New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Tough NY law hurts, gun shop owner says
Tough NY law hurts, gun shop owner says - He's a small-business owner, just about the only one left in this tiny hamlet that time appears to have forgotten. Unlike other such businesses, John Kielbasa doesn't blame big-box stores for his threatened demise. He blames state government and the passage roughly a year ago of legislation others believe will save lives.
Gun flight: Smith & Wesson, Ruger quit California over stamping requirement
Gun flight: Smith & Wesson, Ruger quit California over stamping requirement - A new gun law proponents say helps law enforcement has driven Smith & Wesson and Sturm Ruger out of California, and affirmed the suspicions of firearms rights advocates that the measure is really about making handguns obsolete. The two companies have announced they will stop selling their wares in the nation's most populous state rather than try to comply with a law that requires some handguns to have technology that imprints a tiny stamp on the bullet so it can be traced back to the gun. The companies, and many gun enthusiasts, say so-called "microstamping" technology is unworkable in its present form and can actually impair a gun's performance.
Hundreds rally in opposition of SAFE Act after one year in effect
Hundreds rally in opposition of SAFE Act after one year in effect - A crowd of hundreds who gathered for a forum on New York’s SAFE Act on Saturday heard an encouraging update from the man leading the organization that’s challenging the constitutionality of the year old gun control legislation. Tom King, president of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, also a National Rifle Association board member, predicted the fight against what many called the “unSAFE” Act will land in U.S. Supreme Court.
Court deciding on reach of federal gun ban
Court deciding on reach of federal gun ban - The Supreme Court debated Wednesday how to apply a federal gun ban to those with misdemeanor domestic violence records, with justices trying to figure out a middle road between what one justice called two extreme positions. Justices heard arguments from government officials who want the ban to apply to James Castleman, who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor domestic assault in 2001 in Tennessee. He was then charged in 2009 with illegal possession of a firearm after he and his wife were accused of buying guns and selling them on the black market.
Residents vocal on S.A.F.E. Act one year later
Residents vocal on S.A.F.E. Act one year later - Whether it’s hundreds of protesters in Olean’s Lincoln Park, resolutions in government chambers in Little Valley or Belmont, or a bumper sticker with the letters F.U.A.C. — a derogatory remark aimed at Gov. Andrew Cuomo — many Southern Tier residents have been vocal for the past year about their opposition to “the toughest gun law in the nation.”
A year after SAFE Act, is New York safer?
A year after SAFE Act, is New York safer? - Of the 552 laws approved by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in 2013, none shifted the state's discourse more dramatically than the first one he signed. This week marks one year since the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act, or SAFE Act, was quickly passed by the state Legislature and signed by Cuomo on Jan. 15. The wide-ranging legislative package made national headlines and gave New York the strictest gun laws in the country just weeks after the school massacre in Newtown, Conn. But it also sparked a statewide battle with gun-rights activists and conservatives that has spilled into the courtroom and is poised to help shape the 2014 election cycle, particularly in upstate New York.
Judge’s Chicago gun decision a big gift to Second Amendment supporters, the NRA
Judge’s Chicago gun decision a big gift to Second Amendment supporters, the NRA - Adding to the growing body of pro-Second Amendment judicial precedent, a federal judge on Monday overturned Chicago’s ban on retail gun sales. Judge Edmond Chang also overturned the city’s ban on private gun transfers between individuals. The legal victory is a bigger win for gun-rights advocates than it appears at face value.