Justice Anthony M. Kennedy may be the middleman in the gun-rights debate

Justice Anthony M. Kennedy may be the middleman in the gun-rights debate – It was the Supreme Court’s two hunting buddies — Elena Kagan and Antonin Scalia — who squared off last week when the divided court upheld criminal penalties for people who lie about their true intentions when they buy guns.  But those who follow the court’s jurisprudence on gun control were more interested in what the decision said about a third justice, Anthony M.... read more

Ulster County Sportsmen contribute to NYSRPA lawsuit against SAFE Act

Ulster County Sportsmen contribute to NYSRPA lawsuit against SAFE Act ALBANY, NY (06/16/2014)(readMedia)– The Federated Sportsmen’s Clubs of Ulster County (FSCUC) presented a check for $3000 to the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association at their annual members meeting held this past Saturday June 14 at the Wallkill Rod & Gun Club. The money will go to offset legal costs for NYSRPA’s lawsuit against the so-called SAFE Act. FSCUC raised the money by selling signs calling for repeal of the SAFE Act. “I am extremely grateful for their efforts,” said NYSRPA President Tom King. “With the support of ordinary people and groups like FSCUC, we will prevail with our legal action.” Persons in the attached picture are, left-to-right: FSCUC Vice President Elmer LeSuer, FSCUC President Ray Lux, NYSRPA President Tom... read more

Skeet shooting competition helps fund high school scholarships

Skeet shooting competition helps fund high school scholarships – A line of men wearing protective ear wear stood getting direction from a firearms instructor. Holding shotguns, they were standing on a skeet-shooting range waiting for the clay pigeons to fly.  “Pull,” the shooters shouted in turn, blasting away at the neon orange discs. When one man called “pull” but the pigeon flew out shattered from the thrower, the instructor called for a time-out. It was a matter of etiquette.  When the bird flies out of the launcher shattered, a shooter gets a second chance, he explained.  All of the clay pigeon shooters at the New Paltz Rod & Gun Club on Saturday, May 10 — the ones getting instructions on sporting clay etiquette — were there for a special reason. They were there to help the Freemasons raise money for local high... read more

Ire over gun control lingers in upstate New York

Ire over gun control lingers in upstate New York – New York’s landmark gun control law opened a political fissure that’s still visible upstate.  Polls have shown majority support for the SAFE Act spearheaded by Gov. Andrew Cuomo after the 2012 school shooting rampage in neighboring Connecticut, but it is intensely disliked in parts of upstate New York with strong hunting and gun cultures.  Anti-SAFE Act signs are a common sight on rural lawns, and anti-SAFE Act rallies are being held this year from the shadow of the state Capitol to one scheduled this month in a Rochester park. Hundreds packed a firehouse near Troy weeks ago for a rally featuring a full slate of local politicians. More than a year after the law’s passage, resentments... read more

‘Wow’: Journalist Attempts to ‘Debunk’ Anti-Gun Group’s List of ‘School Shootings in America Since Sandy Hook’ — Here’s What He Found

‘Wow’: Journalist Attempts to ‘Debunk’ Anti-Gun Group’s List of ‘School Shootings in America Since Sandy Hook’ — Here’s What He Found – Everytown for Gun safety, an anti-gun group formed by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and prominent gun control advocate Shannon Watts, released new data on Tuesday suggesting that there have been an average of 1.37 school shootings every single week in the U.S. since the deadly 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut.  The anti-gun organization cites a total of 74 school shootings since Dec. 14, 2012. However, several of the shootings have come under scrutiny as some of them appear to have occurred off-campus and at least one may have been an instance of self-defense.  Journalist Charles C. Johnson dug deeper into Everytown’s data on Tuesday and published his findings on Twitter. He also criticized the fact that the group classified violent disputes and gang-related violence as “school... read more

Wait for a pistol permit in Onondaga County drops

Wait for a pistol permit in Onondaga County drops – The wait for a pistol permit in Onondaga County has steadily gotten better since a logjam was created in the wake of the passage of the NY Safe Act.  A year ago, it took 15 months get an appointment with the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Department simply to apply for a pistol permit.  “We’ve been able to reduce the wait from over 15 months to three months.  That’s a tremendous improvement,” said Deputy Chief John... read more

DOJ accused of targeting gun industry with ‘Choke Point’ program

DOJ accused of targeting gun industry with ‘Choke Point’ program – The Obama administration, after failing to get gun control passed on Capitol Hill, has resorted to using its executive power to try to put some in the firearms industry out of business, House Republican investigators say.  The assertion is included in a report recently released by California GOP Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.  Citing internal Justice Department documents, the committee concluded that the administration used a program known as Operation Choke Point to target legal companies that it finds... read more

Maloney Urges New Approach To Gun Violence Research

Maloney Urges New Approach To Gun Violence Research – Declaring it’s time for new avenues to probe gun violence, Congressmember Carolyn Maloney has introduced legislation to fund public health research to “understand this crisis”.  Maloney (D–Queens/Manhattan/Brooklyn) reasoned, “In the past 20 years, even as our population has grown, car fatalities have decreased by 36 percent because our cars and highways are safer as a result of research conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety... read more

House Dems consider guns action

House Dems consider guns action – House Democrats are considering attaching an amendment to an appropriations bill that would force stricter background checks for gun purchases.  Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer said top Democrats are in “discussions” on an amendment but have not decided what the language would say... read more
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