Microstamping Article Published in New York State Bar Assn. Journal

Microstamping Article Published in New York State Bar Assn. Journal – I was recently asked by the New York State Bar Association/NYSBA to write an article about my microstamping legislation. The article, entitled “Microstamping Guns: A Tool to Help Solve Gun Crimes in New York,” was published in the Summer 2012 issue of the NYSBA Journal.  I have been introducing a microstamping bill in the New York State Assembly since 2008. The measure has been approved by the assembly every year since 2008 but has not been passed by the state... read more

Ed Rendell: Obama “Wussed Out” On Gun Control

Ed Rendell: Obama “Wussed Out” On Gun Control – Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell leaves no-one unscathed in his new book “A Nation of Wusses,” including his party’s own president.  Rendell writes that while on balance President Barack Obama has “definitely not” been a wuss, there was a clear instance in which he “wussed out” — when he decided not to take up gun control legislation after the attempted assassination of Rep. Gabby... read more

Cuomo on microstamping

Capitol Confidential tweeted: “Cuomo says he’d like to see microstamping bill passed, but he doesn’t expect it to happen any time soon.” Here is video of his remarks. It starts at the 9:15 mark. Use this link to send an e-mail to the... read more

Bellavia forms ‘Second Amendment Coalition’

Bellavia forms ‘Second Amendment Coalition’ – David Bellavia, a Republican candidate for Congress, announced a “Second Amendment Coalition” on Monday, a day when he also criticized his Republican rival, Chris Collins, for his previous participation in what Bellavia said was an anti-gun... read more

Senator Serrano and Assemblyman Englebright Urge Senate to Reject Recreational Shooting in Parks

Senator Serrano and Assemblyman Englebright Urge Senate to Reject Recreational Shooting in Parks – New York State Senator José M. Serrano (D-Manhattan/Bronx) and New York State Assemblymember Steve Englebright (D-E. Setauket) sent a letter last week, to which 30 legislators signed on,  to United States Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, to express disappointment in the U.S. House of Representatives’ recent passing of the “Sportsmen’s Heritage Act” (H.R. 4089), which includes language that could allow much of the National Park System to be open to hunting and recreational... read more

House GOP leaders pressure Holder on Fast and Furious

House GOP leaders pressure Holder on Fast and Furious – Top House Republicans attempted to ramp up pressure on Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday with a joint letter demanding the Department of Justice comply with a congressional subpoena for materials on the “Operation Fast and Furious”... read more

Coalition of Attorneys General Urge Passage of National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity

Coalition of Attorneys General Urge Passage of National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity – As we reported last November, the ongoing effort to fully vindicate the fundamental, individual right to carry a concealed handgun for self-defense took a major step forward with House passage of H.R. 822, the “National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011.”  The bill, sponsored by Reps. Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) and Heath Shuler (D-N.C.), has 245 cosponsors and was approved in the U.S. House of Representatives by an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 272-154.  After passage in the House, the bill was sent to the Senate, where it remains.  Since November, the Senate has failed to take any significant action on the... read more

Dave Mustaine, Gun Control: Megadeth Singer Blasts Politicians That Would ‘Take Away My Guns’

Dave Mustaine, Gun Control: Megadeth Singer Blasts Politicians That Would ‘Take Away My Guns’ – He’s got a long way to go if he wants to make waves like rocker-turned-Secret Service-person-of-interest Ted Nugent, but Dave Mustaine has a knack for stirring up liberal anger. He’s gone on record as opposing gay marriage and doubting the citizenship of President Obama, and in a recent interview with the Birmingham News, he made a Nuge-style declaration about gun control. “When people in Washington say they’re going to take away my guns, they better bring theirs if they’re going to take mine,” the Megadeth frontman told the... read more

House Republicans try to block Obama’s rifle rule

House Republicans try to block Obama’s rifle rule – House Republicans, accusing President Barack Obama of waging a war on gun owners, plan to cut off funding for an rule requiring firearms dealers in border states to report multiple sales of certain rifles.  The matter has become a flash point on both sides of the national gun control divide, elevating the debate over the Second Amendment in an election year in which the president is struggling to win again in pro-gun swing states such as New Mexico, Colorado, Nevada and... read more
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