New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Rochester sees spike in robberies, reignites NY SAFE Act debate
Rochester sees spike in robberies, reignites NY SAFE Act debate - High tech gadgets, like smart phones, that many of us carry every day are actually helping police solve crimes. Officers say three men robbed a man and a woman at gunpoint Wednesday night on Avon Place near South Clinton Avenue. Investigators say they stole cash, a bank card and both of the victims' cell phones. But they didn't get too far. Thanks to a tracking application on one of those cell phones, officers say they found the men at the Hudson Avenue Wal-Mart parking lot. News10NBC found out that this particular type of crime is on the rise. So far this year, Rochester Police say they've seen a significant increase in the number of robberies involving guns. So we asked state officials and local gun advocates if they thought the new gun law was helping at all. The groups remain divided. Gun owners are still upset about the SAFE Act and government officials say they are standing by their decision.
Bloomberg gun-control group facing internal backlash amid growing profile
Bloomberg gun-control group facing internal backlash amid growing profile - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is losing part of his arsenal of local leaders as more and more long-time members of his gun-control group Mayors Against Illegal Guns say they aren’t happy with the coalition’s trajectory and want out. While the group apparently is growing in membership overall amid an effort to assume a larger profile in the national gun debate, it's turning some members off. In the past five months, 50 members of the group have quit. Many say they did so because the organization abandoned its mission statement of going after illegal guns, and instead used its political clout to go after lawmakers who supported gun rights. Most recently, the mayors of Rockford, Ill., and Nashua, N.H., dropped out after saying they felt misled by Bloomberg.
This freedom event will be a lollapalooza
This freedom event will be a lollapalooza - The Tri-County Fair at the Altamont Fairgrounds, which can be traced back to 1819, may turn out to be small in comparison when the Freedompalooza opens on Aug. 24. A country music festival aimed at restoring our nation to the greatness our founding fathers had in mind by exposing the truth through music, speakers and vendors, the event will feature scores of country music bands — including several that have national recognition. An array of federal, state and local pro-second amendment politicians will also be present; politicians committed to defeating gun control laws designed at abolishing our right to keep and bear arms including the NY SAFE Act — an act gunowners hope will be nullified in the courts or repealed by a Republican majority of state Senate and Assembly legislators.
Outdoors Notebook: Ontario, Wayne counties legalize big-game rifle hunting
Outdoors Notebook: Ontario, Wayne counties legalize big-game rifle hunting - Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation legalizing rifle hunting for big game (deer and black bear) in Ontario and Wayne counties, adding to a growing list. Of approximately 30 counties in western and central New York, only nine remain that ban the use of rifles, including Monroe, Orleans, Genesee and Livingston. A proposal to include Livingston failed again, but now that it’s sandwiched between Wyoming and Ontario, it will likely pass in the future. Rifle cartridges travel farther than shotgun slugs, so allowing rifle use for hunting has long been a controversial topic. But rifle users tend to be more safety conscious, proponents note, and statistics in counties where use of rifles was allowed on a trial basis showed no increase in accidents.
Massena eyes resolution opposing SAFE Act
Massena eyes resolution opposing SAFE Act - Mayor James F. Hidy will soon be the recipient of a resolution passed by the town of Potsdam in opposition to the SAFE Act, after requesting a copy of the resolution from Will Gray, a local gun rights activist who has attended the past three village board meetings. “We have been talking about the SAFE Act and reviewing resolutions passed by other resolutions,” Mr. Hidy said, noting he wanted to review the resolution passed by the town of Potsdam. “We are working on it. I’m sure we’ll come up with something. We’re looking at a fit for us,” he said.
Gov. Cuomo's SAFE Act: A New Class of Criminals
NY court finds NYC pistol licensing fees are legal
NY court finds NYC pistol licensing fees are legal - An appeals court says it's constitutional for New York City to charge a much higher application fee for a handgun permit than elsewhere in the state. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan ruled on Tuesday. It rejected a lawsuit brought by guns rights advocates including the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association and the Second Amendment Foundation.