New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
39% See 'Pro-Gun' As Positive Label, 27% Say It's A Negative
39% See 'Pro-Gun' As Positive Label, 27% Say It's A Negative - Rasmussen Reports periodically asks Likely U.S. Voters to rate political labels, and the latest national telephone survey finds that 39% consider it a positive when a political candidate is described as being “pro-gun.” Only 27% see this as a negative description, while another 30% say it lies somewhere in between.
Town of Johnsburgh Proposed Local Law
The Town of Johnsburg is considering a local ordinance to prohibit the possession of firearms/weapons on town properties including by pistol license holders. Here is a copy of the proposal.
September 27 Update: the proposal has been tabled. According to the Post-Star, "Johnsburg officials drop gun ban proposal for town buildings":
"Public reaction has killed a proposed law that would have outlawed guns from local municipal buildings. Town Supervisor Sterling Goodspeed officially withdrew the proposal on Tuesday, citing a lack of support among the Town Board and belligerent acrimony in the community ... The state's largest gun rights lobby, the New York State Pistol and Rifle Association, has been urging local gun-owning residents to attend the hearing and voice anger and dissent ..."
Sullivan County Sheriff Mike Schiff advises that the back log of pistol permit applications has eased
Sullivan County Sheriff Mike Schiff advises that the back log of pistol permit applications has eased - In February, the Sheriff’s Office encountered a log jam of pistol permit applications when a state worker took the early retirement incentive at the State Office of Mental Health in Albany. The agency is required by law to check its records to determine if an applicant for a New York State Pistol Permit has been treated for mental illness. After the worker retired, no one was hired as a replacement. As a result pistol permits, as well has other applications that require a mental health check, were not being processed. “We made an inquiry through the State Sheriff’s Association and Orange County Sheriff Carl DuBois contacted Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther for assistance”, said Sheriff Mike Schiff. “I think they eliminated the position not realizing what that person really did”, he said. The State Office of Mental Health hired additional staff in the spring and the backlog has finally begun to ease in the last month according to the Sheriff.
'Top Shot' gunslinging competition final 10 contestant is a Queens Supreme Court officer
'Top Shot' gunslinging competition final 10 contestant is a Queens Supreme Court officer - A Queens court officer has a shot at bagging the top prize in a reality TV competition for sharpshooters. Queens Supreme Court Officer Michael Marelli's pistol prowess got him a spot on "Top Shot," a History Channel reality competition where 16 gunslingers battle for a $100,000 prize. Marelli was so confident in his shooting abilities, which earned him state awards for shotgun shooting, he took six weeks' unpaid vacation. "I was in the show as a New York State court officer - there's a lot of pressure on my shoulders," said Marelli, 28, who has never drawn his gun in four years at work.
Great Kid Challenge: These Teens are a Sure Shot
Great Kid Challenge: These Teens are a Sure Shot. Includes members of the NYSRPA Scholastic Clays Shooting Team.
2011 Youth Program Highlights:
AG’s office touts win in concealed-handgun case
AG’s office touts win in concealed-handgun case - Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman is hailing a “major court victory” in defense of New York’s requirement that anyone wishing to carry a concealed handgun in public must obtain a special license to do so. The decision was handed down in the case of Kachalsky, et al. v. Cacace, et al by a federal judge in the Southern District of New York, who rejected the plaintiffs’ challenge to the state’s handgun licensing statute. The AG’s office said the decision essentially states that individuals don’t have a constitutional right to carry a gun in public.
Legislators eye North Fork park site for new county trap and skeet range location
Legislators eye North Fork park site for new county trap and skeet range location - A proposed new county park in Northville would be an ideal place to relocate the county's trap and skeet range, according to Suffolk County Legislator Kate Browning (WF-Shirley), whose Third Legislative District hosts the county's current trap and skeet range in Yaphank. Browning wants the trap and skeet range moved and she thinks the 180-acre county park now being planned for a portion of the North Fork Preserve property would be an ideal spot.