Obama, Democrats Misfire on Guns

Obama, Democrats Misfire on Guns – The owner of a small gun shop here sits on a wooden stool behind a glass-topped counter filled with handguns. The only thing folks talk about when they come into this store is what Washington will do next to attack gun owners, says the man, dressed in a crisp white shirt, dark blue pants and a ballcap from a local paint store. “The story that is not being told is how afraid folks really are,” he says, refusing to have his name published. He has lived through the turbulent ’60s and ’70s and served in Vietnam, he says, but none of that compares to the fear he sees in today’s... read more

Putnam mom to deliver petition supporting NY SAFE Act

Putnam mom to deliver petition supporting NY SAFE Act – While a Cold Spring mother was unnerved to receive an anonymous call questioning her support for the state’s new gun-reform act, she still plans to deliver a petition this week to members of the Putnam County Legislature who passed a resolution against the law.  Alexandra Dubroff said she received a call Monday afternoon from an unidentified man who, while polite, strongly encouraged her to change her position.  “To be honest, it is disconcerting,” she said. “I feel like they are trying to bully... read more

Pistol permit applications shoot up in St. Lawrence County since passage of NY gun law

Pistol permit applications shoot up in St. Lawrence County since passage of NY gun law – Applications for pistol permits in St. Lawrence County have shot up since the passage of the NY SAFE Act in January.  That’s making more work for the St. Lawrence County Clerk’s office, and for those who perform the background checks on applicants, the county Sheriff’s Department, the state police, and local police departments.  Paid applications for handgun permits have doubled in the first three months of 2013 compared with January to March in 2012, according to the county clerk’s... read more

Montgomery County opposes SAFE Act

Montgomery County opposes SAFE Act – The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution at the end of April opposing Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s sweeping gun control legislation.  The board passed a resolution claiming they were assaulted by a “pen.” “A copy of the resolution is available below.  “The New York Safe Act does not increase the protection and safety of the public, and is [unnecessarily] burdensome to residents of New York State both financially and ethically,” reads the resolution, which spells unnecessarily... read more

Young Voters Aren’t Sold on Gun Control

Young Voters Aren’t Sold on Gun Control – Young people have helped push the gay marriage issue to the forefront, with so many voters 30 and under supporting marriage equality that Republicans have been forced to accept – or at least re-examine – the matter. Sticking to an anti-gay rights agenda could cost the GOP votes down the road, and many Republicans are wisely seeing that on a purely political basis, things need to change.  The same trend, however, is not mirrored on the matter of gun control. According to a recent study by Harvard University’s Institute of Politics, voters aged 18-29 are not clamoring for more gun control, even after the tragedies in Colorado and at Sandy Hook elementary... read more

Studios Fret That New York’s Gun Laws Could Hamper Film Production

Studios Fret That New York’s Gun Laws Could Hamper Film Production – The sweeping gun control measure passed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and hailed by Democratic leaders has a surprising critic: Hollywood.  Officials in the movie and television industry say the new laws could prevent them from using the lifelike assault weapons and high-capacity magazines that they have employed in shows like “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and films like “The Dark Knight... read more

Quinnipiac: Most Disapprove of Obama’s Gun Policy

Quinnipiac: Most Disapprove of Obama’s Gun Policy – A majority of voters disapprove of President Barack Obama’s handling of gun-control, according to a new poll released Wednesday.  The Quinnipiac Poll of 1,471 registered voters showed that 52 percent of those surveyed, compared to 41 percent, are unhappy with Obama’s approach to gun-control which focuses on an expanded background check system for gun... read more

Suffolk Co. Trap & Skeet Alert

Suffolk County Alert Suffolk Co. Legislator Kate Browning is going to try and get the Parks Committee to pass a resolution IR-1313-2013 which would immediately close the Trap & Skeet Range.  The next committee meeting is set for 12:00pm Wednesday May 1 at the Hauppauge Legislative Auditorium, W.H. Rogers Legislature Building, 725 Veterans Memorial Highway, Smithtown.  Gun owners are encouraged to attend.  The meeting starts promptly at noon so it is important to arrive a little early to sign up in order to speak before the committee. May 2, 2013 Update: The bill failed to be voted out of... read more
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