New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
DOJ accused of targeting gun industry with 'Choke Point' program
DOJ accused of targeting gun industry with 'Choke Point' program - The Obama administration, after failing to get gun control passed on Capitol Hill, has resorted to using its executive power to try to put some in the firearms industry out of business, House Republican investigators say. The assertion is included in a report recently released by California GOP Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Citing internal Justice Department documents, the committee concluded that the administration used a program known as Operation Choke Point to target legal companies that it finds “objectionable.”
Guns, the talk of the political campaign season
Guns, the talk of the political campaign season - The issue of control was once again front and center as the political campaign season heated up. At the Brunswick fire house, congressmen, senators, assemblymen, county clerks, county executives, and county sheriffs rallied, all of them believing that talking about guns and the Second Amendment will go a long way to fire up the electorate. It won't be the only issue leading up to the November election, but make no mistake, the candidates at the Brunswick fire house are counting on widespread anger that they believe was created by the New York Safe Act to lure voters to the polls.
Poll: Half of NY voters disapprove of Cuomo's handling of gun policy
Poll: Half of NY voters disapprove of Cuomo's handling of gun policy - New Yorkers are split on Gov. Andrew Cuomo's handling of gun policy, according to a poll out this morning from Quinnipiac University. Statewide, 42 percent of voters surveyed said they approve of the Democrat's gun policy, while 41 percent said they disapprove. And when voters were asked to name the main reason they were unhappy with Cuomo, 20 percent said gun control, the highest overall response to the open-ended question.
Remington to move production of two gun lines from New York to Alabama
Remington to move production of two gun lines from New York to Alabama - Two-hundred-and-eight years after Eliphalet Remington II forged his first rifle in Ilion, residents of the small central New York village are getting the bad news they have feared for more than a year: Remington Arms is moving production of two of its gun lines to Alabama. While the company did not announce the outright closing of the facility that has been home to Remington since 1816, gun rights advocates said that day is now likely moving closer and they blame the state’s 2013 NY SAFE Act gun control law.
Remington Announces Corporate Consolidation
Remington Announces Corporate Consolidation - The buzz around the industry early yesterday was that Advanced Armament Corp was being closed down and relocated. Before the end of business yesterday, employees at six Remington properties along with two production lines in Ilion, New York, were told their companies- and jobs- were relocating to Huntsville, Alabama. Here's the official company statement from spokesperson Teddy Novin: "Earlier today we announced the consolidation of multiple company plants into our Huntsville, Alabama facility. This was a strategic business decision to concentrate our resources into fewer locations and improve manufacturing efficiency and quality. We are working hard to retain as many from the affected facilities as possible."
Second Amendment Drama at the Supreme Court Has Implications for 2016
Second Amendment Drama at the Supreme Court Has Implications for 2016 - Many gun owners were disappointed when the Supreme Court declined on May 5 to take Drake v. Jerejian, but they shouldn’t be. Drake was an important case but also had significant problems, and there are more promising cases elsewhere in the country. The best is Peruta v. County of San Diego in California, which may be before the Supreme Court within a year.
GOP Lieutenant Governor Choice Is SAFE Act Opponent
GOP Lieutenant Governor Choice Is SAFE Act Opponent - GOP candidate for governor Rob Astorino says his choice for a Lieutenant Governor running mate will be the Chemung County Sheriff, Chris Moss, an avid opponent of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s gun control laws. Moss, who would be the first African American the state GOP would pick for Lieutenant Governor, is head of the New York State Sheriffs' Association. In an interview with the Elmira Star Gazette, Moss called parts of the gun control laws championed by Cuomo “ludicrous” and a “knee jerk reaction” to the Sandy Hook tragedy.