St. Lawrence County judge faces criticism over pistol permit restrictions

St. Lawrence County judge faces criticism over pistol permit restrictions – St. Lawrence County Judge Jerome J. Richards is facing criticism from several county legislators who believe restrictions he places on many citizens who hold pistol permits may violate Second Amendment rights outlined in the U.S. Constitution. During their Monday Finance Committee meeting, lawmakers had a lengthy discussion that focused on complaints they’ve received from people who applied for and received pistol permits from Judge... read more

Legislative Report #7

Legislative Report #7 is now online (pdf). Senate Codes Committee Agenda for Tuesday, April 28: S-2050 – Relates to prohibiting the possession of certain 50 caliber firearms; directs the division of state police to embark on a program whereby persons currently in lawful possession of such weapons may be reimbursed for the fair market value thereof upon turning in such weapons to a designated officer – OPPOSE S-2491 – Enacts the “Children’s Weapon Accident Prevention Act”; creates crimes of failure to store a weapon safely in the first and second degrees, aggravated failure to store a weapon, and criminally negligent storage of a weapon in the first and second degrees; provides affirmative defenses; directs the Commissioner of Education to develop a weapons safety program – OPPOSE S-2900 – Authorizes the possession of a handgun being sold by a dealer in firearms upon the premises of such dealer –... read more

Ceretto to push for SAFE Act repeal

Ceretto to push for SAFE Act repeal – New York State Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-Lewiston, announced support Wednesday in the Assembly’s Codes Committee for legislation that would fully repeal the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act of 2013. The move would clear the way for the measure to come to the floor for an Assembly vote. “Law-abiding gun owners have been burdened by the SAFE Act for far too long, and it’s time to bring this controversial issue back to the Assembly floor for a vote, so we can repeal this overbearing law once and for all,” Ceretto said in a press... read more

Tenney urges Assembly panel to allow vote on SAFE Act repeal

Tenney urges Assembly panel to allow vote on SAFE Act repeal – The Assembly Democratic majority is being urged by Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney to take up her bill that would repeal Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s gun control law known as the SAFE Act. The bill by Tenney, R-101, New Hartford, was to be considered today by the Assembly Codes Committee, which could then bring the legislation to the floor for a vote. Tenney, who has voted against SAFE Act funding in three consecutive budgets, said in an announcement that the act is “a violation of our Second Amendment Rights and has stripped law-abiding New Yorkers of their fundamental constitutional... read more

Shooting program takes off in city school

Shooting program takes off in city school – In the bowels of Charlotte High School, around the corner from the boiler room and directly beneath the swimming pool, shots ring out. It is hot, humid and noisy. Four young men are prone and propped up on their backpacks with Olympic-grade Daisy single-shot air rifles pointed down-range. Master Sgt. Shawn Legault paces behind them. The boys, students at Leadership Academy for Young Men, are part of one of the few marksmanship programs in a public high school, and certainly the only one in Monroe County. “I believe this is character-building,” said Master Sgt. Eric Meister, who directs the program along with Legault as part of Leadership Academy’s JROTC program. “And that’s our mission, to build better... read more

Mayor promises to shoot down Poughkeepsie Common Council’s gun proposal

Mayor promises to shoot down Poughkeepsie Common Council’s gun proposal – A number of public officials on the local, county and state level Thursday voiced their opposition to a Poughkeepsie Common Council proposal to create further gun storage requirements. The Safe House Ordinance, proposed by Alderwoman ShaRon McClinton in reaction to a slew of accidental shootings of children by other children, would require gun owners to keep their guns locked and stored when not in their immediate possession, enclosed in either a carry case, or locked enclosure, or locked in a manner to prevent them from being fired, according to City of Poughkeepsie Mayor John... read more

Obama Says He Hasn’t Given Up On Gun Control

Obama Says He Hasn’t Given Up On Gun Control – The president insists he hasn’t given up on gun control, but he said he’s had difficulties getting changes passed through Congress in the years since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. “What we’ve done is to try to do as much as we could administratively to tighten up how background checks are run, to go after illegal drug runners,” President Obama told ABC News’s Dr. Richard Besser during a sit-down interview at Howard University. “But I will tell you that trying to get something through Congress has proven to be very difficult. And it’s... read more

Cayuga County Legislature committee holds off on vote for SAFE Act resolution

Cayuga County Legislature committee holds off on vote for SAFE Act resolution – The Cayuga County Legislature isn’t sure it wants to get involved either way with proposed state legislation to repeal the SAFE Act. Though it wasn’t just the SAFE Act. The county Legislature’s Government Operations Committee had six resolutions on its agenda Tuesday night that expressed opinions to the state government on various issues, none of which passed. As far as the SAFE Act, which toughened the state’s gun ownership laws, some legislators questioned whether the body had anything to add to the debate. “Do we as a group have something to offer on the SAFE Act, other than ‘We don’t like it?'” asked Legislator Joseph Runkle,... read more

More African-Americans Support Carrying Legal Guns For Self-Defense

More African-Americans Support Carrying Legal Guns For Self-Defense – When James Craig was a young man in the 1970s, he says law-abiding people wouldn’t dream of carrying guns. But then he left town to pursue a career in policing. In the years he was gone, Michigan liberalized its gun laws, making it easier for people to get concealed-carry permits. When he came back to become Detroit’s police chief in 2013, he found a whole new... read more

Mayor: No jobs lost as Remington Arms cuts positions

Mayor: No jobs lost as Remington Arms cuts positions – The village’s mayor said some changes at the Remington Arms plant won’t affect the number of jobs. Mayor Terry Leonard said he received a telephone call Monday afternoon from the head manager of the Remington Arms facility in Ilion to talk about the gun manufacturing company’s current changes in workforce. “The bottom line is there is no reduction in force,” said Leonard. “No jobs are being lost. Some are being moved around.” Leonard said the facility’s custom gun shop will move to South Dakota, and the seven to eight employees in that department will be able to find different positions in the Ilion facility. He also said the two to three employees with the service repair center — which will be shifted to various gunsmiths and stores around the country — also will be able to find other jobs at the Ilion plant. “It’s a business move,” Leonard said. “There’s no reduction in... read more
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