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    Astorino's running mate says he would defund Cuomo's SAFE Act

    Astorino's running mate says he would defund Cuomo's SAFE Act - Republican candidate for lieutenant governor Chris Moss said Friday that he and his running mate, Rob Astorino, would “defund” Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's gun control law as a first step to repealing the SAFE Act.  Funding programs is within the powers of a governor in crafting a state budget.  But any effort would face a battle in the Legislature, which supported the measure, and potential court challenges.  Moss, the Chemung County sheriff, said Cuomo pushed through the measure in 2013 a month after the Sandy Hook school massacre to advance his own presidential aspirations and that the law has failed.


    Conservative Party and NYS Rifle and Pistol Association Unite on Second Amendment!

    Conservative Party and NYS Rifle and Pistol Association Unite on Second Amendment! - The President of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association (NYSRPA), Tom King, recommends that voters cast their votes on the Conservative line on November 4. His recommendation was made during an August 7th meeting between Tom King and Michael Long, New York State Conservative Party chairman. Their meeting can be viewed on line at http://vimeo.com/102890187.  The NYSRPA is dedicated to the preservation of Second Amendment rights, firearm safety education, and shooting sports. It is associated with the National Rifle Association of America (NRA) and engages locally in many activities similar to the NRA.NYSRPA is engaged in legislation and political awareness campaigns throughout New York State. Finally, it educates and supports various firearm activities of particular interest to juniors and women in the community.


    Legislators pledge help for Remington Arms

    Legislators pledge help for Remington Arms - Six Mohawk Valley legislators want Remington Arms to remain the largest employer in Herkimer County and pledge their assistance should the company seek to build a new facility here. The delegation has sent to a letter to chairman and CEO of Remington Arms Outdoor Corp. to reinforce the lawmakers’ support for the state’s oldest gunmaker and its employees. The company has more than 1,000 workers locally.


    Report: 92 Percent of Mass Shootings Since 2009 Occurred in Gun-Free Zones

    Report: 92 Percent of Mass Shootings Since 2009 Occurred in Gun-Free Zones - On October 9, the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) released a revised report showing that 92% of mass public shootings between January 2009 and July 2014 took place in gun-free zones.  The CPRC report was released in response to an Everytown for Gun Safety study claiming only 14% of mass public shootings took place in gun-free zones. Everytown actually claimed 86% of such incidents occurred in places where guns were allowed.


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