Statement by candidate David Forsythe

Statement by David Forsythe — David Forsythe, candidate for the 118th Assembly District, issued the following statement regarding his recent endorsement by the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association: “I am pleased to receive the endorsement of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association. As a strong supporter of the second amendment, I will fight to ensure that the rights of all New Yorkers are not infringed by a dysfunctional and bloated Albany Government.” “As Assemblyman I will support the rights of gun owners and sportsmen and I will oppose any laws that restrict or infringe gun ownership – especially the misguided microstamping legislation supported by my opponent.” “Like many in the North Country, I grew up learning to respect and appreciate our right to responsible gun ownership. I will take those values with me to Albany.” Mr. Forsythe, a small business owner and St. Lawrence County Legislator is the endorsed Republican and Conservative candidate for the 118th Assembly District which includes parts of Jefferson and St Lawrence... read more

Suspect shot in attempted robbery

Suspect shot in attempted robbery — An attempted robbery at a grocery store on Syracuse’s south side ended with the suspect being shot.  Syracuse Police say just before 9 p.m. Monday night the suspect tried holding up the Los Amgios grocery store on West Brighton Avenue. During the attempted robbery a person working at the store shot the suspect in the... read more

Fall Sportsmen’s Days has something for the entire family

Fall Sportsmen’s Days has something for the entire family — Not many people can say they’ve thrown a tomahawk while wearing high heels. Nor could many attest to the joys of firing a black powder muzzleloader in such footwear, but Syracuse resident Kristen Longley learned all about participating in outdoor sports — even in heels — on Sunday when she and her family visited the Honeywell Fall Sportsmen’s Days, held Saturday and Sunday at the Carpenters Brook Fish... read more

High-profile celebrities seeking gun permits

Lifestyles of the rich and packin’: High-profile celebrities seeking gun permits on the rise — J.Lo and her 2-year-old twins can rest easy at night: Daddy is packing heat. Singer Marc Anthony is one of dozens of celebs, millionaires and high-profile athletes authorized to carry a concealed weapon in the city, records show. And the number of A-listers who have guns is... read more
2010 PVF Fundraiser

2010 PVF Fundraiser

The 4th Annual NYSRPA-PVF Sporting Clays shoot held on September 25 was a success.  Thanks to Wallkill Rod & Gun Club for use of their facilities and to Remington for donating their premium STS... read more

Debate heats up over Elbridge gun club rules for ‘black rifles’ and other semi-automatics

Debate heats up over Elbridge gun club rules for ‘black rifles’ and other semi-automatics — The controversy started this summer with the posting of new rules at the Elbridge Rod and Gun Club. The rules addressed club members’ concerns about disturbingly loud and in some cases unsafe shooting by members owning semi-automatic, military-type rifles — such as AK-47s or... read more

‘Don’t Drink And Carry A Gun,’ Vallone’s Proposed Law Says

‘Don’t Drink And Carry A Gun,’ Vallone’s Proposed Law Says — Applying the “when you drink, don’t drive” dictum to gun possession, a bill that seeks to prohibit people from carrying guns while under the influence of drugs or alcohol has been introduced by City Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. and Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The bill aims at decreasing the possibility of gun violence by prohibiting carrying a gun while intoxicated or while a person’s ability to safely possess such a dangerous instrument is impaired, Vallone’s announcement about the bill being filed declared. A hearing was held on the measure by the Public Safety Committee, which Vallone (D–Astoria) chairs. The lawmaker noted that the standard imposed by it “would mirror the standard used to criminalize driving while... read more
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