New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Sen. Seward: Safe Act hindered efforts to get Remington to expand in New York
Sen. Seward: Safe Act hindered efforts to get Remington to expand in New York - State Sen. James Seward said Monday that New York's Safe Act played a role in Remington Arms Co.'s decision to open a factory in Alabama rather than expand in the Upstate New York village of Ilion. "The most important part of this announcement is that Ilion will remain the home to over 1,300 Remington Arms employees," Seward, R-Oneonta, said in a statement. "The underlying story, though, is the reasons why the company is expanding in Alabama and not here at home.Clearly, the Safe Act played a role, hindering efforts to bring this expansion to New York."
Remington’s Alabama expansion made official
Remington’s Alabama expansion made official - It’s official: The Remington Outdoor Co. is building a 500,000-sq.-ft. facility in Huntsville, Alabama. The major gun manufacturer’s expansion will create 2,000 jobs over the next 10 years, according to an announcement from Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley on Monday. “Today’s announcement will create more than 2,000 jobs in Huntsville, and reflects a statewide capital investment of $110 million,” Bentley said in a statement. “Our relationship with Remington is just beginning, and I look forward to a continued partnership with the company.”
Union official blames Remington Arms expansion in Alabama on NY Safe Act
Union official blames Remington Arms expansion in Alabama on NY Safe Act - A union official said Saturday the Remington Arms Co.'s decision to open a manufacturing plant in Alabama does not bode well for Ilion, and he's blaming New York's Safe Act restrictions on assault weapons. "It can't be good," said Fran Madore, president of United Mine Workers Local 717, which represents 1,180 of the 1,300 Remington employees in Ilion. "How can it be good?"
Gun Permit Limits in San Diego Struck Down
Gun Permit Limits in San Diego Struck Down - San Diego County violates the Second Amendment by requiring prospective carriers of concealed weapons to establish a "good cause" beyond simple self-defense, the 9th Circuit ruled Thursday. Attorney Chuck Michel, west coast council for the National Rifle Association, counsel for the California Rifle and Pistol Association and senior partner with the Long Beach firm Michel & Associates, said that the ruling could have far-reaching consequences.
Counties want no part of Safe Act
Counties want no part of Safe Act - Warren County supervisors don’t want county gun owners to think they had anything to do with the state’s controversial Safe Act gun laws. County supervisors followed the lead of others around upstate New York who have requested that State Police not use county letterheads or seals when sending out paperwork to handgun owners to renew their pistol permits. Handgun owners around the state will receive renewal forms in the coming months, as part of a Safe Act change requiring that permits be renewed every five years.
GUN STUN: Gun control activist swears he forgot he was carrying gun while visiting school
GUN STUN: Gun control activist swears he forgot he was carrying gun while visiting school - A Buffalo, N.Y. community activist who is well known locally for pushing for a highly restrictive 2013 gun control law has been arrested for — wait for it — carrying a gun illegally at a public elementary school. The arrested gun-control advocate, Dwayne Ferguson, caused quite a scene at Harvey Austin Elementary School, reports local CBS affiliate WIVB.
Cuomo's budget includes another $3.2 million for SAFE Act
Cuomo's budget includes another $3.2 million for SAFE Act - Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s $137.2 billion budget proposal includes an additional $3.2 million for personnel costs related to the SAFE Act, according to the head of the state police. Superintendent Joseph D’Amico told lawmakers at a budget hearing this week that the money will go toward hiring civilian employees to help with administrative duties related to the gun laws, including the processing of assault-weapon registrations and maintaining records. Cuomo’s spending proposal is for the 2014-15 fiscal year, which begins April 1.