New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Young Voters Aren't Sold on Gun Control
Young Voters Aren't Sold on Gun Control - Young people have helped push the gay marriage issue to the forefront, with so many voters 30 and under supporting marriage equality that Republicans have been forced to accept – or at least re-examine – the matter. Sticking to an anti-gay rights agenda could cost the GOP votes down the road, and many Republicans are wisely seeing that on a purely political basis, things need to change. The same trend, however, is not mirrored on the matter of gun control. According to a recent study by Harvard University's Institute of Politics, voters aged 18-29 are not clamoring for more gun control, even after the tragedies in Colorado and at Sandy Hook elementary school.
Quinnipiac: Most Disapprove of Obama's Gun Policy
Quinnipiac: Most Disapprove of Obama's Gun Policy - A majority of voters disapprove of President Barack Obama’s handling of gun-control, according to a new poll released Wednesday. The Quinnipiac Poll of 1,471 registered voters showed that 52 percent of those surveyed, compared to 41 percent, are unhappy with Obama’s approach to gun-control which focuses on an expanded background check system for gun purchasers.
Suffolk Co. Trap & Skeet Alert
Suffolk County Alert
Suffolk Co. Legislator Kate Browning is going to try and get the Parks Committee to pass a resolution IR-1313-2013 which would immediately close the Trap & Skeet Range. The next committee meeting is set for 12:00pm Wednesday May 1 at the Hauppauge Legislative Auditorium, W.H. Rogers Legislature Building, 725 Veterans Memorial Highway, Smithtown. Gun owners are encouraged to attend. The meeting starts promptly at noon so it is important to arrive a little early to sign up in order to speak before the committee.
May 2, 2013 Update: The bill failed to be voted out of committee.
3D-printed gun may be unveiled soon
3D-printed gun may be unveiled soon - A 3D-printed gun capable of firing multiple rounds may be unveiled soon. Cody Wilson, the 25-year-old founder and director of nonprofit organization Defense Distributed, recently told Mashable that the end product of Wiki Weapon, the initiative to create an operational 3D-printed gun, may soon be ready to unveil to the public.
Some gun dealers balking at transfers
Some gun dealers balking at transfers - At least two gun dealers in the Rochester area say they will not facilitate transfers of firearms between two private parties. A third plans to charge more than what the law allows. The New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act, the controversial new gun laws passed Jan. 15, requires all people selling a gun to someone else to conduct this process through a federally licensed firearms dealer. The only exception is for immediate family members. Dealers are not required to perform this service. The dealer must run a background check and cannot charge more than $10. Dealers say the process is worth more than that.
Support for N.Y. governor wanes after gun law
Support for N.Y. governor wanes after gun law - Support for the re-election of New York's governor has eroded in the past four months, a Siena College poll found. The poll released Monday found that 52% of voters outside the New York City metro area "prefer someone else" to the Democratic governor in 2014 when he will seek re-election; 42% selected him. Cuomo has faced backlash over a gun-control law enacted in January, mainly from upstate voters.
Albany police union blasts SAFE Act as ‘foolish’
Albany police union blasts SAFE Act as ‘foolish’ - The Albany Police Officers Union is the latest to blast the state’s sweeping new gun control law, saying the so-called SAFE Act “violates fundamental constitutional rights” and is “unduly and purposely burdensome on law-abiding citizens.” The union, an affiliate of statewide law enforcement union Council 82, has sent a blistering four-page letter (posted below) airing its grievances with the controversial new law to the region’s state legislative delegation. The sharply worded message from APOU President Thomas Mahar calls for the law’s repeal — saying it won’t make anyone safer and demonstrates government’s ”contempt” for the state’s citizens.