New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Assemblyman Al Stirpe admits using 'f-bomb' in gun control meeting
Assemblyman Al Stirpe admits using 'f-bomb' in gun control meeting - Assemblyman Al Stirpe confirmed he "lost it for a brief second" and directed an "f-bomb" at several pro-gun constituents during a heated moment in his Albany office last week. It occurred during a late morning meeting Thursday at a time when the capital was flooded with protesters for a rally protesting the state's new Safe Act, which puts into place the toughest gun control laws in the country.
Jefferson County Residents Applaud Gun Law Opposition
Jefferson County Residents Applaud Gun Law Opposition - Jefferson County residents who oppose the New York SAFE Act got up one by one to speak at the county legislature meeting Tuesday night. The legislators voted unanimously to oppose the state law that puts tighter restrictions on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. The audience applauded.
Essex County grapples with new gun law
Essex County grapples with new gun law - The Essex County Board of Supervisors plans to take a stance on New York's new gun law, but not before lawmakers take the time to review it and draft a detailed response. Meanwhile, neighboring Franklin County legislators personally oppose the gun law but plan to hold public meetings on it before adopting a position. These are two of only a few counties statewide that haven't passed formal resolutions opposing the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act.
Chants of 'we will not comply' as 7,000 call to repeal gun law
Chants of 'we will not comply' as 7,000 call to repeal gun law - Thousands of protesters swarmed in front of the Capitol Thursday, protesting new gun legislation and fighting against what they say are infringements on New Yorkers Second Amendment rights. About 7,000 people slogged through thick mud and light drizzle at West Capitol Park to call for repeal of the NY SAFE Act that passed quickly in the late hours of Jan. 15. National Rifle Association President David Keene spoke to the crowd and said the NRA would do "whatever's necessary" to defend gun owners, get rid of those in government that don't support gun rights and help repeal the gun legislation.
Rally draws thousands, NRA head to Capitol
Rally draws thousands, NRA head to Capitol - Gun rights supporters turned out by the thousands on the muddy West Lawn of the Capitol on Thursday to make their opposition heard to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s gun control legislation passed last month. Buses from across the state showed up for the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association’s fifth annual Lobby Day and Rally, which drew a record crowd of more than 5,000 people and was headlined by National Rifle Association President David Keene. The crowd was energetic, waving signs and flags, engaging in spirited conversations about the law they uniformily despise, chanting against Cuomo and roundly applauding a cavalcade of speakers who took turns preaching the rights of gun owners.
Opponents To Cuomo’s Gun Control Legislation Descend On Albany
Opponents To Cuomo’s Gun Control Legislation Descend On Albany - The third rally to be held in Albany since Governor Andrew Cuomo's sweeping gun control legislation passed more than a month ago took place Thursday. Opponents said they're pushing for a full repeal of a law that's become a flash point for gun rights advocates across the country. "I think New York has become the poster child for how not to adopt legislation," said NRA President David Keene. "As we know, the governor designed this in the dark of night, rammed it through the Legislature, and then everybody said, 'Oh my God, what have we passed?'"
Gun law stymies county clerks
Gun law stymies county clerks - It has been a week since the Ontario County Clerk’s Office began accepting the pistol permit “opt-out” privacy forms, and already, the office has been inundated with forms, said County Clerk Matthew Hoose. The office started accepting the forms — which ensure that permit holders’ private information will not be released publicly — on Feb. 15, and has since received upwards of 500 forms. “They’re coming in droves,” said Hoose.