Holder to Face Lawmakers’ Questions on U.S. Gun Operation

Holder to Face Lawmakers’ Questions on U.S. Gun Operation – U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will testify about a federal gun operation before a House panel whose chairman accused the Justice Department of “shameful” conduct related to the matter.  Holder will appear Feb. 2 before the Oversight and Government Reform Committee to discuss the “Fast and Furious” program, which allowed illegal U.S. gun purchases in an effort to link the weapons to Mexican drug cartels, the panel said... read more

Our misfiring gun laws

Our misfiring gun laws – The City Council’s Public Safety Committee, and then the full council, are set to vote today to denounce a bill just passed by the US House of Representatives that would force every state to honor gun-carry permits issued by other states. The House is indeed off-base here — but New York City still needs to get its act... read more

Politics Aside: Are NYC’s gun laws unconstitutional?

Politics Aside: Are NYC’s gun laws unconstitutional? – After years of complaints by all but the most ardent anti-gun activists, New York City’s insanely strict gun laws are finally being exposed for the unconstitutional mess they are after two separate incidents in December in which tourists, with all the proper permits from their home states, were arrested for possessing... read more

Assembly speaker to examine gun-possession law after GZ bust

Assembly speaker to examine gun-possession law after GZ bust – Now she’s got Albany’s attention.  The Tennessee tourist arrested for bringing her home-state-registered handgun to the 9/11 Memorial has picked up some powerful allies in the capital — who plan to reassess the state’s stringent gun-possession laws.  Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan), the state’s second-most powerful Democrat, said yesterday that he will have “a committee hold a hearing on this question, to see how exactly the law is being enforced and to look at the possibility that there should be changes in the law.’’  The changes could include tweaking the law to allow leniency for people with guns registered in other states who mistakenly bring their weapons to New... read more

2012 USA Shooting Jr. Olympic Championships Dates

The following clubs will be hosting sections of this championship in January 2012. To participate in a match, please contact the match sponsor. JANUARY 7th – 3P Smallbore Section at Rotterdam contact Chuck Meyer. JANUARY 8th & 14-15th – 3P Smallbore & International Air Rifle Section at Jamestown, contact Jen Canfield. JANUARY 15th – 3P Smallbore Section at Rochester, contact Don Drexler at 585-321-3300. JANUARY 21-22nd – 3P Smallbore Section at the Roslyn Rifle Club in Westbury, contact Ken Calamia. JANUARY 22nd – International Air Rifle Section at Troy, contact Chuck Meyer. JANUARY 23rd – Air Pistol Section at Rochester, contact Don Drexler at 585-321-3300. Many thanks to Joe Fitzgibbon and Ed Mahecha from the Valley Stream and West Point Sections who hosted well attended events in... read more

Councilwoman Kepert Appears Before County Legislature in Support of Relocating “Trap and Skeet”

Councilwoman Kepert Appears Before County Legislature in Support of Relocating “Trap and Skeet” December 16, 2011 Planning Steps for Trap and Skeet relocation parcel is temporarily setback Councilwoman Connie Kepert attended the Suffolk County Environment and Planning Committee on Friday to testify in favor of authorizing a planning steps resolution, sponsored by Legislator Kate Browning, for the acquisition of property to relocate Suffolk County’s Trap and Skeet range. Councilwoman Kepert stated, “This committee has the ability to end the pain of residents who live adjacent to the facility and are unable to enjoy their own backyards due to the noise of gunshots.” Since reopening in 2006, the Trap and Skeet range has caused strife for surrounding neighbors. The community, along with Councilwoman Kepert and Suffolk County Legislator Kate Browning, have been fighting to resolve the issue and bring peace and quiet back to the neighborhood adjacent to the range. “Authorizing these planning steps is a move in the right direction for the residents who have suffered for almost 6 years now. The parcel in question is an appropriate location for trap & skeet, since the closest resident is over a mile away,” stated Kepert. John Palasek, who lives close to the range stated, “These planning steps make sense for all parties involved. It will benefit not only the community, environmentalists and park patrons, but the shooting community as well. They can enjoy their sport without the controversy and conflict within the community. It’s really a win-win.” The subject property is a 75 acre parcel located to the north of Gabreski Airport in the Hamlet of Westhampton. The parcel contains... read more

Lieberman Launches Probe of Fast and Furious Program

Lieberman Launches Probe of Fast and Furious Program – The heat is being turned up on U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder as Independent Sen. Joe Lieberman now wants to probe what went wrong in the Fast and Furious gunrunning operation.  Lieberman has instructed staff on his Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee to investigate miscommunication between law enforcement agencies, the Daily Caller... read more

Gun sales shoot higher for the holidays

Gun sales shoot higher for the holidays – Hitting the stores to get that someone the perfect gift for the holidays. “It borders on chaos, controlled chaos,” said one store general manager. You may have had to put up with long lines and lots of customers to purchase one of the best selling items and we’re not talking flat screen TVs or kids toys. That general manager is Frank Tybush, of B & J Guns, who said, “We have new shooters who say, ‘what gun should I have?’” More people than ever may be filling their holsters for the holidays. There are no stats for New York yet, but gun shops will tell you it’s like nothing they’ve seen... read more

Now, 90 congressmen have ‘no confidence’ in Holder or believe he should quit

Now, 90 congressmen have ‘no confidence’ in Holder or believe he should quit – Attorney General Eric Holder’s list of Operation Fast and Furious critics has grown over the past several days, as four more have signed on to a resolution of “no confidence” in him. Republican Reps. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, Kevin Brady of Texas, Tim Griffin of Arkansas and Tim Walberg of Michigan have all now signed on as co-sponsors of Arizona Republican Rep. Paul Gosar’s “no confidence” resolution. Though it’s not directly a call for Holder to step down, the resolution alleges that the nation’s top law enforcement official’s actions have proven he is not “competent, trustworthy and beyond reproach,” and that he has sought to “cover up” mistakes rather than cooperate with Congress “in disclosing the events and circumstances and transparently addressing the... read more

3 Day Coyote Hunt

5th Annual Coyote Hunt Contest February 10-12, 2012 Sponsored by the Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs of Sullivan County This contest is for coyotes hunted and taken only in New York.  Early registration fee is $30 if postmarked before January 23.  Fee is $35 after January 23 and registrations will be accepted until February 6.  Each entry fee includes a free banquet ticket and $5 gun raffle ticket.  Prizes are as follows: Grand Prize $2000 for the heaviest coyote overall. Daily Prize $200 for the heaviest coyote each day. Junior Hunter Prize an extra $100 for juniors aged 12-15. Female Hunter Prize an extra $100 for the heaviest coyote. $100 each for every coyote weighed in during the 3-day event. For further information and contest application call Edna Calkin at 845-932-8929.  For any other information call Jack at 570-798-2998 or Warren at... read more
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