Current Status of Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Legislation in the U.S. Congress

Current Status of Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Legislation in the U.S. Congress – Recently, a number of NRA-supported Right-to-Carry Reciprocity bills have been introduced in the U.S. House and U.S. Senate.  NRA fully supports efforts to require states to respect an individual’s right to self-defense no matter what state they are in.  Below is the status of each bill, as of this writing.  NRA urges you to please contact your elected officials to support these important... read more

Orleans Legislature will again push for repeal of SAFE Act

Orleans Legislature will again push for repeal of SAFE Act – The Orleans County Legislature has gone on the record several times the past two years, stating its opposition to the SAFE Act, a controversial gun control measure approved by the State Legislature and Gov. Cuomo in January 2013. With a new legislative season beginning in the state capital, and with Gov. Cuomo starting his second term, county legislators plan on again stating their support for repeal of the “Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement” Act. Two state senators, Michael Nozzolio and Katherine Marchione, have already introduced legislation in the State Senate to repeal all of the legislation or parts of it. The County Legislature will meet at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the County Clerks Building at 3 South Main St. An agenda for the meeting includes a resolution that supports repeal of the SAFE... read more

Nets Ignore Michael Bloomberg Urging Police Take Guns from Minorities

Nets Ignore Michael Bloomberg Urging Police Take Guns from Minorities – On February 5, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg told nearly 400 people at an event in Aspen, Colorado that in order to save lives, police should actively take guns away from all male minorities between the ages of 15 and 25. The full audio was released on February 17, but the “big three” (ABC, CBS, and NBC) networks, who repeatedly promote Bloomberg’s anti-gun activism, have yet to report on his controversial anti-gun... read more

Gun groups launch new push for concealed-carry legislation

Gun groups launch new push for concealed-carry legislation – Gun rights groups are gearing up for a major push to move concealed-carry legislation through the new Republican Congress. The National Rifle Association (NRA) and other Second Amendment advocates are throwing their weight behind the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, a bill introduced in both chambers of Congress that would allow gun owners to carry concealed weapons across state lines. “The Second Amendment doesn’t end at the border of your state,” said Larry Keane, general counsel for the National Shooting Sports Foundation. “This would enhance the rights of law-abiding citizens to protect themselves when they’re away from... read more

Bill would allow concealed weapons across state lines

Bill would allow concealed weapons across state lines – Gun owners would be allowed to carry concealed weapons around the country under new legislation introduced in the Senate.  The Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act would allow gun owners who have a concealed carry permit in their home state to bring their firearms in any other state with concealed-carry laws.  “This operates more or less like a driver’s license,” Sen. John Cornyn (Texas), the second-ranking Republican in the upper chamber, told The Hill. “So, for example, if you have a driver’s license in Texas, you can drive in New York, in Utah and other places, subject to the laws of those... read more

Hawley, Ranzenhofer introduce bill to allow big game hunting with rifles in Genesee County

Hawley, Ranzenhofer introduce bill to allow big game hunting with rifles in Genesee County – State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer and Assemblyman Stephen Hawley have introduced special legislation, S.1292/A.4367, in the New York State Legislature to allow the use of rifles for big game hunting in Genesee County. “In several areas of New York State, sportsmen are allowed to hunt deer with rifles and this change in law would allow the use of rifles in Genesee County,” Ranzenhofer said. “As the this year’s session progresses, Assemblyman Hawley and I will be working together to get this bill signed into law.” Assemblyman Stephen Hawley is sponsoring the bill in the State... read more

Fight against SAFE Act continues

Fight against SAFE Act continues – Gun-rights advocates have not stopped their battle against the state’s controversial SAFE Act. About a dozen people attended Monday night’s St. Lawrence County Legislature meeting to seek support for a resolution that calls on the state to repeal its Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act of 2013. County legislators voted 12-0 to support the... read more

New York Church Taking Walmart To Court Over Gun Sales

New York Church Taking Walmart To Court Over Gun Sales – Trinity Church sits in the shadow of lower Manhattan’s One World Trade Center, its brownstone Gothic Revival spire dwarfed by the Financial District’s surrounding skyscrapers. One of the smaller investments in Trinity’s diverse portfolio: about $2,000 worth of shares in Walmart. This spring, the church will face off against the big-box giant in a court case that could change the way public companies make business... read more

SLC Lawmaker Renews Call To Oppose SAFE Act

SLC Lawmaker Renews Call To Oppose SAFE Act – Republican St. Lawrence County Legislator Joel LaPierre is calling for others on the board to once again stand up against New York’s strict gun control laws.  LaPierre says the SAFE Act, as it’s called, “treats countless New York state law-abiding gun owners as criminals.”  He says he plans to call for repeal of the legislation at Monday night’s county legislature meeting. He says the SAFE Act will have a significant financial impact due to the more than 17,000 county pistol permits that will need to be renewed.  The county legislature already voted to oppose the SAFE Act in February... read more

Ways & Means supports measure to repeal SAFE ACT

Ways & Means supports measure to repeal SAFE ACT – Genesee County Ways & Means Committee approved a resolution Wednesday to support repeal of the state’s gun control law, NY SAFE ACT.  The measure that passed Wednesday was not unexpected. County lawmakers have in the past voted on similar resolutions and voiced opposition to the SAFE ACT, enacted in January 2013.  The Ways & Means resolution stated the county’s support for a law, introduced this year in the State Senate, to repeal the SAFE ACT.  The Ways & Means resolution also supports introduction of the same bill in the State... read more
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