Gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino appears at gun show

Gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino appears at gun show – When Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino visited the gun show at the City Center Sunday afternoon, he knew how to get the crowd’s attention.  “If I am elected governor, I will repeal the SAFE Act,” Astorino boomed into the mic in his introduction, receiving a hearty response from the gun show visitors who had momentarily paused from browsing the show’s booths to listen to his short speech.  “(Gov. Cuomo) took away your rights, why don’t you take away his job?” was another suggestion popular with the gun show... read more

H.R. 2959, the Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2013

H.R. 2959, the Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2013 – The Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2013 (H.R. 2959) has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Congressmen Richard Nugent (R-Fla.) and Jim Matheson (D-Utah).  The bill would allow any person who is not prohibited from possessing or receiving a firearm under federal law and who has a valid, concealed firearm permit to carry a concealed handgun in any state that issues its own residents permits to carry concealed firearms.  Persons carrying a handgun in another state pursuant to H.R. 2959 would be subject to the laws of that state with respect to where concealed firearms may be carried.  Similar legislation to H.R. 2959 passed the U.S. House of Representatives in 2011 by an overwhelming bipartisan vote of... read more

County to Appeal Decision on Gun Records

County to Appeal Decision on Gun Records – Putnam County officials intend to fight on after a state judge ruled that the county must divulge the names of handgun owners who declined to “opt out” of public disclosure under New York’s 2013 gun control law.  In a decision handed down March 5, State Supreme Court Justice Robert Neary, based in Westchester County, ruled in favor of The Journal News newspaper and its corporate parent, Gannett Satellite Information Network, Inc., against Putnam County, whose county clerk, Dennis Sant, refused to provide the newspaper with information on registered pistol... read more

Old Forge biathlete makes her mark at Junior World Biathlon Championships in Maine

Old Forge biathlete makes her mark at Junior World Biathlon Championships in Maine – Former Section III high school Nordic skiing champion Maddie Phaneuf is continuing her athletic success in the biathlon.  Phaneuf made her mark recently at the Junior World Biathlon Championships held at the Nordic Heritage Ski Center in Presque Isle, ME.  She competed as a member of the US Youth/Junior Biathlon Team.  The competition was held Feb. 28 to March... read more

In SAFE Act defiance, Dutchess County Legislature says state can’t use county seal for gun recertification

In SAFE Act defiance, Dutchess County Legislature says state can’t use county seal for gun recertification – Dutchess County is telling New York state it can’t use the county seal on letters being sent to county residents who hold pistol permits. In a 22-3 vote, members of the Dutchess County Legislature on Monday adopted a resolution specifically denying the state permission to use the “name, seal of the county, and county letterhead,” on recertification letters or other purposes connected to the New York SAFE Act gun control... read more

Hundreds of 2nd Amendment Supporters Pack Rally in Horseheads

Hundreds of 2nd Amendment Supporters Pack Rally in Horseheads – 2nd Amendment supporters filled a room to overflowing, with cars parked on the side of the road for over a mile at a rally in Horseheads Saturday to call for accountability of elected officials and the repeal of the New York SAFE Act. Hundreds of 2nd Amendment supporters packed the Horseheads American Legion Saturday afternoon with one message: repeal the SAFE Act. The rally was organized by the Chemung County Federation of... read more

Sheriff: Lack of staff slows pistol permit application process

Sheriff: Lack of staff slows pistol permit application process – The Herkimer County Sheriff’s Office has seen the number of pistol permit applications nearly quadruple in four years.  For now, there is one full-time clerk to work in the permit office.  The office is looking to get permission from the Herkimer County Legislature to hire another full-time clerk to help process the ever-increasing stack of applications in the office, as well as sort through old records in the Herkimer County Jail, said county Sheriff Christopher... read more

Central NY Trap League starting new website

Central NY Trap League starting new website – The Central New York Trap League, one of the largest trap shooting leagues in the country, is taking its action online.  Dick Masterpole, secretary/treasurer of the league, confirmed today the league has created a website, which he said should be up and running... read more

Putnam must release gun records, judge says

Putnam must release gun records, judge says – A state judge has ordered Putnam County to turn pistol permit records over to The Journal News, which sued for the data last fall after the county denied the newspaper’s Freedom of Information Law requests.  In a five-page decision Wednesday, Supreme Court Justice Robert Neary cited the NY-SAFE Act, a sweeping series of gun-control measures that allowed gun owners to remove their names from a public database after the law was enacted in January 2013. Neary ruled that the names remaining on the database — those who did not ask to be removed from it — are a public record and therefore subject to open disclosure... read more

AG Schneiderman and Gun Safety Groups Announce Partnership With Facebook and Instagram to Curb Illegal Gun Sales Online

AG Schneiderman and Gun Safety Groups Announce Partnership With Facebook and Instagram to Curb Illegal Gun Sales Online – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today joined Facebook, Instagram and leading gun safety organizations in announcing new policies that will help the world’s largest social networking service and owner of the most popular photo-sharing platform curb illegal sales of firearms on those... read more
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