New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Legislator: Joanie Mahoney rejects help for pistol permit office
Legislator: Joanie Mahoney rejects help for pistol permit office - Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney has rejected a request to add a position to the sheriff's department's over-burdened pistol permit office, a county legislator said today. Kevin Holmquist, who chairs the Onondaga County Legislature's Public Safety Committee, said the sheriff's department needs the position to process a backlog of permits and privacy forms. "She is inexplicably cutting the request for a full-time position, and I find this very disturbing," said Holmquist, R-East Syracuse.
Local Gunmaker Tries To Innovate To Stay In NY
Local Gunmaker Tries To Innovate To Stay In NY - "It's a small business here in Canandaigua," said Anthony Testa. "We produce a small-caliber pistol carbine." Just Right Carbines opened four years ago. "Things have worked out well so far," said Rich Cutri, owner of Just Right. That was three years before New York's tough gun laws were passed.
NY court considers Schoharie County pistol permit restriction case
NY court considers Schoharie County pistol permit restriction case - New York's highest court has been asked to determine whether state law prohibits issuing pistol permits to people who only live in-state part time. The case of Alfred Osterweil comes to the Court of Appeals by way of the federal courts, where he challenged Schoharie County's rejection of his 2008 handgun license application. While keeping a part-time vacation residence there, he advised the sheriff processing his application that he changed his primary residence to Louisiana.
Bloomberg Wasted $350,000 on Colorado Recall
Bloomberg Wasted $350,000 on Colorado Recall - From the moment the recall effort in Colorado began, money started flowing in from out-of-state gun control proponents and influence flowed in from Chicago. It was all part of an effort to protect state senators Angela Giron (D-Pueblo) and John Morse (D-Colo. Springs) from being recalled. And by extension, it was about protecting Colorado's new gun control laws as well.
Massena resident calls out Mayor Hidy on lack of action on SAFE Act
Massena resident calls out Mayor Hidy on lack of action on SAFE Act - A Massena resident criticized the village board for sidestepping an opportunity to oppose New York state’s SAFE Act. Mayor James F. Hidy indicated at last month’s meeting that the village board wasn’t going to take action on an issue after gun rights activist Will Gray made multiple efforts to convince the village board to pass a resolution opposing the measure, a move that has been taken by several other boards in the county.
Pistol permit information won't be released in Onondaga County
Pistol permit information won't be released in Onondaga County - Last month, pistol permit holders were put on notice that without opting out, their personal information could be released to the public. Now the Onondaga County Sheriff says none of the names in this county will be released. Sheriff Walsh says his department will be denying a "Freedom of Information" request filed by a company called "Emerges." It sought the names and addresses of all pistol permit owners in New York State.
Administration announces new gun control measures, targets military surplus imports
Administration announces new gun control measures, targets military surplus imports - The Obama administration unexpectedly announced two new gun control measures on Thursday, including one that would curb the import of military surplus weapons -- in a move that could anger collectors.