Majority of gun show operators in New York state agree to firearm tracking and sales rules

Majority of gun show operators in New York state agree to firearm tracking and sales rules – Most gun show operators in New York state have agreed to new rules designed to track firearms sales and make sure that background checks are completed, authorities said Thursday.  Attorney General Eric Schneiderman was able to hammer out the provisions with 23 operators — who run more than 80% of gun shows in the state — after undercover state investigators purchased firearms in 2011 with no inspection of their... read more

Dutchess legislators join call for repeal of NY SAFE

Dutchess legislators join call for repeal of NY SAFE – Most of the almost four-hour Dutchess County Legislature meeting Monday night was spent on a measure that carries no force of law, but is emotionally charged.  It was the memorializing resolution asking the state legislature to repeal NY SAFE, the state gun control measure that several legislators and many public speakers said was rushed through in haste, during a post-midnight session in Albany.  The public comment was heavily in support of the resolution, but there were also supporters of NY SAFE.  Many who said NY SAFE should be left intact cited polls purportedly showing 65 percent of citizens surveyed also supporting the gun... read more

Geddes to vote Tuesday on call to repeal NY SAFE Act

Geddes to vote Tuesday on call to repeal NY SAFE Act – Geddes Town Supervisor Manny Falcone Jr., who has a permit to carry a concealed weapon, will ask the town board Tuesday to call for a repeal of the state’s new tougher gun law and to support efforts to limit the information the public can have about gun owners.  “The people who are law abiding citizens, who have guns, are really getting it stuck to them,” Falcone said... read more

Energized residents target gun control law

Energized residents target gun control law – Gun rights activists, hunters and others unleashed a fusillade of criticism Monday night for the state’s sweeping new gun control law and rallied behind the call of one Hilltowns county lawmaker to repeal it.  The overflow crowd spilled out of the gallery and up the aisles the County Legislature’s chamber in the County Courthouse as Legislator Deborah Busch, a Berne Republican, circulated a proclamation condemning the NY SAFE Act and calling for its... read more

Schuyler calls on NY lawmakers to annul gun-control law

Schuyler calls on NY lawmakers to annul gun-control law – A standing-room-only audience Monday night watched the Schuyler County Legislature join county lawmakers across the state in opposing the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act, the SAFE Act, the state’s new gun control measure.  Legislators passed the resolution unanimously without... read more

Gabby Giffords’s Husband Buys AR-15

Gabby Giffords’s Husband Buys AR-15 – Mark E. Kelly, gun-control proponent and husband to former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, recently purchased an AR-15 (an “assault weapon,” he called it)—which he now says he intended as an illustration of the need for more stringent gun laws.  Kelly reportedly bought the AR-15 and a 1911-style semi-automatic pistol at a gun store in Tucson,... read more

Jefferson County Residents Applaud Gun Law Opposition

Jefferson County Residents Applaud Gun Law Opposition – Jefferson County residents who oppose the New York SAFE Act got up one by one to speak at the county legislature meeting Tuesday night.  The legislators voted unanimously to oppose the state law that puts tighter restrictions on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.  The audience... read more

Essex County grapples with new gun law

Essex County grapples with new gun law – The Essex County Board of Supervisors plans to take a stance on New York’s new gun law, but not before lawmakers take the time to review it and draft a detailed response.  Meanwhile, neighboring Franklin County legislators personally oppose the gun law but plan to hold public meetings on it before adopting a position.  These are two of only a few counties statewide that haven’t passed formal resolutions opposing the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement... read more

New gun control law leads to permits, paperwork pile-up

New gun control law leads to permits, paperwork pile-up – Broome County Sheriff David Harder says the Broome County Permit Office has been overloaded since the state passed the NY SAFE Act.  “The SAFE gun act that came out, created quite a stir,” Harder said. “Just in the month of January alone, we had 500 people come in and get... read more
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