Druggists’ cure for anxiety: a pistol

Druggists’ cure for anxiety: a pistol – Your friendly neighborhood pharmacist will soon be locked and loaded.  Rattled druggists from Long Island to the city are increasingly applying for gun permits following a spate of fatal robberies by armed thugs desperate to score highly addictive... read more

The strange birth of NY’s gun laws

The strange birth of NY’s gun laws – Recent months have seen a former Marine from Indiana, a Tea Party activist from California and a nurse from Tennessee all arrested and charged in New York City for possession of firearms they had legal permits to carry back home. All were “nabbed” when they naively sought to check the weapon with security. These innocents fell afoul of the nation’s toughest gun laws. But few New Yorkers know how those laws came to be. The father of New York gun control was Democratic city pol “Big Tim “Sullivan — a state senator and Tammany Hall crook, a criminal overseer of the gangs of New... read more

Lancman rips Turner on handgun stance

Lancman rips Turner on handgun stance – State Assemblyman Rory Lancman (D-Hillcrest) last week excoriated Congressman Bob Turner (R-Queens and Brooklyn) for refusing to support federal gun control legislation pending in Washington.  Turner and his office last week declined to comment on whether or not he would reconsider his stand on firearms legislation in the wake of the shooting death of NYPD Officer Peter Figoski in December.  Lancman, widely considered to be running against Turner in November, issued a scathing statement on Jan.... read more

Councilmen Oppose City Gun Resolution

Councilmen Oppose City Gun Resolution – While most City legislators have taken aim at protecting the City’s stringent gun laws, two Queens councilmen have put more lax gun laws in their sights.  Queens Councilmen Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) and rising GOP star Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) have joined Staten Island Republicans Vincent Ignizio and James Oddo to oppose a Council resolution that voiced its displeasure with a bill approved in the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives.  The bill would allow a resident of one state who has a license to carry a concealed handgun to carry that gun in a different state, regardless of individual state law. State gun-control laws vary widely, and New York State, particularly New York City, has among the toughest gun-ownership restrictions in the... read more

NYC councilman demands that Manhattan DA drop gun charges against Marine

NYC councilman demands that Manhattan DA drop gun charges against Marine – New York City Councilman Daniel Halloran wants the criminal case against Ryan Jerome, a former Marine facing 15 years in prison for unknowingly violating the state’s tough gun laws, to be dismissed.  Halloran, a Republican, told The Daily Caller that he has been in touch with Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance’s office, but he isn’t optimistic that the DA will let the case... read more

More women owning guns

More women owning guns – Gun counters usually crowded with men, are now seeing a new trend across the country. More women are purchasing pistols, but it’s not surprising many firearms departments.  Gander Mountain Firearms Sales Associate Nigel Lopez said, “I’ve seen more women interested in obtaining a pistol permit to carry concealed for personal protection. That’s been the number one... read more

Assemblyman Lancman keeps at Congressman Turner, this time over guns

Assemblyman Lancman keeps at Congressman Turner, this time over guns – Assemblyman Rory Lancman wanted a shot at the 9th Congressional District during the special election back in September. Since the man Queens party boss Congressman Joe Crowley picked for the seat lost to Republican Bob Turner, the Assemblyman has kept up a steady stream of criticism of the new congressman, potentially portending a run against him next year.  Today’s critique is over Congressman Turner’s position on gun control (something the city takes very seriously).  Or, I suppose, lack there of: Turner, according to the Queens Chronicle, won’t take a position on a bill to strengthen gun background checks.  “Congressman Bob Turner’s troubling position on guns leaves Queens families and New York’s finest vulnerable,” Lancman said in a statement. “It’s extremely unsettling that someone who represents me and my community would put our safety at risk to satisfy the gun... read more

Gun Control: A Movement Without Followers

Gun Control: A Movement Without Followers – In the year since the Tucson (Ariz.) massacre, in which a Glock-wielding gunman killed six people and wounded 13, the most famous victim, Gabrielle Giffords, has recovered admirably. The Arizona representative has co-authored a memoir and made appearances in the well of the House of Representatives and on national television. What Giffords and her fellow Democrats have not done is use the Tucson bloodshed to achieve tougher gun control... read more

Turner mum on gun control bills

Turner mum on gun control bills – “I want to let the family and the NYPD know that they have the support, prayers, love and respect of our community.”  The words were spoken last month by Congressman Bob Turner(R-Queens and Brooklyn) at a fund raiser for the daughters of slain NYPD Officer Peter Figoski.  But Turnerís office is declining to say whether or not his support includes proposed federal gun control legislation that in the past has been supported by the New York City Patrolmenís Benevolent Association and NYPD Commissioner Ray... read more
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