Ways & Means supports measure to repeal SAFE ACT

Ways & Means supports measure to repeal SAFE ACT – Genesee County Ways & Means Committee approved a resolution Wednesday to support repeal of the state’s gun control law, NY SAFE ACT.  The measure that passed Wednesday was not unexpected. County lawmakers have in the past voted on similar resolutions and voiced opposition to the SAFE ACT, enacted in January 2013.  The Ways & Means resolution stated the county’s support for a law, introduced this year in the State Senate, to repeal the SAFE ACT.  The Ways & Means resolution also supports introduction of the same bill in the State... read more

Award-winning ‘Women in Nature’ program set for April 25 at F-M Rod and Gun Club

Award-winning ‘Women in Nature’ program set for April 25 at F-M Rod and Gun Club – The Onondaga County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs has scheduled its 9th annual “Women in Nature” program for April 25 at the Fayetteville-Manlius Rod and Gun Club.  The award-winning program is a free, day-long series of workshops for women focusing on introductory outdoor skills.  This year’s event is featuring 22 different mini-courses. Each participant will be allowed to sign up for four courses.  The scheduled course list includes ax throwing, beginning archery, birding basics, black powder, campfire cooking, canoeing skills, crossbow basics, deer hunting, fishing 101, flyfishing, gun cleaning and introduction to... read more

Firearms Dealer to Sue Everytown for Gun Safety For Defamation In Bogus Report

Firearms Dealer to Sue Everytown for Gun Safety For Defamation In Bogus Report – Crossfire Arms, LLC, of Mount Holly, Vermont, says through counsel that it intends to sue Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety for defamation after Everytown suggested that Crossfire Arms was an unlicensed dealer selling firearms to criminals. Everytown had been pushing a fake “study” that asserted criminals were using online firearms sites to illegally acquire firearms as part of the group’s efforts to impose “universal background checks” on residents of the state that sees less violent crime in a year than many large cities mismanaged by anti-gun Democrats see in a summer weekend. The very speculative Everytown report failed to come up with solid evidence that so much as a single firearm was sold to a criminal via person-to-person sales facilitated by online communications. Their report also asserted that Crossfire Arms was involved in providing firearms via unlicensed sales, a patently false claim, by including images of their listings in Armlist, including watermarked... read more

Citing NY’s SAFE Act, Henrietta Guns and Ammo Store Closes

Citing NY’s SAFE Act, Henrietta Guns and Ammo Store Closes – Jackson Guns and Ammo in Henrietta has closed up shop, and owner Kordell Jackson said that New York’s SAFE Act is to blame. “We catered to the assault rifles and once that was out, it kind of hurt us,” Jackson said. Jackson operated out of two locations, Henrietta and Scottsville, for more than 10 years. His stores are now empty. With certain assault weapons now banned in New York state, and a limit on magazine capacity, Jackson says sales dropped from about $250,000 to $15,000 a month. “We were struggling with all the rules and regulations, the New York SAFE Act as well as the New York State payroll taxes, the state taxes, all these taxes,” Jackson said. “You can’t stay in business with all this going on.” Jackson closed up shop Jan. 17.  He says the decision was difficult.  After spending five to six months looking for ways to keep his business viable, Jackson said closing made the most... read more

Nassau Democrats eye gun control activist for Denenberg’s seat

Nassau Democrats eye gun control activist for Denenberg’s seat – The Nassau Democratic Committee is wasting no time in replacing Legis. Dave Denenberg, who resigned his seat Wednesday after pleading guilty to stealing more than $2 million from a client. Nassau Democratic Chairman Jay Jacobs said the party will screen five potential candidates for the seat Wednesday night and a decision is expected by late Wednesday night. Among the top candidates is Rita Kestenbaum, 56, of North Bellmore, who served a term on the Hempstead Town Board from 1999-2001. “She has been an elected official before and has a thorough understanding of all the issues,” Jacobs said. In recent years, Kestenbaum has become known for her work to prevent gun... read more

Sen. O’Mara pushes for SAFE Act repeal

Sen. O’Mara pushes for SAFE Act repeal – Whether you have guns for hunting, target shooting or personal protection, you are going to be affected one way or another by New York’s controversial SAFE Act gun control law. On the second anniversary of passage of the law, which you may recall was rammed through the state legislature in the middle of the night with no outside input, state Sen. Tom O’Mara, R-Big Flats, is cosponsoring a Senate bill to repeal the SAFE Act. O’Mara was one of 18 state senators who voted against the SAFE Act two years... read more

Columbia Journalism School’s biased alliance with Mike Bloomberg’s advocacy organization

Columbia Journalism School’s biased alliance with Mike Bloomberg’s advocacy organization – For years I’ve advocated for the journalists, activists and politicians who argue for more gun control to better acquaint themselves with guns and gun laws. It’s always struck me as pretty appalling that the only requisite for an opinion on limiting gun rights appears to be passion, not knowledge. From cable news anchors to newspaper reporters, college administrators to anti-gun lobbyists, local legislators to the vice president of the United States, the very people who want to reinterpret the Constitution and limit your Second Amendment rights often seem to know the least about the issue, save for their uncanny ability to prey on emotion and... read more

Sheriff Harder Takes Issue with Parts of NY Safe Act

Sheriff Harder Takes Issue with Parts of NY Safe Act – It’s been two years since the New York Safe Act has been adopted by the state. We spoke with Broome County Sheriff David Harder on some of the areas of the New York Safe Act that he says still have issues. Harder says that they have been trying to reform certain issues  through the Sheriff’s Association but says that he feels it’s falling on deaf... read more

Bloomberg’s ‘Data Guy’ Leads His Gun-Control Campaign

Bloomberg’s ‘Data Guy’ Leads His Gun-Control Campaign – Like his boss, former Mayor  Michael Bloomberg , John Feinblatt is a data guy. Mr. Feinblatt used his number-crunching skills at City Hall to help make agencies more efficient, and served as Mr. Bloomberg’s point person on criminal justice, immigration and gay marriage. And now, as president of the Bloomberg group Everytown for Gun Safety, he is taking the same approach to a state-by-state, town-by-town fight to change gun... read more

Rice replaces McCarthy on gun violence prevention task force

Rice replaces McCarthy on gun violence prevention task force – Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-Garden City) announced today she will replace retired Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-Mineola) as vice chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force. McCarthy helped found the group after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Conn., on Dec. 14, 2012. Rep. Mike Thompson (D-Calif.) chairs the task... read more
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