New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Business blames SAFE Act for move from Farmington
Business blames SAFE Act for move from Farmington - In stark contrast to new construction, infrastructure upgrades and storefront facelifts along Routes 96 and 332 in Farmington, two vacant buildings stand dormant, both casualties of New York’s Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Act of 2013, according to their owner. Supervisor Ted Fafinski concurred. Fafinski said until last spring, the two structures at 6162 and 6132 Route 96 were being completely renovated in preparation for the opening of a new showroom, a small arms training space and an indoor range. The properties were home to AR15.com, an Internet-based community, distributor and manufacturer of AR15 semi-automatic rifles and assorted firearms.
Another gun maker for Georgia?
Another gun maker for Georgia? - A major firearms manufacturer is considering Georgia for a possible relocation and state Sen. Burt Jones wants to bring it to Butts County or the surrounding area. Jones, R-Jackson, said that while Beretta has narrowed its focus to two Georgia locations — not in Butts County — the Remington Arms Company is considering relocating from New York, where its Ilion Firearms Plant and Custom Shop is located. He said state officials are working to try to bring the plant to Georgia and he’s hoping to land it in his district, possibly his home county.
New York State Exposed: Is the Safe Act impacting local jobs?
New York State Exposed: Is the Safe Act impacting local jobs? - It's a law that News10NBC has heard so many complaints from many of you. The SAFE Act bans assault weapons and limits the number of rounds in a magazine among other things. News10NBC has solid numbers on how many jobs are leaving the state because of it. Governor Cuomo says it's all about making our communities safer, but when we asked him last month about jobs moving out of state because of the law, he didn't completely agree. After our first story aired, we heard from a number of gun shops and manufacturers who say the SAFE Act restrictions have taken away 50 percent or more of their business and for some, moving out of the state was a must if they wanted to stay in business. The losses add up to hundreds and even one job gone is having a big ripple effect.
The Three Most Important Ongoing Second Amendment Cases
The Three Most Important Ongoing Second Amendment Cases - Since the 2010 Supreme Court case McDonald v. Chicago, which applied the ruling in the 2008 Heller case (which said the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to bear arms) to states and localities, the Court has so far evaded any new case about the limits and meaning of the Second Amendment. Those two cases, though, did not resolve all the important questions about how and when and why the government can restrict Second Amendment rights. Heller and McDonald said that the right to possess commonly used weapons for self-defense in the home cannot be infringed, but Justice Antonin Scalia in his majority opinion in Heller explicitly said this didn’t mean anything goes when it comes to Americans and their guns.
County lawmakers deal with SAFE Act
County lawmakers deal with SAFE Act - The Niagara County Legislature continues to oppose New York’s controversial SAFE Act, passing a resolution Tuesday to deny Albany the use of the county seal and Sheriff’s Office logo on related documents and materials. County lawmakers also unanimously passed a resolution allowing retired Niagara County Sheriff’s officers to carry concealed weapons. That legislation would be in compliance with the federal Law Enforcement Officer’s Safety Act, which passed in 2004 exempting active and retired law enforcement officers from state and local laws barring concealed weapons.
Congressional Study: Murder Rate Nearly Halved from 1994 as Gun Ownership Soared
Congressional Study: Murder Rate Nearly Halved from 1994 as Gun Ownership Soared - A Congressional Research Service (CRS) report shows that while gun ownership climbed from 192 million firearms in 1994 to 310 million firearms in 2009, crime fell—and fell sharply.
N.Y. won't release gun law statistics
N.Y. won't release gun law statistics - New York State Police are refusing to release statistical information about the number of new pistol permits in New York or how many assault weapons have been registered under a controversial gun-control law adopted in January. The SAFE Act approved in January forbids the disclosure of gun owners’ names who want to keep the information private andalso doesn’t allow a new gun database created by the law to be released publicly. But the state is citing the law as a reason to not release any numbers about pistol permits or assault weapons in New York.