Lewis legislators oppose state gun law

Lewis legislators oppose state gun law – Lewis County legislators on Tuesday took aim at the state’s new gun law and approved advertising for a new trail coordinator.  “It was pushed too fast with no due consideration,” Legislator Paul M. Stanford, D-Watson, said of the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement, or NY SAFE, Act.  County lawmakers by a 10-0 vote passed a resolution calling on the state Legislature and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to “set aside and annul this ill conceived and poorly drafted statute which abridges the rights of law-abiding citizens of the State of New... read more

Few NY Congressional Lawmakers Own Guns

Few NY Congressional Lawmakers Own Guns – Gun ownership is low and support for legislation to reduce gun violence is high among New York’s 29 congressional lawmakers, according to a survey by the Gannett Washington Bureau and USA TODAY.  At least four of the lawmakers – Reps. Chris Collins, Tom Reed, Richard Hanna and Chris Gibson, all Republicans from upstate – own guns. All four have an “A” rating from the National Rifle... read more

New gun law challenged as Cuomo’s approval suffers

New gun law challenged as Cuomo’s approval suffers – continues for Gov. Andrew Cuomo. His approval rating has dropped 15 points, a gun rights group is laying the groundwork for a legal challenge, one lawmaker has launched a petition to overturn the law on technical grounds and another has proposed an amendment that would prevent the state from ever collecting gun registration... read more

Obama mocked for releasing skeet shoot photo during gun-control debate

Obama mocked for releasing skeet shoot photo during gun-control debate – He’s full of skeet!  Gun owners lampooned President Obama as Elmer Fudd yesterday after the White House released a photo — in the middle of a fierce national firearms debate — of the commander-in-chief shooting clay targets at Camp David over the summer.  While the president’s shooting skills were being mocked, his own gun-control allies privately fretted that Obama risked being ridiculed as a phony for suddenly trying to portray himself as a friend of sportsmen and hunters. Or, conversely, that he was glorifying the use of... read more

Gun Rights Backers, Stung by Cuomo’s Law, Push to Undo It

Gun Rights Backers, Stung by Cuomo’s Law, Push to Undo It – More than 100,000 people have signed online petitions denouncing New York’s recently enacted gun laws. Gun owners are contemplating civil disobedience, vowing to ignore a requirement to register firearms they own that are now classified as assault weapons. And some are even calling for the impeachment of Gov. Andrew M.... read more

Andrew Cuomo’s numbers fall after gun bill

Andrew Cuomo’s numbers fall after gun bill – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s approval rating is down by double digits weeks after the Democrat signed sweeping new gun control legislation, a new poll Wednesday says. According to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday, Cuomo’s approval rating is at 59 percent, with 28 percent disapproving, down from last month’s sky-high 74 percent approval, with 13 percent disapproving of his performance in... read more

Gun Rights Advocates Fight Against New Law Signed By Cuomo

Gun Rights Advocates Fight Against New Law Signed By Cuomo – A gun advocacy group took the first step Tuesday to legally halting the newly-signed gun laws for New York state. As WCBS 880’s Jim Smith reported, the New York Rifle and Pistol Association said its position is clear. “We believe that (Gov. Andrew) Cuomo’s gun law is a blatant infringement on our Second Amendment rights,” said Jacob Rieper, vice president of legislative and political affairs for the... read more

Advocates intend to sue over gun law

Advocates intend to sue over gun law – he New York Safe Act has a lot of people fired up and it was very evident at a meeting held in Clarence Tuesday. Hundreds turned out and many were there challenge state officials on the law. The meeting was supposed to be a chance for those who may have questions about the new restrictions to get answers, but many who turned out were angry, putting officials on the... read more

Saratoga County sheriffs’ deputies union blasts state’s new gun law

Saratoga County sheriffs’ deputies union blasts state’s new gun law – The 105-member Saratoga County sheriffs’ deputies union says new state gun control legislation makes criminals of ordinary citizens. The group also objects, in a six-page letter to state officials, to how quickly new laws were passed, with no apparent provisions for law enforcement... read more

Rifle & Pistol Association To File Notice To Sue State On Gun Law

Rifle & Pistol Association To File Notice To Sue State On Gun Law – The state Rifle and Pistol Association today is set to file a notice of claim over the state’s new gun-control law, the first step toward a lawsuit over the measure. The group’s executive director, Thomas King, confirmed to Gannett’s Albany Bureau this morning that the notice would be filed today in Albany. The notice of claim would give the group 90 days to file its... read more
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