New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Obama, ATF Seek to Ban Popular Sport Rifle Ammunition
Obama, ATF Seek to Ban Popular Sport Rifle Ammunition - More gun controvery is being stirred up in New York. But this time, it's not from Gov. Andrew Cuomo. It's President Obama, whose administration is now seeking to ban a specific type of 223-caliber bullet, known as the "green-tip.""It's commonly used," said Target Sports General Manager Steve Borst. "It's the most common caliber used by Americans." And can be found in virtually every type of rifle sold in the States. "Bolt-actions to single-shots to semi-automatic rifles," said Borst. "It's a very, very commonly-owned caliber. And Borst thinks the proposed ban is a violation of Second Amendment rights. "They're taking things that have been legal and legitamately owned and making it illegal," he said.
Supreme Court considers how convicted felons can sell their guns without violating the law
Supreme Court considers how convicted felons can sell their guns without violating the law - The Supreme Court is considering a tricky dilemma faced by people who legally own guns, but are then convicted of a serious crime and have to get rid of them. Since federal law bars convicted felons from possessing firearms, how can those guns be sold or transferred without running afoul of the law?
Orleans Legislature will again push for repeal of SAFE Act
Orleans Legislature will again push for repeal of SAFE Act - The Orleans County Legislature has gone on the record several times the past two years, stating its opposition to the SAFE Act, a controversial gun control measure approved by the State Legislature and Gov. Cuomo in January 2013. With a new legislative season beginning in the state capital, and with Gov. Cuomo starting his second term, county legislators plan on again stating their support for repeal of the “Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement” Act. Two state senators, Michael Nozzolio and Katherine Marchione, have already introduced legislation in the State Senate to repeal all of the legislation or parts of it. The County Legislature will meet at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the County Clerks Building at 3 South Main St. An agenda for the meeting includes a resolution that supports repeal of the SAFE Act.
Nets Ignore Michael Bloomberg Urging Police Take Guns from Minorities
Nets Ignore Michael Bloomberg Urging Police Take Guns from Minorities - On February 5, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg told nearly 400 people at an event in Aspen, Colorado that in order to save lives, police should actively take guns away from all male minorities between the ages of 15 and 25. The full audio was released on February 17, but the “big three” (ABC, CBS, and NBC) networks, who repeatedly promote Bloomberg’s anti-gun activism, have yet to report on his controversial anti-gun comments.
Gun groups launch new push for concealed-carry legislation
Gun groups launch new push for concealed-carry legislation - Gun rights groups are gearing up for a major push to move concealed-carry legislation through the new Republican Congress. The National Rifle Association (NRA) and other Second Amendment advocates are throwing their weight behind the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, a bill introduced in both chambers of Congress that would allow gun owners to carry concealed weapons across state lines. “The Second Amendment doesn’t end at the border of your state,” said Larry Keane, general counsel for the National Shooting Sports Foundation. “This would enhance the rights of law-abiding citizens to protect themselves when they’re away from home."
Firearms Dealer to Sue Everytown for Gun Safety For Defamation In Bogus Report
Firearms Dealer to Sue Everytown for Gun Safety For Defamation In Bogus Report - Crossfire Arms, LLC, of Mount Holly, Vermont, says through counsel that it intends to sue Michael Bloomberg's Everytown for Gun Safety for defamation after Everytown suggested that Crossfire Arms was an unlicensed dealer selling firearms to criminals. Everytown had been pushing a fake "study" that asserted criminals were using online firearms sites to illegally acquire firearms as part of the group's efforts to impose "universal background checks" on residents of the state that sees less violent crime in a year than many large cities mismanaged by anti-gun Democrats see in a summer weekend. The very speculative Everytown report failed to come up with solid evidence that so much as a single firearm was sold to a criminal via person-to-person sales facilitated by online communications. Their report also asserted that Crossfire Arms was involved in providing firearms via unlicensed sales, a patently false claim, by including images of their listings in Armlist, including watermarked images.
Citing NY's SAFE Act, Henrietta Guns and Ammo Store Closes
Citing NY's SAFE Act, Henrietta Guns and Ammo Store Closes - Jackson Guns and Ammo in Henrietta has closed up shop, and owner Kordell Jackson said that New York's SAFE Act is to blame. "We catered to the assault rifles and once that was out, it kind of hurt us," Jackson said. Jackson operated out of two locations, Henrietta and Scottsville, for more than 10 years. His stores are now empty. With certain assault weapons now banned in New York state, and a limit on magazine capacity, Jackson says sales dropped from about $250,000 to $15,000 a month. "We were struggling with all the rules and regulations, the New York SAFE Act as well as the New York State payroll taxes, the state taxes, all these taxes," Jackson said. "You can't stay in business with all this going on." Jackson closed up shop Jan. 17. He says the decision was difficult. After spending five to six months looking for ways to keep his business viable, Jackson said closing made the most sense.