New York State 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.
In SAFE Act defiance, Dutchess County Legislature says state can’t use county seal for gun recertification
In SAFE Act defiance, Dutchess County Legislature says state can’t use county seal for gun recertification - Dutchess County is telling New York state it can’t use the county seal on letters being sent to county residents who hold pistol permits. In a 22-3 vote, members of the Dutchess County Legislature on Monday adopted a resolution specifically denying the state permission to use the “name, seal of the county, and county letterhead,” on recertification letters or other purposes connected to the New York SAFE Act gun control legislation.
Hundreds of 2nd Amendment Supporters Pack Rally in Horseheads
Hundreds of 2nd Amendment Supporters Pack Rally in Horseheads - 2nd Amendment supporters filled a room to overflowing, with cars parked on the side of the road for over a mile at a rally in Horseheads Saturday to call for accountability of elected officials and the repeal of the New York SAFE Act. Hundreds of 2nd Amendment supporters packed the Horseheads American Legion Saturday afternoon with one message: repeal the SAFE Act. The rally was organized by the Chemung County Federation of Sportsmen.
Sheriff: Lack of staff slows pistol permit application process
Sheriff: Lack of staff slows pistol permit application process - The Herkimer County Sheriff’s Office has seen the number of pistol permit applications nearly quadruple in four years. For now, there is one full-time clerk to work in the permit office. The office is looking to get permission from the Herkimer County Legislature to hire another full-time clerk to help process the ever-increasing stack of applications in the office, as well as sort through old records in the Herkimer County Jail, said county Sheriff Christopher Farber.
Putnam must release gun records, judge says
Putnam must release gun records, judge says - A state judge has ordered Putnam County to turn pistol permit records over to The Journal News, which sued for the data last fall after the county denied the newspaper's Freedom of Information Law requests. In a five-page decision Wednesday, Supreme Court Justice Robert Neary cited the NY-SAFE Act, a sweeping series of gun-control measures that allowed gun owners to remove their names from a public database after the law was enacted in January 2013. Neary ruled that the names remaining on the database — those who did not ask to be removed from it — are a public record and therefore subject to open disclosure laws.