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.


Gun Permit Limits in San Diego Struck Down

Gun Permit Limits in San Diego Struck Down - San Diego County violates the Second Amendment by requiring prospective carriers of concealed weapons to establish a "good cause" beyond simple self-defense, the 9th Circuit ruled Thursday. Attorney Chuck Michel, west coast...

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Buyer beware on ‘SAFE compliant’ guns

Buyer beware on ‘SAFE compliant’ guns - Gun parts manufacturers and gun enthusiasts have been attempting to comply with the NY-SAFE Act by altering the features of their AR-15-style weapons. Although the practice may be legal, confusion over what complies with the law...

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Counties want no part of Safe Act

Counties want no part of Safe Act - Warren County supervisors don’t want county gun owners to think they had anything to do with the state’s controversial Safe Act gun laws.  County supervisors followed the lead of others around upstate New York who have...

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