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    Legislative Alerts.

    Session will see a push for new gun safety law

    Session will see a push for new gun safety law - New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, one of the state's most prominent pro-gun control groups, is planning to advocate for new legislation to be introduced by Assemblywoman Amy Paulin, D-Scarsdale, aimed at keeping guns out of reach from children.  In New York state there is no law requiring gun owners to safely secure their guns and keep them out of the reach of children. Although the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Act, or SAFE Act, passed last year includes a provision requiring gun owners to safely store their guns away from any household member who has been convicted of a felony or domestic violence crime, has been involuntarily committed or is currently under an order of protection, the law does not require guns to be safely stored away from children in the house.

    Suffolk Co. Trap & Skeet Alert

    Suffolk County Alert

    Suffolk Co. Legislator Kate Browning is going to try and get the Parks Committee to pass a resolution IR-1313-2013 which would immediately close the Trap & Skeet Range.  The next committee meeting is set for 12:00pm Wednesday May 1 at the Hauppauge Legislative Auditorium, W.H. Rogers Legislature Building, 725 Veterans Memorial Highway, Smithtown.  Gun owners are encouraged to attend.  The meeting starts promptly at noon so it is important to arrive a little early to sign up in order to speak before the committee.

    May 2, 2013 Update: The bill failed to be voted out of committee.

    Town of Bethlehem alert

    Town of Bethlehem Alert

    Town Boardmember Jeffery Kuhn has introduced a proposed resolution in support of the SAFE Act.  Area gun owners are encouraged to attend the next public town meeting scheduled for 6:00pm Wednesday, March 13, at Town Hall located at 447 Delaware Avenue in Delmar.

    A copy of the proposed resolution can be found here (pdf).

    Contact information for the Town Board can be found here.

    Montgomery vote on SAFE resolution

    The Montgomery Co. Board of Supervisors are planning to vote on a resolution opposing the NY SAFE ACT at their monthly meeting, February 26, 2013 at the Board of Supervisor chambers located in the DMV building at the county complex in Fonda. Meeting time is 6:00pm.

    Senator Ruben Diaz admits Cuomo gun bill will have no affect on crime

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