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Mead directs Attorney General to join New York gun rights lawsuit
Mead directs Attorney General to join New York gun rights lawsuit - Governor Matt Mead has again directed the Wyoming Attorney General to join a lawsuit to protect the Second Amendment rights of citizens. The case at question is in the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals and challenges New York State’s restrictive gun law. Wyoming is joining 21 states in asking the Court to apply strict scrutiny on gun restrictions.
“This is another case where one state’s gun laws could have a negative impact on Second Amendment rights nationally and in Wyoming. These rights are fundamental to the people and critical to our way of life,” Governor Mead said. “I will continue to protect our Second Amendment rights.”
The case in the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals is called Nojay v Cuomo.
2014 Andy Houghton Match
2014 Andy Houghton Match at West Point, sponsored by NYSRPA
Supreme Court won't rule on carrying guns in public
Supreme Court won't rule on carrying guns in public - The Supreme Court appears hesitant to wade back into the national debate on guns. The court refused Monday to decide whether the right to bear arms extends outside the home. The justices won't consider a challenge to a New Jersey law that restricts most residents from carrying guns in public. The case would have marked the most significant gun control case at the high court since its District of Columbia v. Heller decision in 2008 upheld the right to keep handguns at home for self-defense.
Gun club holds `Unsafe Act` fundraiser
Astorino takes aim at gun control law
Astorino takes aim at gun control law - Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino was in Johnstown on Monday at the Pine Tree Rifle Club, where he received a warm welcome from local residents and state officials. Astorino spoke about his campaign against Gov. Andrew Cuomo to a crowd of more than 50 people, where he criticized Cuomo for the state’s gun control law passed last year. “Cuomo took away your rights, then you just have to take away his job,” Astorino said, followed by loud applause from the audience. “This is not a New York City-based race, this is upstate. Almost half of the vote in this election will come from counties like Fulton and upstate New York, so you can make it happen.”
County clerks: State delays handgun permit updates under NY SAFE Act
County clerks: State delays handgun permit updates under NY SAFE Act - A little-known component of the NY SAFE Act has shifted into low gear, according to county clerks who have participated in a pilot program to update handgun licenses. Much of the controversy surrounding the 2013 gun control law has focused on its expanded assault weapons ban, and the accompanying registration requirement for previously owned rifles. (That deadline was Tuesday.) But the NY SAFE Act also calls for handgun permit holders to be recertified every five years with their local county clerks or sheriffs. According to the law, all permit holders need to be recertified by 2018.
Michael Bloomberg plans $50M gun effort
Michael Bloomberg plans $50M gun effort - Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans a new effort to take on the NRA, injecting $50 million into a national grassroots network to rally voters for gun control, while taking on both Democrats and Republicans who aren’t on board. “When they get through their primaries and they come to the general election, they’re going to have to be right on guns,” Bloomberg said Wednesday on NBC’s “Today Show.” “And we’re going to do everything we can…to make sure that we reward those who are protecting lives and make sure that those who are trying to keep people from being protected lose elections.”