New York State Rifle and Pistol Association

Fighting for your rights in NY state

New York State Rifle and Pistol Association

Fighting for your rights in NY state

New York State Rifle and Pistol Association

Fighting for your rights in NY state

New York State Rifle and Pistol Association

Fighting for your rights in NY state

New York State Rifle and Pistol Association

Fighting for your rights in NY state

New York State Rifle and Pistol Association

Fighting for your rights in NY state

New York State Rifle and Pistol Association

Fighting for your rights in NY state


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New York State Rifle and Pistol Association

The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association is the state’s largest and nation’s oldest firearms advocacy organization. Since 1871, our organization has been dedicated to the preservation of Second Amendment rights, firearm safety, education and training, and the shooting sports. Our membership consists of individuals and clubs throughout the state. We are a not-for-profit 501(c)4 organization and the official NRA-affiliated State Association in New York.

 

NYSRPA’s response to Senator Jeff Klein’s assertion that gun control has made New York safer

NYSRPA’s response to Senator Jeff Klein’s assertion that gun control has made New York safer ALBANY, NY (12/12/2013)(readMedia)– The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association would like to respond to remarks made by State Senator Jeffrey Klein in a discussion with Times-Union reporter Casey Seiler on Wednesday. Specifically, we would like to address this statement made by Senator Klein: “… Despite [NYSRPA’s] opposition to some of the toughest gun control laws in the nation, New York is much safer today thanks to the NY SAFE Act …” Apparently Senator Klein has been too preoccupied with other things lately to notice that the New York City chapter of the National Organization for Women disagrees with him. In a report filed by WCBS 880’s Monica Miller on Tuesday, NOW-NYC president Sonia Ossorio said that reported rapes have gone up 57 percent since 2009. “There is a reason guns are often called the great equalizer,” said NYSRPA President Thomas King. “Firearms put women on equal footing with men and give them the ability to defend themselves against aggressors who are generally larger and stronger than they are. Instead of empowering women, Senator Klein has made it more difficult for women to have access to the best and most effective means of personal protection. The results speak for... read more

Klein calls NYSRPA president’s comments ‘insulting’

Klein calls NYSRPA president’s comments ‘insulting’ – Senate Independent Democratic Conference Leader Jeff Klein hit back at comments by state Rifle & Pistol Association President Tom King, who grumbled to YNN that the state’s gun control laws should get an F instead of the B+ awarded earlier this week by the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence and the Brady Campaign. To be fair, King and the Brady Campaign have rather different metrics on this issue. Klein’s statement: “Tom King’s recent remarks on the NY SAFE Act are insulting to all New Yorkers who understand we need smart gun control laws. That is why I was proud to sponsor this landmark legislation in the Senate.  As a downstate legislator from the Bronx, I’ve seen first-hand the devastation and tragedy wrought by past gun crimes in New York. Despite Tom King’s opposition to some of the toughest gun control laws in the nation, New York is much safer today thanks to the NY SAFE Act. Instead of complaining over the widespread praise we’ve received from the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence and the Brady Campaign, I think Tom King’s time would be better spent figuring out ways to better protect New Yorkers from the scourge of gun violence that is shattering lives each and... read more

Congress renews undetectable gun ban just in time

Congress renews undetectable gun ban just in time – Congress’ easy renewal of an expiring ban on undetectable plastic guns belies the larger reality that one year after the horrific school shooting in Newtown, Conn., major new firearms restrictions have little chance of enactment anytime soon. Lawmakers took an easy step Monday when the Democratic-run Senate unanimously gave final congressional approval to a bill adding another decade to the prohibition against guns that can slip by airport metal detectors and X-ray machines. The National Rifle Association, which has helped scuttle firearms restrictions this year, did not oppose the... read more
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