Lawsuit filed against state’s gun control law

Lawsuit filed against state’s gun control law – In a case backers vow to take all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, a major gun rights group today filed suit in federal court in Buffalo seeking to toss out the state’s new gun control law on a host of constitutional grounds. The lawsuit by the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, the state affiliate of the National Rifle Association, attacks the NY-SAFE Act on a host of legal fronts, including claims of violations of interstate commerce protections to the Second Amendment’s right to bear... read more

NYSRPA files suit against SAFE Act

NYSRPA files suit against SAFE Act ALBANY, NY (03/21/2013)(readMedia)– The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association filed suit today in federal court challenging the constitutionality of the so-called SAFE Act. NYSRPA believes SAFE violates the specifically enumerated right to keep and bear arms by prohibiting the possession of the most common firearms and accessories for self-defense and other lawful purposes. “The Supreme Court affirmed an individual right to keep and bear arms in the landmark 2008 case of Heller v. District of Columbia and incorporated that decision to the states in the 2010 case of McDonald v. Chicago,” said NYSRPA President Thomas King. “These decisions apply to all New Yorkers. Attempts to deny our citizens the best and most effective tools available for personal protection cannot be tolerated.” It is going to take a lot of resources to fight this and individuals can help by becoming NYSRPA members and/or making donations to the legal defense fund.  You can join/renew your membership online and/or make donations to the legal fund.  For the donations please put LDF in the 3rd address... read more

Book Talk: ‘Gun Guys: A Road Trip’ explores America’s gun culture

Book Talk: ‘Gun Guys: A Road Trip’ explores America’s gun culture – Writer Dan Baum, a self-described Jewish liberal Democrat and a gun enthusiast since childhood, strapped a revolver to his side in 2009 and set off on an 18-month, 15,000 mile (24,140 km)exploration of the U.S. firearms culture. His book, “Gun Guys: A Road Trip,” was released this month amid a gun-control debate rekindled by the Dec. 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Baum, who lives in Boulder, Colorado, says it was a challenge to write for two polarized audiences: liberals and fiercely protective gun... read more

Senate gun bill won’t include assault weapons ban

Senate gun bill won’t include assault weapons ban – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday he hopes to have a bill to address gun violence on the Senate floor soon after the Easter break, but confirmed that measure will not include the assault weapons ban. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., told reporters Tuesday she is disappointed that her assault weapons ban will not be part of a larger bill, but acknowledged it will likely make it easier to pass gun-related legislation through the... read more

Background checks spiked after Sandy Hook shooting, says FBI director

Background checks spiked after Sandy Hook shooting, says FBI director – The director of the FBI told lawmakers that the number of requested background checks for gun purchases has increased dramatically since the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School and could be severely impacted by sequester budget cuts.  Director Robert Mueller told a House Appropriations panel on Tuesday that background check requests from licensed gun dealers has risen from an average of 54,000 each day to a current level of 81,000 every day since the Connecticut shooting, which killed 20 children and six... read more

NY considers changes in new gun control law

NY considers changes in new gun control law – Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders are considering changes in New York’s new gun control law including eliminating a provision that limits magazines to seven bullets.  Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says that’s one of several, mostly “technical” changes to the nation’s toughest gun control measure rushed into law in January one month after the Newtown, Conn., shooting.  Silver says the leaders are considering the change because seven-bullet magazines aren’t manufactured. The standard is 10-bullet... read more

Hands Off My AR

Forever Productions is offering a t-shirt and song for sale with the bulk of the proceeds going to help defer our legal costs of challenging the SAFE Act. Please visit their Facebook page, CafePress site for the t-shirt and CDBaby site for the .mp3... read more
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