New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Riga joins communities opposed to new gun laws
Riga joins communities opposed to new gun laws - The town of Riga has joined a small but growing chorus of municipalities vocalizing opposition to the state’s new gun control law. Last week, the Riga Town Board voted 4 to 0 to adopt a resolution condemning the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Act of 2013. “The Riga Town Board does hereby oppose the enactment of any legislation that would infringe upon the right of the people to keep and bear arms and consider such laws to be unnecessary and beyond lawful legislative authority granted to our state representatives,” the resolution reads.
NYC website seeking local pistol permit records
NYC website seeking local pistol permit records - A New York City-based website has requested information on pistol permit holders in at least three local counties, including Livingston. Officials in Livingston, Wyoming and Genesee counties have confirmed they were contacted by a group called Heavy.com. A similar request occurred in Orleans counties, although officials did not say where it originated. No information was released, due to a 120-day moratorium on such disclosures, established as part of the NY SAFE Act.
Montgomery vote on SAFE resolution
The Montgomery Co. Board of Supervisors are planning to vote on a resolution opposing the NY SAFE ACT at their monthly meeting, February 26, 2013 at the Board of Supervisor chambers located in the DMV building at the county complex in Fonda. Meeting time is 6:00pm.
Olympic Arms Halts Sales to New York Law Enforcement
Olympic Arms Halts Sales to New York Law Enforcement - Firearm manufacturer Olympic Arms announced that they will no longer sell to New York law enforcement in protest of the gun control laws recently passed there. “Legislation recently passed in the State of New York outlaws the AR15 and many other firearms, and will make it illegal for the good and free citizens of New York to own a large selection of legal and safe firearms and magazines. We feel as though the passage of this legislation exceeds the authority granted to the government of New York by its citizens, and violates the Constitution of the United States, ignoring such SCOTUS rulings as District of Columbia v. Heller — 554, U.S. 570 of 2008, McDonald v. Chicago — 561 U.S. 3025 of 2010, and specifically the case of United States v. Miller — 307 U.S. 174 of 1939.”
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Resident fires at armed robbers
Resident fires at armed robbers - Police in the Town of Newburgh are investigating a home invasion robbery in which shots were fired. Residents of 109 South Plank Road told officers three men wearing mask and armed with handguns entered their home, threatened them and demanded money. One of the residents was on the second floor and was told there were masked men on the first floor. He grabbed a loaded shotgun and confronted on suspect in the stairway and fired one shot at him. All three suspects fled the house. The resident fired two more shots at the suspects as they ran across the backyard toward Highland Avenue. It is unknown if any of the suspects were wounded. Evidence at the scene indicates a window of the suspect vehicle may have been shattered. The SUV headed east on Highland Avenue. None of the residents in the home was injured. Anyone with information is asked to call Newburgh Town Police detectives at 845-564-1100.
Ontario Co. To Vote On Official Opposition To NYS Gun Law
Ontario Co. To Vote On Official Opposition To NYS Gun Law - On Tuesday night, Ontario County leaders took their first step to express their opposition over New York’s new gun law. The county’s Government Operations and Improved Methods Committee met to vote on an official resolution to bring to the Board of Supervisors on February 14. About two dozen county residents were also there to express their discontent over the state’s gun control law and to see what course the county would take. In the end, the committee approved a resolution drafted by the Inter-County Association of Western New York and the Inter-County Legislative Committee of the Adirondacks.