New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Energized residents target gun control law
Energized residents target gun control law - Gun rights activists, hunters and others unleashed a fusillade of criticism Monday night for the state's sweeping new gun control law and rallied behind the call of one Hilltowns county lawmaker to repeal it. The overflow crowd spilled out of the gallery and up the aisles the County Legislature's chamber in the County Courthouse as Legislator Deborah Busch, a Berne Republican, circulated a proclamation condemning the NY SAFE Act and calling for its repeal.
Gabby Giffords's Husband Buys AR-15
Gabby Giffords's Husband Buys AR-15 - Mark E. Kelly, gun-control proponent and husband to former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, recently purchased an AR-15 (an "assault weapon," he called it)—which he now says he intended as an illustration of the need for more stringent gun laws. Kelly reportedly bought the AR-15 and a 1911-style semi-automatic pistol at a gun store in Tucson, Arizona.
NRA News in Albany February 28, 2013
Assemblyman Al Stirpe admits using 'f-bomb' in gun control meeting
Assemblyman Al Stirpe admits using 'f-bomb' in gun control meeting - Assemblyman Al Stirpe confirmed he "lost it for a brief second" and directed an "f-bomb" at several pro-gun constituents during a heated moment in his Albany office last week. It occurred during a late morning meeting Thursday at a time when the capital was flooded with protesters for a rally protesting the state's new Safe Act, which puts into place the toughest gun control laws in the country.
Jefferson County Residents Applaud Gun Law Opposition
Jefferson County Residents Applaud Gun Law Opposition - Jefferson County residents who oppose the New York SAFE Act got up one by one to speak at the county legislature meeting Tuesday night. The legislators voted unanimously to oppose the state law that puts tighter restrictions on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. The audience applauded.
Essex County grapples with new gun law
Essex County grapples with new gun law - The Essex County Board of Supervisors plans to take a stance on New York's new gun law, but not before lawmakers take the time to review it and draft a detailed response. Meanwhile, neighboring Franklin County legislators personally oppose the gun law but plan to hold public meetings on it before adopting a position. These are two of only a few counties statewide that haven't passed formal resolutions opposing the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act.
Chants of 'we will not comply' as 7,000 call to repeal gun law
Chants of 'we will not comply' as 7,000 call to repeal gun law - Thousands of protesters swarmed in front of the Capitol Thursday, protesting new gun legislation and fighting against what they say are infringements on New Yorkers Second Amendment rights. About 7,000 people slogged through thick mud and light drizzle at West Capitol Park to call for repeal of the NY SAFE Act that passed quickly in the late hours of Jan. 15. National Rifle Association President David Keene spoke to the crowd and said the NRA would do "whatever's necessary" to defend gun owners, get rid of those in government that don't support gun rights and help repeal the gun legislation.