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In SAFE Act defiance, Dutchess County Legislature says state can’t use county seal for gun recertification
In SAFE Act defiance, Dutchess County Legislature says state can’t use county seal for gun recertification - Dutchess County is telling New York state it can’t use the county seal on letters being sent to county residents who hold pistol permits. In a 22-3 vote, members of the Dutchess County Legislature on Monday adopted a resolution specifically denying the state permission to use the “name, seal of the county, and county letterhead,” on recertification letters or other purposes connected to the New York SAFE Act gun control legislation.
Hundreds of 2nd Amendment Supporters Pack Rally in Horseheads
Hundreds of 2nd Amendment Supporters Pack Rally in Horseheads - 2nd Amendment supporters filled a room to overflowing, with cars parked on the side of the road for over a mile at a rally in Horseheads Saturday to call for accountability of elected officials and the repeal of the New York SAFE Act. Hundreds of 2nd Amendment supporters packed the Horseheads American Legion Saturday afternoon with one message: repeal the SAFE Act. The rally was organized by the Chemung County Federation of Sportsmen.
Sheriff: Lack of staff slows pistol permit application process
Sheriff: Lack of staff slows pistol permit application process - The Herkimer County Sheriff’s Office has seen the number of pistol permit applications nearly quadruple in four years. For now, there is one full-time clerk to work in the permit office. The office is looking to get permission from the Herkimer County Legislature to hire another full-time clerk to help process the ever-increasing stack of applications in the office, as well as sort through old records in the Herkimer County Jail, said county Sheriff Christopher Farber.
Putnam must release gun records, judge says
Putnam must release gun records, judge says - A state judge has ordered Putnam County to turn pistol permit records over to The Journal News, which sued for the data last fall after the county denied the newspaper's Freedom of Information Law requests. In a five-page decision Wednesday, Supreme Court Justice Robert Neary cited the NY-SAFE Act, a sweeping series of gun-control measures that allowed gun owners to remove their names from a public database after the law was enacted in January 2013. Neary ruled that the names remaining on the database — those who did not ask to be removed from it — are a public record and therefore subject to open disclosure laws.
Church offers gun give-away
Church offers gun give-away - Grace Baptist Church wants to bring people in for a Sunday service later this month. It sent out this flyer that says, "Win a free AR-15" and "...my peace I give unto you..." John 14:27 The church will be giving away what is described as a New York legally-modified gun. At the bottom of the flyer, it says that all applicants will be subjected to a federal background check. The church is in the district of Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin, who will be speaking at the upcoming event.
St. Lawrence County calls for repeal of SAFE Act, denies state use of county seal
St. Lawrence County calls for repeal of SAFE Act, denies state use of county seal - More than 40 people reportedly attended a St. Lawrence County Board of Legislators meeting Monday to support a resolution calling for the repeal of the SAFE Act. The St. Lawrence County Board of Legislators passed a resolution that denied the state use of its seal in regards to the SAFE Act and called for the controversial state law to be repealed in its entirely.