New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Rifle group tries to halt SAFE Act
Rifle group tries to halt SAFE Act - The New York Rifle and Pistol Association plans to take legal action Monday to stop New York's new gun-control measures. Association President Thomas King and state Assemblyman Marc Butler talked about the legal effort with about 100 local gun owners and gun-rights advocates at the Pine Tree Rifle Club on Wednesday. King said his group will file a petition for a temporary restraining order against the SAFE Act in federal court in Buffalo.
State Police Mistakenly Enforce SAFE Act Provision
State Police Mistakenly Enforce SAFE Act Provision - Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs said the New York State Police made a mistake when they enforced a mental health provision of the New York SAFE Act. Jacobs said he was ordered in an email from State Police to contact David Lewis, 35, and notify him he had to turn over his firearms.
Grant money available to shooting ranges
Grant money available to shooting ranges - A $65,000 pot of state grants is being made available to shooting ranges across the state. According to a news release, the funding is designed to support recreational opportunities and to promote firearm safety. The funding will be doled out in matching grants at a three to one ratio.
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.