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

Schuyler committee passes resolution opposing gun law

Schuyler committee passes resolution opposing gun law – A resolution drafted by Schuyler County’s sheriff and clerk opposing the new state gun law passed the county legislature’s Public Safety Committee unanimously Monday morning.  The committee passed the resolution unanimously, with a vote of 4-0. Sheriff Bill Yessman said the Monday morning crowd of more than 50 people was the largest ever for the committee.  “We’re unhappy with the way this law was passed, the process they used, … what we feel are second-amendment rights violations,” Yessman said Monday. “The law does nothing to address gun violence. It really... read more

Gun law stymies county clerks

Gun law stymies county clerks – It has been a week since the Ontario County Clerk’s Office began accepting the pistol permit “opt-out” privacy forms, and already, the office has been inundated with forms, said County Clerk Matthew Hoose.  The office started accepting the forms — which ensure that permit holders’ private information will not be released publicly — on Feb. 15, and has since received upwards of 500 forms.  “They’re coming in droves,” said... read more

Pro-gun-law forces cancel showdown

Pro-gun-law forces cancel showdown – A Potentially explosive confrontation over Gov. Cuomo’s tough new gun law was avoided over the weekend as 1199 SEIU, the hospital workers union, abruptly canceled a Thursday rally designed to challenge some 10,000 opponents of the governor’s measure, The Post has... read more

Gun Permit Applications Way Up In Suffolk County

Gun Permit Applications Way Up In Suffolk County – Interest in gun ownership has seen a major jump in Suffolk County lately.  The number of new applications for pistol permits in Suffolk County went from 2,035 in 2011 to 2,606 in 2012, according to a Newsday report.  Suffolk County authorities said they had also issued 5,764 purchase documents for firearms in 2012, up from 5,043 in... read more

Will Onondaga County join the growing list of counties calling for repeal of NY SAFE Act?

Will Onondaga County join the growing list of counties calling for repeal of NY SAFE Act? – Onondaga County may join a growing list of counties calling for repeal of the NY SAFE Act. Legislator Kevin Holmquist told reporters Friday that he will sponsor a resolution at the Onondaga County Legislature’s session on March 5 calling upon the New York State Legislature to repeal the state’s newest set of gun control... read more

Erie County Legislature calls for repeal of SAFE Act

Erie County Legislature calls for repeal of SAFE Act – Erie County legislators have added their voices to a chorus of people across the state calling for the new state gun law to be repealed.  The County Legislature voted, 7 to 4, on Thursday to approve a resolution calling on the state to repeal and revise the New York State SAFE Act of 2013 “in a manner that is respectful of the Second Amendment rights of New... read more

Rockland Revolution

Rockland Revolution – Hundreds of citizens who believe in the rights and tradition of gun ownership were pleasantly surprised at the results of Tuesday’s meeting of the Rockland County Legislature.  Behind the bullish efforts of Republican Legislator Frank Sparaco and the parliamentary influence of Democratic Legislator Ilan Schoenberger, two significant resolutions swung in the favor of the gun rights... read more

Cuomo Proposes Lowering Hunting, Fishing Fees, But Gun Enthusiasts Still Don’t Like Him

Cuomo Proposes Lowering Hunting, Fishing Fees, But Gun Enthusiasts Still Don’t Like Him – Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed streamlining the process of acquiring state hunting and fishing licenses and reducing their cost by 25 percent in a budgetary amendment on Wednesday. He called the current state licensing system “overly complex, burdensome and bizarre” and vowed to lower the price of yearly hunting licenses from $29 to $22 and fishing licenses from $29 to $25; reduce the cost of non-resident licenses; make fishing licenses valid for one year from the date of purchase; and continue discounted licenses for youth, seniors and veterans. But hunting enthusiasts say that it will take more to earn their trust after the recent passage of legislation regulating gun and ammunition... read more

Calls for banning 3D-printed guns leads to huge interest in 3D-printed gun sites

Calls for banning 3D-printed guns leads to huge interest in 3D-printed gun sites – What happens when the government indicates that it wants to ban something? The same thing that happens when parents tell their children not to put their hand in the cookie jar. Thus, because there have been calls to ban the 3D printing of any sort of firearm or anything that could be used in the making of a firearm, guess who the beneficiary... read more
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