Mayor Bloomberg to run anti-illegal gun ad during Super Bowl

Mayor Bloomberg to run anti-illegal gun ad during Super Bowl – The biggest score of all at the Super Bowl might be made by Mayor Bloomberg.  In an unprecedented move, the mayor and his national coalition against illegal guns plan to air a 30-second ad during the big game, which draws some of the highest TV ratings of the year and traditionally serves as a platform for memorable and very expensive commercials.  Bloomberg disclosed today that he and Boston Mayor Tom Menino — who serves as both co-chair of the mayor’s coalition and host mayor of the rival New England Patriots — have already filmed the ad that’s going to be screened in selected regional markets on... read more

LaPierre returning to Albany

LaPierre returning to Albany – National Rifle Association president and CEO Wayne LaPierre will return to Albany in March as the featured speaker at an annual rally of the state’s hunters, anglers and trappers.  LaPierre will deliver the keynote address at the third annual “Sportsmen and Outdoor Recreation Legislative Awareness Day,” held in “The Well” of the Legislative Office... read more

Snowshoe Biathlon Scheduled For March 3 & 4

Snowshoe Biathlon Scheduled For March 3 & 4 – Most of us grew up knowing that when Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett sighted a target, it was going down. Here’s an opportunity for outdoor enthusiasts to see how they stack up against our folk heroes.  The St. Lawrence Valley Primitive Snowshoe Biathlon, organized by the Fort La Présentation Association and Forsyth’s Rifles and hosted by the Massena Rod & Gun Club, is March 3 and 4.  “In our primitive biathlon, competitors on snowshoes run or walk a measured course,” said Fred Hanss, an event organizer. “They must load and fire two shots from a muzzle-loading firearm at five targets set at well-spaced stations and throw an axe at the sixth... read more

Cuomo asks legislature to scrap worthless bullet tracking system

Cuomo asks legislature to scrap worthless bullet tracking system – A failed effort to to track shell casings in the interest of solving crimes appears to be heading to legislative repeal. The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association said they applaud Governor Cuomo’s proposal to scrap the Combined Ballistic Identification System (CoBIS). After collecting over 356,000 spent shell casings since March 2001 at an estimated cost of nearly $44 million, not a single crime has been solved because of the program, NYSRPA... read more

Retired Border Patrol Agent Proposes Gun Training

Retired Border Patrol Agent Proposes Gun Training – A retired U.S. Border Patrol agent is working to stir up interest in a firearms training program that would give former law enforcement officers a chance to continue to carry concealed weapons.  Jean-Pierre Plante has proposed bringing a certified gun instructor to the north country, giving former officers a one-day crash course on everything weapon-related. The class would be the first of its kind in the area and would help retirees take advantage of a federal law that allows them to carry a concealed... read more

Syracuse Pistol Club offers winter shooting league

Syracuse Pistol Club offers winter shooting league – It comes down to improving a person’s “shooting proficiency” and the camaraderie.  That’s the main focus of the Syracuse Pistol Club’s winter shooting leagues, which meets Wednesday morning and evenings at the club’s indoor range on Henry Clay Boulevard in... read more

On NRA program, Kolb talks of need for firearm right-to-carry reciprocity bill

On NRA program, Kolb talks of need for firearm right-to-carry reciprocity bill – Following an appearance on a news program produced by the National Rifle Association, Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb, R-Canandaigua, said he was in the process of introducing legislation that would allow registered gun owners from outside New York state to carry registered firearms as long as they have the proper... read more

Federal official in Arizona to plead the fifth and not answer questions on ‘furious’

Federal official in Arizona to plead the fifth and not answer questions on ‘furious’ – The chief of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Arizona is refusing to testify before Congress regarding Operation Fast and Furious, the federal gun-running scandal that sent U.S. weapons to Mexico.  Patrick J. Cunningham informed the House Oversight Committee late Thursday through his attorney that he will use the Fifth Amendment... read more
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