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.

 

Low enforcement of controversial SAFE Act section expected

Low enforcement of controversial SAFE Act section expected – New York has one of the toughest gun registration laws in the nation, but there are already signs that one of the new SAFE Act’s most controversial sections may only be lightly enforced when it takes effect this spring. “People know that registration leads to confiscation,” Jacob Rieper, a spokesman for the NYS Rifle and Pistol Association, referring to the portion of the law that requires anyone possessing a military style assault rifle on January 15 register it by April 15. Failure to do so is a misdemeanor. But Rieper and other gun-rights advocates predict that many owners will run the risk, which may not be much of a gamble if their belief holds true that local police, sheriffs and the State Police will not go out of their way to aggressively enforce the... read more

Confusion Surrounds Fledgling New York Gun Law

Confusion Surrounds Fledgling New York Gun Law – Next month, major components of the so-called NY SAFE Act, the state’s tough gun-control law approved in January, are supposed to take effect. But gun owners and businesses are still unclear about what parts of the law will be enforced on schedule.  Ammunition dealers had been told that they would have to conduct background checks of customers and record sales starting Jan. 15.  But state police have confirmed that the background-check deadline has been delayed indefinitely because of technical... read more

Buffalo suit watched intently by activists on both sides of SAFE Act

Buffalo suit watched intently by activists on both sides of SAFE Act – Pink Pistols, a gay gun rights group with the slogan “Pick On Someone Your Own Caliber,” is knee deep in the legal fight.  So is Moms Demand Action, a group of pro-gun-control mothers formed after the Sandy Hook shootings in Connecticut.  They are just two of the more than 12 groups who are weighing in on the federal court challenge to New York’s new gun control law.  The lawsuit has turned Buffalo, where the case was filed, into a battleground for virtually every major gun control and gun rights organization in the... read more
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