Deerpark board condemns NY’s new gun legislation

Deerpark board condemns NY’s new gun legislation – Stacy Case, her bright, yellow “Don’t Tread On Me” flag curled beside her, openly wept with happiness as Deerpark Councilman David Dean read a resolution condemning New York’s newly passed gun legislation and expressing support for the Constitution’s Second Amendment — the one focusing on the right to bear arms. The Deerpark Town Board meeting Tuesday night began with a solemn but nonobligatory prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. But it drew to a close with the board unanimously voting against the state’s new NY-SAFE gun legislation Tuesday night and a standing ovation from a crowd of about 30. “This is for the future, this is for my children, your children,” said Dean, who helped put together the... read more

Lautenberg, McCarthy propose high-capacity magazine ban

Lautenberg, McCarthy propose high-capacity magazine ban – New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg and New York Rep. Carolyn McCarthy said Tuesday that they have introduced companion bills to ban high-capacity magazines holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition. The proposal from the two Democrats is part of a broad set of gun controls President Obama has vowed to push for in his second term, following the shooting deaths of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., last... read more

Newspaper Removes Controversial Map of Gun-Permit Owners

Newspaper Removes Controversial Map of Gun-Permit Owners – The controversial interactive map of gun-permit owners in two suburban New York City counties was taken off-line Friday after hundreds of complaints.  The Journal News, the newspaper that published the map insisted it was not removing the map due to the pressure, instead saying the database had most likely been viewed by those interested readers and that the information would become outdated over time.  “Our decision to do so is not a concession to critics that no value was served by the posting of the map in the first place,” Janet Hasson, publisher of the Gannett-owned newspaper, said in a letter posted on its... read more

Feedback intended for the Journal News that the Rockland County Times mistakenly received

Feedback intended for the Journal News that the Rockland County Times mistakenly received – In the wake of the interactive gun-map controversy, a number of persons mistakenly sent the Rockland County Times angry emails intended for the Journal News.We here at the Rockland County Times have decided to publish these letters in the interest of showing exactly how the Journal News’ gun-map stunt made people around North America... read more

Cuomo’s gun control law pushed through

Cuomo’s gun control law pushed through – Jumping out ahead of Washington, New York state enacted the nation’s toughest gun restrictions Tuesday and the first since the Connecticut school massacre, including an expanded assault-weapon ban and background checks for buying ammunition. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the measure into law less than an hour after it won final passage in the Legislature, with supporters hailing it as a model for the nation and gun-rights activists condemning it as a knee-jerk piece of legislation that won’t make anyone safer and is too extreme to win support in the rest of the... read more

Governor Cuomo Signs Groundbreaking Legislation That Will Give New York State the Toughest Protections Against Gun Violence in the Nation

Governor Cuomo Signs Groundbreaking Legislation That Will Give New York State the Toughest Protections Against Gun Violence in the Nation – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed into law the NY SAFE Act (Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act) that will give New York State the toughest gun laws in the nation. The legislation includes provisions to keep guns out of the hands of convicted felons and potentially dangerous mental health patients, and ban high capacity magazines and assault... read more

Critics assail Cuomo’s gun deal as secret, rushed

Critics assail Cuomo’s gun deal as secret, rushed – Gov. Andrew Cuomo is being criticized by a good-government group and rank-and-file lawmakers for rushing his gun control law through secret meetings to make New York the first state to enact a measure since the Newtown, Conn., tragedy. Dick Dadey of Citizens Union says the closed-door negotiations followed by immediate votes were unnecessary for a bill in which most measures aren’t effective for 60 days. Dadey says public input and debate makes better... read more
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