Assemblyman Al Stirpe admits using ‘f-bomb’ in gun control meeting

Assemblyman Al Stirpe admits using ‘f-bomb’ in gun control meeting – Assemblyman Al Stirpe confirmed he “lost it for a brief second” and directed an “f-bomb” at several pro-gun constituents during a heated moment in his Albany office last week.  It occurred during a late morning meeting Thursday at a time when the capital was flooded with protesters for a rally protesting the state’s new Safe Act, which puts into place the toughest gun control laws in the... read more

Nyack Village Approves Support For Cuomo’s Gun Act

Nyack Village Approves Support For Cuomo’s Gun Act – Although the Rockland County Legislature showed concerns for parts of the NY Safe Act and passed a resolution requesting the state repeal certain aspects, at Thursday night’s the Nyack Village board unanimously passed a resolution supporting Cuomo’s NY Safe... read more

Town of Bethlehem alert

Town of Bethlehem Alert Town Boardmember Jeffery Kuhn has introduced a proposed resolution in support of the SAFE Act.  Area gun owners are encouraged to attend the next public town meeting scheduled for 6:00pm Wednesday, March 13, at Town Hall located at 447 Delaware Avenue in Delmar. A copy of the proposed resolution can be found here (pdf). Contact information for the Town Board can be found... read more

Chants of ‘we will not comply’ as 7,000 call to repeal gun law

Chants of ‘we will not comply’ as 7,000 call to repeal gun law – Thousands of protesters swarmed in front of the Capitol Thursday, protesting new gun legislation and fighting against what they say are infringements on New Yorkers Second Amendment rights.  About 7,000 people slogged through thick mud and light drizzle at West Capitol Park to call for repeal of the NY SAFE Act that passed quickly in the late hours of Jan. 15.  National Rifle Association President David Keene spoke to the crowd and said the NRA would do “whatever’s necessary” to defend gun owners, get rid of those in government that don’t support gun rights and help repeal the gun... read more

Rally draws thousands, NRA head to Capitol

Rally draws thousands, NRA head to Capitol – Gun rights supporters turned out by the thousands on the muddy West Lawn of the Capitol on Thursday to make their opposition heard to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s gun control legislation passed last month.  Buses from across the state showed up for the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association’s fifth annual Lobby Day and Rally, which drew a record crowd of more than 5,000 people and was headlined by National Rifle Association President David Keene. The crowd was energetic, waving signs and flags, engaging in spirited conversations about the law they uniformily despise, chanting against Cuomo and roundly applauding a cavalcade of speakers who took turns preaching the rights of gun... read more

Sen. Kathy Marchione files bill to repeal Gov. Cuomo’s gun law amid huge Albany protest

Sen. Kathy Marchione files bill to repeal Gov. Cuomo’s gun law amid huge Albany protest – Sen. Kathy Marchione, R-Halfmoon, filed a bill to repeal Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s gun law Thursday as an estimated 5,000 protesters rallied outside the Capitol to condemn the measure as government tyranny.  “Your governor is willing to sacrifice the Constitution, your rights as citizens and the prerogatives of his Legislature on the altar of his own ambition and the ego of Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York City,” National Rifle Association President David Keene told the... read more

Opponents To Cuomo’s Gun Control Legislation Descend On Albany

Opponents To Cuomo’s Gun Control Legislation Descend On Albany – The third rally to be held in Albany since Governor Andrew Cuomo’s sweeping gun control legislation passed more than a month ago took place Thursday.  Opponents said they’re pushing for a full repeal of a law that’s become a flash point for gun rights advocates across the country.  “I think New York has become the poster child for how not to adopt legislation,” said NRA President David Keene. “As we know, the governor designed this in the dark of night, rammed it through the Legislature, and then everybody said, ‘Oh my God, what have we... read more

County committee split on NY SAFE Act

County committee split on NY SAFE Act – The County Government Committee of the Columbia County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution on Tuesday calling for the repeal of the NY Safe Act passed by the State Legislature last month.  The committee voted 6-2 in favor, with supervisors Jesse DeGroodt, NOP-Chatham, Thomas Garrick, R-Gallatin, Ron Knott, R-Stuyvesant, Kevin McDonald, R-Livingston, Matt Murell, R-Stockport and Raymond Staats, D-Clermont voting in support. Voting against the measure were supervisors Edward Cross, D-Hudson2 and Ellen Thurston,... read more

Want to try a biathlon? The Syracuse Biathlon Club can help

Want to try a biathlon? The Syracuse Biathlon Club can help – Interested in trying a biathlon?  The Syracuse Biathlon Club can give you a taste Saturday morning at the Osceola Tug Hill Cross Country Ski Center in Osceola. The club has scheduled a competition that’s doubling as a fundraiser for Ann Jardin, a club member and Olympic level trap shooter who’s hoping to represent this country in her event at the 2016 Olympics in... read more

St. Lawrence County okays resolution opposing NY SAFE Act

St. Lawrence County okays resolution opposing NY SAFE Act – St. Lawrence County legislators unanimously went on record Monday opposing parts of the NY SAFE Act during a sometimes raucous meeting attended by more than 150 gun enthusiasts.  “What the bill does not do is make anyone safer,” said Assemblyman Marc W. Butler, R-Newport, who attended the meeting that had to be moved from the Board of Legislators chambers to the state Supreme Court room because of the crowd. “We’re getting a great deal of push-back on this. I think the bill is... read more
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