New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Pistol permit wait could be shortened with Onondaga County Clerk's help
Pistol permit wait could be shortened with Onondaga County Clerk's help - The 14-month wait in Onondaga County to apply for a pistol permit could slashed to two months or less under a new plan that will shift some of the work to the county clerk. The Onondaga County Sheriff's Office is responsible for issuing the permits, but the clerk's office has agreed to help with the initial paperwork to ease the backlog of permit requests, said John Balloni, the chief administrative deputy for the sheriff's office. The sheriff's office would still be responsible for the necessary background checks and the issuance of the licenses, he said.
Judicial Watch Sues Michael Bloomberg for Gun Records
Judicial Watch Sues Michael Bloomberg for Gun Records - The conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch filed a lawsuit last week against New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s office seeking communications between the office and Bloomberg’s gun control group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns. The Freedom of Information Law lawsuit seeks to compel the mayor’s office to produce all communications between the Office of the Mayor, the director of Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG), and Vice President Joe Biden.
Bikers ride on Albany
Bikers ride on Albany - It may not have been the largest crowd to protest the NY SAFE Act, but it certainly was the loudest. So much so, you could here the roar of the engines clear across the Hudson River into Troy as more than 300 motorcycles of all shapes and descriptions made their way through the streets of Albany on Saturday, ending their two-wheel motorcade at Capitol Park West.
Second Amendment forum in Brunswick
Second Amendment forum in Brunswick - Ten months after Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the New York Safe Act into law, Capital Region gun owners on Monday night showed they still have plenty of anger stockpiled against it. Since its passage in January, several legal challenges to the Safe Act have been filed, and Monday evening was an opportunity to brief those gun owners about the progress of those law suits.
NY Safe Act, almost a year later and still creating sparks
NY Safe Act, almost a year later and still creating sparks - Almost a year since Governor Cuomo signed New York's tougher gun control law, more than a hundred bikers rallied Saturday on the west lawn of the State Capitol, calling for the repeal of the New York Safe Act. It bans certain military-style assault rifles, limits the number of rounds in a magazine, and requires universal background checks. The bikers call it a violation of their 2nd Amendment rights, while others defend the law.
'Journal News' to ask court to order Putnam County to release names and addresses of registered handgun owners
'Journal News' to ask court to order Putnam County to release names and addresses of registered handgun owners - The Journal News is putting pressure on one of the New York counties it covers to hand over the names of handgun owners that the county has on record, Capital has learned. The regional newspaper, which covers Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties, caused a national controversy 10 months ago for publishing the names and addresses of handgun-permit holders in Westchester and Rockland. Now, a source with knowledge of the matter tells Capital that the newspaper was preparing this afternoon to file a verified petition, asking a court to order Putnam County, about an hour north of Manhattan, to hand over gun-owner records.
Penfield urged to take stand on guns
Penfield urged to take stand on guns - The Town Board got an unexpected round of criticism Wednesday night from a handful of gun rights advocates who want the town to take a stand against last year's NY SAFE Act. There was no discussion of the law on the agenda, but a campaign was begun on Facebook encouraging people to speak at the meeting and exhort the Town Board members to pass a resolution condemning the law.