Tea Party, NRA, Influenced Voters

Tea Party, NRA, Influenced Voters — More voters listened for the message of the tea party than any other group leading up to the recent midterm elections, according to a recent poll conducted by Zogby International for The O’Leary Report.  The poll also found that a sizeable percentage of voters listened for the National Rifle Association’s message as well. The poll was conducted Nov. 12-15 of 2,062 voters and has a margin-of-error of 2.2 percentage... read more

Schneiderman’s Transition Team

Schneiderman’s Transition Team — AG-elect Eric Schneiderman announced his transition team today, tapping a diverse group of legal minds – including one of his Democratic primary opponents, Eric Dinallo – to help guide him as he prepares to take over from departing AG/Governor-elect Andrew... read more

Pistol League Offers A Lifetime Sport With A Competitive Edge

Pistol League Offers A Lifetime Sport With A Competitive Edge — It’s competitive, it’s challenging, it requires discipline and it’s a sport that doesn’t leave your body aching in places that were unknown to you the day before. Pistol shooting is a lifetime sport which has hooked men and women of all ages. “It’s kind of like the game of golf,” said James Hitt, a long time member of the Empire State Rifle and Piston league. “You keep trying to best yourself. It’s definitely not... read more

Henry’s 101st birthday

Past President and long-time director Henry Ristau will celebrate his 101st birthday on November 16.  He has devoted his life to the Association and without his dedication there wouldn’t even be a NYSRPA.  Birthday greetings can be sent to him at... read more

Sportsmen hope Goodell sticks to his word

Sportsmen hope Goodell sticks to his word — The results are in. The newly elected Assemblyman Andrew Goodell hit the campaign trail hard as did his opponent Nancy Bargar. Both candidates attended meetings of the Chautauqua County Federation of Sportsmen before the election. Both were asked how they would vote, when the time comes, on the Chautauqua County Rifle Bill, which has been held up in the Assembly for years. Goodell went on record as saying he would support it if he is... read more

Mike sticks to his guns

Mike sticks to his guns — Mayor Bloomberg insisted yesterday the city should reduce its high gun-licensing and renewal fees to stave off a likely lawsuit, but the City Council continued to express doubts about a bill that would sharply lower those... read more

Bloomy’s gun-plan backfire

Bloomy’s gun-plan backfire — Mayor Bloomberg’s plan to slash fees for pistol permits is facing a blaze of opposition in the City Council, with many members saying the move is a misfire for one of the nation’s leading voices against gun violence, The Post has... read more
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