New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
GUN STUN: Gun control activist swears he forgot he was carrying gun while visiting school
GUN STUN: Gun control activist swears he forgot he was carrying gun while visiting school - A Buffalo, N.Y. community activist who is well known locally for pushing for a highly restrictive 2013 gun control law has been arrested for — wait for it — carrying a gun illegally at a public elementary school. The arrested gun-control advocate, Dwayne Ferguson, caused quite a scene at Harvey Austin Elementary School, reports local CBS affiliate WIVB.
Cuomo's budget includes another $3.2 million for SAFE Act
Cuomo's budget includes another $3.2 million for SAFE Act - Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s $137.2 billion budget proposal includes an additional $3.2 million for personnel costs related to the SAFE Act, according to the head of the state police. Superintendent Joseph D’Amico told lawmakers at a budget hearing this week that the money will go toward hiring civilian employees to help with administrative duties related to the gun laws, including the processing of assault-weapon registrations and maintaining records. Cuomo’s spending proposal is for the 2014-15 fiscal year, which begins April 1.
State Police superintendent not sure when ammunition background checks will be ready
State Police superintendent not sure when ammunition background checks will be ready - The head of the State Police said Wednesday he has no idea when ammunition background checks, a key component of the state’s SAFE Act, will begin across the state. State Police Superintendent Joseph D’Amico said his agency is still trying to find the right technology that will allow gun shop owners to swiftly complete the background checks, but that, so far, the solutions have been elusive. “It’s not ready today,” D’Amico told lawmakers during a hearing on Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s 2014 proposed budget.
New York State Rifle and Pistol Association is now largest NRA affiliate
New York State Rifle and Pistol Association is now largest NRA affiliate - The state's leading Second Amendment organization is now the largest state-affiliate of the National Rifle Association in the country. The New York State Rifle and Pistol Association announced Monday membership growth over the past year has pushed the group to the top spot of state-affiliates of the NRA, surpassing the Texas State Rifle Association and California Rifle and Pistol Association.
Upstate NY Counties Demand Their Seal Be Removed from SAFE Act Paperwork
Upstate NY Counties Demand Their Seal Be Removed from SAFE Act Paperwork - Governor Andrew Cuomo’s SAFE Act continues to anger gun owners in the state of New York. The legislation , which banned the sale of AR-15 semiautomatic rifles, among other restrictions, has resulted in almost 1,200 felonies. Now, it seems legislators are taking their discontent with the law a step further.
Tough NY law hurts, gun shop owner says
Tough NY law hurts, gun shop owner says - He's a small-business owner, just about the only one left in this tiny hamlet that time appears to have forgotten. Unlike other such businesses, John Kielbasa doesn't blame big-box stores for his threatened demise. He blames state government and the passage roughly a year ago of legislation others believe will save lives.
Gun flight: Smith & Wesson, Ruger quit California over stamping requirement
Gun flight: Smith & Wesson, Ruger quit California over stamping requirement - A new gun law proponents say helps law enforcement has driven Smith & Wesson and Sturm Ruger out of California, and affirmed the suspicions of firearms rights advocates that the measure is really about making handguns obsolete. The two companies have announced they will stop selling their wares in the nation's most populous state rather than try to comply with a law that requires some handguns to have technology that imprints a tiny stamp on the bullet so it can be traced back to the gun. The companies, and many gun enthusiasts, say so-called "microstamping" technology is unworkable in its present form and can actually impair a gun's performance.