New York State Rifle and Pistol Association

Fighting for your rights in NY state

New York State Rifle and Pistol Association

Fighting for your rights in NY state

New York State Rifle and Pistol Association

Fighting for your rights in NY state

New York State Rifle and Pistol Association

Fighting for your rights in NY state

New York State Rifle and Pistol Association

Fighting for your rights in NY state

New York State Rifle and Pistol Association

Fighting for your rights in NY state

New York State Rifle and Pistol Association

Fighting for your rights in NY state


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New York State Rifle and Pistol Association

The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association is the state’s largest and nation’s oldest firearms advocacy organization. Since 1871, our organization has been dedicated to the preservation of Second Amendment rights, firearm safety, education and training, and the shooting sports. Our membership consists of individuals and clubs throughout the state. We are a not-for-profit 501(c)4 organization and the official NRA-affiliated State Association in New York.

 

Anti-Gun Activists Trying To Emulate Success Of Marriage Equality Movement

Anti-Gun Activists Trying To Emulate Success Of Marriage Equality Movement – Frustrated by gridlock in Congress and unable to win over public opinion regarding the curtailment of one of America’s oldest civil rights, anti-gun activists have decided to take their fight to your local neighborhood. For a movement that’s virtually stalled since Columbine, anti-gun activists are trying to model after the success of the gay marriage movement, which has won repeatedly at the state-level and in the courts. After all, that seems to be the only option left for these folks since their candidates got shellacked in the 2014... read more

New York high school senior prevails in fight to pose with gun in yearbook photo

New York high school senior prevails in fight to pose with gun in yearbook photo – An upstate New York school district has shot down a high school that said no to a senior’s yearbook photo because it shows her posing with a gun. Rebekah Rorick submitted the picture for inclusion in the 2015 Broadalbin-Perth High School yearbook only to have it rejected by a faculty member on the yearbook committee due to the weapon. “And I was like, ‘Why?’ And they are like, ‘Because there’s a gun in it,’ And I’m like, ‘But it’s a hunting rifle. I’m wearing camo. I have my dog with me,’” Rorick told WTEN-TV. “I was ready to cry. I didn’t know what I was going to do. The only thing I thought to do was address it.” The photo shows a smiling Rebekah in a classic hunting pose. She is kneeling next to her dog as she holds a hunting rifle upright in her left hand. Accompanied by her father, Rorick appeared before the school board Monday evening to appeal the... read more

Second Amendment and people who had been committed to a mental institution 28 years ago

Second Amendment and people who had been committed to a mental institution 28 years ago – Under federal law, people who have been involuntarily “committed to a mental institution” — however long ago — are barred from possessing guns. Congress agreed that people with long-past mental problems might now be sane, and thus not especially dangerous, and provided for a means to apply for restoration of gun rights. But then in 1992 Congress ordered ATF not to spend any money applying the restoration program. And while it provided, in 2007, that people could get their rights restored by applying to a state that has a qualifying program for evaluating applicants’ mental fitness, many states have no such program. This case was brought by a resident of one such state that lacks a relief-from-disabilities program,... read more
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