New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
NY attorney general to tour upstate gun show, review new rules for ensuring background checks
NY attorney general to tour upstate gun show, review new rules for ensuring background checks - New York's attorney general is set to get a firsthand look at how gun shows are adopting new rules meant to make sure that weapons there aren't sold to prohibited buyers. Eric Schneiderman plans to tour The Original Rochester Gun Show Saturday afternoon. He'll also talk about regulations his office worked out with most of the state's gun show operators after undercover operations in 2011 showed buyers could obtain weapons without going through required background checks.
Assemblyman Nojay's remarks on SAFE during budget debate
Gun-rights expert call local challenge to SAFE Act ‘significant’
Gun-rights expert call local challenge to SAFE Act ‘significant’ - In the marble-columned courthouse where five Supreme Court justices ruled that American citizens have the right to keep and bear arms, the gun-control law that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo calls the SAFE Act could one day find itself in grave danger. The federal lawsuit filed in Buffalo earlier this month raises serious constitutional questions about several of the new law’s provisions, according to legal scholars who specialize in studying the Second Amendment – which guarantees gun rights – and who are familiar with the New York measure.
The Courage to Stand (Almost) Alone
The Courage to Stand (Almost) Alone - The Rockland County Times has learned that freshman Assemblyman James Skoufis (D-Stony Point, Orange County) was one of only a handful of Assembly Democrats to vote against Governor Cuomo’s NY SAFE gun control act. Skoufis did not bow to political pressure at midnight and sign the bill, and instead chose to vote his conscience. This took courage, as Skoufis had only been in the Assembly less than a month at the time and he said he was under great pressure to vote yes.
State Assemblyman Says Tipline Reward Is Retaliation
State Assemblyman Says Tipline Reward Is Retaliation - New York State Assemblyman Andrew Goodell is accusing the Cuomo Administration of expanding a whistle blower program as a form of punishment to 51 Upstate counties that have passed legislation opposing New York’s Safe Act. “The Cuomo Administration has expanded that program to all of Upstate New York offering a $500 dollar reward if a neighbor turns in another neighbor on the theory the neighbor didn’t properly register their rifle,” said Goodell. The Jamestown Republican told YNN’s Mark Goshgarian that a Division of Criminal Justice Services tipline, created to curb gang violence in New York City, is now being used to target Upstate rifle owners.
NYSRPA files suit against SAFE Act
NYSRPA files suit against SAFE Act
ALBANY, NY (03/21/2013)(readMedia)-- The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association filed suit today in federal court challenging the constitutionality of the so-called SAFE Act. NYSRPA believes SAFE violates the specifically enumerated right to keep and bear arms by prohibiting the possession of the most common firearms and accessories for self-defense and other lawful purposes.
It is going to take a lot of resources to fight this and individuals can help by becoming NYSRPA members and/or making donations to the legal defense fund. You can join/renew your membership online and/or make donations to the legal fund. For the donations please put LDF in the 3rd address line.
Nojay takes aim at firearms ‘tip line’
Nojay takes aim at firearms ‘tip line’ - Assemblyman Bill Nojay, R-Pittsford, is calling on the state to scrap a tip line to report illegal firearms. Nojay, in his first term in the state Legislature, recently reacted to a leaked memo sent by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services to the State Association of Chiefs of Police. In response, Nojay has sent a letter to Michael Green, executive deputy commissioner of the Division of Criminal Justice Services, asking him to terminate the newly-expanded program.