New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Legislative Report #7
Legislative Report #7 is now online (pdf).
Senate Codes Committee Agenda for Tuesday, April 28:
- S-2050 - Relates to prohibiting the possession of certain 50 caliber firearms; directs the division of state police to embark on a program whereby persons currently in lawful possession of such weapons may be reimbursed for the fair market value thereof upon turning in such weapons to a designated officer - OPPOSE
- S-2491 - Enacts the "Children's Weapon Accident Prevention Act"; creates crimes of failure to store a weapon safely in the first and second degrees, aggravated failure to store a weapon, and criminally negligent storage of a weapon in the first and second degrees; provides affirmative defenses; directs the Commissioner of Education to develop a weapons safety program - OPPOSE
- S-2900 - Authorizes the possession of a handgun being sold by a dealer in firearms upon the premises of such dealer - SUPPORT
Ceretto to push for SAFE Act repeal
Ceretto to push for SAFE Act repeal - New York State Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-Lewiston, announced support Wednesday in the Assembly's Codes Committee for legislation that would fully repeal the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act of 2013. The move would clear the way for the measure to come to the floor for an Assembly vote. "Law-abiding gun owners have been burdened by the SAFE Act for far too long, and it’s time to bring this controversial issue back to the Assembly floor for a vote, so we can repeal this overbearing law once and for all," Ceretto said in a press release.
Tenney urges Assembly panel to allow vote on SAFE Act repeal
Tenney urges Assembly panel to allow vote on SAFE Act repeal - The Assembly Democratic majority is being urged by Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney to take up her bill that would repeal Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s gun control law known as the SAFE Act. The bill by Tenney, R-101, New Hartford, was to be considered today by the Assembly Codes Committee, which could then bring the legislation to the floor for a vote. Tenney, who has voted against SAFE Act funding in three consecutive budgets, said in an announcement that the act is “a violation of our Second Amendment Rights and has stripped law-abiding New Yorkers of their fundamental constitutional freedoms.”
Shooting program takes off in city school
Shooting program takes off in city school - In the bowels of Charlotte High School, around the corner from the boiler room and directly beneath the swimming pool, shots ring out. It is hot, humid and noisy. Four young men are prone and propped up on their backpacks with Olympic-grade Daisy single-shot air rifles pointed down-range. Master Sgt. Shawn Legault paces behind them. The boys, students at Leadership Academy for Young Men, are part of one of the few marksmanship programs in a public high school, and certainly the only one in Monroe County. "I believe this is character-building," said Master Sgt. Eric Meister, who directs the program along with Legault as part of Leadership Academy's JROTC program. "And that's our mission, to build better citizens."
Mayor promises to shoot down Poughkeepsie Common Council’s gun proposal
Mayor promises to shoot down Poughkeepsie Common Council’s gun proposal - A number of public officials on the local, county and state level Thursday voiced their opposition to a Poughkeepsie Common Council proposal to create further gun storage requirements. The Safe House Ordinance, proposed by Alderwoman ShaRon McClinton in reaction to a slew of accidental shootings of children by other children, would require gun owners to keep their guns locked and stored when not in their immediate possession, enclosed in either a carry case, or locked enclosure, or locked in a manner to prevent them from being fired, according to City of Poughkeepsie Mayor John Tkazyik.
City of Poughkeepise Alert
City of Poughkeepsie Alert
The Dutchess County Pistol Association has obtained documents (pdf) pertaining to an effort to get the City of Poughkeepsie to enact a mandatory firearms storage law. Residents are encouraged to contact all elected officials in the City and express their opposition to this proposal.
Obama Says He Hasn't Given Up On Gun Control
Obama Says He Hasn't Given Up On Gun Control - The president insists he hasn't given up on gun control, but he said he's had difficulties getting changes passed through Congress in the years since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. "What we've done is to try to do as much as we could administratively to tighten up how background checks are run, to go after illegal drug runners," President Obama told ABC News's Dr. Richard Besser during a sit-down interview at Howard University. "But I will tell you that trying to get something through Congress has proven to be very difficult. And it's heart-breaking."