New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Pistol permit information won't be released in Onondaga County
Pistol permit information won't be released in Onondaga County - Last month, pistol permit holders were put on notice that without opting out, their personal information could be released to the public. Now the Onondaga County Sheriff says none of the names in this county will be released. Sheriff Walsh says his department will be denying a "Freedom of Information" request filed by a company called "Emerges." It sought the names and addresses of all pistol permit owners in New York State.
Administration announces new gun control measures, targets military surplus imports
Administration announces new gun control measures, targets military surplus imports - The Obama administration unexpectedly announced two new gun control measures on Thursday, including one that would curb the import of military surplus weapons -- in a move that could anger collectors.
State legislator backs suit to overturn New York gun law
State legislator backs suit to overturn New York gun law - A state legislator has filed a court brief supporting the federal lawsuit aimed at overturning New York's new gun restrictions. Sen. Kathy Marchione, a Saratoga Republican, is asking a judge for permission to join the court record supporting the state affiliate of the National Rifle Association, sportsmen's groups and others. They say the statute enacted Jan. 15 violates Second Amendment rights.
Federal Gun Legislation Push
Federal Gun Legislation Push - Ahead of the President's visit, there's a push to get more support for national gun law reform. Organizing for Action and Mayors Against Illegal Guns are pushing for new federal firearm legislation. Binghamton Mayor Matt Ryan, Councilwoman Lea Webb, and several others gathered at Confluence Park and walked to Peacemakers Stage, near the Court Street Bridge Friday afternoon. The group says a bi-partisan bill in the House calls for nearly universal background checks, including at gun shows and retail stores. Mayor Ryan says new federal gun rules are needed, because some states laws aren't as strict as New York's. The groups want Republican Congressman Richard Hanna's support.
Remington Arms scouts Middle TN after N.Y. bans its rifle
Remington Arms scouts Middle TN after N.Y. bans its rifle - One of the nation’s largest gun manufacturers, Remington Arms, has looked at sites around Nashville for a potential corporate relocation or expansion that would likely include hundreds of manufacturing jobs. The Madison, N.C.-based company, which is part of the nation’s largest firearms company and has its largest plant in Ilion, N.Y., has scouted sites near Nashville’s airport, Lebanon and in Clarksville, Tenn. Remington is among a growing number of gun manufacturers nationwide that have been courted by states pitching themselves as more gun-friendly. The wooing came after a handful of states, including New York, passed tougher gun control laws in the aftermath of last December’s shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., which claimed the lives of 20 first-graders and six educators.
Onondaga County asked to release pistol permit holders' names, addresses
Onondaga County asked to release pistol permit holders' names, addresses - Onondaga County announced today it has received a request for the names and addresses of pistol permit holders from an online company that compiles and sells data. Sheriff Kevin Walsh said the county may not be obligated to release the names, however, to the company, emerges.com. He said the state sheriffs association is researching whether the state's Freedom of Information Law allows the county to withhold the data if it would be sold afterward.
Janet Hasson Fires Caryn McBride
Janet Hasson Fires Caryn McBride - The Rockland County Times has learned that Rockland County Chief Editor Caryn McBride is among the casualties of the recent purge of 17 journalists and 26 total staffers at the Gannett-owned Journal News newspaper. McBride gained fame earlier this year for her involvement in the Journal News gun map fiasco. Police reports indicated McBride had called the Clarkstown Police Department to notify them of torrents of angry phone calls and letters the newspaper received following the publication of the map.