Boehner won’t commit to gun-control votes

Boehner won’t commit to gun-control votes – Republican House Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday that he would take any recommendations from Vice President Joe Biden’s anti-gun violence commission “under advisement”—but stopped well short of committing to allow the House of Representatives to vote on gun-control... read more

Binghamton’s Mayor Calls for Tighter Gun Control Laws

Binghamton’s Mayor Calls for Tighter Gun Control Laws – In the wake of the tragedy in Connecticut, Binghamton Mayor Matt Ryan has joined more than 750 mayors across the nation signing a petition to be sent to the White House, calling for what he terms  better gun  “censorship’.  “We want to make sure all our politicians in Washington get the message it’s time to really do something says Matt Ryan, Mayor of... read more

Cuomo working on new set of tougher gun laws following Newtown massacre

Cuomo working on new set of tougher gun laws following Newtown massacre – In the wake of the Connecticut shooting rampage, Gov. Cuomo and legislative leaders are quietly negotiating a package of tough new gun laws that they hope can be voted on within days, the Daily News has learned.  At the center of the talks is a proposal to expand the state assault weapons ban to include all firearms with clips of more than seven bullets, sources... read more

Women, girls taking up guns, shooting in higher numbers

Women, girls taking up guns, shooting in higher numbers – here are pink guns. Pink ear protection. Pink shell pouches. For your car, don’t miss the pink “Pistol Packing Princess” sticker. And if you want to pack heat while lunching at your favorite tea room, a purse with a special pistol holster is de rigueur.  All of this is aimed at women who want to own a gun — for protection, for hunting or for sport shooting — a rapidly growing demographic. But don’t let all that girly pink fool you. Women in the United States, and Iowa, for example, take their firearms seriously.  Research by the National Sporting Goods Association shows female participation in target shooting grew by 46.5% between 2001 and 2010. And an October 2011 Gallup Poll found 23% of women own a... read more

Parent company of Remington Arms to be sold

Parent company of Remington Arms to be sold – In an effort to protect their clients’ interests, an investor in Freedom Group — which is the parent company of Remington Arms in Ilion — has decided to sell its investments, according to a statement released by Cerberus Capital Management,... read more
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