New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Guns and greene chile
Guns and green chile - As much as I’d like to wax effusively about the delights of the Frito pie, a shamefully delightful flavor bomb that pleases in equal measure to its feeling in the hand like a steaming dog turd, I suspect what people are going to talk about when they see our New Mexico episode is the sight of me; socialist sympathizer, leftie, liberal New Yorker, gleefully hammering away with an AR-15, an instrument of mayhem and loathing that also has the distinction of being America’s favorite weapon.
In Westchester, an early test for Cuomo's gun control bill
In Westchester, an early test for Cuomo's gun control bill - When Governor Andrew Cuomo pushed through a package of stricter state gun laws earlier this year, after an elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, his widespread, bi-partisan popularity began to fracture along more predictable party lines. Cuomo has defended the move, and his poll numbers still make him among the most popular Democrats in the country as he prepares to run for re-election next year. But the gun bill could have pronounced effects down the ballot. Democrats are already making it an issue in Westchester County, where Rob Astorino, the incumbent Republican county executive who opposes Cuomo's gun control law, is seeking re-election in November.
As expected, gun group backs Howard for sheriff
As expected, gun group backs Howard for sheriff - If ever there were an expected endorsement in this year's race for Erie County sheriff, it would probably be the New York State Pistol and Rifle Association's nod for Republican incumbent Timothy B. Howard. "Our endorsement is based upon his opposition to the SAFE Act and willingness to stand up to Gov. Cuomo's assault upon our Second Amendment civil rights," the organization said today in a brief statement of support. Howard's outspoken opposition to the governor's new strict gun control law is expected to be part of the upcoming campaign.
New York Gun Group Calls New Starbucks Policy ‘Entrapment’
New York Gun Group Calls New Starbucks Policy ‘Entrapment’ - The president of a local gun advocacy organization is fuming over a new Starbucks policy that asks patrons to leave their firearms behind when they enter its stores. “I think that it’s a matter of entrapment,” Tom King, the head of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, told YNN’s Capital Tonight. “What happens if by chance you’re in the store and you have a pistol with you and a cop comes in and sees the pistol or he’s questioning you about something and you tell him you have a pistol?” he asked.
The Black N.R.A.? More like the Fake N.R.-eh?
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.