New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Rockland Revolution - Hundreds of citizens who believe in the rights and tradition of gun ownership were pleasantly surprised at the results of Tuesday’s meeting of the Rockland County Legislature. Behind the bullish efforts of Republican Legislator Frank Sparaco and the parliamentary influence of Democratic Legislator Ilan Schoenberger, two significant resolutions swung in the favor of the gun rights crowd.
Cuomo Proposes Lowering Hunting, Fishing Fees, But Gun Enthusiasts Still Don’t Like Him
Cuomo Proposes Lowering Hunting, Fishing Fees, But Gun Enthusiasts Still Don’t Like Him - Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed streamlining the process of acquiring state hunting and fishing licenses and reducing their cost by 25 percent in a budgetary amendment on Wednesday. He called the current state licensing system “overly complex, burdensome and bizarre” and vowed to lower the price of yearly hunting licenses from $29 to $22 and fishing licenses from $29 to $25; reduce the cost of non-resident licenses; make fishing licenses valid for one year from the date of purchase; and continue discounted licenses for youth, seniors and veterans. But hunting enthusiasts say that it will take more to earn their trust after the recent passage of legislation regulating gun and ammunition purchases.
Calls for banning 3D-printed guns leads to huge interest in 3D-printed gun sites
Calls for banning 3D-printed guns leads to huge interest in 3D-printed gun sites - What happens when the government indicates that it wants to ban something? The same thing that happens when parents tell their children not to put their hand in the cookie jar. Thus, because there have been calls to ban the 3D printing of any sort of firearm or anything that could be used in the making of a firearm, guess who the beneficiary is.
Over 200 Attend Citizen Voices Meeting to Speak Out Against the NY SAFE Act
Over 200 Attend Citizen Voices Meeting to Speak Out Against the NY SAFE Act - Over 200 hundred people attended the Tuesday evening Citizen Voices meeting at the Elks Club in Oneonta. They were there to voice their concerns with the NY SAFE Act gun law. There were numerous speakers including Tom King, president of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, Assemblymen Cliff Crouch and state senator James Seward.
Ulster County Legislature adopts resolution opposing NY gun-control law
Ulster County Legislature adopts resolution opposing NY gun-control law - Voting 14-8, Ulster County legislators on Tuesday adopted a resolution calling for the repeal of portions of the New York state gun-control law known as the SAFE Act. The vote came after more than three hours of public comment that, at times, was punctuated by raucous applause, heckling and boos. Nearly 1,000 people packed the Ulster Performing Arts Center in Midtown Kingston to speak out about the resolution, which put the Ulster County Legislature on record as opposing the state law.
Riga joins communities opposed to new gun laws
Riga joins communities opposed to new gun laws - The town of Riga has joined a small but growing chorus of municipalities vocalizing opposition to the state’s new gun control law. Last week, the Riga Town Board voted 4 to 0 to adopt a resolution condemning the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Act of 2013. “The Riga Town Board does hereby oppose the enactment of any legislation that would infringe upon the right of the people to keep and bear arms and consider such laws to be unnecessary and beyond lawful legislative authority granted to our state representatives,” the resolution reads.
NYC website seeking local pistol permit records
NYC website seeking local pistol permit records - A New York City-based website has requested information on pistol permit holders in at least three local counties, including Livingston. Officials in Livingston, Wyoming and Genesee counties have confirmed they were contacted by a group called Heavy.com. A similar request occurred in Orleans counties, although officials did not say where it originated. No information was released, due to a 120-day moratorium on such disclosures, established as part of the NY SAFE Act.