Oswego County passes resolution calling for repeal of NY SAFE Act

Oswego County passes resolution calling for repeal of NY SAFE Act – The Oswego County Legislature voted 25-0 for a resolution urging the repeal of the NY SAFE Act, joining a growing list of counties that have denounced New York state’s controversial gun law. “We were just standing up for our constituents,” Terry Wilbur, a legislator from Hannibal, said Thursday. Wilbur, who sponsored the resolution, said he was pleased with the results, and that the resolution would send a clear message to state officials in... read more

Olympic Arms Halts Sales to New York Law Enforcement

Olympic Arms Halts Sales to New York Law Enforcement – Firearm manufacturer Olympic Arms announced that they will no longer sell to New York law enforcement in protest of the gun control laws recently passed there. “Legislation recently passed in the State of New York outlaws the AR15 and many other firearms, and will make it illegal for the good and free citizens of New York to own a large selection of legal and safe firearms and magazines. We feel as though the passage of this legislation exceeds the authority granted to the government of New York by its citizens, and violates the Constitution of the United States, ignoring such SCOTUS rulings as District of Columbia v. Heller — 554, U.S. 570 of 2008, McDonald v. Chicago — 561 U.S. 3025 of 2010, and specifically the case of United States v. Miller — 307 U.S. 174 of... read more

Orleans Legislature joins in opposition to state’s new gun law

Orleans Legislature joins in opposition to state’s new gun law – The Orleans County Legislature joined a growing voice of upstate New York counties in opposing many of the provisions of the New York SAFE Act, a gun control measure that legislators say was rushed into passage by the state Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The Orleans body called on state legislators to hold public hearings on gun control violence, seeking “meaningful”... read more

Tioga Country opposes new state gun laws

Tioga Country opposes new state gun laws – In a sweeping move at its latest legislative work session, the Tioga County Legislature resolved, among other things, to oppose and request the repeal of the recently enacted NY SAFE ACT. The legislature opposed “any legislation, including the sections within the NY SAFE ACT (Chapter 1 of Laws of 2013), which infringe upon the right of the people to keep and bear arms” and further resolved that it considers “such laws to be unnecessary and beyond lawful legislative authority granted to our State representatives.” The legislature also “strongly encourages” members of the state legislature to hold public hearings to address the “issue of gun violence in a way that will produce meaningful... read more

Cattaraugus County lawmakers urge gun law repeal

Cattaraugus County lawmakers urge gun law repeal – Joining with other county governments across the state, members of the Cattaraugus County Legislature voted unanimously Wednesday to adopt a resolution urging the repeal of New York’s new gun control law. The measure was presented by Legislator William Aiello of Olean after a recent meeting of the New York State Association of Counties, where he serves as second vice president. The meeting was a training involving members from Western New York and the Adirondacks. The regions banded together to pass a joint resolution calling for the appeal of the bill, Aiello... read more

NRA president heading to Albany

NRA president heading to Albany – NRA President David Keene will attend a Second Amendment rally planned for February 28 outside the state Capitol, an NRA board member confirmed. “David Keene coming up shows the NRA’s commitment to New York State and efforts to oppose the SAFE Act,” said Tom King, who along with his position on the NRA’s board is president of the New York State Rifle & Pistol... read more

New York National Guard Soldier skis, shoots in biathlon competition

New York National Guard Soldier skis, shoots in biathlon competition – You ski as fast as you can over several kilometers of rough terrain with a .22 caliber rifle strapped on your back; then steady that rifle — controlling your labored breathing and heart rate and shaky legs in mind-numbing cold that freezes your fingers and face. Then you must fire five shots to hit targets the size of 50-cent pieces, 50 meters away. For the New York Army National Guard Lt. Col. Brian O’Keefe, and Soldier athletes like him, this is the... read more

Madison County Legislature opposes NY SAFE Act

Madison County Legislature opposes NY SAFE Act – Many local municipalities have taken a stance on the issue of gun control. Tuesday, it was Madison County’s turn to pass a resolution opposing the SAFE Act. County Legislators voted 14 to 4 in favor of the measure.  They say they don’t expect their vote to shake things up in Albany, but they hope their local representatives are paying... read more
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