Advocates make the case for rifles in Livingston County

Advocates make the case for rifles in Livingston County – Hunting incident investigator Michael L. Van Durme presented the case for allowing rifle hunting of bear and deer in Livingston County at a Monday evening meeting at Highway Department headquarters in Hampton Corners.  Van Durme and others made a scientific and statistical case that the local prohibition against centerfire rifle hunting of bear and deer should be loosened in the interest of safety. Calling upon incident reports and his personal experience, Van Durme argued that rifle hunting is probably safer than shotgun... read more

100-day bus tour for Bloomberg gun group

100-day bus tour for Bloomberg gun group – New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun violence group is launching a cross-country bus tour this month as the next step in its push for stricter gun control measures.  Mayors Against Illegal Guns’ bus tour will start June 14 to mark the six-month anniversary of the Newtown, Conn. massacre, taking gun violence survivors, their families and friends and law enforcement officials to 25 states in 100 days, according to a job posting by the... read more

Erie County Clerk Claims Website Violates SAFE Act

Erie County Clerk Claims Website Violates SAFE Act – Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs is threatening a lawsuit against Google if it doesn’t stop access to what he calls an “Illegal website.” Jacobs says the site reveals the identities and addresses of hundreds of thousands of pistol permit holders in New York... read more

Fight against gun law continues

Fight against gun law continues – Most sportsmen are not hearing many updates on the various efforts to challenge the NY SAFE Act in state and federal courts, but that does not mean the efforts to get this unconstitutional bill tossed out are going away. Just the opposite. There is a lot going on behind the scenes, and Gov. Cuomo appears to be getting more nervous with each passing... read more

WNY Lawmakers Push SAFE Act Changes on Medical Records

WNY Lawmakers Push SAFE Act Changes on Medical Records – Two state lawmakers from Western New York have introduced a measure to specifically stop any release or access to medical records under the SAFE Act.  This follows the case of an Amherst man and his attorney who claim he was ordered to surrender his weapons to police after someone checked information about his medication and... read more

Legion calls for rewriting of NY’s SAFE Act

Legion calls for rewriting of NY’s SAFE Act – The following letter, which I have included here, was sent to Gov. Andrew Cuomo on April 28: “On April 18, 2013, the Allegany County commander, the post commanders and members of the American Legion, Department of New York, held their monthly meeting. “Following the routine business that quite often benefits the community, state and nation, the next subject discussed was the New York SAFE Act. During this heated discussion, a motion was made, seconded and passed unanimously from the floor to have this New York SAFE Act declared... read more

NY sheriffs fault new gun law, seek to join suit

NY sheriffs fault new gun law, seek to join suit – County sheriffs have asked to join the federal lawsuit challenging New York’s tough new gun restrictions, calling some provisions vague and impossible to enforce fairly.  The New York State Sheriffs’ Association and five individual sheriffs are asking U.S. District Judge William Skretny to add their position to the record. They support gun rights advocates seeking to block enforcement of new bullet limits for magazines and the tighter definition of assault... read more

DA will not prosecute man arrested under SAFE Act

DA will not prosecute man arrested under SAFE Act – The Columbia County District Attorney is making good on a promise not to prosecute a man arrested under the SAFE Act.  DA Paul Czajka told NewsChannel 13 he would not prosecute Gregory Dean Jr.  Dean was pulled over earlier this month after police say the light over his license plate was out.  Police say he also had a gun in his car.  While they say it was possessed legally, it had nine rounds of ammunition, which exceeds the state’s new limit of seven... read more
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