Disarming the Myths Promoted By the Gun Control Lobby

Disarming the Myths Promoted By the Gun Control Lobby – As much as gun control advocates might wish otherwise, their attacks are running out of ammo. With private firearm ownership at an all-time high and violent crime rates plunging, none of the scary scenarios they advanced have materialized. Abuse of responsibility by armed citizens is rare, while successful defensive interventions against assaults on their lives and property are relatively... read more

Urging the State Senate to Include Microstamping in Budget

Urging the State Senate to Include Microstamping in Budget – On Valentine’s Day, family members who have lost loved ones to gun violence along with advocates and law enforcement officials joined senators and assemblymembers at the state capitol to urge the state senate to include microstamping in their budget proposal. The governor’s executive budget eliminates CoBIS, the state’s pistol and revolver ballistic identification database, leaving a gap in the ability of law enforcement to link shell casings back to the gun that fired... read more

Gounardes Pressures Golden on Microstamping

Gounardes Pressures Golden on Microstamping – With the minority Senate Democrats renewing their push for gun microstamping legislation, Democratic Senate candidate Andrew Goundardes is out with a statement pressuring his opponent, Brooklyn Republican State Sen. Marty Golden, to support the... read more

New York State Senate Democrats take a shot at law cracking down on illegal hand guns

New York State Senate Democrats take a shot at law cracking down on illegal hand guns – State Senate Democrats next week plan to revive legislation aimed at cracking down on illegal handguns — a bill that was shot down in the Legislature two years ago.  The Democrats are set to begin a “sustained” push to require some bullet casings to carry unique markings — a process known as microstamping that is strongly backed by Mayor Bloomberg, an anti-illegal gun... read more

State Legislators Against Illegal Guns Elects Co-Chairs

State Legislators Against Illegal Guns Elects Co-Chairs – Today, the New York State Chapter of State Legislators Against Illegal Guns (SLAIG NY) held its first meeting of 2012 and announced the election of Senator Eric Adams, Assemblymember Michelle Schimel, and Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh as Co-Chairs of the group’s Steering Committee.  SLAIG is planning to hold additional educational forums, meetings, and other events throughout the year. The group is committed to working together to find innovative ways to prevent illegal gun... read more

Thoughts on Microstamping

Thoughts on Microstamping – I recently met with Jody Weis, Deputy Director of the Chicago Crime Commission. Our discussion centered on reducing illegal guns in their respective states of New York and Illinois.  As the sponsor of a microstamping bill in the New York State Assembly, I met with Mr. Weis after learning of his interest in microstamping technology from a national news show where he spoke about his plan to push for microstamping legislation in... read more

Teen shooting academy upgrading, expanding

Teen shooting academy upgrading, expanding – Young people in Western New York have a unique opportunity to learn safe and effective firearms handling in many venues.  The award-winning Teen Shooting Academy (TSA) offers young people of qualifying ages instruction in shotgun, rifle, and hand gun use. Rifle and shotgun classes are held for those ages 12 to 20; handgun instruction is provided for those ages 14 to... read more
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