NYC accused of putting price on 2nd Amendment

NYC accused of putting price on 2nd Amendment – A legal brief has been filed in U.S. District Court in New York asking for a summary judgment that would strike New York City’s $340 triennial fee for just owning a handgun.  The brief by the Second Amendment Foundation and its affiliate attorney, David Jensen, explains that under U.S. Supreme Court rulings, “the right to keep a handgun in the home for self-defense is a part of the ‘core’ of the Second Amendment’s... read more

Cattaraugus County Native Honored As New York ECO Of The Year

Cattaraugus County Native Honored As New York ECO Of The Year – New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) commissioner Joe Martens recently announced that Environmental Conservation Officer (ECO) Liza Bobseine of Suffolk County has been named New York State ECO of the Year by the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association.  “In a short period of time, ECO Bobseine has shown to be a vital asset to the force and is very deserving of this recognition,” Martens said. “Her dedication to the outdoors and education of the public both on duty and off are to be... read more

Hawley meets with NRA’s new Northeast liason

Hawley meets with NRA’s new Northeast liason – Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,I,C-Batavia) recently met with National Rifle Association (NRA) state liaison Darin Goens to discuss his organization’s legislative priorities in New York.   Goens recently became the NRA’s state liaison for the Northeast. The pair discussed the most vital issues facing Second Amendment rights here in New York.   Assemblyman Hawley has consistently advocated for logical firearms regulations that protect the right to bear arms for responsible gun owners, while keeping illegal weapons out of the hands of... read more

Cowboy action shooting contests feature competitors who dress the part and shoot period firearms

Cowboy action shooting contests feature competitors who dress the part and shoot period firearms — “I’m not looking for trouble,” cries Billy Bob Buckshot, waving one hand peacefully while the other hand reaches for his 1870s-style pistol.  But trouble has found Buckshot. Several angry townsfolk have him right where they want him: alone and outnumbered in front of the Frisco store. They’re looking for payback, and they know how to extract it. So Buckshot does what any cowboy would: shoot first, and ask questions later.  Wild West shootouts and bar fights are just a few scenarios facing members of the Pathfinder Pistoleros, a group of Central New York shooting enthusiasts who meet up every month at the Pathfinder Fish and Game Club in Fulton. Members are required to dress up in period-accurate cowboy clothing before taking to the shooting range and taking on various Clint Eastwood-esque... read more

Microstamping saves lives: Senate must resist gun lobby and pass crime-fighting bill

Microstamping saves lives: Senate must resist gun lobby and pass crime-fighting bill — Do your state legislators – state senators in particular – fully support giving our police officers the tools they need to keep us safe? To find out, call their offices and ask one question: Do you support passage of “microstamping” legislation that would help the police capture criminals who use guns to menace society and murder innocent... read more

Microstamp of disapproval

Congressman Richard Hanna – When I travel throughout Upstate New York, I routinely visit businesses — some of which had been founded near the dawn of the Industrial Revolution.   In Herkimer County, Remington Arms is one of those institutions. Remington is the nation’s oldest gunmaker and has manufactured its product in Ilion for nearly 200 years. It is the largest U.S. manufacturer of shotguns and rifles — the only American company to produce both firearms and ammunition domestically.   But legislators in Albany are considering a new law that could jeopardize jobs at Remington’s plant and increase costs on consumers … That would be the case if the state Legislature passes a law to implement “microstamping” in New York … Click here for full story at the... read more

Gun-etching measure passes Assembly

Gun-etching measure passes Assembly – Assembly Democrats, including Addie J. Russell, have won the latest gun-control battle in Albany. But state Republicans, such as Assemblyman Kenneth D. Blankenbush, look certain to win the war.  The Assembly voted 84-55 on Tuesday — Mrs. Russell was one of the 84, and Mr. Blankenbush was one of the 55 — to approve a measure that would require semiautomatic pistols sold in the state to be able to etch a unique code onto bullet casings when the bullet is fired. Police investigating crimes could use the code to help trace gun ownership.  The bill, though, is a long shot in the GOP-controlled... read more

Homeowner shoots at home invaders

Homeowner shoots at home invaders – The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s office say a homeowner managed to stop an attempted home invasion around 12:30 p.m. on Thursday.  Police say two men went to a home on Mayville-Sherman Road in the town of Chautauqua. While one waited in the car, the other knocked on the door. The suspect asked the homeowner if there was any land to rent in the area, then forced his way into the home, displaying a handgun and forcing the homeowner and a woman to lie down on the floor. The homeowner armed himself with a small caliber handgun and fired three times at the suspect, who fled out the... read more
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