St. Lawrence County calls for repeal of SAFE Act, denies state use of county seal

St. Lawrence County calls for repeal of SAFE Act, denies state use of county seal – More than 40 people reportedly attended a St. Lawrence County Board of Legislators meeting Monday to support a resolution calling for the repeal of the SAFE Act.  The St. Lawrence County Board of Legislators passed a resolution that denied the state use of its seal in regards to the SAFE Act and called for the controversial state law to be repealed in its... read more

Local group promotes gun safety for Sullivan County’s youth

Local group promotes gun safety for Sullivan County’s youth – Sullivan County Friends with Firearms aims to combat anti-gun legislation through nothing other than education.  The group, founded by Christine Schiff, wife of Sheriff Michael Schiff, when she was asked to sit on the board of directors for the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, consists of some 18 members with two goals: to promote gun safety within the youth of the area and to raise money for legal defense against the NYS SAFE... read more

With 2 gun makers gone, Remington questions persist

With 2 gun makers gone, Remington questions persist – Gun manufacturing is shrinking in New York.  Since the announcement that Ilion-based Remington Arms chose Alabama as the base for a new manufacturing plant that could support up to 2,000 jobs, some are wondering about the fate of the village if the company left altogether.  Two gun manufacturing companies already have made that jump since last... read more

Barclay bill would change SAFE Act-related hunting ban on SUNY ESF properties

Barclay bill would change SAFE Act-related hunting ban on SUNY ESF properties – More than 5,300 acres in the North Country operated by SUNY ESF were off limits to small and big-game hunters with firearms this fall as a result of the N.Y. SAFE Act.  That could change under a bill authored earlier this month by Assemblyman Will Barclay, R-Pulaski, which calls for some minor word changes in the... read more

Supreme Court won’t consider gun rights for ages 18-20

Supreme Court won’t consider gun rights for ages 18-20 – The Supreme Court refused Monday to consider any new cases on gun rights, including the ability of 18- to 20-year-olds to buy guns.  The decision, however, does not preclude the court eventually agreeing to consider the next big legal issue in the national debate over guns: whether the right to keep a gun at home for self-defense extends to public... read more

Putnam Pols Poised to Protest NY SAFE Gun Control Law

Putnam Pols Poised to Protest NY SAFE Gun Control Law – Putnam County’s Legislature appears poised to link a new assertion of county rights to its old opposition to gun control, moving to prevent use of the county seal on notices from the New York State Police to handgun owners reminding them to recertify their weapons every five years.  In Carmel on Tuesday night (Feb. 18), the legislature’s Rules, Enactments and Intergovernmental Relations Committee took up the question of cooperation with the state police, a year after the legislature urged repeal of the 2013 NY SAFE Act — the New York State Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act, passed by the state legislature after the December 2012 massacre of children in Newtown, Conn., and murder of two firefighters responding to a blaze in a rural New York community.  The three-person Rules Committee unanimously approved a draft resolution prohibiting unauthorized use of Putnam County’s seal, clearing the measure for adoption by the entire nine-member legislature at an upcoming... read more

Second Amendment Foundation Petitions Supreme Court for Review of New York CCW Fee Case

Second Amendment Foundation Petitions Supreme Court for Review of New York CCW Fee Case – The Second Amendment Foundation has filed a petition to the U.S. Supreme Court for review of its challenge to the exorbitant gun permit fees charged by the City of New York. The case is Kwong v. de Blasio.  SAF is joined in the lawsuit – which was filed in 2011 against former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has been replaced by current Mayor Bill de Blasio – by the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association and seven private citizens. They are represented by New York attorney David... read more

Gun-Control Group Backs Klein Measure

Gun-Control Group Backs Klein Measure – The gun-control organization New Yorkers Against Gun Violence praised a proposal on Friday from Senate IDC Leader Jeff Klein on Friday that is meant to strengthen penalties for those who use a firearm near a... read more

Sen. Seward: Safe Act hindered efforts to get Remington to expand in New York

Sen. Seward: Safe Act hindered efforts to get Remington to expand in New York – State Sen. James Seward said Monday that New York’s Safe Act played a role in Remington Arms Co.’s decision to open a factory in Alabama rather than expand in the Upstate New York village of Ilion. “The most important part of this announcement is that Ilion will remain the home to over 1,300 Remington Arms employees,” Seward, R-Oneonta, said in a statement. “The underlying story, though, is the reasons why the company is expanding in Alabama and not here at home.Clearly, the Safe Act played a role, hindering efforts to bring this expansion to New... read more
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