Antigun lobby day in Albany

Antigun lobby day in Albany

Please check out the lack of attendance at the New Yorker’s Against Gun Violence rally today in Albany.  They could not even fill the floor of “The Well” of the Legislative Office Building.  A lot of them were children who should have been in school and were bussed up from New York City.  You have to wonder how they have the guts to show up with 50 school age kids after we packed “The Well” with 3500+ in back in... read more

Gun control group challenges Obama on clips

Gun control group challenges Obama on clips — The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence released an ad today calling on President Obama to come out more forcefully in support of a ban on the sort of high-capacity ammunition clips used by alleged shooter Jared Loughner in the January Tucson... read more

Gun legislation spawns Philipstown rally

Gun legislation spawns Philipstown rally — Gun-control legislation, Philipstown Supervisor Richard Shea discovered, is like raising taxes.  “It’s the third rail (of politics),” he said Monday.  Such is the case with a proposed law discussed last month during a Philipstown Town Board public hearing. The measure bans weapons, including guns carried by registered owners, from inside Philipstown Town Hall and other town buildings. It’s been set aside for now, Shea said. But a rally planned for just prior to Thursday’s Town Board meeting highlights the... read more

NYSRPA & SAF file lawsuit against NYC

TROY, NY (04/05/2011)(readMedia)– The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association (NYSRPA) in conjunction with the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) have filed suit against the City of New York over the fees charged by the New York City Police Department for the costs associated with the processing of pistol license applications. NYSRPA believes that both the City and State of New York violate the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment by requiring the payment of fees as a prerequisite for the lawful exercise of the specifically enumerated individual civil right to keep and bear arms as guaranteed by the 2nd Amendment. “The U.S. Supreme Court has recently made it clear that individuals have a right to own guns. Government cannot place arbitrary financial constraints upon those wishing to exercise this right any more than it can for those wishing to exercise their right to vote,”  said Tom King, President of NYSRPA. Mayor Michael Bloomberg himself publicly acknowledged the indefensible nature of the fee structure last October when he urged the City Council to lower the costs specifically to avoid a lawsuit: “We want to be in compliance with the law … so that we don’t want to lose the ability to have reasonable controls. If we have controls that the courts have ruled too onerous or too unfair, we could lose the whole thing.” The City Council ignored the Mayor and flatly refused to take up this issue. NYSRPA has no choice but to take the issue to court. BELLEVUE, Wash., April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Second Amendment Foundation today filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against... read more

Pushing for a Magazine Limit

Pushing for a Magazine Limit — Shirley DeLucia of Binghamton was an ACA shooting survivor but has not spoken out until now.  She’s supporting a federal ban of large capacity ammunition magazines like the ones used by Jiverly... read more

Maloney Announces Major Gun Check Legislation

Maloney Announces Major Gun Check Legislation — Outraged at the number of gun deaths in recent weeks, Congressmember Carolyn Maloney (D-Queens/Manhattan) is co-sponsoring major legislation requiring closer background checks for gun purchasers in order to keep them out of the hands of criminals and people with mental illness.  The bill will be sponsored by Congressmember Carolyn McCarthy (D–Long Island), whose husband was murdered. A companion bill has already been introduced by U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.)  Maloney announced the anti-gun effort last week, where she was joined by McCarthy, Schumer and Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a staunch gun control... read more

Freedom Group Announces Bushmaster Firearms Manufacturing Moved to Ilion, NY Facility

Freedom Group Announces Bushmaster Firearms Manufacturing Moved to Ilion, NY Facility — Freedom Group, Inc. (“The Company”), the world’s leading innovator, designer, manufacturer, and marketer of firearms, ammunition, and related products for the hunting, shooting sports, law enforcement, and military markets announced today a manufacturing relocation of the Bushmaster Firearms International manufacturing facility located in Windham, Maine to Ilion, New York.  The Company expects to create 40-50 new positions at the Ilion, New York facility as a result of the... read more
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