New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Federal judge upholds New York’s ban on assault weapons, rejects 7-round magazine limit
Federal judge upholds New York’s ban on assault weapons, rejects 7-round magazine limit - New York’s new gun control law is constitutional and should remain largely in effect, a federal judge in Buffalo ruled today. Chief U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny said the law, a response to the Sandy Hook shootings that killed 20 children and six adults, is not a violation of the Second Amendment. The one exception Skretny found was the law’s seven-round limit, which he called “tenuous, strained and unsupported.” Gun rights organizations are expected to appeal Skretny’s decision.
Low enforcement of controversial SAFE Act section expected
Low enforcement of controversial SAFE Act section expected - New York has one of the toughest gun registration laws in the nation, but there are already signs that one of the new SAFE Act’s most controversial sections may only be lightly enforced when it takes effect this spring. “People know that registration leads to confiscation,” Jacob Rieper, a spokesman for the NYS Rifle and Pistol Association, referring to the portion of the law that requires anyone possessing a military style assault rifle on January 15 register it by April 15. Failure to do so is a misdemeanor. But Rieper and other gun-rights advocates predict that many owners will run the risk, which may not be much of a gamble if their belief holds true that local police, sheriffs and the State Police will not go out of their way to aggressively enforce the law.
Confusion Surrounds Fledgling New York Gun Law
Confusion Surrounds Fledgling New York Gun Law - Next month, major components of the so-called NY SAFE Act, the state’s tough gun-control law approved in January, are supposed to take effect. But gun owners and businesses are still unclear about what parts of the law will be enforced on schedule. Ammunition dealers had been told that they would have to conduct background checks of customers and record sales starting Jan. 15. But state police have confirmed that the background-check deadline has been delayed indefinitely because of technical problems.
Buffalo suit watched intently by activists on both sides of SAFE Act
Buffalo suit watched intently by activists on both sides of SAFE Act - Pink Pistols, a gay gun rights group with the slogan “Pick On Someone Your Own Caliber,” is knee deep in the legal fight. So is Moms Demand Action, a group of pro-gun-control mothers formed after the Sandy Hook shootings in Connecticut. They are just two of the more than 12 groups who are weighing in on the federal court challenge to New York’s new gun control law. The lawsuit has turned Buffalo, where the case was filed, into a battleground for virtually every major gun control and gun rights organization in the country.
Police search for menacing suspect after shooting
Police search for menacing suspect after shooting - New York State Police are searching for a man they say was threatening his former boss with a gun, forcing the victim to pull his own gun and fire at least one shot in self defense.
Political pressure to sell Remington Arms eased
Political pressure to sell Remington Arms eased - It's been a question since mass shootings prompted Gov. Cuomo to tighten gun laws in New York State a year ago; will the heart of Ilion's economy keep beating? Gun-friendly states frequently try to lure Remington Arms out of New York, but the nearly 200-year-old gun manufacturer was also threatened by anti-gun investors threatening to pull their funds, threatening the livelihood of the village where it's located. "Would we survive? I believe we would, but it certainly wouldn't be easy," said John Stephens, mayor of the Village of Ilion.
1911 3D Printed Guns Will Sell to Lucky 100
1911 3D Printed Guns Will Sell to Lucky 100 - November 7, 2013 was an exciting day for Solid Concepts: We announced our successful printing and firing of the world’s first 3D Printed metal gun. Two weeks later, we announced our 1911 3D Printed metal gun had reached over 1,000 successful rounds of firing without failure. Today, with our very first 3D Printed metal gun nearing 2,000 rounds of firing, we are pleased to share our success with you once again, this time a bit more literally.
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- NYSRPA's response to Senator Jeff Klein's assertion that gun control has made New York safer
- Klein calls NYSRPA president’s comments ‘insulting’