New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
State lawmakers launch gun control coalition
State lawmakers launch gun control coalition - State lawmakers have launched a nationwide non-partisan coalition to combat gun violence, in part because the Congress has failed to reform gun laws, members of the group said on Monday. Some 200 lawmakers from 50 states have joined the alliance, American State Legislators for Gun Violence Prevention, said the group's founder, Democratic New York State Assembly member Brian Kavanagh. Kavanagh told a news conference the group would focus on state-level gun control reforms, including the prevention of interstate gun trafficking and tightening background checks on buyers.
African-American gun club upset their poster was taken down in City Hall
African-American gun club upset their poster was taken down in City Hall - As Pearl Harbor approaches, there’s a display in the lobby of City Hall telling the story of World War II heroes. There’s information on Native Americans who fought in the war, as well as Hispanics. And there’s also information on Dorie Miller, an African-American who received the Navy Cross award for his bravery in Pearl Harbor. There was a second Dorie Miller poster as part of the display also, but unbeknownst to the group sponsoring it, that second poster was taken down earlier in the week. That poster was created for the display by the Dorie Miller Rifle and Pistol Club.
Assemblyman Steve Katz - SAFE Act Enforcement Funds Can Be Stopped
Putnam Co. Sheriff Smith - SAFE Act Unworkable
Bloomberg gun-control group targets more than 12 states
Bloomberg gun-control group targets more than 12 states - Fresh off a string of election victories, former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg's gun-control group is gearing up for a "significant" legislative push in more than a dozen states to curb gun violence, its leaders say. First up: Nevada, where election officials could certify this week that the group and its allies have collected enough signatures for a 2016 ballot initiative that would impose stricter background checks on people buying firearms from private sellers and at gun shows. Bloomberg's Everytown for Gun Safety also is weighing similar background-check initiatives in Arizona and Maine. It also plans to back legislation in several states that would either expand background checks for gun purchasers, remove guns from the hands of domestic abusers or give family members the power to seek court orders to temporarily confiscate firearms from people they fear may commit gun violence — modeled on a "gun-violence restraining order" law signed by California Gov. Jerry Brown earlier this fall following a shooting rampage in Santa Barbara.
Remington CEO: SAFE Act impacted decision to expand--in Alabama
Remington CEO: SAFE Act impacted decision to expand--in Alabama - Remington Arms has confirmed what many already long suspected — New York’s tough gun control laws played a role in the upstate gun manufacturer’s decision to expand outside the state. Remington, which has operated in New York State since 1816, shifted 100 jobs down south in August. Another 126 people were laid off last week as a result of a decline in gun sales. The company says one reason behind its decision to open a new plant in Alabama rather than expand in New York was “state policies affecting use of our products,” Remington Outdoor Company CEO George Kollitides wrote to some upstate officials Oct. 20.
Gun rights group: Senate turned because of the SAFE Act
Gun rights group: Senate turned because of the SAFE Act - The New York State Rifle and Pistol Association is taking credit for having turned the tide in the state Senate, noting the defeat of three incumbent Democrats as a result of their stance on the controversial SAFE act. Senators Cecilia Tkaczyk, D-Duanesburg; Terry Gipson, D-Rhinebeck; and Ted O'Brien, D-Irondequiot, all lost re-election to Second Amendment rights candidates endorsed by groups such as the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association and the National Rifle Association. The group pointed to these and other losses for gun control candidates in legislative races statewide as a sign of widespread repudiation of gun control laws.