Feinstein Goes For Broke With New Gun-Ban Bill

Feinstein Goes For Broke With New Gun-Ban Bill – Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)—author of the federal “assault weapon” and “large” ammunition magazine ban of 1994-2004—has announced that on the first day of the new Congress—January 3rd— she will introduce a bill to which her 1994 ban will pale by comparison. On Dec. 17th, Feinstein said, “I have been working with my staff for over a year on this legislation” and “It will be carefully focused.” Indicating the depth of her research on the issue, she said on Dec. 21st that she had personally looked at pictures of guns in 1993, and again in... read more

Ball scolds Journal News for posting permit data

Ball scolds Journal News for posting permit data – Sen. Greg Ball says he is outraged at the Journal News for posting public gun-license data for Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties, and called in the paper to take down its interactive map — which Ball’s statement obligingly includes a link... read more

New York State Rifle and Pistol Association targets Cuomo administration’s push to beef up gun laws

New York State Rifle and Pistol Association targets Cuomo administration’s push to beef up gun laws – ew York’s most powerful gun lobbying group is taking aim at Gov. Cuomo’s push to enact some of the strongest gun controls in the country. Thomas King, president of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, said his organization will activate phone banks after Christmas asking gun owners to bombard Cuomo and legislators with phone calls and emails opposing new restrictions on firearms. “If I thought for a moment that by giving up my guns it would prevent things like the Newtown massacre, I would do it,” said King, citing the deadly rampage at a Connecticut school. “But I know that’s not... read more

NRA doubles down: New gun laws won’t work

NRA doubles down: New gun laws won’t work – The National Rifle Association made clear Sunday it will not budge on its opposition to any new gun laws, despite heated criticism of the organization’s response to the Connecticut school massacre.  “I know this town wants to argue about gun control,” the group’s CEO, Wayne LaPierre, told NBC’s “Meet the Press” in Washington. “I don’t think it will... read more

More gun permits issued, but few revoked locally

More gun permits issued, but few revoked locally – The pistol permit application was one of hundreds Washington County Sheriff’s Office receives every year. But before the request made it through even the first phase of the approval process, the Sheriff’s Office’s pistol permit specialist noticed the application was on a list of people who are generally banned from owning a handgun. “They cross-checked him in the database and he was on the list of people who had received mental-health treatment, so he was denied,” Washington County Sheriff Jeff Murphy said. “There is a system of checks and balances and our people are very... read more

Coalition of New York State Legislators Against Illegal Guns Urges Action on State Plan to Reduce Gun Violence

Coalition of New York State Legislators Against Illegal Guns Urges Action on State Plan to Reduce Gun Violence – In the wake of the horrific mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut that left 20 school children and 6 teachers dead, a coalition of more than 55 New York State Legislators presented a letter to legislative leaders urging them to pass a state plan to reduce gun violence. Joined today by advocates and victims of gun violence on the steps of City Hall, the coalition unveiled an eight point plan that will yield real... read more
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