since mass shootings prompted Gov. Cuomo to tighten gun laws in New York State a year ago; will the heart of Ilion's economy keep beating? Gun-friendly states frequently try to lure Remington Arms out of New York, but the nearly 200-year-old gun manufacturer was also threatened by anti-gun investors threatening to pull their funds, threatening the livelihood of the village where it's located. "Would we survive? I believe we would, but it certainly wouldn't be easy," said John Stephens, mayor of the Village of Ilion.
1911 3D Printed Guns Will Sell to Lucky 100
1911 3D Printed Guns Will Sell to Lucky 100 - November 7, 2013 was an exciting day for Solid Concepts: We announced our successful printing and firing of the world’s first 3D Printed metal gun. Two weeks later, we announced our 1911 3D Printed metal gun had reached over 1,000 successful rounds of firing without failure. Today, with our very first 3D Printed metal gun nearing 2,000 rounds of firing, we are pleased to share our success with you once again, this time a bit more literally.
Christmas Comes Early In Ilion, New York: Remington Outdoor Company Avoids A Political Fire Sale
Christmas Comes Early In Ilion, New York: Remington Outdoor Company Avoids A Political Fire Sale - Christmas has come early in Ilion, New York, site of America’s oldest factory still making its original product—guns. George Kollitides, chairman and CEO of Remington Outdoor Company, Inc., (ROC), a group formerly known as Freedom Group, Inc., sent his employees a memo to let them know they’re buying out unhappy stockholders instead of selling ROC under political duress. No more making guns under the threat of an imminent sale, no more wondering what might happen any moment to this little town living around the beating brick heart of a gun factory since 1816.
Klein: ‘Despicable’ for NYSRPA to link gun control, rape stats
Klein: ‘Despicable’ for NYSRPA to link gun control, rape stats - State Sen. Jeff Klein war of words with the president of the state Rifle & Pistol Association rages on.
In a statement, Klein responded to King’s recent statement noting an increase in cases of reported rape in New York City, and pondering whether Klein was aware of the rapist-stopping power of firearms, which King said “put women on equal footing with men and give them the ability to defend themselves against aggressors who are generally larger and stronger than they are.”
“Instead of empowering women, Senator Klein has made it more difficult for women to have access to the best and most effective means of personal protection. The results speak for themselves,” King said.
(Question: Don’t gun control laws make it more difficult for rapists to have access to the best and most effective weapons? Discuss.)
King was responding to Klein’s rebuke of King’s negative reaction to news that New York had received a B+ for its gun control laws from a leading gun control coalition. And yes, we can keep this up as long as they can.
In a new statement, Klein took exception to the idea that gun control equals more raped women:
"Tom King’s remarks are despicable and have no place in the court of public opinion. For him to claim that our state’s watershed gun control laws are somehow making women more vulnerable to sexual attacks is downright abhorrent. If Tom King was actually serious about protecting women, he would have joined me back in 2003 when I championed the repeal of the statute of limitations for rape prosecutions. Every credible statistic proves that smart gun control legislation like the SAFE Act effectively reduces gun crimes. I invite Tom King to come down to the Bronx anytime to meet the mothers, fathers, and children who are devastated by gun crimes almost every day."
Amazingly considering how long this thing has gone on, King declined to offer a response.