New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Albany police union blasts SAFE Act as ‘foolish’
Albany police union blasts SAFE Act as ‘foolish’ - The Albany Police Officers Union is the latest to blast the state’s sweeping new gun control law, saying the so-called SAFE Act “violates fundamental constitutional rights” and is “unduly and purposely burdensome on law-abiding citizens.” The union, an affiliate of statewide law enforcement union Council 82, has sent a blistering four-page letter (posted below) airing its grievances with the controversial new law to the region’s state legislative delegation. The sharply worded message from APOU President Thomas Mahar calls for the law’s repeal — saying it won’t make anyone safer and demonstrates government’s ”contempt” for the state’s citizens.
Supreme Court declines to hear gun rights case
Supreme Court declines to hear gun rights case - Staying out of the raging national debate over guns, the Supreme Court on Monday declined to weigh in on whether gun owners have a constitutional right to carry handguns outside the home. The court decided not to hear a challenge to a New York state law that requires those who want to carry a concealed handgun to show they have a special reason before they can get a license.
Guns want to be free: what happens when 3D printing and crypto-anarchy collide?
Guns want to be free: what happens when 3D printing and crypto-anarchy collide? - Cyberculture icon Stewart Brand’s famous notion that “information wants to be free” has been an almost ubiquitous refrain ever since utopian-minded hackers began populating computer networks in the 1980s. Today, 3D printing has given the phrase a whole new meaning, allowing raw data to become real world weapons with the click of a button. Cody R. Wilson, the antagonistic founder of Defense Distributed, is taking that idea to its logical — and hugely controversial — extreme.
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.