New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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.
State legislator backs suit to overturn New York gun law
State legislator backs suit to overturn New York gun law - A state legislator has filed a court brief supporting the federal lawsuit aimed at overturning New York's new gun restrictions. Sen. Kathy Marchione, a Saratoga Republican, is asking a judge for permission to join the court record supporting the state affiliate of the National Rifle Association, sportsmen's groups and others. They say the statute enacted Jan. 15 violates Second Amendment rights.
Federal Gun Legislation Push
Federal Gun Legislation Push - Ahead of the President's visit, there's a push to get more support for national gun law reform. Organizing for Action and Mayors Against Illegal Guns are pushing for new federal firearm legislation. Binghamton Mayor Matt Ryan, Councilwoman Lea Webb, and several others gathered at Confluence Park and walked to Peacemakers Stage, near the Court Street Bridge Friday afternoon. The group says a bi-partisan bill in the House calls for nearly universal background checks, including at gun shows and retail stores. Mayor Ryan says new federal gun rules are needed, because some states laws aren't as strict as New York's. The groups want Republican Congressman Richard Hanna's support.