Remington’s Alabama expansion made official

Remington’s Alabama expansion made official – It’s official: The Remington Outdoor Co. is building a 500,000-sq.-ft. facility in Huntsville, Alabama.  The major gun manufacturer’s expansion will create 2,000 jobs over the next 10 years, according to an announcement from Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley on Monday.  “Today’s announcement will create more than 2,000 jobs in Huntsville, and reflects a statewide capital investment of $110 million,” Bentley said in a statement. “Our relationship with Remington is just beginning, and I look forward to a continued partnership with the... read more

Swanson Enters National Shooting Stage Again

Swanson Enters National Shooting Stage Again – In 2012, Jamestown resident Ben Swanson shocked the world of shooting after placing first in the National Rifle Association Rifle and Pistol Championships in the any-sight category when he was only 16.  Since then, things have only gotten better for the young... read more

Union official blames Remington Arms expansion in Alabama on NY Safe Act

Union official blames Remington Arms expansion in Alabama on NY Safe Act – A union official said Saturday the Remington Arms Co.’s decision to open a manufacturing plant in Alabama does not bode well for Ilion, and he’s blaming New York’s Safe Act restrictions on assault weapons.  “It can’t be good,” said Fran Madore, president of United Mine Workers Local 717, which represents 1,180 of the 1,300 Remington employees in Ilion. “How can it be... read more

Ontario officials to state: Don’t use our county seal

Ontario officials to state: Don’t use our county seal – Ontario County has a message for state officials when it comes to enforcement of the SAFE Act.  Leave us out of it.  At Thursday night’s Board of Supervisors meeting, the board unanimously passed a resolution denying the state permission to use the county seal and name to enforce the gun-control... read more

Board: NY can’t use Ontario County seal on SAFE Act material

Board: NY can’t use Ontario County seal on SAFE Act material – The Ontario County Board of Supervisors acted unanimously Thursday night – after the single spirited discussion of the evening – to preclude New York State from using the Ontario County seal on any correspondence involving New York’s newest gun-control legislation, the SAFE... read more

Gun Permit Limits in San Diego Struck Down

Gun Permit Limits in San Diego Struck Down – San Diego County violates the Second Amendment by requiring prospective carriers of concealed weapons to establish a “good cause” beyond simple self-defense, the 9th Circuit ruled Thursday. Attorney Chuck Michel, west coast council for the National Rifle Association, counsel for the California Rifle and Pistol Association and senior partner with the Long Beach firm Michel & Associates, said that the ruling could have far-reaching... read more

Buyer beware on ‘SAFE compliant’ guns

Buyer beware on ‘SAFE compliant’ guns – Gun parts manufacturers and gun enthusiasts have been attempting to comply with the NY-SAFE Act by altering the features of their AR-15-style weapons. Although the practice may be legal, confusion over what complies with the law may result in court battles. Christopher Keniston, a senior investigator with the New York State Police, said gun buyers should do their homework before they purchase a gun that claims to be NY-SAFE compliant. “It’s a big gray area,” Keniston said. “Be careful when you’re operating in a gray... read more

Counties want no part of Safe Act

Counties want no part of Safe Act – Warren County supervisors don’t want county gun owners to think they had anything to do with the state’s controversial Safe Act gun laws.  County supervisors followed the lead of others around upstate New York who have requested that State Police not use county letterheads or seals when sending out paperwork to handgun owners to renew their pistol permits.  Handgun owners around the state will receive renewal forms in the coming months, as part of a Safe Act change requiring that permits be renewed every five... read more

Livingston County wants no role in state’s SAFE Act mailings

Livingston County wants no role in state’s SAFE Act mailings – The Livingston County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution Wednesday opposing the state’s use of the county seal on any correspondence related to the New York SAFE Act sent to pistol permit holders. State Police last month began mailing pistol permit recertification letters to handgun owners. The letters are sent on stationary with the seal or letterhead of the county in which the pistol permit holder... read more

Assemblyman Bill Nojay proposes SAFE Act repeal

Assemblyman Bill Nojay proposes SAFE Act repeal – Assemblyman Bill Nojay introduced legislation in the Assembly to repeal every part of the SAFE Act except for the Webster provision. That’s the part of the gun law that mandates life in prison without parole for anyone who murders a first responder. It is named after West Webster firefighters Michael Chiapperini and Tomasz Kaczowka, who were shot and killed in an ambush attack on Christmas Eve.  It is named after West Webster firefighters Michael Chiapperini and Tomasz Kaczowka, who were shot and killed in an ambush attack on Christmas Eve.  Nojay wants the rest of the law thrown out.  He says it punishes law abiding... read more
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