New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Federal judge rules DC ban on gun carry rights unconstitutional
Federal judge rules DC ban on gun carry rights unconstitutional - A federal judge in the District of Columbia on Saturday overturned the city’s total ban on residents being allowing to carry firearms outside their home, declaring the law “unconstitutional” in a landmark decision for gun-rights activists. Judge Frederick Scullin Jr. wrote in his ruling in Palmer v. District of Columbia that the right to bear arms extends outside the home, therefore gun-control laws in the nation’s capital are “unconstitutional.”
Congress asks for ATF database review while investigation claims agency targets minorities
Congress asks for ATF database review while investigation claims agency targets minorities - Members of Congress are asking the General Accountability Office to review the Fast and Furious-related Suspect Gun Database while an investigative report claims 91 percent of those snared in Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives stings are minorities. Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) are asking the Comptroller General of the United States to revisit the GAO investigation last conducted in 1996 that addressed whether ATF has illegally kept gun owner databases.
How will NY Safe Act factor into CNY Assembly race?
How will NY Safe Act factor into CNY Assembly race? - Assemblyman Al Stirpe voted for the NY Safe Act more than a year ago, a vote he says he made because it included more background checks for gun sales. That explanation has appeased few gun owners, who are still angry the state laws required registration of certain semi-automatic guns and banned new sales of those same models.
Greenburgh shooting range targeted for shutdown
Greenburgh shooting range targeted for shutdown - Town officials and residents are calling for the closure of a private gun range after a bullet fragment hit a woman in the leg in the backyard of a neighboring home last month. Town Supervisor Paul Feiner said he doesn't think the gun range, run by the Westchester County Police Revolver and Rifle League, is safe. "It's within shooting distance of the middle school playground," he said.
Register your guns or register to vote? Billboard promotes Astorino
Register your guns or register to vote? Billboard promotes Astorino - Actually, it's basically saying that if you don't want to register your guns through the SAFE Act, the tough gun-control law last year championed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, you need to register to vote and vote for Astorino. Gun owners, particularly upstate, have railed against the gun law, saying it infringes on their Second Amendment rights. And the state's Rifle & Pistol Association is suing to have the law overturned; opponents of the law want it repealed.
Legislative Report #18
Legislative Report #18 is now online (pdf).
The state legislature is in recess and no other session days have been scheduled for the rest of the year.
Justice Anthony M. Kennedy may be the middleman in the gun-rights debate
Justice Anthony M. Kennedy may be the middleman in the gun-rights debate - It was the Supreme Court’s two hunting buddies — Elena Kagan and Antonin Scalia — who squared off last week when the divided court upheld criminal penalties for people who lie about their true intentions when they buy guns. But those who follow the court’s jurisprudence on gun control were more interested in what the decision said about a third justice, Anthony M. Kennedy.
- Ulster County Sportsmen contribute to NYSRPA lawsuit against SAFE Act
- ‘Wow’: Journalist Attempts to ‘Debunk’ Anti-Gun Group’s List of ‘School Shootings in America Since Sandy Hook’ — Here’s What He Found
- NYSRPA opposes firearms microstamping legislation
- Wait for a pistol permit in Onondaga County drops