New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Armed Citizen - Yonkers gas station altercation leaves 1 shot, another stabbed
Yonkers gas station altercation leaves 1 shot, another stabbed - Police are investigating a possible robbery attempt at a gas station in Yonkers that left one man stabbed and another shot. The incident happened just after 9 a.m. at a Citgo station on Saw Mill River Road. The exact details are unknown, but it appears that a man stabbed the gas station worker, who then shot the robber. Arriving officers found a 48-year-old male Yonkers resident with multiple stab wounds to his torso, and a second male, approximately 18 years of age, with two gunshot wounds to his torso. Both were transported to a trauma center in the Bronx. At last report, both were in surgery. At this point, it is unclear if the altercation was a robbery or some sort of dispute. It is unknown at this time what caused the confrontation or if there was any past relationship between the two. Detectives are currently interviewing witnesses and are also attempting to speak with family members of both males. No one has been charged at this time in relation to this incident.
Anyone with information can contact the Detective Division at 914-377-7724, all calls will remain confidential.
Obama, ATF Seek to Ban Popular Sport Rifle Ammunition
Obama, ATF Seek to Ban Popular Sport Rifle Ammunition - More gun controvery is being stirred up in New York. But this time, it's not from Gov. Andrew Cuomo. It's President Obama, whose administration is now seeking to ban a specific type of 223-caliber bullet, known as the "green-tip.""It's commonly used," said Target Sports General Manager Steve Borst. "It's the most common caliber used by Americans." And can be found in virtually every type of rifle sold in the States. "Bolt-actions to single-shots to semi-automatic rifles," said Borst. "It's a very, very commonly-owned caliber. And Borst thinks the proposed ban is a violation of Second Amendment rights. "They're taking things that have been legal and legitamately owned and making it illegal," he said.
Supreme Court considers how convicted felons can sell their guns without violating the law
Supreme Court considers how convicted felons can sell their guns without violating the law - The Supreme Court is considering a tricky dilemma faced by people who legally own guns, but are then convicted of a serious crime and have to get rid of them. Since federal law bars convicted felons from possessing firearms, how can those guns be sold or transferred without running afoul of the law?
Orleans Legislature will again push for repeal of SAFE Act
Orleans Legislature will again push for repeal of SAFE Act - The Orleans County Legislature has gone on the record several times the past two years, stating its opposition to the SAFE Act, a controversial gun control measure approved by the State Legislature and Gov. Cuomo in January 2013. With a new legislative season beginning in the state capital, and with Gov. Cuomo starting his second term, county legislators plan on again stating their support for repeal of the “Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement” Act. Two state senators, Michael Nozzolio and Katherine Marchione, have already introduced legislation in the State Senate to repeal all of the legislation or parts of it. The County Legislature will meet at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the County Clerks Building at 3 South Main St. An agenda for the meeting includes a resolution that supports repeal of the SAFE Act.
Nets Ignore Michael Bloomberg Urging Police Take Guns from Minorities
Nets Ignore Michael Bloomberg Urging Police Take Guns from Minorities - On February 5, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg told nearly 400 people at an event in Aspen, Colorado that in order to save lives, police should actively take guns away from all male minorities between the ages of 15 and 25. The full audio was released on February 17, but the “big three” (ABC, CBS, and NBC) networks, who repeatedly promote Bloomberg’s anti-gun activism, have yet to report on his controversial anti-gun comments.
Gun groups launch new push for concealed-carry legislation
Gun groups launch new push for concealed-carry legislation - Gun rights groups are gearing up for a major push to move concealed-carry legislation through the new Republican Congress. The National Rifle Association (NRA) and other Second Amendment advocates are throwing their weight behind the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, a bill introduced in both chambers of Congress that would allow gun owners to carry concealed weapons across state lines. “The Second Amendment doesn’t end at the border of your state,” said Larry Keane, general counsel for the National Shooting Sports Foundation. “This would enhance the rights of law-abiding citizens to protect themselves when they’re away from home."