New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Lawsuit filed against state’s gun control law
Lawsuit filed against state’s gun control law - In a case backers vow to take all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, a major gun rights group today filed suit in federal court in Buffalo seeking to toss out the state’s new gun control law on a host of constitutional grounds. The lawsuit by the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, the state affiliate of the National Rifle Association, attacks the NY-SAFE Act on a host of legal fronts, including claims of violations of interstate commerce protections to the Second Amendment’s right to bear arms.
Book Talk: 'Gun Guys: A Road Trip' explores America's gun culture
Book Talk: 'Gun Guys: A Road Trip' explores America's gun culture - Writer Dan Baum, a self-described Jewish liberal Democrat and a gun enthusiast since childhood, strapped a revolver to his side in 2009 and set off on an 18-month, 15,000 mile (24,140 km)exploration of the U.S. firearms culture. His book, "Gun Guys: A Road Trip," was released this month amid a gun-control debate rekindled by the Dec. 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Baum, who lives in Boulder, Colorado, says it was a challenge to write for two polarized audiences: liberals and fiercely protective gun lovers.
Senate gun bill won't include assault weapons ban
Senate gun bill won't include assault weapons ban - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday he hopes to have a bill to address gun violence on the Senate floor soon after the Easter break, but confirmed that measure will not include the assault weapons ban. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., told reporters Tuesday she is disappointed that her assault weapons ban will not be part of a larger bill, but acknowledged it will likely make it easier to pass gun-related legislation through the Senate.
Putnam Co. Sheriff Don Smith talks about SAFE on Hannity
Opting in or out, Cayuga County officials say they're keeping gun info private
Opting in or out, Cayuga County officials say they're keeping gun info private - Cayuga County Clerk Sue Dwyer and Sheriff David Gould are encouraging every pistol permit holder in the county, all 10,000, to file a form to keep their information private. And if they don’t, Dwyer said she’ll keep the information private anyway.
Energized residents target gun control law
Energized residents target gun control law - Gun rights activists, hunters and others unleashed a fusillade of criticism Monday night for the state's sweeping new gun control law and rallied behind the call of one Hilltowns county lawmaker to repeal it. The overflow crowd spilled out of the gallery and up the aisles the County Legislature's chamber in the County Courthouse as Legislator Deborah Busch, a Berne Republican, circulated a proclamation condemning the NY SAFE Act and calling for its repeal.