New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
The Real Reason One Side Seems Louder in the Debate About Gun Violence
The Real Reason One Side Seems Louder in the Debate About Gun Violence - The last time we engaged in a gun debate that was as loud and time-consuming as what erupted after Sandy Hook was when the assault-weapons ban was enacted in 1994. But there was no Internet in 1994 so it's impossible to compare what happened then to what is going on now. The fact that a large number of "grassroots" gun control organizations have suddenly sprung into existence doesn't necessarily mean that the country is more or less supportive of gun restrictions versus gun rights than it was twenty years ago. There's simply no way to compare the noise levels from one communication environment to the other.
Journal News at it Again: Newspaper FOILS New Gun Permit Data
Journal News at it Again: Newspaper FOILS New Gun Permit Data - The Rockland County Times has confirmed that the Journal News daily newspaper has requested from Putnam, Rockland and Westchester Counties a complete list of gun owners who did not file “opt out” papers exempting themselves from pistol permit public records. Rockland County Clerk Paul Piperato said he is currently going through some procedural steps before releasing the data. He noted that Westchester has likely already delivered the information to the Journal News and Putnam County will most likely resist giving the information, just as they had last time. Piperato said he expects Putnam to take the case to court and lose.
Nation’s big-city police chiefs’ group supports SAFE Act
Nation’s big-city police chiefs’ group supports SAFE Act - New York’s sheriffs have been outspoken in their opposition to the state’s new gun-control law. Now the nation’s big-city police chiefs are wading into the legal fight. And they support the SAFE Act.
1 in 12 on Bloomberg’s gun victims list are crime suspects
1 in 12 on Bloomberg’s gun victims list are crime suspects - A preliminary analysis of the list of shooting “victims” New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s group Mayors Against Illegal Guns is reading at rallies for new gun control laws finds that one in 12 are crime suspects killed by police or armed citizens acting in self-defense. The review of 617 killings found that 50 were suspects in crimes ranging from assault to murder, not the type of violence Bloomberg’s group suggests in its “No More Names” campaign to draw attention to the estimated 6,000 gun death “tragedies” since the mid-December Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newton, Conn.
Gun maker eyes HQ in Pike County
Gun maker eyes HQ in Pike County - A gun manufacturer is considering buying the entire 620-acre Pike County business park for $2 million to escape an unfriendly gun climate in New York. Kahr Firearms Group would move its corporate headquarters from in Pearl River, N.Y., to Pike County, bringing a some 100 jobs, company spokesman Frank Harris said. Some jobs will be temporary construction, others will be administrative and manufacturing. The business would be built in phases. Already the company has hired engineering, legal and real estate firms to work on the project. It is conducting an executive search for an operations manager to oversee the building phase.
Boston Bomber Memorialized as Gun Victim by Bloomberg's Anti-Gun Movement
Boston Bomber Memorialized as Gun Victim by Bloomberg's Anti-Gun Movement - An event held yesterday in Concord, New Hampshire by out-of-state supporters of Mike Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns movement turned ugly when a 2nd Amendment activist (who was protesting the event) was arrested. But buried in the Union Leader story was an arguably more interesting nugget. During the rally, supporters of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns read the names of those “killed with guns” since the Dec. 14 Newtown shootings — and Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s name was memorialized among the names of the dead. (Tsarnaev, of course, was killed in a police shootout.)
Ice-T Narrates Gun Control Film Focusing On Civil Rights
Ice-T Narrates Gun Control Film Focusing On Civil Rights - Dead Patriot Films presents “Assaulted: Civil Rights Under Fire” – a 79-minute, PG-13 documentary narrated by Ice-T that brings audiences to the center of the controversy over an issue that is dividing our nation – gun control. The film takes a step back from the public discourse on limiting magazine capacity and defining assault rifles. Instead, “Assaulted” offers a unique historical perspective on the Second Amendment’s significance, taking a critical and objective look at the current gun laws, and the effect on civil rights and liberty.