New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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.
Sudden cost for Safe Act Rally?
Sudden cost for Safe Act Rally? - The New York State Rifle and Pistol Association is upset with a bill they received from Albany Police. It requests payment of $11,700 for fees associated with directing and parking the 180 buses police claim arrived in the city February 28, 2013 for NYSRPA’s rally against the Safe Act.
SAFE Act stance helps Howard win 3rd term as Erie County sheriff
SAFE Act stance helps Howard win 3rd term as Erie County sheriff - Four words that he uttered at a news conference last May helped Timothy B. Howard win a third term as Erie County sheriff. The words were “I won’t enforce it,” and Howard was talking about the SAFE Act, a controversial new state firearms law that has outraged gun owners. The support of angry firearms owners helped the Republican sheriff to a big win Tuesday over his Democratic Party opponent, retired Sheriff’s Deputy Richard E. Dobson, and Sheriff’s Lt. Bert D. Dunn, a Law and Order Party candidate who lost the Democratic nomination in the September primary.
Some blame New York gun law for Rochester gun company’s move to South Carolina
Some blame New York gun law for Rochester gun company’s move to South Carolina - Gun-rights advocates blamed Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and lawmakers for a second firearms company deciding to move out of New York since enactment of the SAFE Act, but gun-control groups dismissed their criticism.
NY Assemblymembers Urge Social Media Sites To Clamp Down On Gun Sales
NY Assemblymembers Urge Social Media Sites To Clamp Down On Gun Sales - Two New York assemblymembers are calling on social media companies to ban gun sales without background checks. The legislators say the sites are being used as marketplaces for such sales, but a state firearms advocacy group says it’s a non-issue.