New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Attorney General Eric Holder Sued on Fast and Furious
Attorney General Eric Holder Sued on Fast and Furious - The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, led by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., has filed a civil contempt of Congress lawsuit against Attorney General Eric Holder in an effort to enforce a subpoena to obtain internal Justice Department memos about the botched ATF Fast and Furious gun-trafficking operation.
Arsenal of Gun-Control Bills Ready for Gov. Andrew Cuomo
Using tragedy to push gun control
Using tragedy to push gun control - The post-Aurora willingness of The New York Times, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and liberal politicians to exploit a tragedy to advance their policy agendas was predictable, but shameful.
'Significant delay' in pistol permits, police say
'Significant delay' in pistol permits, police say - There is a "significant delay" in processing applications for pistol permits, according to the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office. Captain John Watterson said the delay is caused by the required mental health checks for permit applicants, and is not the fault of the police.
After Shootings, a Push for Tougher Gun Laws
After Shootings, a Push for Tougher Gun Laws - In the wake of mass shootings in Colorado and Wisconsin and an uptick in gun violence in New York City, lawmakers are planning a new push in Albany to win approval of tighter gun laws in New York State.
Over-The-Top Gun - Ben Swanson, 16, was nervous, doubted himself even, in the nights prior to the 2012 National Rifle Association National Rifle and Pistol Championships. But there he was, Camp Perry, an Ohio National Guard training facility on the shores of Lake Erie, and as he looked down the firing line at the competitors readying themselves for the 3-Position Any Sight Championship, those nerves and doubts somehow seemed to melt away. As the old saying goes, our worst fears lie in anticipation.
Concealed weapons save lives
Concealed weapons save lives - Friday’s horrible shooting in Colorado occurred in yet another place where guns are banned. And that’s consistent with a trend: With a single exception, every multiple-victim public shooting in the U.S. in which more than three people have been killed since at least 1950 has taken place where citizens are not allowed to carry their own firearms. If one of the hundreds of people at the theater had a concealed handgun, possibly the attack would have ended like the shooting at the mega New Life Church in Colorado Springs in December 2007. In that assault, the church’s minister had given Jeanne Assam permission to carry her concealed handgun. The gunman killed two people in the parking lot — but when he entered the church, Assam fired 10 shots, severely wounding him. At that point, the gunman committed suicide.