New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Cattaraugus officials upset over state’s use of seal for gun renewals
Cattaraugus officials upset over state’s use of seal for gun renewals - Since the inception of the New York SAFE Act, various county entities throughout the state have stood against various portions of the implementation of the measure. Cattaraugus County legislators are hopeful that they have blocked the state from a tactic that could result in confusion and trust issues, county officials said.
Jacobs submits resolution approved by Western Region Clerks opposing unfunded mandate caused by NY Safe Act
Jacobs submits resolution approved by Western Region Clerks opposing unfunded mandate caused by NY Safe Act - Although his term as chair of the eight County Western Region of the New York State County Clerks Association (NYSACC) does not begin until January, Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs is already working on behalf of the Western Region County Clerks who have been financially impacted through the NY SAFE Act. “Albany repeatedly said this new gun law would not be an unfunded mandate on local governments, unfortunately that is not the case,” said Jacobs. Jacobs is delivering a resolution approved by the Western Region Clerk’s to the Statewide County Clerk’s Association meeting next week in Lake Placid stating that the Western New York Counties alone have incurred more than $100,000 in additional costs because of the Safe Act.
NRA affiliate wants SAFE Act hearing in Buffalo
NRA affiliate wants SAFE Act hearing in Buffalo - The state affiliate of the National Rifle Association has asked a federal judge in Buffalo to schedule a hearing to outline its case in public against New York’s SAFE Act gun control law. The New York State Rifle and Pistol Association petitioned U.S. District Court Judge William M. Skretny, who is considering the group’s lawsuit against the state over the gun and ammunition crackdown, because it believes oral arguments are justified in the case.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new gun-control law targets gun makers
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new gun-control law targets gun makers - Gov. Cuomo’s tough new gun law has put a target on the state’s gun makers. Cities, counties and states from across the country have been making lucrative pitches to New York’s firearms companies, urging them to relocate. Their argument: They have a gun-friendly atmosphere, and New York does not.
Cattaraugus County distances itself from SAFE Act
Cattaraugus County distances itself from SAFE Act - Cattaraugus County has become the latest to distance itself from the state’s controversial SAFE Act gun control law, seeking to block the state from using the county name and seal on paperwork related to the recertification of pistol permits called for by the law. The County Legislature voted unanimously this week to deny the state permission to include the county on its paperwork. The move comes out of concern that state officials plan to have letters sent to pistol permit holders that bear both the state seal and the county seal, in an effort to ease the minds of permit holders, said County Clerk James Griffith.
Despite ruling, Rockland clerk refuses to release public gun-permit data
Despite ruling, Rockland clerk refuses to release public gun-permit data - The Rockland County clerk is refusing to release the names and addresses of non-exempt pistol permit holders, ignoring state law and a letter from the county’s top public records official ordering the records’ release. An assistant to Rockland County Clerk Paul Piperato said Friday the office will not comply with an order from Deputy County Executive Terry Grosselfinger to release the permit records. The order came last month after The Journal News appealed Piperato’s denial of a request for the records under the state’s Freedom of Information law.
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.