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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."
Cayuga County Legislature committee holds off on vote for SAFE Act resolution
Cayuga County Legislature committee holds off on vote for SAFE Act resolution - The Cayuga County Legislature isn't sure it wants to get involved either way with proposed state legislation to repeal the SAFE Act. Though it wasn't just the SAFE Act. The county Legislature's Government Operations Committee had six resolutions on its agenda Tuesday night that expressed opinions to the state government on various issues, none of which passed. As far as the SAFE Act, which toughened the state's gun ownership laws, some legislators questioned whether the body had anything to add to the debate. "Do we as a group have something to offer on the SAFE Act, other than 'We don't like it?'" asked Legislator Joseph Runkle, R-Sennett.
More African-Americans Support Carrying Legal Guns For Self-Defense
More African-Americans Support Carrying Legal Guns For Self-Defense - When James Craig was a young man in the 1970s, he says law-abiding people wouldn't dream of carrying guns. But then he left town to pursue a career in policing. In the years he was gone, Michigan liberalized its gun laws, making it easier for people to get concealed-carry permits. When he came back to become Detroit's police chief in 2013, he found a whole new reality.
Mayor: No jobs lost as Remington Arms cuts positions
Mayor: No jobs lost as Remington Arms cuts positions - The village’s mayor said some changes at the Remington Arms plant won’t affect the number of jobs. Mayor Terry Leonard said he received a telephone call Monday afternoon from the head manager of the Remington Arms facility in Ilion to talk about the gun manufacturing company’s current changes in workforce. “The bottom line is there is no reduction in force,” said Leonard. “No jobs are being lost. Some are being moved around.” Leonard said the facility’s custom gun shop will move to South Dakota, and the seven to eight employees in that department will be able to find different positions in the Ilion facility. He also said the two to three employees with the service repair center — which will be shifted to various gunsmiths and stores around the country — also will be able to find other jobs at the Ilion plant. “It’s a business move,” Leonard said. “There’s no reduction in workforce.”
State attorneys general urge U.S. ATF to discard proposed ammo ban
State attorneys general urge U.S. ATF to discard proposed ammo ban - The attorneys general of Montana and 22 other states are urging U.S. firearms regulators to drop a proposed ban on a type of ammunition popular with shooting sports enthusiasts but which regulators said could be used by criminals to harm police. The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives last month proposed prohibiting the manufacture and sale for the general public of a certain type of military-grade ammunition, M855 5.56 mm, widely used in the AR-15 rifle, because it can pierce protective vests or soft body armor worn by police. The bullets have for decades been exempt from federal ammunition prohibitions designed to protect law enforcement agencies from armed criminals because the cartridges were geared toward rifles used mostly for shooting sports.