New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Straight Shooters: Meet the Gay Gun-Rights Activists
Straight Shooters: Meet the Gay Gun-Rights Activists - Four years ago, Chris Cheng—a Chinese-Japanese-Cuban-American Google employee—started watching Top Shot, a History Channel reality show where contestants shoot their way through a series of complex competitions. Cheng, who as a kid had sometimes gone shooting with his Navy veteran father, started getting into the show. One day, while watching season two with some of his Google coworkers, Cheng told them: "Hey, everyone, this is gonna sound crazy, but I think I'm going to apply for Top Shot." He remembers his colleagues thinking he was nuts. "They looked at me like, 'You barely shoot, you don't have any accolades or trophies or awards or anything in the shooting world. What makes you think you'd even stand a chance with some of these lifelong, seasoned professional marksmen?' "
Guns of Washington
Guns of Washington - The most tantalizing element of the latest gun rights decision in Washington D.C. is the hope that it raises for law-abiding New Yorkers who want to be able to carry a firearm outside of their homes. The decision was issued by a United States district judge, who has blocked the District of Columbia police from enforcing a ban on handguns. The judge who did this, Frederick Scullin Jr., normally sits at Syracuse, New York. He was assigned to this case by the chief justice of America. So the hope is that when he returns to his regular chambers he’ll eventually get a chance to bring some sense to his own state, where by virtue of radically anti-gun authorities the Second Amendment is a dead letter.
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.