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    With Gun Act, Cuomo Alienates Upstate New York Constituency

    With Gun Act, Cuomo Alienates Upstate New York Constituency - In large stretches of upstate New York, it is the reason Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is deeply unpopular. To many voters in New York City and its suburbs, it is one of his crowning achievements. Mr. Cuomo made New York the first state to pass a broad package of new gun laws after the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., in 2012. Seizing a singular political moment, he called it the Safe Act, and he implored Congress to follow his lead. Nearly two years later, as he seeks a second term, Mr. Cuomo presents the act to his supporters as one of his greatest successes, and Democrats are assailing the governor’s Republican challenger, Rob Astorino, for being lax on guns. It remains one of the most far-reaching pieces of gun-control legislation passed in response to the Newtown shooting.


    Astorino gets $5,000 from NRA after NY gov debate

    Astorino gets $5,000 from NRA after NY gov debate - The National Rifle Association donated $5,000 toward Republican Rob Astorino today, one day after he debated Gov. Andrew Cuomo and two other candidates.  It's the first donation from the national gun-rights group toward Astorino, who has been trailing Cuomo by double-digits in public polls. The state arm of the NRA has donated $1,000, according to state elections records.  Today's money from the NRA's Victory Fund comes as Astorino trails Cuomo in fundraising by about 1 to 10. The state and national gun groups say they will also help Astorino with phone banks and mailers as the Nov. 4 elections near.


    Camillus Sportsmen's Club Taking Steps to Avoid Stray Bullets Hitting Homes - See more at: http://binghamton.twcnews.com/content/news/779577/camillus-sportsmen-s-club-taking-steps-to-avoid-stray-bullets-hitting-homes/#sthash.VQu0qi1w.dpuf

    Camillus Sportsmen's Club Taking Steps to Avoid Stray Bullets Hitting Homes - The Camillus Sportsmen's Club is taking steps after stray bullets were found in a nearby neighborhood, but residents said they still don't feel safe.The vice president of the club said a number of measures were taken to ensure safety. That includes moving the target board, reducing the size of the board which forces everyone to shoot lower, adding eyebrow baffles, which prevents a barrel from being elevated, and restricting hours and shooting positions.Residents say without knowing where the bullets are coming from, they are still worried.


    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.


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