New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Assault weapon deadline arrives
Assault weapon deadline arrives - New Yorkers are required to register their assault weapons under the state’s new gun-control law today — or face time behind bars. Today is the deadline for state residents who own guns labeled as assault weapons under the New York SAFE Act to register them with the state. Assault weapons are those with a “military-style feature” such as a detachable magazine, pistol grip or telescoping stock. If gun owners fail to register their firearms today, they could be charged with a class A misdemeanor and spend up to a year in county jail. If an individual unintentionally fails to register, a 30-day amnesty period will be extended, according to the New York State Police.
Growing pains in gun groups
Growing pains in gun groups - Tom King, the president of the state's largest and oldest pro-gun group, has never had a bigger pulpit — and he's never had so many of his fellow believers yelling at him. The president of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association saw its membership nearly double last year to more than 41,000 after passage of the state's most divisive gun control law in decades, making it the nation's largest state affiliate of the powerful National Rifle Association.
Jefferson County Wants State To Stop Using Seal For SAFE Act
Jefferson County Wants State To Stop Using Seal For SAFE Act - It's a direct shot at the NY SAFE Act, the state's gun control legislation. It's something that started in January with a meeting of county clerks. "We did a round table and realized that this was a high concern," said Jefferson County Clerk Gizelle Meeks. What they realized was that the state was adding each county's seal to pistol permits without any of the counties' approval. Meanwhile, Jefferson County legislators were hearing about it from constituents. "Two or three calls, two or three emails in a district my size, very gun friendly, very concerned with the SAFE Act as a whole," said Legislator Jeremiah Maxon (R. - District 10).
Outdoor expo raises money for the statewide lawsuit against SAFE Act
Outdoor expo raises money for the statewide lawsuit against SAFE Act - An outdoor expo in Sullivan County raises money for the statewide lawsuit against the New York SAFE Act. More than 70 vendors were at the SUNY Sullivan Sports Expo for all forms of outdoor recreation including shooting, hunting and fishing.The event was packed with second amendment supporters. "It's an issue that's been around for a number of years, the number of people who are in favor of the second amendment is growing," said Tom King, President-NYS Rifle & Pistol Association.
County opposes SAFE Act
County opposes SAFE Act - Niagara County is the latest county to go on record opposing the New York SAFE Act. At Tuesday’s meeting, the Legislature a resolution opposing the “unfunded mandate of implementing provisions” of the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act and requesting the state to reimburse Niagara County its costs for implementing the controversial legislation. Legislators W. Keith McNall, R-Lockport, and Anthony J. Nemi, I-Lockport, sponsored the resolution. Niagara County is one of 52 county legislatures to formally oppose the SAFE Act.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino visits Saratoga Arms Fair
Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino visits Saratoga Arms Fair - In a bid to take over as New York State Governor, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino says, it's time for change in New York State. He announced his run earlier this month, and Sunday he took his campaign to the Capital Region, stopping in Saratoga Springs for the Arms Fair. He says he wants to get rid of the SAFE Act. "The SAFE Act did nothing to make us safer. All it did was get a headline for the governor and demonize law abiding citizens who did nothing wrong with guns, and what we did in Westchester which I think is the real issue which is mental health," says Astorino.
County to Appeal Decision on Gun Records
County to Appeal Decision on Gun Records - Putnam County officials intend to fight on after a state judge ruled that the county must divulge the names of handgun owners who declined to “opt out” of public disclosure under New York’s 2013 gun control law. In a decision handed down March 5, State Supreme Court Justice Robert Neary, based in Westchester County, ruled in favor of The Journal News newspaper and its corporate parent, Gannett Satellite Information Network, Inc., against Putnam County, whose county clerk, Dennis Sant, refused to provide the newspaper with information on registered pistol owners.