Buffalo suit watched intently by activists on both sides of SAFE Act

Buffalo suit watched intently by activists on both sides of SAFE Act – Pink Pistols, a gay gun rights group with the slogan “Pick On Someone Your Own Caliber,” is knee deep in the legal fight.  So is Moms Demand Action, a group of pro-gun-control mothers formed after the Sandy Hook shootings in Connecticut.  They are just two of the more than 12 groups who are weighing in on the federal court challenge to New York’s new gun control law.  The lawsuit has turned Buffalo, where the case was filed, into a battleground for virtually every major gun control and gun rights organization in the... read more

NRA praises Owens for gun control votes

NRA praises Owens for gun control votes – U.S. Rep. Bill Owens, D-Plattsburgh, is receiving praise from the National Rifle Association as he gears up for his 2014 re-election campaign.  The NRA Institute for Legislative Actions sent an email to NRA members in New York this week urging them to contact Owens, a member of the House Appropriations Committee, and thank him for voting against several “anti-gun amendments” that House members attempted to attach to a House Commerce, Justice and Science budget bill during the committee process in November.  The NRA said gun control advocacy groups have criticized Owens because of his votes against the... read more

Political pressure to sell Remington Arms eased

Political pressure to sell Remington Arms eased – It’s been a question since mass shootings prompted Gov. Cuomo to tighten gun laws in New York State a year ago; will the heart of Ilion’s economy keep beating?  Gun-friendly states frequently try to lure Remington Arms out of New York, but the nearly 200-year-old gun manufacturer was also threatened by anti-gun investors threatening to pull their funds, threatening the livelihood of the village where it’s located.  “Would we survive? I believe we would, but it certainly wouldn’t be easy,” said John Stephens, mayor of the Village of... read more

SAFE Act provision delayed as troopers work to set up system

SAFE Act provision delayed as troopers work to set up system – A provision of the controversial SAFE Act is being delayed. A measure that would have required you to get a background check before you could buy ammunition was supposed to start January 15.  News10NBC is told the cause of the delay is State Police aren’t ready, because they don’t have the system set... read more

1911 3D Printed Guns Will Sell to Lucky 100

1911 3D Printed Guns Will Sell to Lucky 100 – November 7, 2013 was an exciting day for Solid Concepts: We announced our successful printing and firing of the world’s first 3D Printed metal gun. Two weeks later, we announced our 1911 3D Printed metal gun had reached over 1,000 successful rounds of firing without failure. Today, with our very first 3D Printed metal gun nearing 2,000 rounds of firing, we are pleased to share our success with you once again, this time a bit more... read more

Christmas Comes Early In Ilion, New York: Remington Outdoor Company Avoids A Political Fire Sale

Christmas Comes Early In Ilion, New York: Remington Outdoor Company Avoids A Political Fire Sale – Christmas has come early in Ilion, New York, site of America’s oldest factory still making its original product—guns. George Kollitides, chairman and CEO of Remington Outdoor Company, Inc., (ROC), a group formerly known as Freedom Group, Inc., sent his employees a memo to let them know they’re buying out unhappy stockholders instead of selling ROC under political duress. No more making guns under the threat of an imminent sale, no more wondering what might happen any moment to this little town living around the beating brick heart of a gun factory since... read more

Wyoming Co. wants no role in SAFE Act

Wyoming Co. wants no role in SAFE Act – When state officials contact pistol permit holders about recertifications, they won’t be using Wyoming County imagery.  The county’s Board of Supervisors has denied permission for the state to use the county’s name, seal, letterhead or address during the process — or for any other purpose associated with the N.Y. SAFE Act.  “I guess at first it goes back to the county clerk and the sheriff,” said Chairman Douglas Berwanger. “That seal belongs to them when they take office. They do not support the SAFE Act, and each official brought their concerns to the... read more

Klein: ‘Despicable’ for NYSRPA to link gun control, rape stats

Klein: ‘Despicable’ for NYSRPA to link gun control, rape stats – State Sen. Jeff Klein war of words with the president of the state Rifle & Pistol Association rages on. In a statement, Klein responded to King’s recent statement noting an increase in cases of reported rape in New York City, and pondering whether Klein was aware of the rapist-stopping power of firearms, which King said “put women on equal footing with men and give them the ability to defend themselves against aggressors who are generally larger and stronger than they are.” “Instead of empowering women, Senator Klein has made it more difficult for women to have access to the best and most effective means of personal protection. The results speak for themselves,” King said. (Question: Don’t gun control laws make it more difficult for rapists to have access to the best and most effective weapons? Discuss.) King was responding to Klein’s rebuke of King’s negative reaction to news that New York had received a B+ for its gun control laws from a leading gun control coalition. And yes, we can keep this up as long as they can. In a new statement, Klein took exception to the idea that gun control equals more raped women: “Tom King’s remarks are despicable and have no place in the court of public opinion. For him to claim that our state’s watershed gun control laws are somehow making women more vulnerable to sexual attacks is downright abhorrent. If Tom King was actually serious about protecting women, he would have joined me back in 2003 when I championed the repeal of the statute... read more

Legislature bans use of Rensselaer County seal in SAFE Act enforcement

Legislature bans use of Rensselaer County seal in SAFE Act enforcement – The Rensselaer County Legislature is attempting to further distance itself from the New York SAFE Act by recommending that the county seal and any likeness of it not be used in the law’s enforcement. The Legislature voted 11-6 in favor of the resolution on Tuesday as legislators said barring the use of the seal during enforcement would emphasize it is a state law and not a county one.  “We want residents to have no doubt that if they are receiving any correspondence regarding the NY SAFE Act that it is coming from the state and not the county,” said Thomas Walsh Sr., R-District... read more
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