Senator Ball on Cuomo’s gun grab

Senator Ball on Cuomo’s gun grab – “We needed solid provisions to keep the violently, mentally ill from harming our communities, our kids and our families. That didn’t happen tonight. While much in this bill, as far as stiffer penalties for real criminals and help on the mental health front is good, the last minute push, in the middle of the night without critical public input from sportsmen and taxpayers was outrageous and forced members to vote on a bill they had not read. While I’m glad we won on many fronts, including my permit privacy legislation against the Journal News, I simply cannot support a bill that turns law abiding citizens into criminals by creating an entire new category of illegal firearms out of currently legal rifles and shotguns,” said Senator Greg... read more

SAFE gun bill React-O-Mat™

SAFE gun bill React-O-Mat™ – We’ll be posting reactions from elected officials and advocates to the passage of the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act in the Senate on Monday night and (quite likely) the Assembly on Tuesday; newest on top:  From Gov. Andrew Cuomo:  “Tonight, the Senators that voted for the NY SAFE Act of 2013 made a bold statement, coming together in a bipartisan, collaborative manner to meet the challenges that face our state and our nation, as we have seen far too many senseless acts of gun violence. I commend Senator Skelos, Senator Klein, and Senator Stewart-Cousins for their hard work on this important... read more

Journal News gun permit map used by burglars to target White Plains home?

Journal News gun permit map used by burglars to target White Plains home? – A White Plains residence pinpointed on a controversial handgun permit database was burglarized Saturday, and the burglars’ target was the homeowner’s gun safe. At least two burglars broke into a home on Davis Avenue at 9:30 p.m. Saturday but were unsuccessful in an attempt to open the safe, which contained legally owned weapons, according to a law enforcement source. One suspect was taken into custody, the source... read more

Augusto “Goose” Perez determined to do his best at IPC Adaptive Biathlon and Nordic World Cup

Augusto “Goose” Perez determined to do his best at IPC Adaptive Biathlon and Nordic World Cup – Quitting just doesn’t seem to be in Augusto “Goose” Perez’s vocabulary. The 40-year-old East Syracuse resident has battled cancer four times, recovering from yet another operation and six weeks of chemotherapy that ended Jan. 4. Nevertheless, Perez, who had his left leg amputated in 2003, is scheduled to begin a series of seven races today at the International Paralympic Committee Adaptive Biathlon and Nordic World Cup in Cable,... read more

Mid-Hudson police officials say more restrictive gun, ammo laws won’t solve problem

Mid-Hudson police officials say more restrictive gun, ammo laws won’t solve problem – The current debate about gun control is emotional, both locally and nationwide, but some area law-enforcement personnel say laws already in place are adequate. They argue that law-abiding citizens are not the problem and that a person who wants to commit a crime will find a way to do so regardless of... read more

McCarthy introduces federal magazine cap

McCarthy introduces federal magazine cap – Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-Mineola) has introduced federal legislation to ban the sale of high capacity magazines that allow for extended firing of a semiautomatic weapon before having to reload, part of the long-time gun control advocate’s efforts to tighten regulations in the wake of the Newtown... read more

Andrew Cuomo flips out for gun control

Andrew Cuomo flips out for gun control – The governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, delivered a State of the State address on Wednesday that ran for over an hour, and ended with a hysterical, podium-pounding rant about gun control.  At one point he promised he wasn’t interested in “taking away people’s guns,” but then he launched into some very energetic demands to do exactly... read more

New York: Contact Your State Legislators TODAY — Anti-Gun Governor Andrew Cuomo Puts New York Gun Owners on Notice and Announces His Gun Ban Agenda

New York: Contact Your State Legislators TODAY — Anti-Gun Governor Andrew Cuomo Puts New York Gun Owners on Notice and Announces His Gun Ban Agenda – America’s Most-Anti-Gun Governor hails from the same state as the nation’s Most-Anti-Gun Mayor, New York City Michael Bloomberg. Exploiting tragedy, Governor Andrew Cuomo’s fiery State of the State speech today outlined a laundry list of recycled gun control proposals that have failed across the country — and they have already failed in New York. Please contact your state Senator and Assemblyman TODAY and respectfully ask him or her to oppose legislation that does nothing more than target law-abiding gun owners. Your phone call or email will play an important role in halting these assaults on your Second Amendment... read more
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