New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Resident fires at armed robbers
Resident fires at armed robbers - Police in the Town of Newburgh are investigating a home invasion robbery in which shots were fired. Residents of 109 South Plank Road told officers three men wearing mask and armed with handguns entered their home, threatened them and demanded money. One of the residents was on the second floor and was told there were masked men on the first floor. He grabbed a loaded shotgun and confronted on suspect in the stairway and fired one shot at him. All three suspects fled the house. The resident fired two more shots at the suspects as they ran across the backyard toward Highland Avenue. It is unknown if any of the suspects were wounded. Evidence at the scene indicates a window of the suspect vehicle may have been shattered. The SUV headed east on Highland Avenue. None of the residents in the home was injured. Anyone with information is asked to call Newburgh Town Police detectives at 845-564-1100.
Ontario Co. To Vote On Official Opposition To NYS Gun Law
Ontario Co. To Vote On Official Opposition To NYS Gun Law - On Tuesday night, Ontario County leaders took their first step to express their opposition over New York’s new gun law. The county’s Government Operations and Improved Methods Committee met to vote on an official resolution to bring to the Board of Supervisors on February 14. About two dozen county residents were also there to express their discontent over the state’s gun control law and to see what course the county would take. In the end, the committee approved a resolution drafted by the Inter-County Association of Western New York and the Inter-County Legislative Committee of the Adirondacks.
Pistol permit application requests spike
Pistol permit application requests spike - The proof is in the paperwork. The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office continues to see a spike in pistol permit application requests. The inundations have pushed processing time of applications anywhere from six months to a year. And with the spring and summer approaching, the Sheriff's Office is bracing for a further onslaught of requests.
Jefferson County legislators consider resolution opposing state gun law
Jefferson County legislators consider resolution opposing state gun law - Disappointed with aspects of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s gun control bill and frustrated by the manner in which it was passed, Jefferson County legislators are considering drafting a resolution opposing the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act of 2013. The NY SAFE Act, enacted last month, includes new definitions for and regulations on assault weapons, stronger regulations on ammunition, changes to mental health reporting requirements, statewide recertification of handguns and assault rifles, universal background checks and a mandatory sentence of life without parole for killing a first responder, among other provisions. Modeled after a resolution created by Republican legislators in Ulster County, the Jefferson County resolution is expected to stake out a position opposing the act and requesting its repeal. The Jefferson County Board of Legislators has a 13-2 Republican majority.
Legal action against Cuomo gun law
NYSRPA, in co-operation with the NRA, has filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging the SAFE Act on constitutional grounds. Involved with the suit are some of the nations most experienced 2nd Amendment attorneys. We ask that no other 3rd party legal action be taken without prior consultation. We realize that this law impacts a very large number of people, but this is an extremely important case and must be handled properly with the best lawyers.
Here is a copy of the legal filing (pdf).
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Gun Rights Advocates Fight Against New Law Signed By Cuomo
Gun Rights Advocates Fight Against New Law Signed By Cuomo - A gun advocacy group took the first step Tuesday to legally halting the newly-signed gun laws for New York state. As WCBS 880’s Jim Smith reported, the New York Rifle and Pistol Association said its position is clear. “We believe that (Gov. Andrew) Cuomo’s gun law is a blatant infringement on our Second Amendment rights,” said Jacob Rieper, vice president of legislative and political affairs for the group.
Rifle & Pistol Association To File Notice To Sue State On Gun Law
Rifle & Pistol Association To File Notice To Sue State On Gun Law - The state Rifle and Pistol Association today is set to file a notice of claim over the state’s new gun-control law, the first step toward a lawsuit over the measure. The group’s executive director, Thomas King, confirmed to Gannett’s Albany Bureau this morning that the notice would be filed today in Albany. The notice of claim would give the group 90 days to file its lawsuit.