Hundreds rally in opposition of SAFE Act after one year in effect

Hundreds rally in opposition of SAFE Act after one year in effect – A crowd of hundreds who gathered for a forum on New York’s SAFE Act on Saturday heard an encouraging update from the man leading the organization that’s challenging the constitutionality of the year old gun control legislation.  Tom King, president of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, also a National Rifle Association board member, predicted the fight against what many called the “unSAFE” Act will land in U.S. Supreme... read more

Court deciding on reach of federal gun ban

Court deciding on reach of federal gun ban – The Supreme Court debated Wednesday how to apply a federal gun ban to those with misdemeanor domestic violence records, with justices trying to figure out a middle road between what one justice called two extreme positions.  Justices heard arguments from government officials who want the ban to apply to James Castleman, who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor domestic assault in 2001 in Tennessee. He was then charged in 2009 with illegal possession of a firearm after he and his wife were accused of buying guns and selling them on the black... read more

Two state assemblymen representing St. Lawrence County pressing for repeal of year-old gun law

Two state assemblymen representing St. Lawrence County pressing for repeal of year-old gun law – Two Assembly members who represent parts of St. Lawrence County continue to call for repeal of New York’s gun control law, The NY SAFE Act.  A recent court ruling struck down part of the SAFE Act, but Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush (R,C,I-Black River) wants a full repeal, citing what he believes will be the difficulty enforcing the law and what he calls “its encroachment on the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens.”  Assemblyman Marc W. Butler (R,C,I-Newport) has repeated his call for the repeal of the gun control law, while Second Amendment enthusiasts, law enforcement and business owners have told Butler they are calling for an end to the... read more

Local sheriffs speak out about SAFE Act

Local sheriffs speak out about SAFE Act – The governor says the New York SAFE Act is all about safety, but not everybody agrees. Wednesday marks one year since Governor Cuomo signed the gun law. It also marks another milestone for provisions of that legislation.  Beginning Wednesday, new restrictions on ammunition sales are in effect. Those rules require all sellers to register with state police and anyone buying ammunition must now do it in person. There’s no more ordering bullets online. The new provisions mean retailers will be forced to record all ammunition sales and do background checks on buyers, just like when someone is buying a gun.  News10NBC wanted to know how many people, if any, have been arrested for SAFE Act related violations in the past year. News10NBC checked with sheriffs in Monroe, Livingston, Ontario and Wayne counties. We found out they have not arrested anybody for a SAFE Act... read more

Astorino Calls SAFE Act ‘A Disaster’

Astorino Calls SAFE Act ‘A Disaster’ – Potential gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino knocked Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s signature gun control legislation, which was approved a year ago today.  In an interview with Time Warner Cable News, Astorino called the legislation a “disaster” that was pushed through the Legislature in order to gain... read more

Residents vocal on S.A.F.E. Act one year later

Residents vocal on S.A.F.E. Act one year later – Whether it’s hundreds of protesters in Olean’s Lincoln Park, resolutions in government chambers in Little Valley or Belmont, or a bumper sticker with the letters F.U.A.C. — a derogatory remark aimed at Gov. Andrew Cuomo — many Southern Tier residents have been vocal for the past year about their opposition to “the toughest gun law in the... read more

Over 100 people protest SAFE Act

Over 100 people protest SAFE Act – Legislators, Remington Arms employees, union representatives and gun owners turned out for “The Shot Heard Around New York State” at Ilion Fish and Game Club on Saturday to mark the one year anniversary of the passing of the SAFE... read more

A year after SAFE Act, is New York safer?

A year after SAFE Act, is New York safer? – Of the 552 laws approved by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in 2013, none shifted the state’s discourse more dramatically than the first one he signed.  This week marks one year since the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act, or SAFE Act, was quickly passed by the state Legislature and signed by Cuomo on Jan. 15.  The wide-ranging legislative package made national headlines and gave New York the strictest gun laws in the country just weeks after the school massacre in Newtown, Conn. But it also sparked a statewide battle with gun-rights activists and conservatives that has spilled into the courtroom and is poised to help shape the 2014 election cycle, particularly in upstate New... read more

Symbolic battle between counties and New York State over the NY SAFE Act

Symbolic battle between counties and New York State over the NY SAFE Act – Onondaga County may soon join a growing number of other counties in a symbolic battle with New York State one year after passage of the SAFE Act.  County legislator Casey Jordan will introduce a bill before the Public Safety Committee on Wednesday that would prohibit the state from using the official Onondaga County Seal or any other symbols, logos or letterheads without the county’s... read more

Sen. Cornyn Introduces Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act

Sen. Cornyn Introduces Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act – U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) today introduced the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2014, which would allow individuals with concealed carry privileges in their home state to exercise those rights in any other state that also has concealed carry laws. The legislation is cosponsored by U.S. Sens. Thune (R-SD), Vitter (R-LA), Graham (R-SC), Boozman (R-AR), Inhofe (R-OK), Crapo (R-ID), Burr (R-NC), Cochran (R-MS), Johanns (R-NE), Enzi (R-WY), Moran (R-KS), Roberts (R-KS), and Portman... read more
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