Plan to allow rifle hunting stalled in Albany

Plan to allow rifle hunting stalled in Albany — Assemblyman Daniel Burling is reminding deer hunters that using rifles remains illegal for now in Wyoming County. A proposal to allow rifle hunting in the county has stalled at the state level. The State Assembly approved a resolution in July to allow the practice. But the measure still needs approval from the State Senate and Gov. David Paterson to take... read more

Area fundraisers bring sportsmen together

Area fundraisers bring sportsmen together — Considering the state of the economy, who would have thought Saturday’s 16th annual Columbia-Greene Friends of NRA fundraiser dinner and auction at Kozels Restaurant in Ghent would have surpassed last year’s event in both attendance and money... read more

DA ‘guns’ for the little guy

DA ‘guns’ for the little guy — Half of the gun scofflaws caught packing heat illegally in the city wriggle out of jail sentences or do only minimal time, despite a get-tough law that’s supposed to send them to prison for at least 3½ years. That’s according to legal papers filed Friday that accuse the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office of coddling pistol-loving celebs, including ex-Giant wide receiver Plaxico Burress, rapper Lil’ Wayne and rocker David Crosby, while cracking down on average... read more

Governor Paterson and Congresswoman McCarthy Announce Federal Grant to Enhance Public Safety

Governor Paterson and Congresswoman McCarthy Announce Federal Grant to Enhance Public Safety — Governor David A. Paterson and Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy announced today that New York State will receive nearly $6 million in Federal funds to improve access to crucial information that will keep firearms out of the hands of individuals precluded from purchasing them under the Federal Brady... read more

5th A.D Democratic rivals clash on gun laws

5th A.D.: Democratic rivals clash on gun laws — In the Democratic primary in Suffolk’s 5th A.D., challenger Kenneth Mangan is looking to make an issue of Assemb. Ginny Fields’ stances on weapons. Fields (D-Oakdale) has been endorsed by the New York Rifle & Pistol Association as a champion of Second Amendment... read more

Vote against Breslin

Vote against Breslin — Here’s a bit of a brain-bender from the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association: The group’s PAC, the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association Political Victory Fund, has dispatched postcards in Albany County urging voters to vote against state Sen. Neil Breslin in the Sept. 14 Democratic primary. The card says Breslin “consistently sponsored and voted in favor of all gun control measures.” Only — near as we can tell — the PAC isn’t endorsing Breslin’s primary opponent, Luke Martland, according to its... read more

Attorney general candidate targets guns

Attorney general candidate targets guns — State attorney general candidate Eric Schneiderman’s “Justice on Main Street” slogan seemed eerily relevant Sunday as he spoke about gun violence to a crowd on Buffalo’s East Side. Just three weeks after the City Grill shootings on Main Street downtown, Schneiderman appeared at Frederick Douglass Towers to talk about his strategy for curbing the flow of illegal... read more

More state gun laws?

More state gun laws? — There’s an idiot named Eric Schneiderman running in the race for state Attorney General this fall. He thinks the reason there’s so much gun violence in Niagara Falls, Buffalo and New York City is that the state’s gun laws aren’t strong... read more
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