Opinion: Hofstra debate must address illegal guns

Opinion: Hofstra debate must address illegal guns – We’ve heard a lot from the candidates seeking to lead our nation on everything from budget deficits to Benghazi. But on the most critical public safety concern facing our country, their lips have been sealed. With less than a month remaining in the race for the White House, President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney still haven’t said how they plan to fight gun violence in America. Instead, the two men seeking the highest office in the land have largely skirted the issue — despite the fact that 48,000 Americans will be murdered with a gun in the next president’s... read more

Rifles and shotguns most popular with North Country hunters, according to Sen. Ritchie’s survey

Rifles and shotguns most popular with North Country hunters, according to Sen. Ritchie’s survey – Most North Country hunters use a rifle or shotgun, according to a recent survey on hunting and fishing conducted by Sen. Patricia A. Ritchie.  Results of the survey indicated that 81 percent of respondents use a rifle or shotgun when hunting, and 84 percent said they typically hunt... read more

Romney on gun violence: Fast and Furious is ‘the greatest failure we’ve had’

Romney on gun violence: Fast and Furious is ‘the greatest failure we’ve had’ – Operation Fast and Furious saw its presidential debate debut during Tuesday’s town hall-style faceoff when Gov. Mitt Romney brought up the scandal in response to a question about gun control.  “The greatest failure we’ve had with regards to gun violence, in some respects,” Romney said, “is what is known as ‘Fast and Furious,’ which was a program under this administration. And how it worked exactly — I think we don’t know precisely — but where thousands of automatic and AK-47-type weapons were given to people that ultimately gave them to drug lords [in... read more

Obama suggests he would seek to revive ban on assault weapons

Obama suggests he would seek to revive ban on assault weapons – Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney engaged in a rare tussle over gun control on Tuesday, and Obama opened the door to pushing for a ban on assault weapons if he wins a second term.  During their second election debate, both men largely danced around a gun-control question, a reflection of how they are wary of offending voters who support gun rights.  However, Obama did say that he would back an assault-weapons ban like the one President Bill Clinton signed in 1994. That law expired in 2004 without being renewed by... read more

Van Bramer Calls For End To Queensbridge Gun Violence

Van Bramer Calls For End To Queensbridge Gun Violence – Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer is taking aim at criminals and gunslingers that use the Queensbridge Housing Project as a shooting range.  Van Bramer, who has introduced five new gun control laws for approval by the City Council, was leading an anti-gun rally at the Long Island City housing project on October 1, when shots rang out at a nearby location where a female resident was shot in the left leg.  The incident echoes the need for passage of the bills and an end to the violence that threatens the lives of Queensbridge residents on a daily basis, a Van Bramer spokesperson... read more

Letter from member in Afghanistan

To All, The missive below addressed to three very Pro Gun Legislators from a soldier, NRA member and NYSRPA member stationed in Kabul, Afghanistan explaining his position and letter to anti gun leader Sen. Daniel Squadron is very interesting and describes in detail his feelings about the Second Amendment. Please read and enjoy! Thank you, Tom King Senator Seward, Assemblywoman Tenney, Assemblyman Butler, I did not intend my below message to the Senator from Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn to become such a stream of consciousness, but it did … I am just fed up with those people always blaming MY GUNS for THEIR SOCIAL problems which THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE for, NOT ME … I assure you, I am not a mad, gun-slinger … I carry a Beretta 9mm Parabellum around Kabul because I must remain prepared, at all times, to act in my own defense, or that of my NATO friends, or my interpreter, while I am over here … and one can never know what truly lies in any Afghan’s heart … NYC is as integral to the Empire State as all the rest of us combined … but in my observation of history, the best way to deal with evil men who confront good citizens is by immediate and direct confrontation … good citizens can only do that, if they are empowered to do so, responsibly and legally … our Constitution empowers our citizenry to such position of responsibility; sadly, some local jurisdictions take away, or severely infringe, such personal responsibility and empowerment, which only serves to create government dependents in a way which our Founders never,... read more

Ball, Wagner Face Off: Gun Laws

Ball, Wagner Face Off: Gun Laws – Candidates with ties to Putnam County discussed a range of issues important to constituents at a recent debate. The event—held at the Hudson Valley Cerebral Palsy Association in Southeast, and co-hosted by the League of Women Voters and the Putnam County Chambers of Commerce—featured hopefuls running for the Putnam County Legislature, as well as New York State Assembly and New York State Legislature. Moderator Bruce Apar of Chase Media Group read questions that audience members submitted. Each candidate had 90 seconds to... read more

Franklin County OKs testing of gun users

Franklin County OKs testing of gun users – Franklin County says it can profit from verifying the gun-handling proficiency of retired law-enforcement and correction officers who want to take weapons out of state.  The idea was approved by the County Legislature Thursday in a close... read more

NRA Backs Hochul

NRA Backs Hochul – Rep. Kathy Hochul is trumpeted her endorsement from the National Rifle Association’s Political Victory Fund today, noting she’s one of just two New York Democrats to receive the organization’s... read more

Rifle Association Moves Kolb to the Head of The Class

Rifle Association Moves Kolb to the Head of The Class – Are A+ grades still given out in school? Not sure, but the National Rifle Association just gave one to Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb, R-Canandaigua, Ontario County. Kolb has been a big promoter of the Second Amendment, and he holds an annual “Sportsmen’s Day” at the Capitol to support gun rights. Crosman Corp. is in his... read more
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